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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.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tyrannous Regulation

Steyn: Equality before the law disappears in rule by regulation.

Pro-Obama media always shocked by bad economic news

Unexpectedly: It's obviously going to be hard to achieve the unacknowledged goal of many mainstream journalists -- the president's re-election -- if the economic slump continues. So they characterize economic setbacks as unexpected, with the implication that there's still every reason to believe that, in Herbert Hoover's phrase, prosperity is just around the corner.

Sisterhood and the SEALs

City Journal: Not only has the rise of women to positions of power and control in American society not dented feminist irrationality, it seems to have exacerbated that irrationality.

Revenge of the geeks

What made them outsiders in high school makes them stars in the world.

Adults tend to be mature enough to recognize that there would be no progress — cures for diseases, ways to harness new energy sources — without people who are different. Successful scientists think distinctively.

So what happens to high school's popular students? Research shows that they are more likely than outsiders to conform, which can also mean they're less likely to innovate.

Greece Denies Missing Fiscal Targets as Default Looms

CNBC: Greece's hopes of averting default dimmed on Saturday as fears grew the country may have missed fiscal targets set by its lenders while euro zone policymakers bickered on how to respond to the deepening crisis.