We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Free"? Watch out! It's a government take-over, ultimately, on your tax nickel. It's greed and greed for power. Politicians can never leave well-enough alone. Primum non nocere and all that is not on their agenda.
In Alinsky’s view, the only radicalism that had a chance to succeed was the one that could bore inside bourgeois institutions, co-opt the language, and move the mainstream in the radical direction — but only as fast as political conditions would allow. Remaining radical but being coldly pragmatic kept the Alinskyite both effective and viable, allowing him to keep coming back for more. Ayers eventually learned this lesson — the lesson that you can do more for the cause by running the classroom than by blowing up the classroom or occupying the campus. As Ayers himself says, he’s just as radical today as he ever was — he is no moderate progressive. But now he’s actually accomplishing things, affecting thousands of minds. To borrow the words of Van Jones, another radical Leftist turned Alinskyite, he decided “to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends.”
I don't know why Sipp just doesn't bite the bullet and write full time. He's brilliant.
When I quit the corporate wars, I spent five years accepting consultant commissions and much like Sipp, if the client said he could find somebody cheaper - god bless you sir, hire that person and if there is some future problem I can help you with, please contact me. Often, I would get the consult anyway, sometimes not. And even though I've been out of the game for a long time, I still get eight or nine inquires a year about doing something or the other. I can pick and choose depending on my mood.
Karma Fisker Dies
"Fisker spokesman Roger Ormisher said the car started when it got to the dealership."
Of course it did. It's like going to the doctor with this pain in you side which magically disappears as soon as you step into the examination room.
Shorpy has an old photo up of a 1924 exhibit booth in Wash DC promoting mental hygiene. The signs on the wall are a hoot.
It will be interesting to see if/how they nail him. Shortly after the MF collapse, Zero Hedge ran a copy of the agreement customers had to sign with MF. If I understood the agreement correctly, in the fine print it gave MF permission to expropriate customer money in the manner they did. However, since the money was lost, I am wondering if there is a case for theft by deception? I guess the lawyers will figure it out.
About those Amish kids... they also don't have Xbox, PS2, cable or television, internet and World of Warcraft, violent crime that starts just outside their front door, etc. It would be interesting to see what the vitamin D3 levels are of the Amish population compared to other population groups and also, if possible, compared to levels of populations 20 or 40 years ago. Remember when your mother used to tell you to go play outside and get some sun?
The hygiene hypothesis is plausible, but here is a divergent theory on allergic responses. We are exposed to many more types of foods now than in previous generations - as many as 10 times the number.
Neither explains how nut allergies are showing up much more in young children, however.
Assistant VIllage Idiot
You're on to something - - but that's not it.
What's happening is that modern jet travel and metropolitan living means that threat germs are transmitted as never before.
This sets EVERYONE'S immune system on high alert. The players most likely to have direct contact with new germs are our kids, of course.
Whereas the typical adult mets but a handful of other adults each day -- kids swarm the playground -- putting their dirty hands towards the face constantly.
By comparison, even new foods are almost universally sterile. Further, most new foods aren't new - -at the biological level. They're nothing but new recipes for the staples that America grows --- and massively so.
The Amish, are an island in this storm. That should've been obvious to these researchers.
So much so that I must conclude that they are stupid/ or need to stretch the obvious into a grant annuity. ( More likely )
We see such stupid-science evermore. It expands to fill the funding. That's why staggering leaps in science spending/ funding don't bring decent returns.
Brilliant science is impossible to automate/ delegate to drones.
Sleep Train certainly stepped in it, didn't they? They could have criticized Limbaugh in private, maybe pulled their ads on his show for a while to see how things turned out. But no, they had to go all PC in public and take a stand so everyone could coo and ahhhh and say, They are sooooo courageous by speaking up against Rush Limbaugh. Well, as Rush himself might say, Sleep Train made their bed, now they can just lie in it.