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Neuroscience Breakthroughs Could Be Harnessed by Military

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If the military embraces the latest developments in neuroscience, soldiers could have their minds directly plugged into weapons systems, undergo brain scans during recruitment and use neural stimulation to boost learning. These scenarios were described in a report by the Royal Society, which also highlights the legal and ethical concerns that such innovations will bring forth.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Dogs and People

-Don’t you just love dogs?
-Yep, they’re like people, only without the bullshit.
Patti Hewes and Ray Fisk, in the FX show Damages.

Catching Up on Damages

Damages intertitle via Wikipedia

Damages intertitle via Wikipedia

I never finished watching the first season of Damages on FX. I’m taking the opportunity during the holidays to do as much. The show’s main story involves a discontinuity. I’m at episode 10 and we still don’t know what exactly happened to Ellen Parsons and to Patti Hewes at her apartment.

I feel that this is the sole part of the show that is a bit annoying. The writers feed you only drops, sometimes these drops or tidbits of story are also repeated to extend the duration, because there is no way that something like this could span a whole season otherwise. I think that the writers didn’t complexify this discontinuity enough. In episode 10, we know more about what happened after this event than what exactly it was.

The discontinuity involves two deaths, one of David Connor, Ellen’s fiancé, and an unnamed assailant that tried to kill Ellen Parsons at Patti Hewes apartment. The police only found David Connor’s body with forensic evidence linking Parsons to the murder. Another party seems involved as well. Lila is making it look like David was cheating on Ellen with her, even though he wasn’t.

In episode 8 or 9, Hewes was shown crying at her beach house, seemingly suffering from some kind of PTSD. Later, she is shown leaving NY State. No one is aware where Hewes is. It’s apparent that Parsons and Hewes orchestrated a dénouement of sorts with the Frobischer class action lawsuit. This involved a death as well, probably Arthur’s suicide or something like that. Maybe his lawyer Ray Fisk committed suicide, since he was having a gay love affair with Gregory Malina, a man involved in the case, who could link Moore, an SEC investigator, and Frobischer.

The case is very complex and involves Hewes manipulating everyone to get Frobischer by any means necessary.

Women’s Murder Club S01E13 (ABC)

Women’s Murder Club is a police procedural drama on ABC based on the James Patterson books. It features a series of women who work together to solve cases. Lindsay Boxer is a Detective Inspector in the San Fransisco PD. Jill Bernhardt is the ADA. Claire Washburn is the medical examiner. Cindy Thomas is a reporter that works with them on police cases.

I haven’t read the James Patterson books, but the title is pretty lame. I mean, come on. Women’s murder club? WTF! Basically the main characters are all in one aspect of law enforcement, from the police, to the coroner to the DA’s office. A new member of the club is part of the media.

When I think of the title of this show, I think about a bunch of women drinking tea and investigating a murder. None of them would be involved in law enforcement, they’d just be interested in murders and solving them, kind of like a babysitter club. OK, maybe not a babysitter club, but you get the idea.

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Women’s Murder Club And The Truth Will Sometimes Set You Free S01E12 (ABC)

Women’s Murder Club is a police procedural drama on ABC based on the James Patterson books. It features a series of women who work together to solve cases. Lindsay Boxer is a Detective Inspector in the San Fransisco PD. Jill Bernhardt is the ADA. Claire Washburn is the medical examiner. Cindy Thomas is a reporter that works with them on police cases.

I haven’t read the James Patterson books, but the title is pretty lame. I mean, come on. Women’s murder club? WTF! Basically the main characters are all in one aspect of law enforcement, from the police, to the coroner to the DA’s office. A new member of the club is part of the media.

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Women’s Murder Club Father’s Day S01E11 (ABC)

Women’s Murder Club is a police procedural drama on ABC based on the James Patterson books. It features a series of women who work together to solve cases. Lindsay Boxer is a Detective Inspector in the San Fransisco PD. Jill Bernhardt is the ADA. Claire Washburn is the medical examiner. Cindy Thomas is a reporter that works with them on police cases.

I haven’t read the James Patterson books, but the title is pretty lame. I mean, come on. Women’s murder club? WTF! Basically the main characters are all in one aspect of law enforcement, from the police, to the coroner to the DA’s office. A new member of the club is part of the media.

When I think of the title of this show, I think about a bunch of women drinking tea and investigating a murder. None of them would be involved in law enforcement, they’d just be interested in murders and solving them, kind of like a babysitter club. OK, maybe not a babysitter club, but you get the idea.

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Women’s Murder Club FBI Guy S01E10 (ABC)

Women’s Murder Club is a police procedural drama on ABC based on the James Patterson books. It features a series of women who work together to solve cases. Lindsay Boxer is a Detective Inspector in the San Fransisco PD. Jill Bernhardt is the ADA. Claire Washburn is the medical examiner. Cindy Thomas is a reporter that works with them on police cases.

I haven’t read the James Patterson books, but the title is pretty lame. I mean, come on. Women’s murder club? WTF! Basically the main characters are all in one aspect of law enforcement, from the police, to the coroner to the DA’s office. A new member of the club is part of the media.

When I think of the title of this show, I think about a bunch of women drinking tea and investigating a murder. None of them would be involved in law enforcement, they’d just be interested in murders and solving them, kind of like a babysitter club. OK, maybe not a babysitter club, but you get the idea.

Continue reading ‘Women’s Murder Club FBI Guy S01E10 (ABC)’


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