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Archive for February, 2008

Abundance And Scarcity In The Insight Market

28th February 2008

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This may seem a bit technical but it’s a very interesting concept.

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U.S. Politics and Churches – the Taxman Cometh

28th February 2008

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My heart bleeds for them, it really does.

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29 Cent-per-Hour Jailhouse Lawyer Under Investigation

28th February 2008

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Doesn’t pay to cross the union, apparently.

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NBC Sued for Suicide of Alleged Pedophile Prosecutor

28th February 2008

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New US Subs Trade Nukes for SEALs

28th February 2008

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This is truly amazing, since the Ohio gave it’s name to an entire class of boomers.

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New Jersey Mayor Indicted for Corruption…’Democrat or Not?’

28th February 2008

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Let’s play “Guess That Party”!

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Proposed law would require carriers to sell contract-free phones

28th February 2008

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In general, any proposed legislation that contains “Consumer Protection” and “Community Empowerment” in the title is a scam. In this case, it’s an attempt to buy votes by kicking phone companies, whom nobody likes anyway.

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Why are People Having Fewer Kids?

28th February 2008

Perhaps it’s because they don’t like them very much.

So, modernity essentially transforms children from capital goods that produce family income into consumption items to be enjoyed for their own sakes, more akin to sculptures, paintings, or theatre. But that’s just the problem—according to happiness researchers, people don’t really enjoy rearing children.

I must confess to a certain sympathy for that view. Since I don’t need kids to help on the farm or in the shop, I don’t see the point. It might be different if I liked kids, but I don’t even like cats, and kids are a lot more bother.

Apparently it’s not just me.

(Ever notice how liberals tend to have only daughters, and then only one or maybe two?)

(Yeah, I’m looking at you, Dubya.)

Bryan Caplan, however, has a different view.

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US Government Medical Spending To Double In 10 Years

28th February 2008

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Remind me why the government is paying for everybody’s health care. Food is just as important — why doesn’t it buy my food?

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DNA, Schmee-NA! The Genetic History Of The Jews

28th February 2008

John Derbyshire, Patron Saint of Dyspepsia, reviews Jon Entine’s Abraham’s Children.

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Crippling Open Government

28th February 2008

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The Washington Post is shocked, shocked I tell you, to find that bureaucrats don’t like sharing information with the schlubs they govern.

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Are our brains wired for math?

28th February 2008

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Only non-Westerners, apparently. Of course, this is the New Yorker….

Steve Sailer has some thoughts on the subject.

You just have to have the Times Table pounded into your head over and over as a kid, but our education system is against “rote learning,” so school kids aren’t usually forced to chant them like in the good old days. But kids actually kind of like rote learning. (It’s adults who hate learning that way, and especially hate teaching that way.) Kids like singing the alphabet song, for instance. You’d think educators would find a times table rap that today’s children would like.

Indeed.

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Obama’s Face in a Potato

28th February 2008

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Can a shrine and pilgrims be far behind?

Is this just an underhanded way to get the Latino vote?

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Shacks for Rich People

28th February 2008

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Not to mention that your Friendly Neighborhood Fascists behind zoning regulations and housing codes won’t let you do this most places.

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Evidence Suggests That Violating Disney Copyrights Leads to Genocide

28th February 2008

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Shhhh…Farmers Love Frankenfoods

28th February 2008

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And keep it under your hat.

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Readybot cleans your kitchen, might be single best thing ever invented

28th February 2008

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Sign me up.

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Radio Host: McCain Threw Me Under Straight Talk Express

28th February 2008

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I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked.

Remind me why, when John McCain spends so much time beating up on Republicans and sucking up to Democrats, he’s going to be the Republican nominee? Oh, yeah, right, these are open primaries, so the Democrats and “independents” are picking the Republican nominee. That’s makes perfect sense.

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ABC Fakes Muslim Prejudice, Unsurprisingly Finds ‘Islamophobia’ in America

28th February 2008

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My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Recluse admits murder from beyond the grave

28th February 2008

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I always wanted to be a recluse. It sounded like a neat career.

I’m somewhat bothered by the prospect of the police having kept clothes from a murder victim for over 30 years, though.

Always living alone, he moved to Aspull in 1994.

So how does he come to have a daughter?

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Australian Moonbat Lawyer Raves

28th February 2008

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And why not? He’s being paid.

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ENGINEERING BIOLOGY

28th February 2008

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Now this is a scary guy.

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Spy search to spotlight on diversity

28th February 2008

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Note that the search for more competent spies has degenerated into just one more “Let’s enrich their lives” entitlement program.

No wonder our foreign policy sucks and our deficit is measured in trillions.

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Teen is allergic to water

28th February 2008

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I’ll refrain from the obvious comment.

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‘Bird boy’ found in Russia

28th February 2008

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Fat cat fell on diner

28th February 2008

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No doubt Obama has a proposal to avoid such mishaps in the future.

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Robbers pick wrong bar

28th February 2008

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Well, you know, life is full of choices. Sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it don’t.

What would happen to a shooter on a college campus were students to react in this wise is left as an exercise for the reader.

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Detroit Mayor Loses Fight Over Secret Documents

28th February 2008

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Oh, gee, not a word to indicate that the guy’s a Democrat. Were he a Republican, it would have been in the first sentence.

No bias in our media, no sir.

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8 People Wounded in South L.A. Street Shootings

28th February 2008

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Dystopia indeed.

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‘Virtual Fence’ Along Ariz.-Mexico Border Delayed Three Years

28th February 2008

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I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked.

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Burglar’s Map Leads to Buried Treasure Under Calif. Freeway

28th February 2008

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U.S. Exchange Student Starved by Egyptian Host Family Loses 50 Pounds

27th February 2008

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Man builds cage for car

27th February 2008

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Teacher’s Aide Quits After Hosting Sex and Drugs Party for High School Students

27th February 2008

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I should hope so. Sounds more like a “students’ aide” than a “teacher’s aid”.

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‘Too Pretty’ College Students Escorted From Flight

27th February 2008

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Python Stalked, Then Ate Family Dog in Front of Children

27th February 2008

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Well, kids, welcome to Real Life.

I am prepared to defend the proposition that any dog that can be swallowed by a python was intended by God to be snack food anyway.

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Gun Buyback Misfires

26th February 2008

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It’s always amusing when people who don’t understand markets attempt to do things in what they think is a market-oriented way.

It’s like watching cargo-cult natives in operation.

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Were the basic characteristics of Newtonian physics determined by the way that Indo-European languages treat space and time?

26th February 2008

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Wouldn’t surprise me.

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Japanese plastic dirt is half as dense as real dirt, over 100 times more plastic

26th February 2008

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We have the technology.

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Dog electrocuted by lamppost

26th February 2008

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Poetic justice at its very best.

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Michelle Obama And The Rage Of A Privileged Class

26th February 2008

Steve Sailer is always worth reading.

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‘Horn tones’ let drivers customise their honk

26th February 2008

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Christ, first ring tones, now this.

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Danish wind turbine eats itself

26th February 2008

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It would be funnier if there were a bunch of endangered-species birds sitting around laughing themselves sick. But one can’t have everything.

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Doctor Silicon Sees Invisible Injuries

26th February 2008

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We have the technology.

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The economics of assassination might surprise you as much as they did Harvard’s Ben Olken.

26th February 2008

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And, then again, they might not. Economists do study some weird stuff.

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‘Great white shark killed my diving partner’

26th February 2008

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‘And all I got was this lousy T-shirt.’ C’mon, you were thinking it.

Yes, I am heartless. Thank you for noticing.

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280-megawatt solar plant headed to Arizona desert

26th February 2008

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And about time, too.

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Is There Such Thing as a True Sick Day Anymore?

26th February 2008

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Hey, if I’m working, it ain’t a sick day, even if I’m flat in bed with a fever.

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Yahoo Shareholders Sue Board for Golden Parachutes

26th February 2008

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I was wondering when someone would get around to doing that.

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U.K.: Hospital, female Muslim medics in standoff over hygiene rules

26th February 2008

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