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Jon Howell 
Member since Mar 5, 2015


38 year old single White male cis-het geek

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Re: “A State Law Orders Insurers to Cover Therapies for Children With Autism, But Many Families Are Still Going Without

Does Achieve Therapy Services or the Autism Society of North Carolina have anyone on their board who is on the autism spectrum? Too many organizations seeking to treat people with autism (such as Autism Speaks) don't, which has lead to problems. Organizations that do have people on the autism spectrum as part of their board -- such as the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Autism Women's Network -- seem to do a much better job.

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Posted by Jon Howell on 05/09/2018 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Urban Agriculture Could Potentially Produce a Tenth of the World's Food. Is Grass Really the Best Use for Your Yard?

If memory serves, the whole lawn culture thing was started by medieval British & French aristocrats, in order to a] allow the castle-dwellers an easy view of potential invaders, b] provide an unobstructed view of their castles (so the peasants could easily see their masters homes), and c] allow the castle-dwellers to show off just how wealthy they were (we own so much land we can set aside some portions of it to _not_ plant crops on!).

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Posted by Jon Howell on 04/25/2018 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Primer: Cuba Crackdown and Other Things You Need to Know Today

If any musician could claim a trademark on that gesture, for all things relating to live performances by a musical artist, itd be Terry Geezer Butler (of Black Sabbath), who first used it in 1971, a few years before Ronnie James Dio really started popularizing it.

Posted by Jon Howell on 06/16/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Trump Kicks Planet in the Face

Trudeau's disappointment is hypocritical at best -- https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Posted by Jon Howell on 06/05/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Trump Makes Up Word, Raleigh Shop Immortalizes the Gaffe

Trump deleted his tweet? I thought that was illegal (not that its stopped him), since his tweets are now official Presidential records, and thus become owned & controlled by the the U.S. National Archives.

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Posted by Jon Howell on 05/31/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

I guess its not that surprising that such a burn would come from a school which has a devil as their mascot.

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Posted by Jon Howell on 02/17/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Democracy in Crisis: Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Week

I think my favorite part of this is the bit about Trumps executive orders amounting to you guys should fight all the crimes more better.

Posted by Jon Howell on 02/13/2017 at 11:06 PM

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