Monthly Archives: June 2012

BANK OF AMERICA PLANS TO WASTE MORE THAN ITS ENTIRE BAILOUT


The Reference Frame caught this extraordinary waste of taxpayer resources – of all places on a Greek (!) business website. The essence of the article is that the Bank of America (BoA) is planning to spend $50 billion over the … Continue reading

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INTERRUPTING DOCTORS AND FREUDIAN SLIPS


Here is a good article on why doctors interrupt.  The advice given to docs – bite your tongue and listen – seems like very good advice. I could not resist noting this delicious Freudian slip in the article: The surgeon … Continue reading

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THE RIGHTFUL PLACE OF SCIENCE


Several thousand years ago (or so it seems), Barack Obama promised to restore science to its rightful place. We finally know what that means. (Sorry, I just couldn’t resist…)

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CURTAIN CALL!


Per the Via Meadia, British archaeologists have discovered the remains of the other Shakespearean theater in an alley behind a London pub.  This was the Curtain Theater: not quite as famous as The Globe, but significant because it was the … Continue reading

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McGOVERN’S 20-20 HINDSIGHT


George McGovern, the one-time Senator and Presidential candidate, wrote an interesting article in the Inc. business magazine.  He titled it What I Know Now: Nibbled to Death, and he describes the woes he experienced when starting and running a business.  … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OF SCIENCE…


Twelve years ago, in a paper now carefully buried, NASA scientist James Hansen wrote (h/t WUWT): ..we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as chlorofluorocarbons, CH4, and N2O, not … Continue reading

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EPA IS DOING HUMAN EXPERIMENTS?


Anthony Watts’ indispensable science site, WattsUpWithThat, has a post by John Dunn MD JD that delivers evidence of humans being used as guinea pigs in NIH research into the effects of particulate pollutants.   The issue at hand is the … Continue reading

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MEMO TO TEACHERS: WATCH IT!


A high school teacher in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has been suspended for the unmitigated gall of handing out zeroes for assignments that have not been turned in, even though such a reaction is contrary to school system policy. (h/t Small … Continue reading

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SOME THOUGHTS ON FREEDOM


BRUCE’S ADDRESS TO HIS ARMY AT BANNOCKBURN Robert Burns Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled, Scots, wham Bruce has aften led; Welcome to your gory bed, Or to Victory! Now’s the day, and now’s the hour; See the front of … Continue reading

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A DATE IN NAVAL HISTORY


On this day in 1785, the cash-strapped U.S. Government issued an order to sell the frigate USS Alliance, the last ship remaining in the Continental Navy.  The ship was auctioned off on August 01, 1785, for $26,000.  The sale left … Continue reading

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