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31st July 2010

Freeberg nails it once again. ‘Christian In Name Only’ is a beautiful term for a very ugly thing.

And he nails Anne Rice in passing:

One, she’s a revolving-door-slammer. And I think you know perfectly well what I mean by that. “I’m out” means a cessation of interest, and I would expect so accomplished a writer to string together some words more in keeping with her true sentiment. She’s not out. She seeks to use shame to shape and mold something into her way of thinking.

The other thing I don’t like is that it reminds me of Meghan McCain. Yes, I’m comparing a literary giant to a bubble head. Because it fits. Anne Rice is doing to Christianity precisely what McCain has been doing to the Republican party.

It is a destructive thing to say “I love this thing over here and want to be part of it…I think it’s just adorable…and so it disappoints me when it doesn’t tolerate everything like I think it should.” To require an object to tolerate everything, even things that are injurious to it, is destructive to that object. It really doesn’t matter if the destruction is intended or not. Everything cannot tolerate everything. That’s just the way the universe works.

Preach it, brother.

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Early Show Apologetic For Letting News Interfere With Coverage Of ‘Royal’ Clinton Wedding

31st July 2010

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Not really news, but a useful reminder. The Crust take care of their own.

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A Revolution Of the Mind

31st July 2010

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The Industrial Enlightenment put knowledge in the service of production, changing the course of history.

But only among those scum-sucking white people, so it can’t be any good, right? That’s why we need to cancel the Industrial Revolution and return to the days when everybody rode trains and ate local organic vegetables and stuff.

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Why Are Liberals So Miserable?

31st July 2010

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No wonder lefties are unhappy. They have a wrong view of human nature that sets them up for continual disappointment. That would be like a parent expecting two year olds to play nice and share toys. They don’t do it. Neither do nations squabbling over territory. Neither do countries fighting over fundamentally different ideals. Wanting peace doesn’t make peace happen. Wanting fairness often ends up creating unfairness (see Affirmative Action).

A leftist has all the panicked mission of a person struggling to Change The World Or Else. So, every generation has had a pseudo-religious substitute whether it be the next Ice Age, Ebola, HIV, or now, Global Warming aka Climate Change aka Gaia be pissed.

When it all depends on you, the anxiety must be nearly impossible to bear. And then, when the leftist has it all–all branches of government–in their very grasp; and for the elected officials to fail at stopping war and famine and general unfairness and badness, it’s so defeating and misery-inducing.

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Pants Are Hard, Yo

31st July 2010

An Informative Chart.

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FBI Files Reveal Historian Howard Zinn Lied to Hide CPUSA Membership

31st July 2010

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

Tell the truth: You’ve never heard of Howard Zinn, have you? Trust me, you didn’t miss anything.

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Pakistan cancels visit to Britain over Cameron terror comments

31st July 2010

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Pakistan’s intelligence agency has cancelled planned talks with security experts in Britain following David Cameron’s claim that elements within the country are promoting the export of terror, it is reported.

Sounds like a win-win to me.

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It’s About Sharia

31st July 2010

Andy McCarthy lays it out.

The 2010 midterms have not happened yet, but the 2012 campaign is under way. For that we can thank Newt Gingrich. Not because Gingrich is a candidate, though he almost certainly is. And not because he can win, because that is by no means certain. We should thank Gingrich because he has crystallized the essence  of our national-security challenge. Henceforth, there should be no place to hide for any candidate, including any incumbent. The question will be: Where do you stand on sharia?

The former speaker of the House gets the war on terror. For one thing, he refuses to call it the “war on terror,” which should be the entry-level requirement for any politician who wants to influence how we wage it. Gingrich grasps that there is an enemy here and that it is a mortal threat to freedom. He knows that if we are to remain a free people, it is an enemy we must defeat. That enemy is Islamism, and its operatives — whether they come as terrorists or stealth saboteurs — are the purveyors of sharia, Islam’s authoritarian legal and political system.

The single purpose of this jihad is the imposition of sharia. On that score, Gingrich made two points of surpassing importance. First, some Islamists employ mass-murder attacks while others prefer a gradual march through our institutions — our legal, political, academic,  and financial systems, as well as our broader culture; the goal of both, though, is the same. The stealth Islamists occasionally feign outrage at the terrorists, but their quarrel is over methodology and pace. Both camps covet the same outcome.

Second, that outcome is the death of freedom. In Islamist ideology, sharia is deemed to be the necessary precondition for Islamicizing a society — for Islam is not merely a religious doctrine, but a comprehensive socio-economic and political system. As the former speaker elaborated, sharia embodies principles and punishments that are abhorrent to Western values. Indeed, its foundational premise is anti-American, holding that we are not free people at liberty to govern ourselves irrespective of any theocratic code, that people are instead beholden to the Islamic state, which is divinely enjoined to impose Allah’s laws.

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Global Warming and Immigration

31st July 2010

Steve Sailer connects the dots.

The population of the U.S. in 1980 was 227 million. In 2050, the Census Bureau forecasts it will be 439 million, with most of that growth due to immigration. By 2050, immigration will have made the U.S. about 150 million people more populous, or about 55% more. Thus, to reduce U.S. carbon emissions to any particular level, per capita emissions will have to be reduced about 35% more than if there had been no immigration.
And it’s not as if global emissions would be the same. People move to the U.S. from the Third World so they can afford a car, air conditioning, and the like. One plausible estimate is that Mexican immigrants emit four times as much carbon in the U.S. than if they had stayed home.

One of the most amusing aspects of Progressivism is that it includes a bizarre amalgam of special-interest groups whose positions are incompatible; the double-think required to get them all marching in the same direction toward the New World Order is one of the most amazing achievements of the Crust.

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Maxine Waters will have what Charlie Rangel’s having.

31st July 2010

Moe Lane turns over a Really Big Rock.

DEMOCRATS DO NOT DRAIN SWAMPS.  That’s because swamps are wetlands, and thus must be protected by the full power of the federal government.

The Crust take care of their own.

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Al Gore will not be prosecuted over masseuse allegations

31st July 2010

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

The Crust take care of their own.

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Pakistan: 5 Christians shot to death coming out of church following threats from “banned” jihadist groups

31st July 2010

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

Yet substitute ‘Negroes’ for ‘Christians’ and ‘Alabama’ for ‘Pakistan’, and the ACLU would be right on the case.

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This Week at War: Pakistan Is Winning the War in Afghanistan

31st July 2010

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The United States cannot achieve its goals in Afghanistan while the Afghan Taliban’s sanctuaries in Pakistan remain open. The Pakistani government refuses to close or even isolate those sanctuaries. Yet the massive U.S. foreign-assistance pipeline to Pakistan remains open. Why?

Because we have a government run by Charlie Browns. ‘Hold that football, Lucy! This time for sure!’

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Women ‘view modesty as sign of weakness’

31st July 2010

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Women are attracted to macho men and see modesty as a sign of evolutionary weakness, a study has shown.

Oh, as if anybody cares what they think….

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Ownership Subsidies: Dream Homes or Disasters?

31st July 2010

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For those of us in the 18-30 demographic who work in fairly mobile industries, home ownership isn’t necessarily as big a hindrance as Florida suggests. There are people like me who work in volatile industries and simply can’t be tied down to one city, but we’re in the minority. For the majority, it really depends on the location. If your home is within commuting range of a major city, it should be possible to find work in your field without uprooting.

But jobs come before home ownership in order of priority. In a scenario where state and local governments create a fiscal climate inhospitable to economic growth, rather than chase cheap housing, people migrate to the strongest economic region (for example, the Sunbelt).

While home ownership isn’t going to be obsolete any time soon, in decaying cities like Detroit and Buffalo, and in towns far from urban centers, it can be a major hindrance to finding a job. Home owners invest a large amount of their net worth in their homes, and it becomes difficult to simply abandon unsellable homes and pay rent in a new city, though this does happen. There are roughly 90,000 abandoned homes in Detroit alone. Old manufacturing and resource town centers are especially vulnerable, since their economies typically lack the diversity to attract new employment opportunities. This isn’t a fault of government policy, but an unavoidable economic reality.

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Was Shirley Sherrod Fired from USDA for Other Reasons Than Race Speech?

31st July 2010

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As for Sherrod’s role in the case, the farm cooperative owned by her and her husband was awarded a $13 million settlement last year, shortly before she was appointed to her post at the USDA. In addition, each of the Sherrods was paid over $150,000 for their “pain and suffering” – more than triple what was given to any other farmer, total.

As San Francisco Chronicle columnist Willie Brown wrote  on Sunday, “you don’t fire someone without at least hearing their side of the story unless you want them gone in the first place.”

It’s that old Culture of Corruption that Nancy Pelosi is always … oh, wait, I did that one already.

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Strickland, Fisher cronies/donors indicted.

31st July 2010

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OK, this one is going to require a bit of background.  Short version: Ohio courts have just indicted a bunch of Democrats – some of whom have links to both Governor Strickland (D-OH) and Lt Governor Fisher (D-OH) – in a complicated real estate corruption case.  The word ‘tendrils’ comes to mind: stick around and you’ll see why.

Well, there’s that old Culture of Corruption that Nancy Pelosi is always on about. Of course, she’s talking about the Republicans, but, funny thing, the people getting indicted somehow all turn out to be Democrats. I guess it’s the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy that Hillary’s always on about. Knew the Republicans had to be in there somewhere.

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Cheaper, Better Satellites Made From Cell Phones and Toys

30th July 2010

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The smart phone in your pocket has about 120 times more computing power than the average satellite, which has the equivalent of a 1984-era computer inside.

“You can go to Walmart and buy toys that work better than satellites did 20 years ago,” said NASA physicist Chris Boshuizen. “And your cell phone is really a $500 robot in your pocket that can’t get around. A lot of the real innovation now happens in entertainment and cell phone technology, and NASA should be going forward with their stuff.”

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The Detroit Money Pit

30th July 2010

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President Obama is touting the success of his administration’s bailout of the Detroit automakers. But this victory lap is like the woman who boasted to her friend that she made her husband a millionaire. When the friend asked what her husband had been before, she answered, “a billionaire.”

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Woman arrested for swearing at yobs

30th July 2010

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A woman was arrested and hauled to court for swearing at a group of youths after a brick was thrown through her window.

  1. Thank God you don’t live in Britain.
  2. Without eternal vigilance, it could happen here. Probably in California.

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House investigators back Rangel reprimand

30th July 2010

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

A Republican would have been forced to resign and possibly sent to jail. A member of the (Un)Democratic Party, however, gets told he’s a naughty boy and told not to do it again.

‘Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.’

Rangel Faces Wet Noodle of Justice

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Cargo-Cult ‘Christians’

30th July 2010

In order to be a Christian:

1. It’s not enough to call yourself a Christian, any more than calling yourself a Navy SEAL or a Congressman makes you one.

2. It’s not enough to talk like you think a Christian ought to talk, if you’re not saying the same things that real Christians are saying (and have said for two thousand years).

3. It’s not enough to believe what you think Christ wants you to believe if that’s not what the people who were taught by Christ  believe.

4. It’s not enough to dress up like a Christian, as the Episcopal Church is demonstrating in painful detail.

5. It’s not enough to ‘be a Christian in your own way’ if your way is not His Way.

6. It’s not enough to pick and choose your beliefs from what you happen to like among the variety of tasty offerings, like ingredients at a salad bar.

Just like creating a simulacrum of an airfield with a mock control tower and fake hangers won’t bring you any cargo, so creating a crude parody of Christianity that kinda sorta looks like Christianity if you close your eyes and wish real hard won’t bring you any salvation.

Read the New Testament. It was written by people who either knew Christ in the flesh or were taught by those who knew Christ in the flesh. Accept that they know about being Christian than you possibly ever could. If what you believe is inconsistent with what was taught by people who knew Christ or were taught by those who knew Christ, then you aren’t a Christian, and you’re not fooling anybody but yourself.

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Anne Rice: Follower of Christ Quits Christianity … On Facebook

30th July 2010

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Ann Rice is as boring as her books. Just from reading what she said, it’s clear that she was never really a Christian in any legitimate sense.

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Answering Eugene Debs

30th July 2010

Stanley Kurtz talks slowly and uses small words in an attempt to get through.

Two years of research into Obama’s past forced me to change my mind. The truth is that Obama’s political rise is so profoundly enmeshed in a decidedly (if often stealthily) socialist world that the issue simply must be addressed. Radical-in-Chief is no mere rehash of my writings during the campaign. Overwhelmingly, it consists of new evidence, all of which forces us to explore the little-known world of post-1960?s American socialism. Organized American socialism may have limited public influence in the country at large (although its behind-the-scenes role is significantly greater than is generally realized), but it had an immense impact on the political development of Barack Obama. That is what I have discovered.

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A time of war, a time of peace

30th July 2010

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This Time cover has led to much consternation on the internet. Most of the outrage isn’t over the image but, rather, the headline. Still, the image itself is shocking. It depicts Aisha, an 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by the Taliban to have her nose and ears cut off after she fled her abusive in-laws.

A potent reminder of what sort of people our enemies are. ISLAM IS AN OPPRESSIVE TOTALITARIAN IDEOLOGY WITH WHICH NO CO-EXISTENCE IS POSSIBLE. Remember that every day of your life, or you (and your family) will wind up like Aisha.

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The BP Shakedown: Paying Off The Democrats’ Mistakes

30th July 2010

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Second, if BP was solely bowing to political pressure by assisting people it’s harmed, that would be one thing. But what it’s doing here is assisting people the Democrats have harmed, by a moratorium on offshore drilling by companies other than BP. In other words, the Democrats have used the leverage of fear of government to get BP to pay to cover up the damage caused by their own policies.

Third, consider this dynamic in the context of the vastness of BP (the company’s size is the only reason it hasn’t been run out of business by the spill). Other oil companies are big, too, but not everyone in the industry is on the same scale as BP, and equally able to buy off an angry government or weather the storm of the moratorium. This entire process of shaking down companies for political favor is designed with large corporations in mind – if you’re a smaller business, you’re not worth shaking down (or can’t afford the extra burdens of unionized workforces and heavy regulatory obligations on top of paying off politicians) and can be left to whither on the vine as collateral damage of insane economic policy.

That’s the way the Crust works, boys and girls.

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Concept maps vs. mind maps

30th July 2010

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The modern world is a flood of information. Key skills are being able to sort it and being able to organize it so that you can lay your hands on it later when you need it. Mind maps are a useful tool in that regard; I had never heard of the term ‘concept maps’, but it makes a great deal of sense.

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North Korean football team shamed in six-hour public inquiry over World Cup

30th July 2010

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A useful reminder of what Communism is like on the ground.

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A Crisis Gone to Waste

30th July 2010

Jonah Goldberg rubs his hands a little.

Just a few weeks ago, the Gulf oil spill was a turning point for America. It was precisely the providential prodding Americans needed to wean ourselves from the diabolic goo that runs our cars, heats our homes, and forms the plastic that makes the G.I. Joe with the kung-fu grip possible. While President Obama seemed to dither, the anointed consciences of American life combusted with frustration and rage. New York Times columnist Frank Rich fretted that if the spill continued much longer, not only might this calamity be worse than Katrina (and that’s saying something, given that, according to Rich’s theology, Katrina was an eschatological catastrophe on par with the Biblical flood), and not only might it “wreck the ecology of a region,” it could also — shudder — “capsize the principal mission of the Obama presidency.”

But now it increasingly appears that “the worst environmental disaster in American history” wasn’t all that bad. Yes, the loss of human life was tragic, and the loss of animal life was regrettable — but it also wasn’t that dramatic. Some birds were oiled and died, always a sad sight. But according to Time, the number of birds killed is — so far — less than 1 percent of the avian casualties of the Exxon Valdez. And to date, only three oiled mammal carcasses have been recovered. Three.

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A Democrat Goes into a Psychiatrist’s Office

30th July 2010

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Come in. Make yourself comfortable. What’s that? You’re a congressional Democrat? You voted to triple the national debt; destroy a health-care system that an overwhelming majority of Americans were happy with in a way that creates a massive and infinitely complex new entitlement; bail out the banks and auto companies; and “stimulate” the economy with an $862 billion boondoggle that hasn’t created a single private-sector job? Your president is suing the state of Arizona for having the effrontery to enforce a law he wishes not to enforce (though he does have the constitutional responsibility to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed”)? The war in Afghanistan is not going well? The president’s approval ratings are under water? Congress’s approval ratings are running even with Mel Gibson’s? Naturally you’re upset.

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The Enablers of Charlie Rangel

30th July 2010

Michelle Malkin connects the dots.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the world’s worst cleaning lady. How has she fulfilled her vaunted promise to “drain the swamp” and preside over the “most ethical Congress in history”? By shrugging her shoulders, downplaying the gravity of myriad ethics charges against corruptocrat Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel and waiting for the “political chips” to “fall where they may.” Imagine a custodial service that fixed toilet clogs by letting the overflowing waste and polluted waters “fall where they may.”

Bush-whack all you want. The Rangel stench is overwhelming. Along the way, Rangel has obstructed House investigators, failed to produce documents and refused settlement offers — prompting House ethics investigative subcommittee member Rep. Jo Bonner (R., Ala.), to reject the Rangel-as-victim narrative. Misfortune didn’t befall Rangel. He chose his path. While bleeding-heart lefties in the media, like the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, mourn entrenched incumbent Rangel’s sudden fall (he “took 36 years to climb to the top, only to lose it all in an instant”), there is nothing sudden about the entitlement sclerosis that took hold of his career.

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N.J. High Court to Review Drunken Drivers’ Right to Sue Bars That Served Them

30th July 2010

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State insurance law bars them from bringing personal injury claims against other drivers, but the court has never ruled on whether that statute takes precedence over the dram shop act, which makes liquor establishments liable for serving visibly intoxicated patrons.

In April, the Appellate Division held that it does not, finding no intent by the Legislature to immunize tavern owners — and strong public policy reasons against such a result.

The headline says it all. I love the way courts feel entitled to decide what ‘public policy’ is; foolish me, I thought that was the job of the legislature.

Pretty soon the only bars in New Jersey will be fronts for the Mafia, because nobody would be so foolish as to sue them.

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Law and Disorder

30th July 2010

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When judges won’t enforce the law, then people start helping themselves to protect their rights and safety. I don’t think that’s a road that the government wants to go down.

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Persistent Persecution

30th July 2010

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The Army investigated the incident and concluded that the soldiers had acted properly. Nevertheless, twice in the last seven years, Spain’s Supreme Court has overruled the National Court’s decision to drop the matter, and has ordered the National Court to pursue Sgt. Thomas Gibson, the tank sergeant who fired the shell, Captain Philip Wolford, who ordered the attack, and commanding officer Colonel Philip deCamp. What does Spain have to do with the 2003 incident? Absolutely nothing, but that country has assumed authority to pursue politically-motivated persecutions of anyone, anywhere in the world.

And Spain is considered an ally. Did we have a Real Government, it would put the hurts on Spain until it quit this horseshit. Unfortunately, all we have is a bunch of tax-and-spend kleptocrats. Sheesh.

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Wikileaks Afghanistan: Taliban ‘hunting down informants’

30th July 2010

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In an interview with Channel 4 News, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said they were studying and investigating the report, adding “If they are US spies, then we know how to punish them.”

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

Whatever else he may be, Julian Assange is an enemy of the United States, and ought to be treated accordingly. If he had insulted Mohammed, he’d be dead already; unfortunately, the CIA is incompetent and the President is an arrested adolescent.

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When phones are too big for pockets

30th July 2010

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I have seen Veronica Belmont’s pants. I must confess I had a hard time focusing on the cell phone.

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If Calvin Took Ritalin (A Tragedy In Four Panels)

30th July 2010

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The end of the mouse…and keyboard

30th July 2010

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The laptop signaled the end of the mouse. The iPhone and Android signal the end of the desktop. Swype signals the end of the keyboard. Just to prove the point, I wrote this post on my Android phone using Swype. No mouse or keyboard. The future is here.

We have the technology.

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Ancient Greek ‘to be taught in state schools’

29th July 2010

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The move follows the successful introduction of Latin to dozens of state primaries in England.

Sometimes the old ways are best.

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Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 Pakistanis view US as enemy

29th July 2010

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Would that the feeling were reciprocated — our civilization might have a chance to survive the next 100 years.

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Andy’s Most Useful Knots

29th July 2010

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Don’t say we never have useful stuff here.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that there was an International Guild of Knot Tyers.

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Why Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men

29th July 2010

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That’s not really the question. The question is, why do beautiful women marry butt-ugly men? They can’t all be rich. Nothing is more common than seeing some really hot college-age babe walking around with a guy who doesn’t appear to have either showered or done laundry lately, much less combed his hair, and who doesn’t look as if he could pick his nose and scratch his butt at the same time but would be more than willing to try.

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Why Doesn’t Job Retraining Work?

29th July 2010

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UN declares clean water a ‘fundamental human right’

29th July 2010

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The U.N. is such a joke, I don’t see why anybody wastes bandwidth on them any more.

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Genome Surprise: Guinea Pigs Have Ebola

29th July 2010

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The ebola virus is one of the nastiest pathogens known to man. It corrodes blood vessels and stops clotting, leaving most of its human victims bleeding to death through their pores. And guinea pigs — along with opossums, wallabies and insect-eating bats — have it in their genes.

There’s a scary thought.

Common viruses, better known as retroviruses, insert their DNA into the genomes of infected cells. They hijack its function and, should the cell survive, leave pieces of themselves behind. Retroviral leftovers have accumulated for hundreds of millions of years in animal genomes; they account for about 8 percent of the human.

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Garbage In, Money Out

29th July 2010

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The climate modeling approach is so similar to that used by the CEA to score the stimulus that there is even a climate equivalent to the multiplier found in macro-economic models. In climate models, small amounts of warming from man-made CO2 are multiplied many-fold to catastrophic levels by hypothetical positive feedbacks, in the same way that the first-order effects of government spending  are multiplied in Keynesian economic models. In both cases, while these multipliers are the single most important drivers of the models’ results, they also tend to be the most controversial assumptions. In an odd parallel, you can find both stimulus and climate debates arguing whether their multiplier is above or below one.

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Helping Joints Regrow Themselves

29th July 2010

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Today’s titanium replacement joints work very well for 10 to 15 years, but replacing them after they’ve worn out is a challenge for both patient and surgeon. A team of researchers from Columbia University proposes a way around that problem: by implanting a scaffold that encourages the patient’s own stem cells to regrow the joint.

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Indian lecturer barred from teaching by students for refusing burka

29th July 2010

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Muslims: It’s their way or the highway.

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White Hipster Beaten by Black Teen: ‘Shouldn’t Be Listening to Rap Music’

29th July 2010

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Works for me.

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The Amish Population Boom

29th July 2010

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OMG! We’re going to be overrun by self-reliant, hardworking pacifists!

Somehow I can’t bring myself to see that as a problem.

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