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Wednesday, January 1. 2014
Sued for a medical study? Unhelpful science?
Those ambulance-chasers never quit
Ski Helmet Use Is Up, but Brain Injuries Aren’t Down
Better idea to ski for style and control. I've tried the other way...in youth. Got banged up a bit.
Genetic testing - not useful
Not from The Onion: "Towards a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies"
A commenter says "Translation: No one asked me to the prom."
Obama’s federal government funded hardcore porn project
Got 'em memorized yet? You could get in big trouble for each one of them.
Christmas shopping 1958 vs. 2012 illustrates the ‘miracle of the marketplace’ which delivers better and cheaper goods
A circus producer said Friday that an animal rights group has paid it
That was before the global cooling scare, now replaced with the HotColdWetDry Scare
Inequality -- Crisis or Scam
JAMES PETHOKOUKIS: Why Obama frets about income inequality, not family breakdown.
Not PC to discuss family breakdown
The NYT tries to pull Hillary’s Benghazi acorns out of the fire, they get burned
$6 Billion Wind Power Subsidy Expires; Battle Looms to Extend It
George Will: 2013’s lesson for conservatives
Bret Stephens via Betsy:
Best of 2013: Charles Krauthammer diagnoses Obama's policies, psyche
NYT: Oh, by the way, we had a reporter on the scene during the Benghazi attack
NYC: The Old Regime and the New - Will Bill de Blasio tackle New Yorkers’ real problems or undo the achievements of his predecessors?
Mead: Chicago’s Blue Crack-Up
Guardian: It won't be long before the victims of climate change make the west pay - The
At some point, your long Sabbatical on the taxpayers' nickel has to end, even if it means a crummy job
Extending Unemployment Benefits: Obama's Urgent Political Priority:
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Not PC to discuss family breakdown. Also, Obama's own family was broken to say the least.
Not broken. Never existed. Guy knocked up his mother, and disappeared.
WTF! That NYT tweet not only says they had a reporter on the ground, it says they had a reporter "...talking to the attackers during the attack." I foresee a Congressional subpoena in their future.
Detroit Abandoned, and Then Tore Down, a Major Library, Complete With Books
To complete the obscenity, have the librarian kneel on the floor surrounded by the desecrated books and have their head bashed in by one of the new barbarians.
“Toward a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies,” by one Greta Gaard.
Read about this woman:
1 Ecocriticism and ecocomposition
2 Ecofeminist theory
3 Ecological politics
also links to other eco-bs, especially ecolinguistics, that are very enlightening.
If we are going to save this country it has to start by taking back academia.
She seems to produce a sort of unintelligible word salad which seems close to, or into, the psychotic. No wonder she's famous in the Queer-Eco-Feminist community.
Exactly. It has all the touchy-feely tripe, word count, and academically presentable, but says absolutely nothing.
She'll go far in academia and the PC crowd, but will starve if she has to live by her wits...
Eco this, eco that, but I strongly suspect that you could count on the fingers of one hand the number of STEM [science, technology, engineering, math] courses she has taken.
Ecology is part of the biological sciences.
What Ms. Greta writes is sociology double-speak. Manure converted to words.
$6 billion in wind subsidies. Why? If it was a good idea and actually practical would t need subsidies. The very fact that something needs subsidies is probably the best indicator it is a bad idea. Don't make the mistake of thinking that this $6 billion is the only subsidy for green power. There are many other subsidies they enjoy. This is nothing more then looting the treasury.
Wind, Ethanol or Solar. But not limited to those, rather any wealth transfer scheme joined together by the common characteristic of Government Mandate.
It ain't a good idea, but it's mandatory.
In Mass, my electricity costs over three times the national average due to a hat full of billing add-ons including mandatory purchase of "Green" power (about 17 cents a kW) going to 21 cents after the off-shore Cape Wind project starts producing. My power company is forced to pay that outrageous rate by State Mandate.
Sued for a study: Taking the gruel out of the mouths of lawyers' children! Oh, the huge manatee!
Ski Helmets; Take away some danger, do more dangerous stuff.
Snaggletooth: Will we ever comprehend the Japanese? My money is on No.
Climate changes: Not just for breakfast any more.
Ecofeminist Milk: The Stupid is so strong, she should be a black hole by now.
Inequality: Clearly a scam.
MSNBC: Raaaaacists in denial.
Detroit: A huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge example of stupidity and cupidity in action.
Chi: Yup, pitting the employees against those they are supposed to be working for.
The Grauniad: Stupidity on a stick.
How are jobless benefits on the taxpayer? I payed unemployment insurance premiums through my working for 40+ years. When I had to make a claim on those benefits, I was collecting my own money.
I wish it were true. But the amount they take in is a pittance compared to what must be paid out. A better system would be to truely limit the unemployment benefit to 4 weeks and then require the recipient to pay it back once they are working again. It could be collected as a tax from their paycheck to make it easier.
Chicago's blue crackup.....Nearly all these cities are blue cities. The blue politicians run these cities because they made the promise to provide expensive benefits to blue government employees that voted them into office. Now they find out way too late that they were bs'd into trading votes for bene's. I can only guess their ex boyfriends did the same by promising them most anything, including love, for a good roll. Now its the morning after...how does it feel?