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.
How do Monarch butterflies find their way from Quebec and Michigan to a single valley in Mexico? Unknown. NYT. Image is a Monarch visiting our buddleia, last September. But I see them around today, still on the move.
Bringing megafauna back to North America? Aren't they all extinct, wiped out by the Indians? Science Daily
You won't believe this press release in Venez. from Citgo: Devils' Excrement. Apparently Citgo cancelled the 7-11 contract!
Or this one, either: Columbia Club Hockey suspended for a year for their recruiting flyer: "Don't be a pussy." FIRE. I guess the pussies in administration won that round. Who complained?
Proof positive that racism is not an income factor in NY: Queens, NY blacks' income surpasses whites. Marginal Rev. This is a big deal, and a meaningful success for NY blacks, and for the country.
Here's a good one: Failure to warn, College student awarded 179,000 after falling out of a loft bed. Volokh. Too dumb for college?
Two from the Old Doc:
Fish oil after heart attacks? In Europe, it's a routine treatment, but its effectiveness hasn't been quantified. Still, not a bad idea for everyone to use it - or at least to eat salmon three times/week. It might delay the date of your first heart attack.
Antipychotic drugs are used for people with persistent anxiety, agitation, bipolar disorder, and psychosis. The popular and expensive new ones turn out to be not much more effective than the antique ones. But they have been marketed very effectively.