Category Archives: science

EBOLA AND “ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION”


According to New York NBC news channel 4, the number of people being actively monitored for Ebola in New York City has tripled and, as of Wednesday last, stood at 357  (h/t Weasel Zippers).  A mere two days before, on … Continue reading

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EU TO BRITISH PROSTITUTES: PAY UP!


An article on the net worth of prostitution in Britain’s Significance magazine – a very readable exposition of matters statistical – tickled my funny bone.  The following quote pretty much pins it down: The EU has demanded rapid payment of … Continue reading

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THE $108 CAR KEY


Bought a used 2010 Honda CR-V recently. New ones came with two master keys and a valet key, but in this case, the valet key had gone missing. Thought we ought to have a third key in reserve, just in … Continue reading

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DUMMYCRAT UNTIL DEATH


The former Congressman Bart Stupak feels double-crossed because, somehow, the totalitarian phantasmagoria alternately called Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, or whatever, is being used to violate what he calls “…our most cherished beliefs that we, as American citizens, should not be … Continue reading

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MACHINES TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO WORK…


Bloomberg news reports that some hi-tech companies have begun to develop multimedia programs to assess a person’s suitability for a particular job, or jobs.  Presumably, these programs will be much better than human recruiters, who rely on first impressions, useless … Continue reading

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WHEN IS CANCER NOT CANCER?


When the federal government says so. Paul Hsieh, at Forbes, writes about the Feds’ desire to redefine the word ‘cancer’ to exclude certain conditions that have hitherto been called cancers.  As, for instance, cancerous but slow-growing lesions.  The word ‘cancer’ … Continue reading

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OBAMACARE FOR CLUNKERS


Interesting blivet on Yahoo News about the failed Cash for Clunkers (C4C) program.  C4C had been intended (on paper, anyway) to help the environment, but instead created an environmental nightmare.  A few representative points: The program’s first mistake seems to … Continue reading

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BRILLIANT INSIGHT!


I just found out something incredibly informative from a One A Day multivitamin TV commercial, namely: “Research suggests that cell health plays an important role in your life.” “Research suggests?”  I am not even going to try to parse this … Continue reading

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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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THE RAIN IN TEXAS


Not A Lot of People Know That reports on the sudden silence with respect to weather in Texas.  Last year, because of a draught, advocates of anthropogenic global warning (AGW) had wailed about “permanent draught” in the state (Joe Romm), … Continue reading

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