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accolades: meara-eldestofthemall: girlactionfigure: Eugene Lazowski was a Polish doctor who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust by creating a fake epidemic that kept the Germans away from their town. Eugene received his medical degree before the war started. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, he became a military doctor with the Polish resistance. He was imprisoned in a German POW camp for his anti-Nazi activities. After his release in 1942, Eugene moved to a small town, Rozwadow, with his wife and young daughter. There he reunited with a friend from medical school, Stanislaw Matulewicz.Stanislaw made a medical discovery that seemed minor but proved monumental. He found that healthy people could be injected with a typhoid vaccine that would make them test positive for the deadly disease without actually contracting it.Eugene hatched a brilliant plan. He knew that Germans tended to be germaphobes and were terrified of typhus, a contagious bacterial disease. When a Polish town was found to be infected with typhus, the German occupiers would quarantine the entire area. Eugene also knew that by implementing his plan, he risked the death penalty, which applied to Poles who helped Jews. Undeterred by the risk, Eugene injected thousands of people with typhus and sent blood samples to the Germans to report the “epidemic.” He made sure to inject non-Jews as well as Jews, so the Nazis wouldn’t just come in and massacre all the Jews in town. Because it appeared to be a widespread epidemic, the Nazis stayed clear of Rozwadow. By late 1943, the Gestapo was suspicious. The entire town was supposedly infested with typhus, yet nobody was dying. Eugene learned a German medical team was being sent to the quarantined area. He frantically approached the oldest and sickest-looking people in town and asked them to wait in a squalid shack. When the visitors arrived, the villagers welcomed them with a party - featuring large quantities of vodka. After the celebration, the German doctors were taken to the “patients.” Eugene said, “I told them to be my guest and examine the patients, but to be careful because the Polish are dirty and full of lice, which transfer typhus.”The doctors quickly took blood samples without conducting full examinations of the patients. When the samples tested positive for typhus, the German health authorities were satisfied the epidemic was still raging. They never came back.After the war, Eugene didn’t tell anybody of his heroic acts, not even his wife. It wasn’t until a documentary was produced in 2000 about the fake epidemic that Eugene received the accolades he deserved. He passed away in 2006 at age 92.For risking his his life to save the Jews of Rozwadow, Poland, we honor Dr. Eugene Lazowski as this week’s Thursday Hero. Accidental Talmudist It’s important to remember that not all heroes wear tights and a cape.
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Eugene Lazowski was a Polish doctor who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust by creating a fake epidemic that kept the Germans away from their town.
Eugene received his medical degree before the war started. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, he became a military doctor with the Polish resistance. He was imprisoned in a German POW camp for his anti-Nazi activities. After his release in 1942, Eugene moved to a small town, Rozwadow, with his wife and young daughter. There he reunited with a friend from medical school, Stanislaw Matulewicz.Stanislaw made a medical discovery that seemed minor but proved monumental. He found that healthy people could be injected with a typhoid vaccine that would make them test positive for the deadly disease without actually contracting it.Eugene hatched a brilliant plan. He knew that Germans tended to be germaphobes and were terrified of typhus, a contagious bacterial disease. When a Polish town was found to be infected with typhus, the German occupiers would quarantine the entire area. Eugene also knew that by implementing his plan, he risked the death penalty, which applied to Poles who helped Jews. Undeterred by the risk, Eugene injected thousands of people with typhus and sent blood samples to the Germans to report the “epidemic.” He made sure to inject non-Jews as well as Jews, so the Nazis wouldn’t just come in and massacre all the Jews in town. Because it appeared to be a widespread epidemic, the Nazis stayed clear of Rozwadow. By late 1943, the Gestapo was suspicious. The entire town was supposedly infested with typhus, yet nobody was dying. Eugene learned a German medical team was being sent to the quarantined area. He frantically approached the oldest and sickest-looking people in town and asked them to wait in a squalid shack. When the visitors arrived, the villagers welcomed them with a party - featuring large quantities of vodka. After the celebration, the German doctors were taken to the “patients.” Eugene said, “I told them to be my guest and examine the patients, but to be careful because the Polish are dirty and full of lice, which transfer typhus.”The doctors quickly took blood samples without conducting full examinations of the patients. When the samples tested positive for typhus, the German health authorities were satisfied the epidemic was still raging. They never came back.After the war, Eugene didn’t tell anybody of his heroic acts, not even his wife. It wasn’t until a documentary was produced in 2000 about the fake epidemic that Eugene received the accolades he deserved. He passed away in 2006 at age 92.For risking his his life to save the Jews of Rozwadow, Poland, we honor Dr. Eugene Lazowski as this week’s Thursday Hero. Accidental Talmudist

It’s important to remember that not all heroes wear tights and a cape.

meara-eldestofthemall: girlactionfigure: Eugene Lazowski was a Polish doctor who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust by creati...

accolades: <p>Black history month black artists day 6: Going a bit modern today with American actor, comedian, and filmmaker Jordan Peele.</p> <p>Peele was born in 1979 and raised by a single mother on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He attended Sarah Lawrence College for two years before dropping out to form a comedy duo with his roommate Rebecca Drysdale. In the early 2000’s he was cast as a regular in MADtv, where he first met fellow comedian Keegan Michael Key and the two were soon cast alongside each other for most sketches due to their great comedic chemistry, eventually leading to their own spinoff series as comedy duo Key &amp; Peele. The series had great success from 2012 to 2015, and the duo also coproduced the critically praised film “Keanu” in 2016.</p> <p>In February 2017, Peele had a career breakthrough with his solo directorial debut, the horror film “Get Out”, which earned enormous critical acclaim and was a box office success. It is considered one of the most profitable films of all time, grossing over $250 million next to a budget of $4.5 million. The film also received numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay. Peele became the third person (after Warren Beatty and James L. Brooks) to receive those three nominations for a debut film, and the first black filmmaker to receive them for any one film. Peele also won the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at the 2017 Gotham Independent Fim Awards, and a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Screenplay.</p> <p>Peele has been married to Chelsea Perretti, actress of Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame, since 2016 and the two recently welcomed a son, Beaumont Gino Peele.</p> <p><a href="https://tmblr.co/mYLcpdBmia5YP2ZY7ohOuxA">@markhamillz</a></p>
accolades: <p>Black history month black artists day 6: Going a bit modern today with American actor, comedian, and filmmaker Jordan Peele.</p>

<p>Peele was born in 1979 and raised by a single mother on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He attended Sarah Lawrence College for two years before dropping out to form a comedy duo with his roommate Rebecca Drysdale. In the early 2000’s he was cast as a regular in MADtv, where he first met fellow comedian Keegan Michael Key and the two were soon cast alongside each other for most sketches due to their great comedic chemistry, eventually leading to their own spinoff series as comedy duo Key &amp; Peele. The series had great success from 2012 to 2015, and the duo also coproduced the critically praised film “Keanu” in 2016.</p>

<p>In February 2017, Peele had a career breakthrough with his solo directorial debut, the horror film “Get Out”, which earned enormous critical acclaim and was a box office success. It is considered one of the most profitable films of all time, grossing over $250 million next to a budget of $4.5 million. The film also received numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay. Peele became the third person (after Warren Beatty and James L. Brooks) to receive those three nominations for a debut film, and the first black filmmaker to receive them for any one film. Peele also won the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at the 2017 Gotham Independent Fim Awards, and a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Screenplay.</p>

<p>Peele has been married to Chelsea Perretti, actress of Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame, since 2016 and the two recently welcomed a son, Beaumont Gino Peele.</p>

<p><a href="https://tmblr.co/mYLcpdBmia5YP2ZY7ohOuxA">@markhamillz</a></p>

<p>Black history month black artists day 6: Going a bit modern today with American actor, comedian, and filmmaker Jordan Peele.</p> <p>P...

accolades: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released "C.R.E.A.M." 24 Years Ago @balleralert THE ANG 36 CHAMBERS 9 WU-TANG CLAN Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 1994, Wu-Tang Clan released their smash single “C.R.E.A.M." (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) from their 1993 album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains a hip-hop classic that made us fall in love with Wu-Tang and their raw, street demeanor. For those that weren’t hip to their impeccable storytelling skills, the single also showcased their lyrical capabilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to pop culture, you can often still hear the term be used or referenced by the likes of Drake to Bryson Tiller’s verse in “Wild Thoughts”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains one of the group’s highest charting singles, peaking at 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 29, 2009, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA, almost 15 years after its release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to its impact on hip-hop, the single has also received an array of accolades. Time listed the song on its list of All-TIME 100 Greatest Songs. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked the song 11 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.
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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 1994, Wu-Tang Clan released their smash single “C.R.E.A.M." (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) from their 1993 album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains a hip-hop classic that made us fall in love with Wu-Tang and their raw, street demeanor. For those that weren’t hip to their impeccable storytelling skills, the single also showcased their lyrical capabilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to pop culture, you can often still hear the term be used or referenced by the likes of Drake to Bryson Tiller’s verse in “Wild Thoughts”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains one of the group’s highest charting singles, peaking at 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 29, 2009, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA, almost 15 years after its release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to its impact on hip-hop, the single has also received an array of accolades. Time listed the song on its list of All-TIME 100 Greatest Songs. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked the song 11 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 199...

accolades: Danny Glover To Receive The NAACFP President's Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards @balleralert Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week, actor and philanthropist DannyGlover will be adding a prestigious honor to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 15th, Glover will receive the NAACP President’s Award at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to Deadline, the organization announced the news on Thursday, as it will be honoring Glover for his philanthropy, distinguished public service, and advocacy for economic justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” the NAACP President and CEO said. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestie this year’s NAACP President’s Award in Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this honor, Glover joins the likes of John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali and more, according to Deadline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The award show will broadcast live on Monday and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.
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Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week, actor and philanthropist DannyGlover will be adding a prestigious honor to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 15th, Glover will receive the NAACP President’s Award at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to Deadline, the organization announced the news on Thursday, as it will be honoring Glover for his philanthropy, distinguished public service, and advocacy for economic justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” the NAACP President and CEO said. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestie this year’s NAACP President’s Award in Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this honor, Glover joins the likes of John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali and more, according to Deadline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The award show will broadcast live on Monday and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.

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accolades: RRT Industries, Ltd. @RRTIndustries imagine if the dude from Captain Kangaroo starting thinking he was an actual ship captain and went around lecturing people on maritime navigation, law, logistics, etc that's exactly what @BillNye did but with science 12:45 PM 06 Dec 17 <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169338857563/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169338213883/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169337983338/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169337454458/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169329358063/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169328548058/rabbittiddy-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169326565428/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169169121166/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168997730/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168925781/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168907340/reasonandempathy-keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168826941/keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168724475/fluffylaces-political-dissonance-pretty" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fluffylaces.tumblr.com/post/169168398436/political-dissonance-pretty-much-wait-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">fluffylaces</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://political-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/168689151551/pretty-much" class="tumblr_blog">political-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Pretty Much</p></blockquote> <p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p> </blockquote> <p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p> </blockquote> <p>STEM degree, so yes.</p> </blockquote> <p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p> <p>Trust me, it’s different. </p> <p>S - Science (scientists)</p> <p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p> <p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p> <p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p> </blockquote> <p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p> </blockquote> <p>You are right. </p> <p>It does. </p> <p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p> </blockquote> <p style="">Okay.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p> <p style=""><br/></p> <p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p> <p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p> </blockquote> <p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p> <p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p> </blockquote> <p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p> </blockquote> <p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p> <p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p> <p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p> </blockquote> <p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>
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 imagine if the dude from Captain
 Kangaroo starting thinking he was
 an actual ship captain and went
 around lecturing people on
 maritime navigation, law, logistics,
 etc
 that's exactly what @BillNye did
 but with science
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<p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p>
</blockquote>
<p>STEM degree, so yes.</p>
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<p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p>
<p>Trust me, it’s different. </p>
<p>S - Science (scientists)</p>
<p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p>
<p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p>
<p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p>
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<p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p>
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<p>You are right. </p>
<p>It does. </p>
<p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p>
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<p style="">Okay.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p>
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<p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p>
<p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p>
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<p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p>
<p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p>
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<p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p>
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<p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p>
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<p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p>
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<p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p>
<p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p>
<p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p>
</blockquote>
<p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote>

<p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>

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accolades: Mattel Reveals First Ever Hijab Wearing Barbie @balleralert Mattel Reveals First Ever Hijab Wearing Barbie-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As part of Mattel’s “Shero” program, Barbie has just released a new hijab-wearing doll. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doll is inspired by American-Muslim Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, who made history as the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics with a hijab. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “The Barbie Shero Program recognizes women who break boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls and I am so excited to join this incredible group of women,” Muhammad said in a post on Instagram. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doll was presented Monday by Glamour magazine at the Women of the Year summit in New York City. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Ibtihaj Muhammad has challenged every stereotype — which to me is the definition of a modern American woman,” Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive, said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Barbie is celebrating Ibtihaj not only for her accolades as an Olympian, but for embracing what makes her stand out,” Barbie’s vice-president of marketing, Sejal Shah Miller, said in a statement. “Ibtihaj is an inspiration to countless girls who never saw themselves represented. By honoring her story, we hope this doll reminds them that they can be and do anything.”
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 Hijab Wearing Barbie
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Mattel Reveals First Ever Hijab Wearing Barbie-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As part of Mattel’s “Shero” program, Barbie has just released a new hijab-wearing doll. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doll is inspired by American-Muslim Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, who made history as the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics with a hijab. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “The Barbie Shero Program recognizes women who break boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls and I am so excited to join this incredible group of women,” Muhammad said in a post on Instagram. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doll was presented Monday by Glamour magazine at the Women of the Year summit in New York City. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Ibtihaj Muhammad has challenged every stereotype — which to me is the definition of a modern American woman,” Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive, said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Barbie is celebrating Ibtihaj not only for her accolades as an Olympian, but for embracing what makes her stand out,” Barbie’s vice-president of marketing, Sejal Shah Miller, said in a statement. “Ibtihaj is an inspiration to countless girls who never saw themselves represented. By honoring her story, we hope this doll reminds them that they can be and do anything.”

Mattel Reveals First Ever Hijab Wearing Barbie-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As part of Mattel’s “Shero” program, Barbie has just...

accolades: The Weeknd is the First Artist to Have A Multiplatinum Album This Year @balleralert HE WEEKND AL ERS MILA SONG AWAR IN THE US 201 7 The Weeknd is the First Artist to Have A Multiplatinum Album This Year-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Though TheWeeknd released his third studio album, 'Starboy', almost a year ago, the pop artist is still receiving many accolades for this popular project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to reports, The Weeknd is the first artist to have a multiplatinum album within the last year. The album 'Starboy' recently surpassed the two million mark for albums sold. In addition to that though, the album also includes four platinum singles: "Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster,” and “Reminder.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Earlier this week, The Weeknd took to Instagram to share the exciting news. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “RIAA recently recognized the unparalleled success of The Weeknd’s album “Starboy” as well as the artist’s prolific career notching 11 Platinum or multi-Platinum certified songs during the last five years. The Weeknd is the only artist to earn a 2X multi-Platinum album released in the last year that also includes four Platinum (or higher) songs… Additionally, The Weeknd received recognition for more than 35 million RIAA Song Awards achieved in just five years,” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Congrats to the pop star on such a major accomplishment.
accolades: The Weeknd is the First Artist to Have
 A Multiplatinum Album This Year
 @balleralert
 HE WEEKND
 AL
 ERS MILA
 SONG AWAR
 IN THE US
 201 7
The Weeknd is the First Artist to Have A Multiplatinum Album This Year-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Though TheWeeknd released his third studio album, 'Starboy', almost a year ago, the pop artist is still receiving many accolades for this popular project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to reports, The Weeknd is the first artist to have a multiplatinum album within the last year. The album 'Starboy' recently surpassed the two million mark for albums sold. In addition to that though, the album also includes four platinum singles: "Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster,” and “Reminder.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Earlier this week, The Weeknd took to Instagram to share the exciting news. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “RIAA recently recognized the unparalleled success of The Weeknd’s album “Starboy” as well as the artist’s prolific career notching 11 Platinum or multi-Platinum certified songs during the last five years. The Weeknd is the only artist to earn a 2X multi-Platinum album released in the last year that also includes four Platinum (or higher) songs… Additionally, The Weeknd received recognition for more than 35 million RIAA Song Awards achieved in just five years,” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Congrats to the pop star on such a major accomplishment.

The Weeknd is the First Artist to Have A Multiplatinum Album This Year-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Though TheWeeknd released hi...

accolades: it, helping her disovery lay a foundation for his fledgling career The respected and in- demand artst discovered Carter singing for money on the streets of Ne York Citys Greenwich Village and signed him, then took him to the studio to work with producers Timbaland, Nokio, Bink Dog, the Flavahood team, and Gerald issac. In the studio herself work ing on her own project, Missy plans an album release later this year...Back with their master- piece, female supergroup En Vogue has a new album, Masterpiece Theatre, a 13-song work which saw them joining forces once again with the producing duo, Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy, who helped put them on the map. Still appreciated by fans for the sophistication and glamour they brought back to female R&8 groups, En Vogue is the quintessential girl group. one of the foundations upon which rhythm 'n blues was built. WHO'S NOT showing than whats been reflected by the sales of her second album, Fear Of Flying. Not that she doein't have fans, but her skills are lacking and need serious work..Out of the gate with a bang, newcomer Kelis attracted attention with her anthemic first single, but the rest of her albun, Kleidoscope, failed to measure up. Shes gt a nice marketable look and sound. however, so there's lots to salvage for the next time around..We'll make it short and sweet. What happened to Keisha, Kima, and Pam? Once the strongest group on the Bad Boy Entertainment's roster, these three ladies exuded, street atti tude mixed with smoldering urban sex appeal, Dust 'em off, and bring 'em on back, we say! MARY J. BLIGE DA BRAT 14 WORD UP! BYJAN PETERS WHO'S HOT rhaps more than any other female rapper, Lil Kim has come to define today's hip-hop generation brash, irreverent, outspoken, vulnerable, and real. Hot since Hard Core, L Kim has upped the ante on her populatity by making strategik career moves which have kept her in demand and in the publics eye through a succession of image-making makeovers and bicoastal appearances in person and on wax. Kim's cur rent album, The Notorious K,LM is the first flight of the Queen Bee without the Notorious 8.1.G, a reality which forced her to look within herself for direction. Kim's expansion into other media, film, print ads, and who knows what else is to corme, has brought her clos er to the kind of notoriety that she says she's after, How hot is Lil Kim? Ask your mom if she knows who Lil Kim is. Chances are she will. Lir Kim's friend Mary J. Blige is also another artist whos come into her own. With her most recent album, Mary, already certitied platinum, Mary has retained her superstar status building yeary on her every woman appeal. Currently expanding her horizons as an actress and a model spokesperson for MAC cosmetics Viva Glam lI lipsticks, along with her girl, Lil Kim, Mary's longevity and popularity seems assured...New on the xene, female emcee Rah Digga classifies herself as a "serious" rapper. Not that she cant get all dolied up, but she doesn't want what's on the surface to interfere with the substance underneath. Nevertheless, with the releave of her debut album, Dirty Harriet, Rah Digga immediately established a fan base composed of all kinds of rap fans. Why? Because shes got skilk. A rapper who believes in earning her accolades, Rah Digga s the kind of everyday female to whom fans can relate. If anything, it's her dream that one day female rappers can be taken seriously without relying on the externals to help get them over. Fans cer- tainly have responded to her approach...Fashioned in the same outspoken mold as Lil Kim, Eve came onto the scene and immediately regis tered as a real-life, around-the-way sista whose rap skills secured for her a place in the hip-hop hierarchy. Touring with labelmates from the Ruff Ryders crew, Eve never fails to amaze fans who get impressed with her street cool, flavorful flow, For her, the heat stays on and on...Branded as a hip hop tomboy, Da Brat made her appearance as a rough neck femme whose image lately softened under hot lights for sexy shots as a calen dar queen. for women whe indulge the feminine and masculine sides of their gender, Da Brat was a long awaited role model whose duality they appreci- ated in addition to her rhyme skills. Currently rolling strong from the success of her third album Unrestricted, Da Brat has the distinction of being the first solo female rapper to go platinum. Since then, shes built on her fan base and remained in the spotlight while others faded away...Even when Missy Elliott inot on the charts, better believe she's always got something going on. In this case, it's the debut album release from Torrey Carter, the first male artist from Missy's label imprint, Gold Mine Records. Missy does a turn on ERNEST PANCCIOU MYA LIL'KIM EN VOGUE EYE WORD UP! 13
accolades: it, helping her disovery lay a foundation for his fledgling career The respected and in-
 demand artst discovered Carter singing for money on the streets of Ne York Citys
 Greenwich Village and signed him, then took him to the studio to work with producers
 Timbaland, Nokio, Bink Dog, the Flavahood team, and Gerald issac. In the studio herself work
 ing on her own project, Missy plans an album release later this year...Back with their master-
 piece, female supergroup En Vogue has a new album, Masterpiece Theatre, a 13-song work
 which saw them joining forces once again with the producing duo, Denzil Foster and Thomas
 McElroy, who helped put them on the map. Still appreciated by fans for the sophistication and
 glamour they brought back to female R&8 groups, En Vogue is the quintessential girl group.
 one of the foundations upon which rhythm 'n blues was built.
 WHO'S NOT
 showing than whats been reflected by the sales of her second album, Fear Of Flying. Not
 that she doein't have fans, but her skills are lacking and need serious work..Out of the gate
 with a bang, newcomer Kelis attracted attention with her anthemic first single, but the rest of
 her albun, Kleidoscope, failed to measure up. Shes gt a nice marketable look and sound.
 however, so there's lots to salvage for the next time around..We'll
 make it short and sweet. What happened to Keisha, Kima, and
 Pam? Once the strongest group on the Bad Boy
 Entertainment's roster, these three ladies exuded, street atti
 tude mixed with smoldering urban sex appeal, Dust 'em off, and
 bring 'em on back, we say!
 MARY J. BLIGE
 DA BRAT
 14 WORD UP!

 BYJAN PETERS
 WHO'S HOT
 rhaps more than any other female rapper, Lil Kim
 has come to define today's hip-hop generation
 brash, irreverent, outspoken, vulnerable, and real. Hot
 since Hard Core, L Kim has upped the ante on her
 populatity by making strategik career moves which
 have kept her in demand and in the publics eye
 through a succession of image-making makeovers and
 bicoastal appearances in person and on wax. Kim's cur
 rent album, The Notorious K,LM is the first flight of
 the Queen Bee without the Notorious 8.1.G, a reality
 which forced her to look within herself for direction.
 Kim's expansion into other media, film, print ads, and
 who knows what else is to corme, has brought her clos
 er to the kind of notoriety that she says she's after, How
 hot is Lil Kim? Ask your mom if she knows who Lil Kim
 is. Chances are she will. Lir Kim's friend Mary J. Blige is
 also another artist whos come into her own. With her
 most recent album, Mary, already certitied platinum,
 Mary has retained her superstar status building yeary
 on her every woman appeal. Currently expanding her
 horizons as an actress and a model spokesperson for
 MAC cosmetics Viva Glam lI lipsticks, along with her
 girl, Lil Kim, Mary's longevity and popularity seems
 assured...New on the xene, female emcee Rah Digga
 classifies herself as a "serious" rapper. Not that she
 cant get all dolied up, but she doesn't want what's on
 the surface to interfere with the substance underneath.
 Nevertheless, with the releave of her debut album,
 Dirty Harriet, Rah Digga immediately established a fan
 base composed of all kinds of rap fans. Why? Because
 shes got skilk. A rapper who believes in earning her
 accolades, Rah Digga s the kind of everyday female to
 whom fans can relate. If anything, it's her dream that
 one day female rappers can be taken seriously without
 relying on the externals to help get them over. Fans cer-
 tainly have responded to her approach...Fashioned
 in the same outspoken mold as Lil Kim, Eve
 came onto the scene and immediately regis
 tered as a real-life, around-the-way sista
 whose rap skills secured for her a place
 in the hip-hop hierarchy. Touring with
 labelmates from the Ruff Ryders
 crew, Eve never fails to amaze fans
 who get impressed with her
 street cool, flavorful flow, For
 her, the heat stays on and
 on...Branded as a hip hop
 tomboy, Da Brat made her
 appearance as a rough
 neck femme whose image
 lately softened under hot
 lights for sexy shots as a calen
 dar queen. for women whe
 indulge the feminine and masculine
 sides of their gender, Da Brat was a long
 awaited role model whose duality they appreci-
 ated in addition to her rhyme skills. Currently rolling
 strong from the success of her third album
 Unrestricted, Da Brat has the distinction of being
 the first solo female rapper to go platinum. Since
 then, shes built on her fan base and remained in
 the spotlight while others faded away...Even
 when Missy Elliott inot on the charts, better
 believe she's always got something going on. In
 this case, it's the debut album release from Torrey
 Carter, the first male artist from Missy's label
 imprint, Gold Mine Records. Missy does a turn on
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 EN VOGUE
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accolades: <p>Black history month day 22: Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson. </p> <p>Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson Sr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 18, 1951. When he was eight, his parents separated and he moved with his mother and brother to his mother’s sister’s home. Carson’s mother struggled with severe depression, resulting in several psychiatric hospitalizations and an attempted suicide. She was however very involved with her sons’ education, limiting their time watching television and requiring them to read and write book reports on two library books per week.</p> <p>Carson had dreams of being a doctor since he was eight. He did well in school and scored very highly on the SAT for the Detroit school district. When it came time to choose a college, he narrowed the choice between Harvard or Yale, but could only for the $10 application fee for one school. He chose Yale after seeing them win a televised G.E. college bowl against Harvard. He received a full scholarship. Later he attended medical school at the university of Michigan and was excepted into the neurosurgery program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.</p> <p>Carson was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. He was indisputably a pioneer in neurosurgery, his achievements including performing the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head, the first successful neurosurgical procedure on a fetus inside the womb, and the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins. He also developed new methods to treat brain-stem tumors and improved techniques for controlling seizures. At age 33 he became the youngest head of pediatric neurosurgery in the country. He has written over 100 neurosurgical publications and received numerous accolades, including over 60 honorary doctorate degrees, dozens of national merit citations, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.</p>
accolades: <p>Black history month day 22: Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson. </p>

<p>Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson Sr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 18, 1951. When he was eight, his parents separated and he moved with his mother and brother to his mother’s sister’s home. Carson’s mother struggled with severe depression, resulting in several psychiatric hospitalizations and an attempted suicide. She was however very involved with her sons’ education, limiting their time watching television and requiring them to read and write book reports on two library books per week.</p>

<p>Carson had dreams of being a doctor since he was eight. He did well in school and scored very highly on the SAT for the Detroit school district. When it came time to choose a college, he narrowed the choice between Harvard or Yale, but could only for the $10 application fee for one school. He chose Yale after seeing them win a televised G.E. college bowl against Harvard. He received a full scholarship. Later he attended medical school at the university of Michigan and was excepted into the neurosurgery program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.</p>

<p>Carson was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. He was indisputably a pioneer in neurosurgery, his achievements including performing the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head, the first successful neurosurgical procedure on a fetus inside the womb, and the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins. He also developed new methods to treat brain-stem tumors and improved techniques for controlling seizures. At age 33 he became the youngest head of pediatric neurosurgery in the country. He has written over 100 neurosurgical publications and received numerous accolades, including over 60 honorary doctorate degrees, dozens of national merit citations, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.</p>

<p>Black history month day 22: Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson. </p> <p>Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson Sr. was born in Detroit, Mich...