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Liquifying the Dead Comes to New England

27th March 2012

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The Lovecraft tradition carries on.

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Egypt: Muslim Cleric Calls for Implementation of Sharia Punishments: Crucifixion and Amputation

27th March 2012

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I guess the Egyptians were feeling neglected.

He is referring to Qur’an 5:33: “This is the recompense of those who fight against God and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.”

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Syria: Muslim Cleric Says It Is Permissible to Kill Alawite Women and Children

27th March 2012

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After all, they aren’t real Muslims, and if they aren’t real Muslims, then real Muslims can kill them with impunity.

No one will pay any attention to this. But just imagine if this were a Christian cleric saying it was permissible to kill Muslim women and children. Imagine if it were any kind of non-Muslim cleric saying it was permissible to kill anyone. But when it comes to Muslims, people are so used to Muslim clerics calling for murder that they don’t even stop to notice. The real problem is “Islamophobia,” doncha know.

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Former Dean of Islamic Law at Saudi University Says Islamic Law Permits Possession of Slaves

27th March 2012

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Muhammad owned slaves, and the Qur’an takes the existence of slavery for granted, even as it enjoins the freeing of slaves under certain circumstances, such as the breaking of an oath: “Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom” (5:89).

But while the freeing of a slave or two here and there is encouraged, the institution itself is never questioned. The Qur’an even gives a man permission to have sexual relations with his slave girls as well as with his wives: “The believers must (eventually) win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their case) they are free from blame…” (23:1-6). A Muslim is not to have sexual relations with a woman who is married to someone else – except a slave girl: “And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you” (4:24).

Slavery is still practiced more or less openly today in Sudan and Mauritania, and there is evidence that slavery still continues beneath the surface in some majority-Muslim countries as well — notably Saudi Arabia, the home of Dr. Saud Al-Fanisan, which only abolished slavery in 1962, Yemen and Oman, both of which ended legal slavery in 1970, and Niger, which didn’t abolish slavery until 2004. In Niger, the ban is widely ignored, and according to a Nigerian study, as many as one million people remain in bondage there.

And Muslims were on the African end of the slave trade for which Americans get so much grief even today, which makes the popularity of Islam among black Americans both ironic and amazingly ignorant.

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Cash for Access: Donate for Dinner With Barack Obama

27th March 2012

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What a guy! With Clinton, you only got coffee.

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‘Compost bomb’ Is Latest Climate Change ‘Tipping Point’

27th March 2012

Sky falling. Film at 11. Women and minorities hardest hit.

Hey, tenure (and funding) doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

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One Drug to Shrink All Tumors

27th March 2012

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A single drug can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, researchers have found. The treatment, an antibody that blocks a “do not eat” signal normally displayed on tumor cells, coaxes the immune system to destroy the cancer cells.

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Death by Diva?

27th March 2012

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How many suicides will we blame on Lady Gaga years from now?

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The Elephant on the Tube

27th March 2012

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He saw people stare, but he looked right through them. His mind was on something satisfying. A distant thought made him smile. The bands on his right wrist read “Parachute Regiment” and “Walking With The Wounded.” His T-shirt had a whisky sponsor’s name on it and his left arm wasn’t there. I could see the stump covered in a white sock reflected on the opposite window.

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Attention to Detail

27th March 2012

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Figured I’d drop this in here just to confuse people.

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The Solitary Bliss of Life as an Introvert

26th March 2012

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Except when extroverts are around — if we could get them to STFU, everything would be fine.

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Refrigerator Magnet Lets You Order a Pizza in One Tap

26th March 2012

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Called the VIP Fridge Magnet, the pizza box-shaped magnet is connected to Red Tomato Pizza in Dubai. The magnet is preset to order a pizza online and is connected to the Internet via the Bluetooth connection on a smartphone. Red Tomato Pizza then sends a confirmation text and delivers the pizza soon after. You can also update your pizza selection online at any time.

We have the technology. (Didn’t know that pizza was halal.)

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Designer Degrees

26th March 2012

Scott Adams has a great, if naive, idea.

Forget college degrees. What the world needs is Designer Degrees. A Designer Degree is a certification that a student has completed a series of classes specified by a particular designer. Let’s say the designers are successful and respected people, such as Warren Buffett. The idea is that a designer would publish a set of classes that he or she considers most useful for any newcomer to the field in which the designer is an expert.

Unfortunately, we already have those — in fields for which there is no employment demand, like ‘gender studies’ and ‘queer studies’ and similar wankery. The ‘designers’ in question are fashionable academics, typically Non-Asian Minorities, and their sycophants on the faculties of Universities You’ve Heard Of.

And, considering how many silly ideas regarding taxation Warren Buffett has emitted in the last few years, I doubt that any sensible employer would consider a ‘Warren Buffett Business Degree’ preferable to the regular type — and I can’t see any of the academic degree-granting gatekeepers putting that sort of power in the hands of someone who isn’t a Member of the Club.

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School Contractor Fired for Pro-Walker Bumper Sticker

26th March 2012

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According to information obtained by Belling, a custodian working for a private contractor at Whitewater (Wisconsin) High School was recently fired by her employer after two school employees, including the supervisor of custodians, demanded that she remove a pro-Scott Walker sign from her car and she refused.

Free speech my ass; you cross the Organization, they hurt you.

A quick drive through any Wisconsin school parking lot will reveal dozens of “recall Walker” bumper stickers. Nobody is demanding that the owners of those vehicles lose their jobs.

Look for … the Union label ….

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What You Get for Ivy League Tuition

26th March 2012

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Nothing related to academics, of course.

Harvard’s renovation plans for its residential houses where undergraduates live include “flat-screen televisions” for student rooms, “courtesy of Harvard,” the Harvard Crimson reports. Also, “wall jacks for students to connect their gaming systems and computers to the television screen.”

 

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Passwords and Interviews

26th March 2012

Mike Loukides at O’Reilly makes a good point.

Two words: social engineering.

If a candidate proves that he’ll give out his password in an interview, hasn’t he proven that he’ll give out his password in other situations? Hasn’t he proven that he’s fundamentally unreliable, fundamentally unable to keep secret information secret?

I can see one, and only one, reason for asking for a password in an interview: as an underhanded way to weed out candidates who are unfit for any job requiring any serious responsibility. As soon as a candidate gives you the password, the interview’s over, and “don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

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Administration Staffers Head Out the Revolving Door

26th March 2012

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The Crust takes care of its own. The British have a great phrase for it: ‘Jobs for the Boys’ … or, in this case, ‘Jobs for the Boys and Girls’.

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What If the Left Threw a Race War, and No One Came?

26th March 2012

The Other McCain looks at Florida.

The coverage on the local news has been at saturation level. Do any right-thinking people not grasp that the media frenzy has nothing whatsoever to do with justice, and everything to do with power?

When #OccupyResoluteDesk said “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon” he owned this whole thing. Should further violence be piled upon violence, Obama is culpable.

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How Cooperation Can Slow Emergency Evacuations

26th March 2012

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Want to get out of a burning building but can’t see an exit? Don’t follow the crowd, say complexity scientists who have modelled the behaviour of mass evacuations.

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Brickbat: Gun Control

26th March 2012

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New York City’s Consumer Affairs office fined Jamal Ahmad $30,000 after they found a 99 cent store he owned carried toy sheriff’s sets with fake handguns. Although the guns had bright orange tips, officials say they violate a city ordinance barring the sale of realistic-looking toy guns.

Too bad there isn’t any law barring the pretense that New York City bureaucrats have realistic-looking brains.

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Smartpet, a Robot Dog With an iPhone for a Face

26th March 2012

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We have the technology.

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Belgium: Nude Modelling Shoot Held Inside Ghent Court of Justice

26th March 2012

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The man accused of organising the photo shoot is named only as Frank P, who has a key to the building because he is clerk of the prosecution. According to the Het Nieuwsblad newspaper, the official was also the “house photographer” for the Ghent courthouse.

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Nato Service Members Killed by Afghan Soldier Inside British Base

26th March 2012

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Turns out there have been 15 such casualties since the year started.

Let’s see how long it takes President Karzai to apologize.

Let’s see how much financial compensation the Afghan government offers to the family members.

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

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Attention Shoppers! Saudi Man Divorces Wife Over Mall Loudspeaker

26th March 2012

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One consistent hallmark of abusive laws is that they lend themselves to new abuses limited only by a spiteful imagination (see also: Pakistan’s blasphemy law).

And the feminists say [chirp] [chirp] [chirp] ….

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New York City-Funded Group Teaching Homeless How to Invade Apartments

26th March 2012

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It’s breaking and entering for dummies.

Picture the Homeless, a Bronx nonprofit that has received at least $240,000 in taxpayer money in the last five years, is giving a crash course on squatting — and city-owned buildings are a prime target.

Two weeks ago, board member Andres Perez held a teach-in on how to wrest “control” of vacant apartments. He called it “homesteading.”

Another good reason to steer clear of New York City.

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This Week In Cute

25th March 2012

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No Justice, No Agitation

25th March 2012

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Anyone who spends time looking at crime statistics will discover the basics of race and crime before too long, but you better be careful not to talk about them in polite society. They are protected by a taboo even stronger than the Victorian taboo against public discussions of sex, but with good reason. The facts are painful. No one can take joy in publicizing them.

Murder is the crime which has the greatest “clearance rate,” i.e., it is the crime most frequently resolved and prosecuted. We know a lot about the victims and perpetrators of the crime of murder.

Murder is largely an intraracial crime. Almost all murders of blacks are committed by other blacks.

Blacks as a group commit murder at a rate astronomically higher than other groups. The rate of murder committed by blacks exceeds that committed by whites by approximately seven times.

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Islamic Totalitarianism: Without Liberty and Morality

25th March 2012

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Many leaders of the world’s states and the international organizations are trying to make politicians out of terrorists, carrying on negotiations with them, and even offering them financial assistance. They don’t want to admit the fact that war has already begun some time ago.

Perhaps human reason doesn’t want to recognize it, but it is a fact. Certainly, it is difficult to realize and believe that in the 21st century there is one religion, some countries, some political and spiritual leaders, and many and many millions of followers who all think the same way. Islamic totalitarianism increasingly takes root in the consciousness of people around the world.

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The Charles Whitman Precedent

25th March 2012

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An interesting analysis of the Bales situation.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

25th March 2012

My Back Pages

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Toronto: Bookstore Sells Out of Book Advising Muslim Men on How to Beat and Control Their Wives

25th March 2012

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Of course, if a non-Muslim had written such a book, bookstores wouldn’t carry it, the outrage in the media would be nonstop, and the author would be hauled in front of Canada’s thought police.

 

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Prostitution Ring in Madrid Tattooed 19-Year-Old Woman With Bar Code

24th March 2012

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The bar code served as a form of identity for the woman and as certificate of “ownership” by one prostitution ring, and beneath the bar code was also tattooed the amount of money she owed the ring, police said.

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Power Line: Thoughts on Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

24th March 2012

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For liberals, it is always 1962, and we are always in Mississippi.

And that’s the whole story, in a nutshell.

And another thing: What’s with these names? You would think that black parents wouldn’t go out of their way to give their kids names that will ensure that, even without an accompanying picture, any recruiter will see it on a resumé and say, ‘Huh. Black. If we hire him/her, and need to fire him/her later, guaranteed civil rights lawsuit. Don’t need that kind of trouble.’ and trash it without even reading it? What’s up with that?

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Resisting Catholicism

24th March 2012

Nicholas Farrell goes Italian.

Italy, tragically, is riddled with Italians. And Tuscany is even worse because lurking behind every oleander bush is an Englishman with a Panama hat on his head and a glass of Chianti in his hand. In every piazza is a sun-dried American woman of a certain age in a hurry to find an answer to her question, “Yes, but is it organic?”

But that’s not the worst of it.

Carla’s mission (God bless her or perhaps God help her) is to get me to become a Catholic because otherwise there is no chance of me going to heaven because only Catholics go to heaven and time is running out because the apocalypse is due any day now, as we can so clearly see from what is going in Syria, and not forgetting Iran, but also those really weird tornados in America. And in those very few moments of life as we know it left to us on Earth she feels “only half a person” being married to a non-Catholic, which also jeopardizes her own place in heaven.

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Mestizo? Isn’t That a Mexican Beer?

24th March 2012

Steve Sailer points out some inconvenient truth about the Florida shooting.

Look, we have over 50,000,000 self-identified Latinos in the U.S. Now that we’re multicultural, we’re are supposed to be sensitive to their culture, but a crucial part of their culture consists of terms like mestizo, mulatto, Indio, and so forth. But instead we’re just dumb as a box of rocks because we’re terrified that employing useful Latin American terms is racist.

The dirty little secret of this story is that if Zimmerman isn’t white — or can’t be spun to be white — then there is no story. If every Hispanic-shoots-black-guy incident were news, then the Los Angeles Times wouldn’t have room for anything else, because Hispanics are actively conducting ‘ethnic cleansing’ against blacks in the neighborhoods of L.A.

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U.K.: Elderly Woman Dies After Being Left On The Floor After Fall While Muslim Nurse Took Five to Ten Minutes to Finish Praying

24th March 2012

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Hey, the prayers of a Believer are more important than what happens some old kufr woman. Priorities, dude, priorities.

 

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Toulouse Jihad Murderer Videotaped Himself Pulling 8-Year-Old Girl by Her Hair and Holding Her Hair to Shoot Her in the Head

24th March 2012

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Sorry, all of our brains are occupied with the question of how Rush Limbaugh somehow caused some Hispanic guy with a German last name to shoot some semi-black kid in Florida. Muslim cold-bloodedly murdering children: Not News.

Although one has to say, that’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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Early Exposure to Germs Has Lasting Benefits

24th March 2012

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Exposure to germs in childhood is thought to help strengthen the immune system and protect children from developing allergies and asthma, but the pathways by which this occurs have been unclear. Now, researchers have identified a mechanism in mice that may explain the role of exposure to microbes in the development of asthma and ulcerative colitis, a common form of inflammatory bowel disease.

No doubt this explains the robust health that kids in the ga-hetto have always enjoyed. Or maybe having yo momma on crack is not what they meant.

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Guess What’s the Fastest-Adopted Gadget of the Last 50 Years

23rd March 2012

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EPA’s Heavy Hand Seen in Gas Crisis

23rd March 2012

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 As Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., argued: “One of the things that’s been a real struggle for these refineries and other refineries has been the cost of complying with EPA regulations.”

Right now, capacity is not a problem, at least not nationally. But if EPA regulations are not eased, more refiners could throw in the towel and remove the excess capacity on the market that has helped to absorb some of the shock from crude prices.

The E.P.A. is one of the reasons Dick Nixon is now burning in Hell.

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UK: Brain “Rewrites” Monotonous Speech of Boring People

23rd March 2012

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They must not have to listen to the boring people I have to listen to.

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Air Force Will Continue to Launch Mysterious X-37B Space Plane

23rd March 2012

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It doesn’t do anything, but they like driving people crazy wondering what they’re up to.

If the vehicle is simply a test bed for unproven technologies, why is its budget classified? The Air Force has other unclassified spacecraft where technologies are tested in operational settings.

“I think there is a good reason to keep that as quiet as we possibly can,” he said.

‘Hey, we’ve got some money in the budget that we haven’t used; if we don’t spend it, we’ll lose it.’ ‘I’ve got an idea — why don’t we have some fun with these guys?’

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China to Phase Out Prison Organ Donations

23rd March 2012

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China is to abolish the transplanting of organs from executed prisoners in the next five years, because they are not as healthy as those who have not served jail time.

Other than that, of course, the program was a great success. Look for Thomas Friedman to praise it in his next column, and the Democrats in Congress to adopt it in a major election coming soon to a theater near you.

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Europe Launches Heaviest Ever Craft Into Space

23rd March 2012

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Europe has undertaken its heaviest ever launch after an automated craft the size of a double decker bus, laden with supplies for the International Space Station, blasted off into space.

It started out as a picnic hamper but then a government committee got involved….

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UK: Village Claims Victory Over Tesco in ‘David and Goliath’ Battle

23rd March 2012

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A tiny village has claimed victory over Tesco in a ‘David and Goliath’ battle to stop an eyesore supermarket ruining the heart of their community.

‘They thought they could bring low prices and greater selection to our neighborhood, but we showed them!’

I guess next they’ll be ripping out the phone lines, cutting down the power poles, and converting all their petrol engines to steam. Hey, they’re on a roll, why not take advantage of it?

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“Nothing in Life Is as Important as You Think It Is, While You Are Thinking About It”

23rd March 2012

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Education is an important determinant of income — one of the most important — but it is less important than most people think. If everyone had the same education, the inequality of income would be reduced by less than 10%. When you focus on education you neglect the myriad other factors that determine income. The differences of income among people who have the same education are huge.

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Eight Reasons Public School Teachers Aren’t Underpaid

23rd March 2012

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The claim that teachers are underpaid rests on a single isolated fact: that on average, public school teachers receive salaries about 19 percent less than private sector workers with bachelor’s or master’s degrees. But it’s really not that simple.

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Even After Killer ID’d as Radical Islamist, NYT Still Blaming French Prez Sarkozy’s Appeals to ‘Far Right’

23rd March 2012

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

I guess you just can’t stop the Narrative.

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Medieval Warming WAS Global – New Science Contradicts IPCC

23rd March 2012

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More peer-reviewed science contradicting the warming-alarmist “scientific consensus” was announced yesterday, as a new study shows that the well-documented warm period which took place in medieval times was not limited to Europe, or the northern hemisphere: it reached all the way to Antarctica.

The research involved the development of a new means of assessing past temperatures, to add to existing methods such as tree ring analysis and ice cores. In this study, scientists analysed samples of a crystal called ikaite, which forms in cold waters.

But but but … there’s a Consensus!

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Just How Boring Is Joe Biden?

23rd March 2012

Watch it and see.

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