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Archive for October, 2008

Disease driven human evolution?

30th October 2008

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An experimental drug for diabetes dispenses insulin in response to glucose levels.

30th October 2008

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The first winner of a $1million a year for life scratchcard game was already a multimillionaire.

30th October 2008

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Police: Huffington Post Writer Stabbed Ex-Lover 220 Times With Screwdriver

30th October 2008

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A Huffington Post writer stabbed her former lover more than 200 times with a screwdriver and then tried to conceal the slaying, PalmBeachPost.com reported.

After committing the gruesome crime, Carol Anne Berger, an election correspondent for the Huffington Post, reported her former flame missing, then fatally shot herself a day later, police told the Web site.

Stuff like that doesn’t happen at National Review, I can tell you.

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California Homeowners Agree to Take Palin Effigy Down

30th October 2008

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Imagine — just imagine — what would have happened had that been an effigy of Barack Obama hanging by the neck there. Imagine the reactions in the press and on TV. There would have been no room left for the World Series, not even in Philadelphia.

Bias? What bias?

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Forthcoming fatwa to ban Yoga

29th October 2008

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I had not realized Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman is this stupid

29th October 2008

Steve Sailer is always worth reading.

From exchanging emails with him, I’ve known for a decade that Paul Krugman was an egomaniacal jerk, but he was always described as being intelligent. Yet, here are parts of a 1998 column he wrote in Slate that is just jaw-droppingly dumb. This is the kind of thinking that kept us from having the medium strong recession we deserved in 2001 after the Tech Bubble, instead, postponing it until a recession/depression of Biblical proportions arrives now.

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Pakistan: 17-year-old girl’s murder in land dispute covered up as “honor killing,” tribal council approves

29th October 2008

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Your future under Islam. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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Sanctify Your Life With Poison and Power Tools

29th October 2008

The Hog undergoes a change of life. Sort of.

I feel like God and gardening are all I write about these days. I guess it’s monotonous for a lot of people. Can’t seem to do anything about it, however.

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Joe Biden Lowers Barrier For Entry Into Upper Class

29th October 2008

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Apparently $150k a year is all it takes. Who knew?

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The Class of 1250

29th October 2008

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College life in the 13th century was no bed of roses.

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Brain Scans Of People Full Of Hate Show Uniqe Hate Signature

29th October 2008

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Whoa — better keep that away from Democrats. It could get ugly.

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A new type of silicon promises cheaper, more-sensitive light detectors.

29th October 2008

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EasyBloom USB stake sensor now shipping, plants celebrate

29th October 2008

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And garderners everywhere rejoice.

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NanoVibronix cleared to market ultrasonic painkiller PainShield MD

29th October 2008

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Landmark case gives hope to thousands held in slavery

29th October 2008

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In one of the most extraordinary episodes in African legal history, a panel of judges from Senegal, Mali and Togo will tomorrow issue a verdict expected to give fresh hope to more than 40,000 people being held as slaves in rural Niger and across the region.

Thought we’d gotten rid of slavery? Think again. Reminder: Islam has no problem with slavery. Saudi Arabia only abolished slavery (formally; it still exists informally) in the Beatles era.

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Iraq: “We are killed because we are Christians”

29th October 2008

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Reminder for the dimwitted: Islam is an oppressive totalitarian ideology with which no co-existence is possible.

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Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times

29th October 2008

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Nothing uncertain about these times; if you want to buy a gun, better do it before Barack becomes President.

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PA daily reports that Gaza residents are randomly calling American homes trying to convince Americans to support Barack Obama for president

29th October 2008

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

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Willie Sutton Goes to Harvard

29th October 2008

George Will takes a look at Democrats and education. “Leave no pot of money undipped.”

Washington is having a Willie Sutton Moment. Such moments occur when government, finding its revenue insufficient for its agenda, glimpses some money it does not control but would like to.

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Orcs are back in Lord of the Rings-inspired Born of Hope

29th October 2008

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Born of Hope is a prequel to the fantasy novels and tells the story of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King.

Could be good, could be bad.

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“Senator Tarzan”

29th October 2008

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I have to confess that the more I learn about black culture the less it makes any sense to me. I find the Japanese much easier to comprehend.

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UCLA Economists: Government Intervention Prolonged Great Depression

29th October 2008

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But, of course, being smarter than the average journalist, you already knew that.

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10 Years Of The DMCA: Time To Re-Examine The Premise

29th October 2008

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One of my big complaints with the law making process is that there’s no built-in process to make sure a law actually does what it’s intended to do. Thanks to the law of unintended consequences, quite frequently, laws do plenty of other stuff, but do little to accomplish their stated purpose. Since politicians just want to pass laws so they can tell voters about the laws they passed, there’s no real review process. So, as long as a Congress member can claim “I helped build houses/protect children/save jobs/etc.,” because of a law that is called the Build Houses Act/Protect Kids Act/Save Jobs Act, they’re happy — even if the law did nothing to actually build houses, protect kids or save jobs.

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Forget framing — it’s hypnosis!

29th October 2008

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OK, the stage is set for an epic confrontation: the libertarian medical wingnuts of Arizona against the New Age psychological moonbats of California, with Barack Obama in the middle of it all. Can the robocalls be far behind? News at 11:00.

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Hugo Chávez Versus Human Rights

29th October 2008

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On September 18, we released a report in Caracas that shows how President Hugo Chávez has undermined human rights guarantees in Venezuela. That night, we returned to our hotel and found around twenty Venezuelan security agents, some armed and in military uniform, awaiting us outside our rooms. They were accompanied by a man who announced—with no apparent sense of irony—that he was a government “human rights” official and that we were being expelled from the country.

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Obama’s 2001 “redistribution of wealth” radio interview

29th October 2008

Steve Sailer is on the case.

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Obama Supporter Approved Background Search on Joe the Plumber

29th October 2008

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

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Indonesian cleric under fire for marrying 12-year-old plans to marry more girls despite possible criminal charges

29th October 2008

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“According to the [12-year-old] girl’s parents and some witnesses, the marriage between Pujiono and her is valid according to religion (kawin siri), but it is not registered with the state.”

It’s clear which brand of law Pujiono is going with, after the example of Muhammad’s marriage to Aisha.

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A Day of Reckoning Dawns for Denizens of Hedge-Fund Heaven

29th October 2008

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Turns out that rich people are anxious about the economy. Who knew?

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Venezuela’s Chavez wants to jail rival

29th October 2008

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Of course — that’s what Marxist dictators do.

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Defaulting Latinos are voting for Obama

29th October 2008

Steve Sailer is on the case.

Bush and Rove bought Latino votes in 2004 with Other People’s Money. Bush’s Housing Bubble was, more than anything else, a Hispanic Housing Bubble, with total mortgage dollars for Hispanic homebuyers going up an incredible 691% from 1999 to 2006. And all that cash flowing for home loans and home equity loans, whether to Hispanics or others, paid for a lot of Hispanic construction and home improvement workers.

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How much of the Bubble was blown?

29th October 2008

Steve Sailer is always worth reading.

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What a Tax Lawyer Dug Up on ‘Dracula’

29th October 2008

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And, of course, no treatment of Dracula would be complete without reference to Fred Saberhagen’s re-interpretation (which actually makes more sense than Stoker’s).

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Conservatism’s Sunshine Patriots Will Never Live Down Their Collaboration With The Obama Campaign

29th October 2008

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Actually, they probably will. The venality of our political and journalistic class knows no bounds.

We have been treated in recent weeks to an unfortunate procession of people on the Right lending their assistance to Barack Obama against the Republican presidential ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin. These people should never be listened to or employed in any responsible or prominent position by anyone in the Republican Party or the conservative movement again.

That’s the theory. In practice, Republicans have never been as successful at holding grudges as Democrats.

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The Ikhwan Behind Bars

29th October 2008

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For those who want an “Islamic Reformation”: you’ve already got one, and the Muslim Brotherhood is it. Dedicated reformers blow themselves and innocent bystanders up almost every day in “Palestine”, Pakistan, India, London, and virtually every other place in the world that has a significant Muslim presence.

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Sarkozy Views Obama’s Stance on Iran ‘Utterly Immature,’ Media Mum

29th October 2008

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That’s because Obama’s foreign policy experience is exceeded by that of Captain Kangaroo.

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The end of the war on fat?

29th October 2008

Megan McArdle is confused.

I confess I still don’t understand why poverty is so increasingly linked with obesity.  The common explanation is to blame the paucity of excellent cheap grocery stores in urban neighborhoods. But poverty is not exclusively an inner city phenomenon; poor people in more rural areas share grocery stores with the rich.  Besides, while this explains the latitudinal data, it does not account for the longitudinal issue.  No one thinks that New York’s grocery stores, even in poor neighborhoods, have gotten worse since the 1970s; the evidence is that they’ve gotten better.  But the obesity rate has gotten much worse.

Uh, Megan, perhaps because the word doesn’t mean what you think it means? “Poverty” in the U.S. has come to mean “only one color TV” or “no high-speed broadband Internet”. This is not what people prior to the 1960s understood “poverty” to mean. “Poverty” means not knowing where your next meal is coming from. You don’t get fat on that kind of diet.

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Animal rights fanatic ‘planted home-made petrol bombs at Oxford university’, court hears

29th October 2008

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Throw them to the lions! Oh, wait….

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Iran Opens Naval Base Near Routes for Gulf Oil

29th October 2008

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I’d be more impressed if they had a Navy to put there.

“We have created a new defense front in the region,” the admiral was quoted as saying. “We are capable of preventing the entry of any enemy naval forces into the strategic Persian Gulf.”

He forgot to add “… for up to an hour.”

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Arctic blast turns large swathe of the UK white as London sees first October snowfall in 74 YEARS

29th October 2008

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Is AlGore in town?

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Name that Party

29th October 2008

FBI: Photos Show Massachusetts Lawmaker Stuffing Bribes in Bra.

I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked.

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Socialist Warning Signs

28th October 2008

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Be the first on your block to give way to your inner racist by recognizing that, yes, Obama is a socialist, and yes, he wants to take money from people who earned it and give it to people who didn’t.

A cartoon is worth a thousand words.

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Stuff White People Like #112 Hummus

28th October 2008

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When it comes to food, all white people are either allergic to/or have stopped eating everything you consider delicious.

And I certainly hope you bought the book.

You: “Let’s get Chinese food”
White Person #1: “Um, yeah, last time I was there I tried to ask the waitress if she prepared the pork dumplings in the same pot as the vegetable dumplings and I didn’t really get an answer that was concrete enough for me to feel comfortable eating there again.”

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Terminally Ill Denied Drugs for Life, But Can Opt for Suicide

28th October 2008

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The 64-year-old Oregon woman, whose lung cancer had been in remission, learned the disease had returned and would likely kill her. Her last hope was a $4,000-a-month drug that her doctor prescribed for her, but the insurance company refused to pay.

What the Oregon Health Plan did agree to cover, however, were drugs for a physician-assisted death. Those drugs would cost about $50.

Note that the insurance company is run by the state.

The state-run Oregon Health Plan generously paid for thousands of dollars worth of chemotherapy, radiation, a special bed and a wheelchair, according to Wagner.

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Mimicking Body Biosensors

28th October 2008

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Artificial antibodies could be used in cheap, field-ready toxin sensors.

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Driver follows sat-nav into lake

28th October 2008

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Think of it as evolution in action.

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Muslim Cleric Faces Possible Criminal Charges for Marrying 12-Year-Old Contest Winner

28th October 2008

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Your future under Islam. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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Iraqi Militant to Hang for Killing U.S. Soldiers

28th October 2008

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Justice comes to Iraq. Whoda thunkit?

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Effigy of Palin Hanging by Noose is Halloween Fun, Owner Says

28th October 2008

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And if you believe that one, he’ll tell you another one.

Imagine, if you can, the media firestorm had it been Joe Biden — or Barack Obama.

Bias? What bias?

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