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My feeling is that as far as creativity is concerned, isolation is required. The creative person is, in any case, continually working at it. Isaac Asimov

“My feeling is that as far as creativity is concerned, isolation is required. The creative person is, in any case, continually working at it. His mind is shuffling his information at all times, even when he is not conscious of it. The presence of others can only inhibit this process, since creation is embarrassing. For every new good idea you have, there are a hundred, ten thousand foolish ones, which you naturally do not care to display.

Presumably, the process of creativity, whatever it is, is essentially the same in all its branches and varieties, so that the evolution of a new art form, a new gadget, a new scientific principle, all involve common factors. It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable. What is needed is not only people with a good background in a particular field, but also people capable of making a connection between item 1 and item 2 which might not ordinarily seem connected. To begin with, it usually seems unreasonable. It seems the height of unreason to suppose the earth was round instead of flat, or that it moved instead of the sun, or that objects required a force to stop them when in motion, instead of a force to keep them moving, and so on.”

Isaac Asimov, 1959

CDC’s Frieden: you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else

Talk about someone who is confused:

Dr. Tom Frieden, director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/brittany-m-hughes/cdc-you-can-give-can-t-get-ebola-bus

Essentially any hospital in the country can take care of Ebola. You don’t need a special hospital room to do it.

“Essentially any hospital in the country can take care of Ebola. You don’t need a special hospital room to do it. You do need a private room with a private bathroom. And most importantly, you need rigorous, meticulous training and materials to make sure that care is done safely so that caregivers aren’t at risk.” – Dr. Tom Frieden Oct 2, 2014.

Caldwell Idaho Police don’t like being videotaped harass cyclists

Caldwell Idaho Police don’t like being videotaped and then state “You don’t have any legal rights now because right now you just broke the law,” the officer replies. The department is now investigating.

This recording is a little over two minutes, the full 20 minute recording has not been released in order to prevent the police from falsifying their reports around the video.

hy would I want the govt involved in my love life? – Sarah Silverman

Just read that I wanna get married which is hilarious b/c I will never get married. Why would I want the govt involved in my love life? Ew. It’s barbaric. Sarah Silverman, Sept 22, 2014

Exactly right. The government should not be involved in anything regarding marriage. But in point of fact, it was the progressives of the 1800s that fought for licensing and all kinds of government involvement.

Robert F Kennedy Jr takes the hypocritic oath at Climate Rally

Robert F Kennedy Jr takes the hypocritic oath at Climate Rally. His motto seems to be, it all starts with someone else.

Michelle Fields interviews Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at the ‘People’s Climate March’ in New York City and asked him a few questions about his own carbon footprint and whether he would be willing to change it before forcing everyone else to it through the power of government. His answer, that he wouldn’t do so, is quite illustrative:

The hypocritic oath seems to be: first claim what you are doing is harmful, then expect someone else fix it so you can keep doing what you want.

 

Clemson required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action. HIPAA Violation?

Clemson University required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action. One questions the HIPAA compliance for the survey when student names are linked to sexual history. What protections are in place to comply with HIPAA? How long have those protections been in place?

Requests for comments from Clemson about the HIPAA compliance for this program have not been answered.

You can read more about the potential penalties for HIPAA violations here.