Pulse oximeters overestimate oxygen levels in people with darker skin

Josef von Sternberg – born 5/29/1894

Josef von Sternberg was a great film director. He is best known for his seven films with Marlene Dietrich which started with The Blue Angel (1930). They are known for their fantastic lighting and photography. Prior to that, he had made some excellent silent films such as Underworld (1927).

Gerrymandering has reduced competitive seats in Congress and state legislatures

Would concealed carry reciprocity supporters apply the same standard to marijuana?

Gun supporters want concealed carry reciprocity. They want to be able to carry concealed weapons anywhere even if that’s illegal in the state they are in now. Would they apply the same principle to marijuana? I doubt it. I think they would have a double standard.

Harry Smith – born 5/29/23

Harry Smith is best known for compiling the influential Anthology of American Folk Music which was originally released in 1952. It was released on 6 CDs in 1997 by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. It’s an amazing collection of all kinds of American music (including blues, folk, country, gospel, and Cajun) recorded in the 1920s and 1930s. Tribute concerts were held in 1997, 1999 and 2001. They’re all on CD and there are DVDs of the 1999/2001 ones in a set with the CDs.

The rise and fall of the waterbed

This reminded me of them. There was a waterbed store in Pittsburgh in the early 1970s called Wet Dream Waterbeds. They had to change it to Dream Waterbeds.

More on the racist Great Replacement Theory

This is now mainstream in the Republican Party.