Monthly Archives: September 2012

AL GORE AVOIDS GREEN INVESTMENTS


The self-proclaimed prophet of green, who would like to become the first carbon billionaire, seems to be minimizing his foray into green investments.  (h/t The Reference Frame)  According to Bill Gunderson of Gunderson Capital Investment, Gore’s portfolio “has Amazon, Colgate … Continue reading

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1066 AND ALL THAT


On this date in 1066, William of Normandy, soon to be known as William the Conqueror, crossed the English Channel with his Norman knights, landing near Pevensey.  On October 14, the Normans defeated Harold II‘s Saxon infantry-based army at Hastings.  … Continue reading

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ANOTHER CLEVER WAY TO DELEGITIMIZE ISRAEL


Israel may pretend to be Athens but is really a modern-day Sparta, argues Patrick Tyler in his new book, Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country–and Why They Can’t Make Peace.  His essential point … Continue reading

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WEIRD HAPPENINGS AT ABC FAMILY CHANNEL


Found Miss Congeniality on ABC Family Channel this morning (channel 19, here in Virginia Beach).  Happened on the scene where the main character, Gracie Lee Freebush, curses in the middle of orientation because, ostensibly, she had forgotten to pray before … Continue reading

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DIDN’T BUILD IT THEMSELVES?


Fascinating saga of the Sears kit homes, here at the Financial Times.  They were shipped to their purchasers flatpacked in railroad cars, and the new owners built them, ahem, themselves.  From 1908 until 1940, Sears had sold between 70,000 and … Continue reading

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THE TIMES’ TIMING


After almost four years of allowing the Obama White House to edit its reporting before release, the leadership at the New York Times has announced that it is “drawing the line”  (h/t Politico).  Herewith the admission of the problem: Despite … Continue reading

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HIGH ALERT


Someone is coming up the stairs…

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AN ARMADA OF INTERNATIONAL NAVAL POWER


According to The Telegraph, an “armada of international naval power” has converged on the Persian Gulf for maneuvers, and to protect the maritime lines of communication through the Strait of Hormuz (read oil).  I suspect that an additional mission may … Continue reading

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OBSESSION, AGAIN


I recently blogged about a social scientist’s claim that “obsession” with the scientific basis of climate science actually interferes with “climate science discourse.”  The essence of her thesis is that the “skeptics” in the blogosphere should shut up and let … Continue reading

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CEMETERY IN TEREZÍN


Terezín (Theresienstadt) is a fortress and fortress town north-northwest of Prague.  During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia (March 15, 1939 – May 08, 1945), the fortress was used by the Nazis as a police prison and the walled town as … Continue reading

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