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  • Feb. 22, 2018 – Darwin Would Love These – “Tardigrades” The Oddest Little Things Ever – They Survive In Outer Space!

    We have done all manner of topics in these BTN segments, but this may be one of the weirder Beyond The Norm’s ever! Formally named “tardigrades” they are called “water bears” but only grow to about a millimeter in length (over twenty-five millimeters fit in an inch!) and are the most hearty things around! When […]

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  • Feb. 21, 2018 – Senior Legal Analyst Time – Are Websites People, My Friend? They Have First Amendment Rights?

    It has been true forever that Hollywood loves youth. Youth is so prized, in fact, that actors (and especially actresses) go to great lengths to stay young-looking and sometimes, cheat a bit on their ages. Actors got the California state Legislature to pass a law, last year, allowing actors/actresses to have their age-related information removed […]

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  • Feb. 19, 2018 – Two Leaders Of A Social Movement Are Now Gone – But Let’s Look At Social Movements – Guns, Now?

    We may be seeing the start of a new social movement in America. Right now. #GunReformNow. Led by kids! But, we have also seen the #MeToo Movement develop very quickly and recently. Also recently, a leader of another social movement died. So, this all got me thinking about social movements in America and that got […]

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  • Feb. 16, 2018 – Senior Legal Analyst Time And How Can An Outsider’s Lawsuit Block A Company Sale?

    We have heard plenty about the disgusting, sexually abusive behavior of Harvey Weinstein, the former Hollywood movie and TV producer/mogul. His personal career is ruined (justice, if you will) but what about his company? Corporations are people, my friend! And, his company still has value – but it is sinking! So, with his company teetering […]

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  • Feb. 13, 2018 – Online Reviews Claim To Be The Monitor For The Consumer – But Who Monitors The Monitor?

    A very good movie is “Enemy of the State” with Will Smith, and in it, his wife (Regina King) asks “who is monitoring the monitors?” She was asking about “deep state” government surveillance, but it applies to consumer protection, like today. There are services claiming to pre-screen companies for consumer benefit and then there are […]

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  • Feb. 12, 2018 – It’s A Cool Look, But “Sunglasses” On A Praying Mantis Is For Science!

    Our prior Beyond The Norm (February 9, 2018) was about color-blindness-correcting-glasses. For humans. Well, to keep with (sort of) a theme, I came across an article in The Atlantic on the Internet and it really grabbed my attention! Actually, it was the picture that first grabbed my attention – a praying mantis wearing what looked […]