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Saturday, April 18. 2015
There is a musical called Menopause
Middle age now lasts until 74 as baby boomers refuse to grow old - Old age does not begin until 74, researchers suggest in a new report which looks at the real impact of an aging population
It's true. It's not just health and medical advances, it's attitude too. Who rarely retires until incapacitated? Farmers, carpenters, surgeons and most other docs, small biz-owners, people with family businesses - you name it. Most government-employed people like cops and firemen go on to new careers, as do ex-military. Some people are quitters, and some are workers. "Retirement" itself is a modern, decadent, government concept.
Do You Know the World’s Largest City?
School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry Michelle O lunch
Sheesh. Worse than jail food.
Mexican food is insensitive
Well, I don't know about insenstive but it's not very good, altho fun once in a while. Really just a side dish for Margueritas and beer. Beer, of course, is insensitive to Germans so we must be careful about that too.
I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful.
New York Times Op-Ed: It Was a Mistake to Believe the Hockey Stick
So yes, I know exactly what it would take to convince me that catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is really happening. And no, the warmists haven’t even come close.
SECOND AMENDMENT: Ted Cruz Throws Down
Leftwing Website Commits Crimethink, Begs Leftwing Mob for Mercy
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Today's sequel to Greek Complexity post has a key quote:
The far less sophisticated rulers of America imagine themselves ruling over it all. The fact that the people may not be willing to go along with it makes the need to sacralize the immigrant and demonize the nativist."
Someone with computer skills should add I'm With Stupid to the red arrow in her logo.
All over the internet. http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=1691 for example.
Rob Lowry: New York Times Op-Ed: It Was a Mistake to Believe the Hockey Stick
The Hockey Stick was a simplification over a long time scale, but still represents current scientific understanding over the time scale involved.
Muller: When walking up stairs in a tall building, it is a mistake to interpret a landing as the end of the climb.
by strange coincidence, the Perfectest Moast Climate Evah took place during the Clinton presidency.
I thought that hockey stick graph had been shown to be the result of a bad fit years ago.
Multiple studies have supported the original findings (e.g. Marcott et al., A Reconstruction of Regional and Global Temperature for the Past 11,300 Years, Science 2013). The National Research Council Report reviewed the findings and found substantial support.
Saw "Menopause" in Vegas about 8 years ago (it's been around much longer) and it was a scream.
Take your wife to it.
As for aging, no, it starts around 60, but that river in Egypt still flows deep among the Lefty Boomers.
PS I hate it when all the Boomers (of which I am one) get tarred with the Lefties' brush.
the Web Site: http://www.gfourproductions.com/show/18
Be informative for the the technocrats if they decide to push the retirement age to 74. However, does not seem likely. For S&G, CDC's life expectancy tables at age 65 and 75.
School Lunch--Not the "bad lighting" but the small portions.
Greeks: Gonna roll dem bones and yell SnakeEyes!
When Ted Cruz files repeal of NFA '34, GCA '68 and parts of McClure-Volkmer '86, I'll recognize his 2A creds.
That school lunch was disgraceful. What makes it even worse is they said it meets the new healthy government standards. No child should have to eat that in school unless their country is going through a famine.
When my son was in high school the school had contracted with Taco Bell to provide options in addition to the school cafeteria. That cafeteria food had to be pretty good to compete and it did compete. The employees worked at it to present a option that high school aged children would willingly choose of Taco Bell. Just to be clear I think Taco Bell is good food even though it would be considered fast food.
This is something public schools should do. Contract with one of the big fast food restaurants to serve lunch along side the cafeteria food and let the kids decide. Than provide encouragement and budget for the cafeteria folks to compete in providing a tasty and attractive lunch meal.
Many assumptions are being jumped to in the "Mexican Sci Fi" buffet. First, that what we call Mexican is actually a blend of SW US/Northern Mexico dishes and not really Mexican in the manner of being representative of that diverse culture. Second, just because it is Sci Fi doesn't mean aliens, much less illegal aliens.
E.T. may have had to phone home, and V may have tried to conquer the people of Earth, but there was also a small band of space cowboys making money smuggling and fighting the Central planets.
I stopped at an Indian casino near the Four Corners for lunch a few years ago. Lucky me it was "mexican food" buffet day. Awesome food, best I have ever had. The cooks were two Ute Indians in the mid 20's. I remember thinking "Damn they cook great Mexican food". But eventally I figured it out that they in fact were cooking "native" food. Probably most of what I ate was essentially what these two Indian women were brought up on and learned from their mother. I have had similar experiences when I'm in the Southwest Indian country and eat at local restuarants.
We should, in all fifty states. In fact the Federal Government should handle importation and distribution. Need a new agency, MSA (Maryjane Sales Authority).
Then the US Government can stop doling out hundreds of millions in eradication efforts, destabilizing most of the countries south of the border. But continue to control the flow of pot into the country to protect the California Growers Association. We'd have to close dozens of prisons and solving the water shortage in California would become a priority (can't let the MJ crop go dry!).
I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster.
Why do people believe the consequences of things are known so quickly?