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Scott Adams Decodes the Election

31st August 2015

“It isn’t science, but it might be fun to watch the show.”

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My Attitude Toward Exercise

31st August 2015

Counting the Stepshttp://www.savagechickens.com/2015/08/counting-the-steps.html

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9 Fast Food Hybrids That Would Be More Marketable Than the McWhopper

26th August 2015

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On Wednesday, Burger King reached out to its rival McDonald’s, proposing that the two chains come together to create a hybrid of their signature burgers, the Whopper and the Big Mac. McDonald’s declined Burger King’s proposal to make the so-called McWhopper, which was publicized in full-page ads in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

We’re not too upset about McDonald’s rejection, though, because really, the McWhopper just isn’t that exciting. We’ve got a few ideas for way more outrageous (yet totally marketable) unions between fast food chains.

Time magazine is not too far gone when they’ve got sufficient humor left for things like these.

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Cooper Tire Plans To Make A Tire From A Desert Shrub In 2017

24th August 2015

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Cooper Tire is expected to demonstrate tires this week with components made from the guayule plant, a desert shrub from the Southwestern United States, according to The New York Times.

The company says it will be able to make a complete tire from guayule-sourced rubber by 2017.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

23rd August 2015

You Are the Woman That I’ve Always Dreamed of

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Huge Alligator Weighing 450kg Pulled From River in Alabama

23rd August 2015

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About 115lb of that gator was a deer in the gator’s stomach.

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Yet Again, Americans Save French Butts

22nd August 2015

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Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler

What were the train people doing?

The actor, who has starred in French films such as Betty Blue, went on to allege that train personnel ran down the corridor and took refuge in a work car, locking the door and refusing to answer to passengers.

Americans: A pack, not a herd.

 

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Man Guarding ‘Muslim-Free’ Oklahoma Gun Store Accidentally Shoots Self

20th August 2015

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Now that’s comedy.

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NASA and MegaBots Team Up to Build Giant Fighting Robots

19th August 2015

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I am not making this up.

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Let’s All Go Live in the New ‘Star Wars’ Theme Park

17th August 2015

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Ka-ching!

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

16th August 2015

I Like It Like That

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Homeschooling Goes Mainstream

12th August 2015

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Homeschooling—once thought to be the province of diehard evangelicals, political radicals, and others with ideological reasons to steer clear of public education—is increasingly being embraced by the middle-class city-dwellers who are simply disappointed with the quality of urban schools and helped by the way new technologies are reducing the need for professional teachers.

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AC-130J Gets a Ray Gun

10th August 2015

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The U.S. Air Force is planning to install the microwave ADS, or Active Denial System (which transmits a searchlight sized beam of energy that makes people downrange feel like their skin is on fire) on several of its sixteen new AC-130J gunships. This would provide air force gunships with a non-lethal weapon for the first time. This may not work. That’s because ADS has been ready since 2007 but has never been used. In 2012 a possible reason for this was revealed. It seems that ADS performs poorly in the rain (or fog, mist, or snow). This is a common problem with microwaves and lasers, which are broken up by all these forms of precipitation. Tests of ADS during rainy conditions found that the pain turned to a warm comfortable feeling (especially in the cold and damp). Moreover, the microwaves only work on exposed skin, which means during cold or inclement weather (when people cover up) ADS is less likely to have much impact. Apparently it was believed that it would not take the locals long to figure all this out and improvise effective countermeasures. Thus this aspect of ADS, long suspected by scientists and engineers, was kept secret until 2012.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

9th August 2015

The Gates.

Celebrating the escape of Windows 10.

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SM-6 Can Now Kill Both Cruise AND Ballistic Missiles

4th August 2015

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In a series of tests announced yesterday, the Aegis destroyer USS John Paul Jones fired three of the latest variants of Raytheon’s Standard Missile, the SM-6 Dual I. The SM-6 is an agile, long-range weapon that uses the same seeker as the AMRAAM air-to-air missile to engage enemy cruise missiles and aircraft. But the Dual I upgrade adds a new, more powerful processor that runs more sophisticated targeting software. That software lets the SM-6 identify, track, and kill something descending from the upper atmosphere at extreme speed — specifically, a ballistic missile warhead.

So on July 28th, the Missile Defense Agency launched “a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) target” over the Pacific. The John Paul Jones launched an SM-6 Dual I and destroyed the target. Then, in two subsequent tests on July 31st and August 1st, SM-6 Dual Is also shot down two different kinds of cruise missile.

 

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The Bunny in Winter

1st August 2015

Mark Steyn on Bugs Bunny.

Chuck Jones liked to tell the story of a young man who came to work with him in the Warner Brothers animation department and sent a letter home to his grandmother proudly telling her that he was writing scripts for Bugs Bunny. “I can’t understand why you’re writing scripts for Bugs Bunny,” she wrote back. “He’s funny enough just as he is.”

Two of my favorite people.

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Forging a Katana

30th July 2015

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The Laser Revolution: This Time It May Be Real

29th July 2015

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The Navy’s 30-kilowatt weapon is currently the only operational laser in the US military that can blow things up. (Targeting lasers and non-lethal “dazzlers” are commonplace). But other weapons are in the works.

Air Force Special Operations Command wants to put a high-powered laser into a future version of its AC-130 gunship. “Block 60 with the laser, that’s not 10 years out; Block 60 is a couple years out,” said AFSOC commander Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold.

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Why Bugs Bunny Is the Greatest Cartoon Character Ever

27th July 2015

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Can’t say they’re wrong.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

26th July 2015

Ring of Fire

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CEO Hotbed: Underhyped Texas College Shocks the Ivy Leaguers, Ties for First In America

22nd July 2015

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Reintroduce yourself to Texas A&M, CEO maker!?

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MOON DAY

20th July 2015

Bet you forgot, didn’t you?

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Scott Adams: List of Don’ts

20th July 2015

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Excellent, every one.

1. Don’t ask me to remind you of something later. All you are doing is transferring your future failure to me. I’m not going to remember your thing.

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When the University of Vermont Banned Bottled Water, Students Drank More Unhealthy Beverages

16th July 2015

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Heh. Best laid plans of progs and commies….

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A Potato Made With Gene Editing

15th July 2015

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His newest creation, described in a plant journal this month, is a Ranger Russet potato that doesn’t accumulate sweet sugars at typical cold storage temperatures. That will let it last longer, and when it’s fried it won’t produce as much acrylamide, a suspected carcinogen.

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Man Snatches Sword From Jousting Event and Is Caught by Medieval Wench

13th July 2015

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Oh, how one longs for the days of yore, when men were honourable and there was none of this knavish nonsense to hand.

So too, must the police in Colorado, who were called to deal with an apparently drunk spectator at the state’s Renaissance Festival, who gate-crashed a jousting contest and allegedly made off with a sword.

But the would-be swordsman did not get far, police said. Rather, he was tackled by a medieval wench, or at least a woman dressed like one. She held him down until police arrived.

Touch not the sword bot a wench.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

12th July 2015

Skymall

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Meet the Creationist Group Building a Life-Size Noah’s Ark

8th July 2015

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In the rolling hills of rural Kentucky, a ship the length of nearly two football fields and the height of a five-story building slowly rises from the ground.

This isn’t just any ship, but Noah’s Ark, as described in the Bible’s book of Genesis.

“The Ark wall, according to the experts, was solid wood, pinned together and covered with pine tar,” said LeRoy Troyer, the project’s lead architect. “They think it was three to four feet thick.” He picked up a heavy model of overlapping planks.

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Chick-fil-A Is America’s Favorite Fast Food Chain, Survey Says

1st July 2015

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Of course. I could eat there seven times a day.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

28th June 2015

Honey I’m Good

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In Major Victory for Property Rights, SCOTUS Strikes Down USDA Seizure of California Raisins

22nd June 2015

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The good guys win one for once. Yet another stake in the heart of FDR’s corpse.

In a decision issued today in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the USDA’s raisin confiscation scheme as an unconstitutional violation of the Fifth Amendment.

“The reserve requirement imposed by the Raisin Committee is a clear physical taking,” observed Chief Justice John Roberts. “Actual raisins are transferred from the growers to the Government. Title to the raisins passes to the Raisin Committee.” That is a textbook example of an uncompensated government taking of private property, Roberts held, and it therefore must fall under the plain text of the Fifth Amendment.

And it also lays bare the defects of ‘diversity’:

Justice Sotomayor filed a solo dissent, in which she sided entirely with the USDA. “The government may condition the ability to offer goods in the market on the giving-up of certain property interests without effecting a per se taking,” Sotomayor asserted.

Thereby proving that she is incompetent to be a Justice of the Supreme Court. The forced ‘giving up of certain property interests’ to the government is the essence of a ‘per se taking’. Apparently a ‘wise Latina’ can’t read plain English.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

21st June 2015

Dance to the Music

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How Did the Dallas Gunman Get Hold of an Armoured Van Described as a ‘Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicle’?

15th June 2015

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As a barrage of bullets sprayed out of a dark blue van used to stage a brazen assault on Dallas police headquarters early on Saturday morning, even witnesses recognized this was no ordinary form of transportation.

The beast of a van — sold just days ago — eerily lived up to how it was advertised on Facebook, on which it was touted as a “Zombie apocalypse assault vehicle” with “gun ports” capable of “drive-by mow-downs” and full armour and bulletproof windows “just in case someone might try to take this bad boy from you.”

Investigators suspect the van might have belonged to a sheriff’s office in Georgia before it was decommissioned and sold off. It was most recently sold by Jenco Sales out of Georgia. The business owner could not be reached for comment.

Hey, this is America. We can do shit like that.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

14th June 2015

Change

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Governor Abbott Signs Legislation To Establish State Bullion Depository

13th June 2015

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Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 483 (Capriglione, R-Southlake; Kolkhorst, R-Brenham) to establish a state gold bullion depository administered by the Office of the Comptroller. The law will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas. The bullion depository will serve as the custodian, guardian and administrator of bullion that may be transferred to or otherwise acquired by the State of Texas. Governor Abbott issued the following statement:

“Today I signed HB 483 to provide a secure facility for the State of Texas, state agencies and Texas citizens to store gold bullion and other precious metals. With the passage of this bill, the Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state.”

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

7th June 2015

Car Wash Song

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There’s a Lottery in Which the Prize Is a 20-Year Supply of Bacon

5th June 2015

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Indiana’s Hoosier Lottery is switching from cold, hard cash to hot, crispy bacon for its prize, offering players the chance to win 20 years-worth of the stuff.

$5,000 of bacon will be dished out in 20 annual instalments to winners, according to the rules, presumably because no-one has the freezer space for 20 years of bacon.

Go, Hoosiers.

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Office Has ‘Cat Library’ and Employees Can ‘Check Out’ Cats to Take to Their Desks

31st May 2015

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You may have read recently that certain Universities had started introducing ‘puppy rooms’ for stressed students to be calmed by cuteness and now a County government in the Southwest US have built a cat condo in their office and employees are allowed to take them back to their desks for an hour a day.

Since these are cats and kittens that need a home, the government building was seen as a great sport for the adorable fluffy pets as so many people enter the building daily and it gives them an opportunity to be adopted.

The employees taking the kittens and cats back to their desk is a way of getting them used to interaction with humans and it’s also seen employee satisfaction go through the roof. The initiative has been in place for almost a year and has seen over 100 cats adopted.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

31st May 2015

9 to 5

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Good News Everyone! We Can Finally Add Hurdling to the Scary Robot Olympics

30th May 2015

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Me want robot horse.

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A 12-Legged Pod You Can Ride

27th May 2015

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Me want.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

24th May 2015

Dreamer

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Right on ’Cue: Why Big-City Barbecue Is Suddenly Better Than Ever

22nd May 2015

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Special for Roy, the barbecue boy.

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These 11 Cities Are Growing Faster Than San Francisco

22nd May 2015

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Hey, what do you know — the top three, and five of the top seven, are in Texas.

San Marcos, Texas, for example, grew at a whopping 7.9 percent rate, from 54,567 residents in 2013 to 58,892 in 2014. It’s been the fastest growing city for three consecutive years.

Maybe, just maybe, there’s a reason for that.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

17th May 2015

Help Is On Its Way

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Chetty’s Top 25 Working Class Whitetopias

14th May 2015

Steve Sailer runs the numbers.

Harvard economist Raj Chetty’s Equality of Opportunity Project has ranked 2,478 United States counties by upward mobility in income of young people from what their parents earned in 1996-2000 to what they earned in 2011-2012.

Here are Chetty’s Top 25 best counties out of all 2,478 for young people whose families were in the bottom half of the income distribution (determined on a national basis) in the later 1990s. Chetty is looking at IRS reported income for a combination of people who moved and for people who were permanent residents.

I haven’t looked in detail at each one, but, yeah, they’re basically pretty much all white.

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The Preppiest Office In America

8th May 2015

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Ah’m fer it.

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Florida Mother Held Hostage Uses Online Pizza Order to Ask for Help

6th May 2015

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A woman being held hostage in Florida ordered a pizza with a special request — to send help — potentially saving her life and the lives of her children.

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Thought for the Day

5th May 2015

Fitbit

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Squawk Talk: Researchers Try to Decipher Chicken Speech

4th May 2015

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Hey, tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

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