Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Remembers Florence Nightengale

Nobody Remembers

“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear” Florence Nightengale

Everybody was watching the  retiring Pope today, hoping into his helicopter, and tweeting the millions below him goodbye. His legacy is evidently, not a good one, but then again, the Catholic Church has been full of corruption almost since its beginning. (That’s what happens when you put one god at the top.)

But—while the Pope leaves visions of just a nice old guy going to rest in some nice garden somewhere, I couldn’t help thinking–what don’t we know about him? After all, I found out something today that I never knew about Florence Nightingale.Florence Nightengale

From “The Lady Tasting Tea”

Florence Nightingale a legendary English Victorian figure was a terror to the members of Parliament and the British army generals whom she confronted. There is a tendency to think of her simply as the founder of the nursing profession, a gentle, self-sacrificing giver of mercy. But the real Florence Nightingale was a woman with missions. She was also a self-educated statistician.  One of Nightingale’s missions was to force the British army to maintain filed hospitals and supply nursing and medical care to soldiers in the field. To support her position, she plowed though piles of data from the army files. Then she appeared before a royal commission with a remarkable series of graphs. In them she showed how most of the deaths in the British army during the Crimean War were due to illnesses contracted outside the field of battle or that occurred long after action as a result of wounds suffered in battle but left unattended. She invented the pie chart as a means of displaying her message. When she tired of fighting the obtuse seemingly ignorant army generals she would retreat to the village of Evington.

So, think about that next time you see a pie chart.Pie Chart

Who knew? Not me.

There has always been a belief that men are better at math than women. According to this book, (The Lady Tasting Tea- How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century by David Salsburg) women have always played a very strong role in statistical sciences.

The Statistical Laboratory and Department of Statistics at Ames, Iowa became one of the most important centers of statistical research in the world. Lots of stuff was delegated to woman, women could be more docile and patient so went the belief and could be depended upon more than men to check and recheck the accuracy of their calculations. A typical picture of the Galton Biometrical Laboratory under Karl Pearson would have Pearson and several men walking around looking at output from the computers or discussing deep mathematical ideas, while all about them rows of women were computing.

So today, Nobody Remembers Florence Nightingale, and the women who did the computing. We need MORE ladies getting into math and less into Beyoncé, don’t you think?Woman and math



February 28, 2013 Posted by | women | , , , | 8 Comments

“Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall-Who’s the Cleverist Of Them All?”

Nobody Knows

The big talk today SHOULD be on the fact that John Kerry is sending 60 million dollars to Syrian fighters while many in our military will be losing their jobs..Bill and Hillary

But it’s not.  Nobody Knows, but Nobody suspects that the Clintons, now that they have gotten all their debts paid off, are now going after Obama.

It’s not only the Republicans that are bickering.

How so?

Let’s go back. Long ago, everyone pretty much hated Richard Nixon…and little is known that it was Hillary Clinton that was one of the lawyers…that helped bring Nixon down. But they couldn’t do it without the Washington Post and Bob Woodard.

And it’s Bob Woodard’s recent remarks about how Obama is acting like a ‘madman’ and that the sequester is Obama’s fault, that got a top official of the white to “threaten” Bob Woodard:Bob Woodard

The official in question is Gene Sperling, economic adviser to the President. The White House has since pushed back, saying the exchange was far more innocuous than Woodward claims.

I hate to say this: But you could say that saying “you will regret this” is hardly sending out a drone. It’s a threat, but do we really believe this hasn’t happened before in the Clinton White House?

How many of Bill Clinton’s past “women” were threatened? Jennifer Flowers for one–in fact, all of them.  Is the fact that Bob Woodard is a icon reporter that makes it more of a crime for the White House to threaten you? We have ALL been threatened daily by this President, what makes Bob Woodward so special?

Here’s the big threat from Gene:

But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim.

Nobody Knows how big a deal that was (really, my neighbors have said worst to me) but when Lanny Davis, a die-hard true blue Hillary cohort in crime, comes out and admits that the Obama White House threatened his editor about his columns, then Nobody sees a pattern here?Obama mirror on the wall

This is nothing new. The White House has been used both during the Clinton years and the Obama years as a very dark and sinister force that will and can destroy your life.

What’s interesting here is that maybe Hillary has now seen that if she is going to pick an X-President as her running mate in 2016, she might as well pick her husband…or a woman.

If all this speculation of my Nobody Mind is true…I have to laugh.

Michelle Obama will still get her own daytime talk TV show. Who knows what will become of Obama? He’ll get sent to the U.N. most probably.

Nobody Knows if the Clintons have anything to do with Bob Woodward but Lanny Davis…?Malificent

You bet. Why did he wait to even report this until now?

“Mirror Mirror on the Wall Who’s the cleverest democrat of them all?”

While watching the Clintons go after Obama will be fun..remember, with the Clinton’s, a Disney ending is all but left in the mirror reflecting the same old hags.

February 28, 2013 Posted by | American Soldiers, Barack Obama, Censorship, Clintons, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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