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Friday, July 6, 2012

More people went on disability than got a job in June

Also, the total number of people who've dropped out of the labor force entirely has increased by 7.3 million since June 2009.

Friday links

Lanister vs. Stark with Light Sabers.

Full moon names.

Predictors of 3-D Breast Kinematics during Bare-Breasted Running.

Lifesize LEGO bridge.

11 Most Insane Restaurants in the World.

Infographics from 1917: the future of aviation.

ZeroHedge: The Real-World Middle Class Tax Rate: 75%

defining "taxes" as any fee that is mandated by law or legal necessity. In other words, taxes are what is not optional.

How to bake cookies on your dashboard

Making good use of the heat wave.

The Obama Derecho

Exotic, vaguely menacing, and evoking senseless, abrupt calamity, “derecho” is an especially apt description of America in the age of Obama.

We will be picking up after Obama’s debt and regulations and taxes for a long time to come.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ship Models Made From Human Bones by POWs

French soldiers taken captive during the Napoleonic Wars.

What happens if states turn down the Medicaid expansion money

and decline to set up the health-insurance exchanges? Links and comments at Althouse.

Sports headline du jour

Adidas gives Andy Murray new shorts after balls pop out.

OK, tennis balls, but still an excellent headline.

The 7 Most Badass Founding Fathers

Celebrating the men who had the guts to commit treason against the world's most powerful empire.

Thursday links

Cathedral licking tour of England.

The Physics of Toilets.

Chickens dressed as historical figures.

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here: Dante’s Circles of Hell Created in LEGO.  Sort of related, minifig anatomy and a schematic.

Contagious yawning in humans and dogs.

Famous Pictures Recreated With Star Wars Figures.

ObamaCare's Lost Tribe: Doctors

Will your doctor even want to keep you, rather than quit medicine?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Strangely Mesmerizing

Mushroom-Sorting Video.

Man broke into the graves of Johann Strauss Jr. and Brahms

and took their teeth.

Read more here:

No Vote Fraud? Tell it to Rangel’s Opponent.

"anyone who assumes Rangel or any other entrenched officeholder will not stoop to twist, bend or otherwise mutilate the results in order to hang on knows nothing about American political history or politicians."

University Sues Overachieving Student for Lost Income

He finished too soon, so they didn't get all their tuition.

Why Obamacare isn’t going to happen the way Obama thinks it is

The nightmare of implementation.

Midwest ranchers, lawmakers protest EPA flyovers

Big Brother looking for regulatory violations.

Will we ever learn to speak dolphin?

Dolphin Rosetta Stone?

Israel: Lots more natgas and oil discovered offshore

Israel’s Epic Oil and Gas Boom.

CO2 Is Greening The Planet

African Savannahs Getting a Makeover to Forests.

Colorado fires could have been avoided

By intelligent thinning, consistently blocked by environmentalists.

Tuesday links

Video: cracking an egg 60 feet underwater.

Calculator: how many Legos would it take to build your bouse?

Tick bite can turn you into a vegetarian.

100 Guitar Riffs: A Brief History of Rock N' Roll.

Flatulence could cure high blood pressure.

The Actual Girl From Ipanema.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Letter to Reagan from 7th grader: Mom declared my bedroom a disaster area

And Reagan's response.

Roberts switched views to uphold health care law

Interesting inside stuff.

1950's ad - Stay Young the Vampire Way

Powdered, concentrated fresh-squeezed blood.

Must read: Another MD Squeezed by O'Care

Dr. Paul Hsieh re a colleague rethinking his career in the wake of the SCOTUS ObamaCare decision.

God particle is found?

Scientists at Cern expected to announce Higgs boson particle has been discovered.

FBI's 10 Most Wanted list

Past and present.

RFK Jr. cut off late wife’'s credit

Before she hanged herself - he practiced a “scorched-earth litigation approach” that left her cut off from a court-approved credit card, leaving her unable to buy groceries, gas or medical care.

Obama Campaign Celebrates July 4 with Fundraiser in Paris

At the Arc de Capitulation, perhaps?

Interesting weather forecast

350 degrees in Virginia this weekend.

Man Plagued by Porn-Induced Headaches

Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this.

Doctor: Stop doing that.