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Archive for July, 2008

Retired nurse’s former employer denies her life saving cancer drug

30th July 2008

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This is what happens when you trust the government.

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Hopium helps you forget several unpleasant facts

30th July 2008

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New X-ray technique reveals colour of hidden van Gogh

30th July 2008

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We have the technology.

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Paper or Plastic: Either Way, You Pay

30th July 2008

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Yet another good reason not to live on the Left Coast.

Can we stop it with this “voluntary tax” nonsense already? If you put your groceries in an unapproved bag, the government forces you to pay the fee, so it’s not voluntary. By Conlin’s logic, sales tax also is voluntary (you don’t have to buy stuff), as are alcohol and tobacco taxes (you don’t have to drink or smoke), air travel taxes (you don’t have to fly), gas taxes (you don’t have to drive), property taxes (you don’t have to own a house), and income taxes (you don’t have to make money).

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Hitachi Starboard FX 77 Duo white board gets demoed on video

30th July 2008

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Male Saudi professor sentenced to 600 lashes and 8 months in jail, female student gets 350 lashes and 4 months in jail for “phone relationship”

30th July 2008

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Your life under Islam. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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Northern Minn. officers shoot bear with jar over head

30th July 2008

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Oh, no — they shot Winnie the Pooh.

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David Brooks as the Kinder, Gentler Steve Sailer

30th July 2008

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It’s all about Steve. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

As you know, my basic shtick is that, increasingly, specific government policies tend to matter less than the quantities and qualities of various populations. For example, Hong Kong became prosperous under free trade and laissez-faire, while Singapore became prosperous under protectionism and paternalism.

Thus, immigration policy is more central to the future of America than most of the controversies more welcome in the pages of the New York Times.

And he makes a good case for it. I’ve always said that there’s nothing wrong with New York that about a million ethnic Chinese wouldn’t cure.

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Ballooning priest’s body found in ocean off Brazil

30th July 2008

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Darwin Award.

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Jet pack unveiled by New Zealand inventor

30th July 2008

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Cool, yeah, but would you trust your life to one?

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Antigua honeymoon murder: Wife pleaded for help as husband was beaten

30th July 2008

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I guess that means “stay away from Antigua”.

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Supply and Demand, Prius Style

30th July 2008

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It’s not cheap, being green.

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The Art and Business of Tree-Climbing

30th July 2008

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Bet you didn’t know that there are people who climb trees professionally.

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How the American left feted and freed a Guantanamo inmate who then killed in Iraq.

30th July 2008

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Inside Professor Obama’s Classroom

30th July 2008

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Obama is really a rather garden-variety liberal. Makes one wonder what all the shouting is about.

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GOP Rep. Introduces Bill to Move GITMO Detainees to…SCOTUS Grounds

30th July 2008

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Now THAT’S comedy.

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Tiny $10 Microscope

30th July 2008

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Letting Students Drop a Question: A Big Mistake

30th July 2008

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An interesting perspective. The whole question of how to create a fair and effective examination is one which doesn’t appear to get a lot of serious thought.

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PETA Targets Military’s Use of Animals

30th July 2008

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Wouldn’t they be astonished if the military targeted them back?

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Research Journals Make It As Difficult As Possible To Openly Publish Gov’t Funded Research

30th July 2008

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German man has ‘world first’ double arm transplant

30th July 2008

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C’mon, folks, let’s give him a hand.

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Iran arrests 16 converts to Christianity

30th July 2008

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Dyslexic student challenges multiple choice exams

30th July 2008

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Of course. “I’m not defective. Your test is defective for being geared toward NORMAL PEOPLE.”

If someone were to shoot him, it would solve the whole problem.

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Missing gold-hunter survived on termites for days in Australian bush

30th July 2008

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Words fail me.

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All my Excuses are Looking Pretty Bad Now

29th July 2008

The Hog puts everything in perspective.

I especially like the idea of taking carbohydrates with you when you run. But I find that the wind keeps blowing the pizza box open.

And you can’t say any fairer than that.

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Alaska Sen. Stevens Accused Of Making False Statements

29th July 2008

The Wall Street Journal is just full of happy news today.

Sen. Stevens, 86 years old, has been dogged by a federal investigation into whether he pushed for fishing legislation that also benefited his son, an Alaska lobbyist. Authorities have also scrutinized his ties to a corrupt oil contractor who paid employees to renovate the senator’s home.

Unfortunately there isn’t any way to get back any of the billions of taxpayer dollars he’s wasted over the years. But at least we may see him go to jail. I’d pay money for that.

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Did Edwards’ VP chances take tabloid hit?

29th July 2008

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Well, I suppose I should be happy that Edwards got caught a la Clinton, but I’m not. People ought to behave themselves.

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Incredible Fish Armor Could Suit Soldiers

29th July 2008

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The Numbers Are In, Again – The Rich Pay More Than Their “Fair Share”

29th July 2008

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Not really news to anybody who pays attention, but that still leaves a lot of people.

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The Carbon Credit Scam and the Democratic Convention

29th July 2008

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The Democrats encouraged people to participate in carbon offsets. One of the programs listed was this wind turbine. It does not work. But, on the bright side, the school system is getting lots of money even though it cannot deliver its part of the offset.

Surprise: “Carbon credits” are all a scam. Let’s have a look at AlGore’s books, shall we?

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South Africa: fatwa against Aids being considered

29th July 2008

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I am not making this up.

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Israel braces for jihad terror attacks by recently freed Hamas prisoners

29th July 2008

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Guess their politicians are as stupid and short-sighted as ours.

Not a comfort.

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U.S. military: Iraqi detainees imposed sharia law on other prisoners

29th July 2008

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Not really “news”, but still.

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Gorillas hand-reared in Kent returned to wild in Africa

29th July 2008

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Wonder whether they asked the gorilla whether it wanted to go back to Africa. Probably not.

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Penn & Teller: Al Gore is an EPA — ‘Egregiously Pushy A**hole’

29th July 2008

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Yup, that’s about right.

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Iraqi Christians form militias to combat jihadist encroachment

29th July 2008

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Man blows up garage trying to make biodiesel

29th July 2008

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Good thing he wasn’t in Parliament. Then he could have blown up the economy trying to make biodiesel.

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Salinas the Californian town fighting gangs by fasting

29th July 2008

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Unfortunately, it would seem that they neglected the “and prayer” part.

It had never been designed to “take the place” of law enforcement but had served to “bring people together and raise consciousness,” he added.

Will all of the attempts to “raise consciousness” since that vile phrase was originated in the 60s, you’d think that there wasn’t any higher it could go.

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British professionals taught Indian etiquette

29th July 2008

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Apparently the problem is that they were behaving too much like Americans.

I can see the difficulty.

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McCain is a man of good character but no brains

29th July 2008

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And that, I think, about sums it up.

I wonder if I could have some bumper-stickers made up with that phrase. I bet I could sell a lot of them.

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Iranian hostage Royal Navy captain sacked

29th July 2008

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A pity they don’t still have keel-hauling.

But the Navy insisted that the dismissal was “absolutely not” related to the capture of 15 sailors and Royal Marines last year or to any personnel issues on board.

Too bad. He ought to have been dragged from his bridge in irons.

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Malaysia: sharia raid on tranvestite beauty pageant

29th July 2008

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One wonders when the Overclass in America will wake up to the fact that the poor oppessed Islamic masses would like nothing so much as to enslave them. It’s like watching a slow-motion train wreck.

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Official: Terrorists killed Christian teacher, planned to kill American

29th July 2008

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It’s from the Associated Press, so it must be true, right?

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40,000-year-old bear skeleton found in Scottish cave

29th July 2008

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No word on what tartan he was wearing.

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Exercise for 55 minutes, five times a week to lose weight

29th July 2008

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Let me know how that works out for you. I’ll be over here on the couch.

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As 200 G-Men Swarm, Cleveland Press ‘Forgets’ What Party Runs Cuyahoga County

29th July 2008

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Let’s play: Guess That Party!

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Midshipman Hornblower Comes Aboard

29th July 2008

The Hog comes late to the party, but finally arrives.

I know Hornblower is a fictional character, but it’s not unrealistic to emulate his virtues. They’re not superhuman.

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Flint, Mich., wants sponsors for police cameras

29th July 2008

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I am not making this up.

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Call for Chicago students to skip 1st school day

29th July 2008

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This is a definition of “community leader” that makes no sense to me. “You aren’t getting the resouces you need for an adequate education! So skip school!” This is like someone with high blood pressure protesting the cost of medication by … not taking it for a day.

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Family buys tank

29th July 2008

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Tell the truth — you’ve always wanted one.

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