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July 14, 2010 in Arts & Entertainment
Happy Bastille Day, if that is an actual greeting. A little bit of Edith Piaf is in order. And some wine and cheese.
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July 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm
The Bastille was a prison for aristrocrats. Rich prisoners had suites of rooms with catered food (purchased by the prisoner – hard times!). The Marquis de Sade was in there up until 10 days before the storming. He regularly feasted on truffles, sausages, and expensive wines – and had a coterie of dames amenable to his sexual appetites. On this Bastille Day, Uncle Al received his Chemical & Engineering News 88(28) 3 (2010) 12 July, “From the Editor.” The ACS 2009 Salary Survey is published. Seize a solid surface and hang tight…
“…unemployment among chemists had reached 3.9%, the highest rate of unemployment among chemists in at least the past 20 years.”
What spacetime continuum does the ACS inhabit? Uncle Al suggests ACS members who find this Official Truth personally offensive drop the Editor a line of two of professional dissenting opinion,
July 16, 2010 at 3:57 pm
So, what do you think the problem is with their data?
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