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If I Were a Poor Black Kid

31st March 2012

Megan McArdle offers some perspective.

It’s still true: the mania to get more and more people into college is the brain child of people who think that school is fun, and that anyone who doesn’t go is being deprived of something like a trip to Disneyland packaged with a job guarantee.
Lots of people think school is rather miserable, and they wish to leave as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the “school is fun” crowd has made an education a virtual pre-requisite for a stable and well paying job in this century.  If you don’t like school, and aren’t good at it, what do you do?  Spend the rest of your life popping chicken tenders into the deep fry at Popeye’s?  Or deal drugs?

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Bacteria Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

31st March 2012

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Called Ralstonia eutropha H16, the bacterium uses electricity to fixate carbon dioxide into alcohols (which are merely carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen arranged in a different order). In theory the hydrogen atoms could be produced by solar panels, but for safety reasons the team instead created formic acid using electricity. The bacteria feasts on the formic acid to produce the combustible alcohol.

So much for global warming.

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Brain Wiring a No-Brainer? Scans Reveal Astonishingly Simple 3D Grid Structure

31st March 2012

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“Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain’s connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables — folding 2D sheets of parallel neuronal fibers that cross paths at right angles, like the warp and weft of a fabric,” explained Van Wedeen, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the Harvard Medical School. “This grid structure is continuous and consistent at all scales and across humans and other primate species.”

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How Much Do Taxes Add to the Cost of Goods and Services?

31st March 2012

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The goods and services highlighted are popular targets for revenue-hungry lawmakers who impose “sin” taxes and other punitive costs on products and industries. These discriminatory taxes, coupled with the costs companies shoulder under the current tax burden under federal, state and local governments, increase the costs of goods and services by an average of 41 percent.

In other words, of you like something that the Crust things you ought not to like, they’ll punish you for it financially.

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What Do Low-Income Communities Need?

31st March 2012

Megan McArdle points out that poor people are poor because they do things that poor people do.

Poor people are people who make decisions.  They are not a combination of circumstances that can be tweaked to make them stop acting like poor people.   They like babies and sleeping in for the same reasons you do.  And they are generally asked to give up those things in return for much less reward than the middle class people who cluck at them for their bad decisions.  (The poor and near poor face some of the highest marginal tax rates in the country due to loss of benefits.  For some reason, the GOP has not put much of its policymaking effort into rectifying this supply-side nightmare.)

 

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What Apple’s Supply Chain Says About US Manufacturing and Middle-Skill Training

31st March 2012

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Perhaps you thought the main reason was labor costs; Apple would have to pay American workers much more than the estimated $17 a day (or less) many Chinese workers at Foxconn make. That’s part of it, but “an enormously small part,” Duhigg told Glass.

Duhigg explained that, in terms of labor costs, producing the iPhone domestically would cost Apple an additional $10 (on the low end) to $65 (on the high end) more per phone. “Since Apple’s profits are often hundreds of dollars per phone, building domestically, in theory, would still give the company a healthy reward,” he wrote in the NYT piece.

Instead, what matters is Apple’s intricate Chinese supply chain.

In other words, even if Apple wanted to move manufacturing back to the U.S., they couldn’t get what they need.

Labor is almost insignificant. What is really important are supply chains and flexibility of factories. You want to be able to be located right next to the plant that makes the screws so that when you need a small change to that screw factory, you can go next door and say, “Give it to me in six hours,” and they can say, “Here you go.” Because if that factory was in another state or on another continent, it would take two weeks. It’s the flexibility within the Chinese manufacturing system, that’s what you can do in Asia that you can’t do in the United States.

You can’t make iPhones with gender-studies and communications majors.

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Iran Sending Assassins to Turkey to Hit Jewish, Israeli and Western Targets

31st March 2012

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Intelligence agencies are searching for members of a secret Iranian network of assassins under orders to attack Jewish, Israeli and Western targets in Turkey.

According to intelligence sources, the organisation behind the attack is known as Unit 400, a secret part of the al Quds Brigade, which falls under the direct command of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader.

And why not? After all, it’s not as if they were Muslims.

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

(Just sittin’ here on the bench, waiting for the Useful Idiots in the West to wake up….)

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Obama Kills Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years

30th March 2012

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The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell notes that a planned lease sale, which the administration cancelled last year, will now be put off until at least 2018.

Because, you know, it’s a really bad thing to be dependent on foreign oil, and anyway gas prices are just too high.

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12-Year-Old Indian Girl Forced to Beg in Streets by Father Because of Bad Grades

30th March 2012

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The U.S. equivalent would be putting Alicia Silverstone behind the drive-through window at McDonalds for 12 hours asking ‘You want fries with that.’

Of course, in the case of Alicia Silverstone, there are other employment opportunities available to her that would generate a lot more income in 12 hours than either McDonalds or good grades, If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do.

Released on bail, he told the police that he had not physically punished her for not doing well in school but merely wanted to teach her a lesson.

And did she?

The 12-year-old girl has been placed in a government child-welfare centre to help her overcome the trauma of her humiliating experience.

Yeah, the lesson she learned is that being a slacker means she’s a victim, and therefore entitled to sympathy and government support.

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13 Shot, 2 Dead in Chicago in Six Hours Thursday Night

30th March 2012

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The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.

One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 24.

This is, of course, the Congressional district of Bobby Rush, who was thrown out of the House for wearing a ‘hoodie’ in solidarity with young black thug innocent victim Trayvon Martin. Because, hey, just because some young black kid in a hoodie is wandering around in the rain across lawns in a neighborhood in which there have been a number of recent burglaries doesn’t mean he has evil intentions, ya know?

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Foxconn Workers Express Concern Over Reduced Overtime

30th March 2012

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In the wake of yesterday’s announcement from the Fair Labor Association that it had reached an agreement with Foxconn to reduce the maximum number of working hours for its employees at its Apple production facilities, Reuters reports that Foxconn workers are concerned about the move’s impact on their salaries.

‘Thank you, First World assholes, for cutting our incomes by a third. With friends like you, who needs enemies?’

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Osama bin Laden Fathered Four Children After 9/11 While on Run

30th March 2012

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Fathered four children while running? Color me impressed….

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Smitty Looks at Obamacare

30th March 2012

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The entitlement mentality has been bred. People demand health care from the government. The 57 states, unable to steal the way the Federal Reserve can, are not likely to fund the desired programs. Thus, the system fails upward. Progressives, who really want the Logan’s Run level of control present in Single Payer, are not unhappy about that result. It’s worth throwing a Solicitor General or two under the SCOTUS bus to get to Single Payer. A cost of doing business. It’s all for the cause, man: Holy Progress.

Short of major reform of the Federal Reserve, all the talk of returning to  constitutional government is just so much Tea Party dreaming. It’s ultimately about the frogskins ($).

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Afghan Policeman Kills 9 Sleeping Fellow Officers

30th March 2012

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When there aren’t any Jews or Americans handy, Muslims will quite cheerfully murder each other.

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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Britain’s Experience in Raising the Top Tax Rate

30th March 2012

Bruce Bartlett points out some inconvenient truth.

BLUF: People acted to minimize their tax liability, shifting income around and moving overseas. Funny how that works.

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New Study Proves Democrats Are From Volvo, Republicans Are From Truck

30th March 2012

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I can live with that.

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Shocker: Former President George H.W. Bush Backs Romney in GOP Race

30th March 2012

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I’m a RINO, you’re a RINO, he’s a RINO, she’s a RINO, wouldn’t you like to be a RINO too?

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Bad State Education Means More Fee-Paying Schools in Poor Countries

29th March 2012

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Despite a rapid rise in attendance since 2000, 72m school-age children across the world are still not in school, half of them in sub-Saharan Africa and a quarter in South and West Asia. The United Nations reckons it would cost $16 billion a year to get the remaining stragglers into class by 2015—one of its big development goals. Yet a free education is something that many parents will pay to avoid.

That’s because government-supplied education, like government-supplied health care, is more often than not crap. How many Congressmen or civil servants send their kids to D.C. public schools?

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Racial Beatdown In South Carolina

29th March 2012

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Thus far, media attention has been minimal. Were the situation reversed in terms of race, there is little doubt that the media attention would be significantly more intense.

Ya think?

 

 

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Killer: Jews My Target

29th March 2012

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The livery driver whose two-gun attack on a group of Hasidic students on the Brooklyn Bridge shocked the city 18 years ago has finally admitted that he targeted them because they were Jewish, The Post has learned.

Rashid Baz was convicted in 1995 of murdering Yeshiva student Ari Halberstam, 16, and trying to kill more than a dozen others in a van with a hail of bullets he fired on a Manhattan approach to the bridge on March 1, 1994.

Baz initially told cops he opened fire because of a traffic dispute. But in 2007 Baz finally confessed that he targeted his victims, tailing their van for about two miles before the shooting, an admission that had never been made public until now.

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

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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Parents of Murdered British Students Criticise Barack Obama

29th March 2012

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Well, that’s because the shooter was black — and the victims were white. Any son he had wouldn’t have looked (or, day we say, acted?) like James Cooper and James Kouzaris – we hope.

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UK Government Says No to Turbo E-Bike

29th March 2012

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The government today confirmed that an electrically powered bicycle, may not be sold in this country because its top speed exceeds legal limits.

The Turbo e-cycle’s US-based creator, Specialized, was all set to peddle its first battery-equipped bike in coming months across the EU. But with a top assisted speed of 28mph, it will not be permitted in the UK, it has emerged.

We’re from the government, and we’re here to help … so long as you go slowly.

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Muslim in Toulouse After Jihad Massacre: “We’re the victims in the story”

29th March 2012

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I mean, after all, we’re Muslims and you’re not. All this fuss over somebody shooting some Jews – What’s up with that?

The first thing that a Muslim immigrant gets when he lands in a non-Muslim country is a manual on How to Play the Victim While Doing What You Want.

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Which One is the ‘Black’ Girl?

29th March 2012

See if you can pick her out.

Ignore the Farah Fawcett wannabe.

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UK: Muslim Community Vilifies Mother for Reporting Imam’s Child Abuse

29th March 2012

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This kind of thing happens because in the eyes of many Muslims, the worst offense is to go against another Muslim. The community must hang together, no matter what, no matter who gets hurt. The same ethos prevails when it comes to jihad, which is one reason why we see so few Muslims standing up against jihad terror and Islamic supremacism. Even those who disapprove of these things tend to keep quiet.

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Learn to Pick Locks for Fun and an Increased Understanding of Security

29th March 2012

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Nudge nudge wink wink know what I mean?

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Multiculturalism: When Will the Sleeper Wake?

29th March 2012

John Derbyshire, Patron Saint of Dyspepsia, points out how ‘multiculturalism’ is the problem, not the solution.

In Europe and the Anglosphere, this is the Age of Multiculturalism—an age when the doctrine is so much taken for granted, at least by elite types such as the Mayor of London, editorial writers at The New York Times, and American generals, that it has seeped into the tissues and bones to the degree that contrary notions cannot be thought.

The thought that New York Times editorialists cannot think about anti-Semitic murders in Europe is that Jew-killing has nothing to do with “anti-immigrant political talk” or the “far right.” It is instead an activity favored, encouraged, and committed pretty exclusively by radical Muslims who have been admitted to Europe in ululating multitudes by the same lunatic multiculturalist immigration policies that gave London its riots.

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The Difference Between Us and Them

29th March 2012

In Britain, the chief criterion to qualify as Prime Minister is being able to line up enough votes in Parliament to pass a budget that gives the government the required funds to operate. If you can’t do that — or at least look as if you can — you won’t be Prime Minister, period.

In America, we don’t have that problem. President Obama’s budget didn’t get a single vote in Congress — not even from his own supposed supporters. But nobody gives a damn.

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The Tricorder Project

29th March 2012

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Because life is only good when it’s Star Trek good.

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‘Those Festering Stereotypes’

29th March 2012

The Other McCain does the big reveal.

 

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Man Claims Attack by Lion, Saved by a Bear

28th March 2012

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I am not making this up.

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Politics, Odors and Soap

28th March 2012

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Conservatives may not like liberals, but they seem to understand them. In contrast, many liberals find conservative voters not just wrong but also bewildering.

One academic study asked 2,000 Americans to fill out questionnaires about moral questions. In some cases, they were asked to fill them out as they thought a “typical liberal” or a “typical conservative” would respond.

Moderates and conservatives were adept at guessing how liberals would answer questions. Liberals, especially those who described themselves as “very liberal,” were least able to put themselves in the minds of their adversaries and guess how conservatives would answer.

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Back to the Future?

28th March 2012

Thomas Sowell looks at Wickard v. Fillburn. That was when the rot set in.

Once it was established that the federal government could regulate not only interstate commerce itself, but anything with any potential effect on interstate commerce, the Tenth Amendment’s limitations on the powers of the federal government virtually disappeared.

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Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics

28th March 2012

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It may seem surprising, but in this age where geographic mobility and instant communication have increased our exposure to people outside of our neighborhoods or towns, American regional dialects are pulling further apart from each other, rather than moving closer together. And renowned linguist William Labov thinks there’s a connection between political and linguistic segregation.

Are we moving toward an era where Americans will speak discernibly red versus blue accents? It’s hard to say. Social identities are complex, and can be defined along a number of different dimensions like class, race, or ethnicity. Not everyone feels that politics are a part of their core identity. But I suspect that political ideology may become an anchor for accents to the extent that large social groups collectively identify themselves by their political beliefs. According to Bill Bishop, author of The Big Sort, this is happening more and more as Americans voluntarily cluster themselves into homogenous, politically like-minded communities.

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UK: An elderly businessman has lost a High Court bid to prevent his wife and grown up children from being told that he is about to become the father of twins by his Russian mistress.

28th March 2012

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Oh, what treacherous webs we weave….

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A Day in the Life of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

28th March 2012

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National Something on a Stick Day

28th March 2012

Participate.

Hurry, before some drone in Congress makes it official.

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“Good Software Engineers Have Side Projects”

28th March 2012

Freeberg nails it once again.

Good software engineers almost always have side projects. In fact, those side projects are one of the reasons why they are good software engineers. The reason is simple: Good software engineering requires constant learning, and very few companies create a situation where all of that learning can occur on the job.

Technology, and software in particular, move incredibly fast. Today’s frameworks and tools are different than those of a year ago, and those are different still from those of five years ago. The details are ever-changing, requiring software engineers to be continually learning to stay afloat. At the same time, the techniques and practices that are used in software development, the deeper skills underlying the fast-moving surface, are consistent but require long and dedicated work to even begin to master.

IT is probably the first occupational field in the history of mankind in which what you knew five years ago is worthless today.

I will, of course, object to the term ‘software engineer’ — engineering is when you can get a predictable result from specified inputs, and I’ve never seen a software program (beyond the traditional ‘Hello, world!’ exercise) for which the actual outcome is reliably predictable.

Clue: There’s no need to ‘beta test’ bridges or dams or buildings.

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Inflatable Turbine Can Reach Stronger Winds 1,000 Feet in the Air

28th March 2012

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That ought to solve the ‘kill an endangered species for political correctness’ problem.

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Honoring Trayvon’s Memory

28th March 2012

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In a touching tribute to the slain Florida teen, Miami high schoolers looted their local Walgreens, because nothing says “rest in peace” or “you will be missed” like a swiped bag of chips.

Honor a thug by being a thug. Sounds about right.

Spike Lee showed his respects with an ineffectual attempt to incite harassment, or worse, of George Zimmerman. He tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman’s address. Turns out it wasn’t Zimmerman’s house at all, but rather the home of an elderly couple entirely unrelated to the “white hispanic.” Oh well — it’s the thought that counts!

Hey, they all look alike to Spike Lee.

Efforts to commodify and exploit Trayvon’s death and whatever meaning his brief life may have had proceed apace. His mother is trying to trademark her son’s nameand the Obama campaign store is pushing the hoodies.

As Rahm Emmanuel so famously said, ‘Never let a crisis go to waste.’

Pretty soon, defending yourself against black thugs will be classified as a hate crime.

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German Town Fears Loss of U.S. Army Base

28th March 2012

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In town, where almost every German has a relative who has married an American and moved to the United States over the six decades the base has been here, many talk of picking up stakes, too.

“I’m heading to Texas,” said Irmtraud Goettel, 64, who runs a hotel and open-pit barbecue restaurant with her husband. Longhorns are mounted above the bar, a reminder of her granddaughter, who’s about to graduate from college in the Lone Star State.

“You know what I do in Texas?” Goettel said. “I like to pop open a big can of Natural Light” — much better than German beer, she said — “sit on the back porch, fire up the grill.”

You’ll have to fight your way past the people moving from Michigan.

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“Youths Reciting Anti-Semitic Slogans” Beat Up 12-Year-Old Jewish Boy in Paris

28th March 2012

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Remember: “youths” is mainstream media code for Islamic supremacist thugs in France. Does anyone in France have the courage to stand up against Islamic antisemitism in that country?

Probably not.

Conspicuous by their absence: Any report of 12-year-old Muslim students getting beaten up, by anybody.

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Have Fun Out There

28th March 2012

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Busybodies of the World, Unite!

28th March 2012

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New York Times’ food columnist Mark Bittman praises Storms for raising the important question: “How do we regulate the consumption of dangerous foods? … The government isn’t doing its job,” he argues.

Bittman quotes Storms approvingly, “It’s just bad public policy to allow unfettered access to all kinds of food.”

God forbid you should do it your way rather than their way.

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Here We Go Again …

28th March 2012

Steve Sailer reviews recent controversies in the jump-to-conclusions press.

Just a week ago, the New York Times was explaining how the upcoming French election would be affected by how immigration-restrictionist talk had inspired that neo-Nazi to kill those Jewish kids in Toulouse.

Then, it was all about all the time how an evil white racist had hunted down and murdered in cold-blood cuddly 12-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The growing SPLCization of the prestige press is frightening. I realize that times are tough for everybody, and that the Southern Poverty Law Center has a gold-plated track record of piling up hundreds of millions of dollars via spreading fear and hate in the guise of fighting hate, so it’s not surprising that the national media is following the path the SPLC has pioneered. But this is scary stuff to play around with to make money.

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Western States Demand Feds Return Public Land Amid Clamor for More Drilling

28th March 2012

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Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, a Republican, signed a law several days ago that asks the federal government to return 20 million acres, which could be used to develop oil and other natural resources to bolster the state economy.

Good luck with that.

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Pro-life ‘October Baby’ Rejected by Major Studios, Blitzes Box Office

28th March 2012

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“I was shattered when I first learned about the story. I was moved and mesmerized. I wasn’t an activist, I was just someone who was shattered by the truth,” director Jon Erwin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “Here is our little film, small budget, in the top ten (at the box office). We are thrilled, blown away.”

“October Baby” follows the emotional journey of a young woman who learns that she was almost aborted, but at the last minute was instead given up for adoption. The film almost didn’t see the light of day.

You can’t stop the signal, Mal.

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The 12 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2012

27th March 2012

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Mother of Trayvon Martin Applies to Trademark Protest Chants

27th March 2012

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Because nothing says ‘entrepreneurial opportunity’ like a dead son.

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The ‘Electronic Skin’ Patches That Can Tell When You’re Ill

27th March 2012

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American researchers say the tiny patches, with tattoo-like sensors that wirelessly diagnose and treat health problems, can act as a person’s own internal doctor.

The “electronic skin” patches, about as a thick as a human hair, check a patient’s “vital signs” and transmits the data to a computer or mobile phone.

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