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Archive for December, 2007

Camp language

31st December 2007

Read it. Everything you never wanted to know about Urdu, and then some.

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MS-13 Vandalized New Haven Vietnam War Memorial?

31st December 2007

Read it. Well, it can’t be a hate crime because it wasn’t done by white people, and (as we all know) only white people can commit hate crimes. A puzzle.

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A Human Ancestor for the Apes?

31st December 2007

Read it. Michael Moore is an immediate suspect.

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Anti-Military Lawyer Keys Marine’s Car

31st December 2007

Read it. This clown ought to be disbarred. And get the snot beat out of him. Not necessarily in that order.

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Know Your Enemy: Muzammil Siddiqi

31st December 2007

Read it.

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Scientists reveal what changed their minds

31st December 2007

Read it. And believe it or not, as you choose.

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The Five Most Overrated Films of 2007

31st December 2007

Read it. I wish I got paid for doing that sort of thing….

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Scientists discover stubbornness gene

31st December 2007

Read it.

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Algeria: Islamic MPs ask for action against jihadists — no, wait…

31st December 2007

Read it.

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Tied Up in Knots

31st December 2007

Read it. Things naturally tie themselves into knots. Bet you didn’t know that.

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Hooded Progressivism

31st December 2007

Read it. Apparently the Klan of the early 20th century has more in common with the Kossacks than the Bush administration. Who knew?

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Researchers using nano-imprint lithography to make LEDs brighter

31st December 2007

Read it. And the hits just keep on comin’.

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New York City is suffering from an unprecedented epidemic of blood sucking bed bugs, it has emerged.

31st December 2007

Read it. I was surprised to find an article about real bedbugs, not Democrat Congressmen. Who knew?

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Lobbying Abetted Mortgage Mess

31st December 2007

WSJ (sub required, but well worth the money).

The subprime industry succeeded in defeating state efforts to limit risky lending to borrowers with weak credit during the housing boom. Ameriquest, until recently one of the biggest lenders, distributed over $20 million in political donations and swayed lawmakers in New Jersey and Georgia.

That’s the way the system works — the government causes a problem, and then makes a big deal about how they have to step in and “fix” it.

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Kaus nails it

31st December 2007

Kausfiles contains many delightful things. Today’s treat:

Letting the presidential nominee be picked by the Iowa caucusers is like letting your antiwar tactics be picked by the last people left at the end of a 4-hour SDS meeting in 1970.

Whoa, that brings back memories. But he’s absolutely right.

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Un-‘FairTax’

31st December 2007

Read it. One of the fun parts of living in a partisan world is that one can always depend on one side to find the holes in the other side’s plans. In the old days this meant that the Useless Class (the Democrats) got their ideas out, and the side of the Useful Class (the Republicans) got squat. But the Internet has changed all that.

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Internet Access Is Only Prerequisite For More and More College Classes

31st December 2007

Read it. A healthy trend.

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Vote Your Conscience. If You Can.

31st December 2007

Read it. The world is not as they tell you it is. But you knew that.

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For China’s Journalism Students, Censorship Is a Core Concept

31st December 2007

Read it. For some reason, people are always surprised when a Communist country acts like, you know, a Communist country.

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Pakistanis Punctuate Their Fury With Fire

31st December 2007

Read it. Cool — Pakistan is just Watts in Urdu. No wonder they can’t get anything done.

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The Fastest Gavel in the Senate

31st December 2007

Read it. I don’t even need to say anything, do I? Except to point out that you’re paying for all of this. Aren’t you proud?

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Should celebrities set the global agenda?

31st December 2007

Read it. Only the L A Times could even ask the quesion. Of course, we ought to take our cues from people who make their living pretending to be other people.

I have an idea: Let’s ask Rula Lenska.

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The New Deal Jobs Myth

31st December 2007

Read it. All of my illusions, shattered.

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Democrats Try Various Styles, and Pronouns

31st December 2007

Read it. Hey, it’s not easy finding the right kind of lipstick for a pig.

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Washington Today

31st December 2007

Inside Politics.

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Infant Skeleton Found in Deceased Pennsylvania Woman’s Suitcase

31st December 2007

Read it. You’d think that there’s be a smell or something.

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New Video of Bhutto Assassination May Contradict Government Version of Events

31st December 2007

Read it. I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked.

I wonder whether this will have the same illustrious career as the Zapruder film.

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Fairy lights an ecological disaster, Royals told

30th December 2007

Read it. I must have missed the part where bishops are ecology experts.

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Pictures of Bhutto Attackers Released

30th December 2007

Read it. Looks like Tom Cruise from here.

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A State Built on High Explosives

30th December 2007

Read it. It was good enough for Yasser, and it’s good enough for me.

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Slow news day

30th December 2007

Sickness strikes Camilla’s cruise ship.

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Certainty and Uncertainty

30th December 2007

Read it.

 As an aside, while I was in St. Louis we had dinner with a retired doctor. She told of an incident where, as a patient, she went to see a dermatologist about a rash. The dermatologist looked at her and told she was fine. This proved to be correct. However, he billed Medicare for $700 for surgery. She called Medicare to report the fraud, and, after she finally got through after considerable time in voice-mail hell, the person told her that, “No, everything is fine. Our records show that you had the surgery.”

You’re paying for this, folks. Hope you’re proud.

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IT KNOWS

30th December 2007

Tim Blair has your Global Warming update.

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Night People vs. Morning People

30th December 2007

Steve Sailer just keeps on coming up with good stuff.

I’m a morning person. My wife is a night person. My late first wife was a night person, often excessively so. Both of my brothers are night people. I think I may be adopted.

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Graphene could be used in creating solar cells, LCDs

30th December 2007

Read it. Important news in a subject you didn’t know anything about.

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Keys to the Kingdom

30th December 2007

Read it.

My major problem with Open Office is that it’s gawdawful slow.

I don’t know whether it’s because everything is wrapped up into one application, or what.

I find myself activating my Windows VM under Parallels and using Word and Excel in preference to NeoOffice (Open Office customized for the Mac — it is, sad to say, quicker than the regular Open Office) just because the combined operation only takes about half the time.

Unfortunately I’m too cheap to shell out Microsoft-extortionate prices for Mac Office, so there you are — I’m just a prisoner of value rigidity.

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DO NOT LAUGH AT THE CRAZY EXPLOSIVE PEOPLE

30th December 2007

Tim Blair points out that Australia has just as many tight-assed politically-correct dipwads as the United States — and they tend to inhabit the same ecological niches. But it’s still funny.

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Why America fell apart on 11/22/1963

30th December 2007

Steve Sailer keeps coming up with all this great stuff.

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Live, From Silver Spring!

30th December 2007

Read it. And attempt to figure out how this local government differs from any other local government — if you can.

IS MONTGOMERY County so jazzed about snagging a world-class music hall for downtown Silver Spring that it is about to finalize a sweetheart deal that treats taxpayers’ dollars like Monopoly money?

A good point. Wonder how the Washington Post can publish something like this and still give the Feds a pass — this sounds like a classic “earmark” to me. Or you could substitute “sports stadium” for “world-class music hall” and plug in the name of any major metropolitan behavioral sink with no cognitive dissonance whatsoever.

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The enemy of your enemy is a pig, too

30th December 2007

Read it. I didn’t think it was possible — somebody grumpier than me. I like him already.

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Sending Out Signals to Long-Isolated North Koreans

30th December 2007

Read it. Surprising to see such a pro-freedom piece in the Washington Post. Enjoy it while you can.

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Violent Border Smugglers Scare U.S. Scientists

30th December 2007

Read it. God forbid they might tell somebody like, oh, say, the police.

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Super-rich make marque on Rolls Royce

29th December 2007

Read it. I thought that was what Rolls Royce was for…?

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Presidential Jeopardy

29th December 2007

Steve Sailer has a GREAT idea.

ParaPundit likes it, too.

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UN moves to kill free speech, passes resolution against “defamation of religions”

29th December 2007

Read it. Why anyone in a civilized country pays any attention at all to the U.N. escapes me.

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India: Tensions high after pork found in mosque

29th December 2007

Read it.

I wonder when Muslims will awake to the fact that having easily-pushed buttons merely encourages people who don’t like you to do a dance on them? Sometimes with hobnailed boots?

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GAIA KNOWS DEMOGRAPHICS

29th December 2007

Tim Blair looks at the religion of global warming. I, for one, would be mightily amused by having all of the coastal cities under water.

Actually, all this global warming nonsense would make a great role-playing game.

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i-Snake ‘to revolutionise heart surgery’

29th December 2007

Read it. Tell the truth: Would you trust your ticker to a device called “i-Snake”? If you weren’t Steve Jobs, that is?

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Benazir Bhutto’s family ponders its future

29th December 2007

Read it. I imagine the Kennedys have much the same problem over here.

Guess we’re not as free from tribalism as we might have thought.

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Smoking in cars used for work to be banned

29th December 2007

Read it. Rather a stark reminder that Orwell’s 1984 took place in Britain. They’re well on the way.

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