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Martin Nolan, starting early Aug 2023

U.S. Treasury downgraded


smart home

  • Wireless mesh network
  • Wireless ad hoc mesh network
  • Z-Wave
  • Apple Homekit
  • Smart speakers (?)
  • Developing Article Smart home: Refers to home automation devices that have internet access such as voice recognition (smart speakers), lighting, keyless door entry, security cameras, sensors (for temperature, motion, water, etc.), on/off switches, thermostats, streaming devices, smoke detectors, robotic vacuum cleaners, etc; home automation is a broader category that includes any device that can be monitored or controlled via wireless radio signals, not just those having internet access. [e]
  • Philips Hue bridges originally use Zigbee Light Link and may have been upgraded, by now, to support Zigbee 3 (?). Philips Hue is committed to certify new products launched in 2018 using Zigbee 3.0 instead of Zigbee Light Link. Since Zigbee 3.0 is backwards compatible to Zigbee Light Link this change will not have an impact on the performance of the products. Philips Hue does not plan to software update our existing Philips Hue lights to be certifiable with Zigbee 3.0. Since Zigbee 3.0 is backwards compatible this does not cause any compatibility issues. Philips Hue does plan to software update the Philips Hue bridge 2.0 to be certifiable with Zigbee 3.0 during 2018.

Hitler : merge?


Other related topics

Related articles


Major camps:

Other Camps:


Perpetrators at Auschwitz:

Other camps:


These still link to Delaware, preventing me from making Delaware (disambiguation).

These need to be reconciled and cleaned up:

states project


  • rename
  • fix links
  • disambig page
  • dambigbox on all links
  • table contents
  • info boxes?

articles from Wikipedia

Birth control article cluster needs major re-org




Another reorganization coming

If no one objects, I'm going to break this article into smaller articles. IUD's, birth control pills/patches, cervical caps, condoms, etc. each have a very different record of effectiveness, and I think the reader ought to be able to see clearly on the disambiguation page which methods are more vs. less effective. It's going to be a lot of work. And really, I think the top-level article ought to be called "birth control" and not "contraception". Why use a great big word that only doctors use, when the rest of the planet uses the everyday words? Maybe when this was all first written, people were trying to avoid controversy, but it can't be avoided. Let's just tell the facts, then separate out the controversy part into separate articles or at least sections.Pat Palmer (talk) 12:13, 22 January 2023 (CST)

In the process of doing this, it means this article will need to be "unapproved", which in a way is a shame, because the bulk of the information has not changed. But I don't agree with having all these many different medical approaches lumped into one article; it's a disservice to women, who cannot quickly and easily decide which topic they want to read about but are instead exhausted with a deluge of technical information. Thus, I will "unapprove" this article, not because it's out of date per see, but because I don't agree with the structure.Pat Palmer (talk) 12:16, 22 January 2023 (CST)


  • create a draft of a new version of Birth control intended to be the top level article
  • what needs to be disambiguate, and why?
  • break the unapproved Contraception (medical methods) into its constituent parts, with a good opener and /Definition for each part showing the effectiveness of that method
  • work in Abortion (which itself is lame right now) somewhere
  • create a separate article about "the abortion pill" or (is it distinct?) "the morning after pill", including efficacy, politics and availability struggles

Pages with Reference errors

Templates to study

To read (policy)


Move for disambig

articles maybe to rename

duplicate articles now exist about the Bright Leaves documentary film

Please see the note at Talk:Bright_Leaves. Of the two articles, Bright Leaves and Bright Leaves (documentary), please tell me which to keep and which to delete. And after that's done, I think the one that remains should be Bright Leaves (documentary), with Bright Leaves being a redirect to Bright Leaf (disambiguation).Pat Palmer (talk) 14:52, 21 December 2022 (CST)

consider Bot Ton for deletion

Hi George, I see you created Bon_Ton here 6 months ago and gave it {{WPattribution}}, but nothing links to it, nor does it say you wrote it yourself. Thus, I propose deleting it. Please let me know if there is some reason it should NOT be deleted. I'm trying to clear out things from Wikipedia that are not in the act of being improved. If you wrote it over in WP, please make a note on the Talk page here and let me know. Pat Palmer (talk) 13:15, 27 December 2022 (CST)

Kali mantra

Hymn to Goddess to Remove Impediments
From the Devī Mahātmyam [Mārkendeya Purana]

Kalika Mantra, below -- that is a wonderful mantra for the first three days of Navatri. Helps to clear out the old, transform whatever muck lies in the subconscious, and integrate all aspects of our being -- even those aspects we try hard to pretend are not there. It makes space for the new, unveils our beautiful inner light, and supports our evolution, as individuals and as a community!

With love, and prayers for all good things, Ananya

Om Jayanti Mangalā Kālī Bhadra Kālī Kapālinī
Durgā Kshamā Śivā Dhātrī Svāhā Svadhā Namostute

From WP: (Kali article)

Kali could be considered a general concept, like Durga, and is primarily worshiped in the Kali Kula sect of worship. The closest way of direct worship is Maha Kali or Bhadrakali (Bhadra in Sanskrit means 'gentle'). Kali is worshiped as one of the 10 Mahavidya forms of Adi Parashakti. One mantra for worship to Kali is:[32]

सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके । शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
ॐ जयंती मंगला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी । दुर्गा क्षमा शिवा धात्री स्वाहा स्वधा नमोऽस्तु‍ते ॥
Sarvamagalamāgalyē śivē sarvārthasādhikē. Śaraṇyē tryambakē Gauri nārāyaṇi namō'stu tē.
Oṃ jayantī mangala kālī bhadrakālī kapālinī . Durgā kṣamā śivā dhātrī svāhā svadhā namō'stu‍tē.

In fact, chanting of Mahishasura Mardhini is a daily ritual in all Hindu Bengali homes especially during Navratri / Durga Pujo as it is called.[citation needed]

The chant of the first chapter of Durga Saptashati is considered a very important hymn to Sri Mahakali as Devi Mahatmyam / Durga Saptashati dates back to the Upanishadic Era of Indological literature.


need subpages

ToDo items and notes

High Priority

Medium Priority

To do, interests, bookmarks


HB stuff to check



To work on:


Religion, Spiritualism, etc

Eduzendium articles 2009

Group 1 - article: Mashup

Group 2 - article: Online document services, including Google_Docs_vs._Microsoft_Word

Group 3 - article: speech recognition

Group 4 - article: Online dating and possibly several smaller, related articles as needed

Group 5 - article: Digital Rights Management (DRM)

Group 6 - article: Adaptive learning (forwarded from Intelligent tutoring)

Group 7 - article: Web browser media plugins, in particular Silverlight vs. Flash

Group 8 - article: Google Android, plus a brief introductory article: Smartphone and enhancements to existing article IPhone

Group 9 - articles: Ajax and Ajax framework

Orphan images

  • Two works in the Water Garden at Grounds for Sculpture in 2008
  • Bruce Beasley's 1986 Dorian at Grounds for Sculpture in 2008

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about Paris, Tennessee

about slavery

  • HRK, who lives out of his car a lot and moves about from place to place, was backpacking in 2020 out West as he does every summer. He made it to Utah, but before that, for my amusement, he stopped over in Paris, Idaho, and sent me a bunch of photos of that place, which is actually quite interesting. From those photos, I got to reading about Paris, Idaho (small, unincorporated), which was founded by a Mormon named Charles Coulson Rich. He was born in Kentucky and after converting to Mormonism, tried living for a while in Missouri. And then the local population in Missouri fought a war (okay, illegally and unsanctioned, but not hindered either) to drive Mormons out of Missouri. The local non-Mormon population really got riled with hatred of the Mormons, possibly because their daughters were in danger of being married off to a Mormon extended family. After being chased out of Missouri, Rich and friends tried to go to Utah and make that place pretty much their own. But they accidentally founded Paris over in Idaho because nobody knew in those days exactly where the state line was. Charles Coulson Rich, this highly successful early Mormon who had six wives, also owned, as it turned out, six slaves--which might be another reason people in Missouri were trying to drive the Mormons out. I hadn't realize how much violence was against the Mormons back in the 1800's. And Mormonism itself is such a mixed bag of Goodness and Badness, with the polygamy thing being again both good and bad. And these ultra religious ultra righteous seeming folks owned slaves. Yep, it's a huge mess. [ I emailed this to Randall in 2020 ]
  • The following is from Petra Vaughn's Facebook post on Sept. 22, 2020

“In 1866, one year after the 13 Amendment was ratified (the amendment that ended slavery), Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina began to lease out convicts for labor (peonage). This made the business of arresting Blacks very lucrative, which is why hundreds of White men were hired by these states as police officers. Their primary responsibility was to search out and arrest Blacks who were in violation of Black Codes. Once arrested, these men, women and children would be leased to plantations where they would harvest cotton, tobacco, sugar cane. Or they would be leased to work at coal mines, or railroad companies. The owners of these businesses would pay the state for every prisoner who worked for them; prison labor. It is believed that after the passing of the 13th Amendment, more than 800,000 Blacks were part of the system of peonage, or re-enslavement through the prison system. Peonage didn’t end until after World War II began, around 1940.

The 13th Amendment declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." (Ratified in 1865) Lawmakers used this phrase to make petty offenses crimes. When Blacks were found guilty of committing these crimes, they were imprisoned and then leased out to the same businesses that lost slaves after the passing of the 13th Amendment. This system of convict labor is called peonage.

The majority of White Southern farmers and business owners hated the 13th Amendment because it took away slave labor. As a way to appease them, the federal government turned a blind eye when southern states used this clause in the 13th Amendment to establish laws called Black Codes. Here are some examples of Black Codes:

  • In Louisiana, it was illegal for a Black man to preach to Black congregations without special permission in writing from the president of the police. If caught, he could be arrested and fined. If he could not pay the fines, which were unbelievably high, he would be forced to work for an individual, or go to jail or prison where he would work until his debt was paid off.
  • If a Black person did not have a job, he or she could be arrested and imprisoned on the charge of vagrancy or loitering.
  • In South Carolina, if the parent of a Black child was considered vagrant, the judicial system allowed the police and/or other government agencies to “apprentice” the child to an "employer". Males could be held until the age of 21, and females could be held until they were 18. Their owner had the legal right to inflict punishment on the child for disobedience, and to recapture them if they ran away.

This (peonage) is an example of systemic racism - Racism established and perpetuated by government systems. Slavery was made legal by the U.S. Government. Segregation, Black Codes, Jim Crow and peonage were all made legal by the government, and upheld by the judicial system. These acts of racism were built into the system, which is where the term “Systemic Racism” is derived.



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    • Bissett, Thaddeus (University of Tennessee, Knoxville). 2013. RE-ASSESSING BIG SANDY, AN EARLY MIDDLE ARCHAIC SHELL MIDDEN IN HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Big Sandy was one of several Archaic shell middens excavated in the lower Tennessee Valley during the Great Depression. In the decades since, it has been mostly relegated to footnote status, but recent work suggests that Big Sandy is unique among Middle Archaic shell-bearing sites in the Midsouth. New radiocarbon dates and analyses of artifacts and original field documentation indicate that intact strata at the site (previously thought to represent sequential occupations) were in fact contemporaneous, and that Big Sandy contains clear evidence for both residential occupation and an associated, but spatially segregated, cemetery during the early Middle Archaic period.

intro ideas

The history of this town and this county is missing. Oh, we know a few random facts, but most of what heppened in the past has been deliberately forgotten, not recorded, actively discouraged from being talked about, or plain old ignored. And that ignoring happened so consistently that most of it can now no longer be recovered. Still, I want to try to find out what there is that can still be determined. Because without knowing what was, we're basically living a kind of lie, that pretends that things in the past were okay, things in the present are okay, and things in the future will be okay without our needing to make any course corrections.

It's not just this town and this county where that happened. It happened in lots of towns and counties all over the country, and nowhere was history buried and forgotten and glossed over more fully, with more active enthusiasm, than in the Southern United States.

In American, the history of racism is taught like this: "There was slavery and then there was Jim Crow and then there was Martin Luther King Jr. and now it's done." (from Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime", p. 183)


NOTES for this article: (I *think* from the Van Dyke article, but must verify all facts)

  • even before the Civil War, there were pockets of free negroes in the county
  • 1/2 the population were slaves before the war (?)
  • 33% of the local farms had slaves
  • tobacco and cotton farm work were almost all done by slaves
  • by 1860: $5,000,000 of slaves were in Henry Co.
  • Nat Turner insurrection (Aug 31 - what year?)
  • 1855: first bank
  • 1825: first Masonic Lodge #55
  • 3 general stores, 3 hotels, courthouse
  • "Free and Accepted Masons" #108 in 1845 #96, #130 (???)
  • 1833: 800 people; 12 lawyers, 12 doctors, 2 clergy, 1 church etc
  • Paris historical markers
  • From Chamber of Commerce website: Henry County History
  • Per TN River Valley (w/NatGeo), Paris is a historic site
  • Per the hospital ("Medical Center"), here is the hospital history

Native Amers

State refs

Major sources

More notes

  • Cottage Grove: 10 mi NW
  • Buchanan: 11.5 mi NE
  • 1850's: Henry, 8.5 mi SW of Paris
    • Henry Station
    • Memphis and Ohio railroad

Tosh says there were lots of:

  • Tharpe names
  • There were also Palmer names

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