Biography

RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Today's stoopid from the Lincoln Journal Star, with an assist to Carl Eskridge

The Journal Star editorial board continued its record of ignorance this morning:
Eskridge pointed out that Lincoln is home to the only flagship campus in the Big Ten without legal protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identify.
I presume Eskridge meant 'gender identity'. It's wrong, regardless. The actual University of Nebraska Lincoln policy
It is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln not to discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
And even if this policy were not in place, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, as a state institution, is not subject to city anti discrimination ordinances, which may in any case be invalid if they go beyond state protections.

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