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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Up to 30 dismembered bodies in Texas mass grave

Including children.

Deconstructing evidence based care we are about to usher in the era of big brother medical care.

Total unfunded U.S. obligations: 61.6 TRILLION

USATODAY: $534,000 per household.

Headline of the day

Erections have consequences.

My links are up at The Corner


Tuesday links

How poor wiping habits can ruin a wedding.

Color photographs from the Great Depression era.

Vintage Arcade Machines.

Unbreakable: Eight codes we can’t crack.

Meat product (OK, dog food) of the day: Holistic Gourmet Canned Beaver.

Saudi Cleric: Design of Jedda Airport Looks Like Penis and Vagina

It's a Western conspiracy.

via Mark Steyn at The Corner.

Color red increases speed and strength of reactions

Science Daily: A new study finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful. And people are unaware of the color's intensifying effect.

New experiment shows both wave and particle nature of light

BBC News: The "complementarity" rule asserts that it is impossible to observe light behaving as both a wave and a particle, though it is strictly both.

In an experiment reported in Science, researchers have now done exactly that.

Weird Times in the Far East

Good read by J.E. Dyer on Russian military activity on its eastern border:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Glenn Reynolds: Hard to get good goons these days

Washington Examiner:

But miners and steelworkers are one thing. When the public employees of, say, Wisconsin hit the streets, it looked more like a bunch of disgruntled DMV clerks and graduate teaching assistants, because, well, that's what it was.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Foreskin Man

Is the comic book superhero who fights to stop circumcision.

After 29 months of Obama, America is heading towards the economic abyss

Telegraph:Years of profligate spending, massive bailouts and useless stimulus measures have made America poorer, not richer, and threaten the long-term economic foundations of this great country. President Obama’s big government experiment has been a dangerous failure, only further proof that the deadening hand of federal intervention is the last thing America needs at this time. The United States needs more economic freedom, less government regulation and spending, and lower taxes if it is to create jobs, wealth and prosperity, a message that seems to have been lost on the Obama presidency as it drives the United States towards the financial abyss.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hidden Deep Within ObamaCare, Racial Preferences

Pajamas Media:

"...institutionalized racial preferences and ethnic quotas at nursing, dental, and medical schools is nothing new. What the bill’s language does that is new is make sure that race, sex and ethnic quotes will be institutionalized in perpetuity.

Medical schools have been making use of racial preferences for decades. And like everywhere else where racial preferences have been practiced, there’s a huge downside.

To be sure, outstanding black and Latino students are studying at many of the nation’s best medical training institutes. But racial preference policies have allowed other black and Latino students who are less-than-qualified into many of these same schools. This has led to high dropout rates and the failure to pass critical licensing exams at rates far higher than their classmates."

Friday links

Vampire Blood could be outlawed.

Seductive sculptures made from cabbage.

Rice field art.

Rat fashion show.

Miniature Crafted Cities.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Man who buried himself alive dies by mistake

The rest of the gene pool celebrated.

Henninger: Obama's Cloud Economy -

It is sometimes unfair to tag presidents with blame for an underperforming economy. Not this time. This president made conscious policy choices during a deep recession to reorder vast swaths of American industry. Strong-performing economies need clarity. Barack Obama has given ours indecision stretching to the horizon.

Can We Please Stop Pretending the GDP Is "Growing"?

zero hedge: The Federal Government borrowed and spent $5.1 trillion to get $700 billion in total GDP "growth" from 2008-2011. In constant dollars, there was no growth at all.

Links are up at The Corner


PIMCO's Gross: monetary policy represses Treasury yields

HousingWire: Gross advises all frogs who are asleep in the pot to jump before the water hits a boiling point.

via Newsalert.

The 100 Greatest Movie Threats of All Time

YouTube. NSFW - language

Elderly Japanese volunteer to tackle nuclear crisis

BBC News:

The Skilled Veterans Corps, as they call themselves, is made up of retired engineers and other professionals, all over the age of 60.

They say they should be facing the dangers of radiation, not the young.


Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 422,000, the Labor Department said. The prior weeks figure was revised up to 428,000.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims dropping to 415,000 from a previously reported count of 424,000.

Some links for Thursday

June is Goat Trauma Awareness Month.

Top 10 Funny Beer Commercials. If you don’t like the taste of beer, there’s Adult Chocolate Milk.

How far do cats roam?

Police baffled by exploding excrement.

10 Interesting Numbers in American Culture.