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Gregory Robert Grant 
Director of Bioinformatics
Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Pennsylvania
10-111 Smilow Research Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Academic Appointment:
Research Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Please don't confuse UPenn (private) with Penn State (public) -.

     Email address: greg@grant.org or ggrant@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or ggrant@upenn.edu or ggrant543@gmail.com
     my public key for encryption
     Telephone: (w) 215-573-3736, (h) 215-568-5638, (c) 267-243-6111


Where I have lived and studied

My Research and Publications 

  Math Textbook Solutions and Commentary 
M.A. Armstrong - Basic Topology 

Here is a page of some of my art

Please visit my gallery at fineartamerica.com

If you like Tom Waits, please visit my Tom Waits bootleg trading page,
my Tom Waits bootleg cover art archive,
and my Tom Waits downloads page.
Can't get on the Rhinedogs Site? Here, I made a copy

  Photo Scrap Book 
Random pictures from my photo album

If you like Tom Waits, please visit my Tom Waits bootleg trading page.

  Political Viewpoint 
In 1933 these words were spoken by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC. General Butler was twice awarded the Medal of Honor. His words are just as relevant today as they were then. This aspect of American foreign policy has been consistent for a long time.
See also my archive for opinions that you don't hear in the corporate media (including so-called "public" television and radio).

I believe the following applies as much today than it did when it was first written. Today we have to throw off the DemocraticRepublican Business party, which is really just one party with two faces, and the real de facto goverment which is High Capital. "When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them [the rights of the people] under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." -Thomas Jefferson, 1776

Democrats hate Republicans. But what they hate even more is to be criticized from the left. When I point out that the Democrat party is hard core right wing party, in lock step with the Republicans on any matter that affects the bottom line of corporations, Democrats usually get far more angry and defensive than they do towards a Republican. Joe Biden for example is a right wing corporate lapdog with a history of regressive politics and blowing women and children to bits for profit around the globe - it would be hard to find somebody more evil. Sure he has a nice smile and the Demoratic party's rhetoric and campaign promises sound different from the Republican party. But campaign promises are lies told to win votes. Neither Clinton nor Obama kept a single one of them that affects the bottom line of corporations and rich people. Only on a very few issues like abortion do they really differ, because corporations don't care about abortion. But once in power the Democrats institute right wing economic policies far more effectively than Republicans, because the people let them get away with it. Democrat voters don't pay attention when there's a Democrat president. For example Bush Sr. could not get NAFTA through, it took Clinton (the Corporate lapdog). Bush Jr. could not get broad support for the evil wars of conquest, it took Obama (the corporate lapdog psychopath) who told us war is good as he escalated the war in Afghanistan and started a bunch more of them elsewhere, as protests of the wars dropped to zero. What he did in Libya, for example, deserves life without parole. What he did to the poor people in Yemen will earn him a prominant place in Hell. Read this for more. But nobody notice or cared when Obama was doing it. Had a Republican done it, people would have noticed and been up in arms. I went to four demonstrations at the White House against Clinton's illegal war of aggression against Serbia - both congress and the UN said "NO" but he did it anyway. Not more than 20 people ever showed up. But a few years later they all wanted me to march in their demonstrations against Bush's war which was no less justified than Clinton's - in fact Congress said "YES" to Bush. Bush's lies were about WMD's that didn't exist, Clinton's were about a genocide that wasn't happening. Both were immoral wars of hegemony and conquest. The truth on both of these came out later. You heard about WMD's but you never heard that Milosevic was found not guilty and there was no genocide. That's because it doesn't fit the narrative. How do we let the Democrats get away with murder? Why are we so gullible? It's because that's the picture of the world we're spoon fed by the corporate media. See Manufacturing Consent for a quick education on this. We have to come to terms with how incredibly deeply indoctrinated we are as a people, before anything can hope to change. So I ask what's worse, a wolf in wolves clothing or a wolf in sheep's clothing? The greatest evil of our day is the willingness of both parties to commit mass murder for profit. Hundreds of thousands of civilians slaughtered in cold blood in country after country. But you don't hear about those attrocities, even though they're all well documented - you only hear about the crimes of our enemies. To convince you of that I'd need your ear for an extended time, which you probably won't give me. But the truth is out there.

My Favorite Political Newsletter: CounterPunch.com

My Favorite Political Organization: True American Left


I'm a Flyers season ticket holder: Sec 114, Row 13, Seats 5,6 and I can't go to every game, so if you're looking for Flyers tickets, I might be able to help (greg@grant.org).


I put together some quizzes on flags, if anybody is interested.

  Word Lists 

word lists

These are rather complete lists (flashcards) for a few categories, particularly for italian/english translations, since I couldn't find them elsewhere.

  Wacky Packages 

Wacky Packages were the cutting edge of rebellion for a seven year old in 1973. Either you were there at the time or you'll never understand.

This Wacky Packages Website was created by me starting in 1999. It's far from done, but has been referred to as the deepest and widest collectors site for any collectible of all time.


There are a number of online Boggle sites. But I created my own because we in my Boggle circle have our own preferences. You can play against yourself or send challenges to others. At the end of each game you get a full list of all words in the board. What's most impressive about this site is the level to which we have hand-curated our word lists.

Elisabetta Manduchi