Archive for January 2011

What, Me Worry?

UPDATE to original post: Obama has lost the left-leaning New Republic. From American Liberals and the Streets of Cairo: …the Obama administration, and American liberals more generally, have been caught intellectually unprepared for this crisis. It was a terrible mistake for Obama to make democratization seem like an “imposition,” with its imperialist implications, and to conflate…

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Muslim Brother Hood Ascendant in Egypt and Tunisia — What Will Obama Do? Answer: Nothing

Mohamed ElBaradei is in Tahrir Square in central Cairo making a speech to protesters. This essentially constitutes an alliance between the Muslim Brotherhood and ElBaradei. Brotherhood members are moving through the crowd while ElBaradei speaks. There are now two clear sides, the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s new vice president Omar Suleiman, Mubarak’s choice to try…

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Rescue At Sea in WW II

Army Air Force crew of a B-29 (12 aviators) was rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine after their plane was shot down, 70 miles off the coast of Japan. The entire rescue was filmed in color, but then sat in a closet until now. This is a story from a Denver TV station of one…

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Video History Lesson On Media Manipulation of Facts in Violent Shootings

Ed Driscoll gives a devastating indictment of old media for misreporting and outright lying about violent public shootings and bombings from the Kennedy Assassination to the Arizona Shooting by Jared Lee Loughner. The old media hasn’t realized that with the rise of the internet their mendacious reporting doesn’t work so well anymore. This video essay…

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Michigan Bill Would Eliminate Gun Free Zones In State

From The Detroit News: State Sen. Mike Green is looking to abolish the limitations concerning concealed weapons and allow those with licenses to carry a firearm essentially anywhere in the state. Green, R-Mayville, said he introduced the bills today in order to prove “there are no places that should be gun free.” This is a…

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Pitiful, Flat, Boring and Long

This part was just weird: ”…to every young person listening tonight who’s contemplating their career choice: If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation; if you want to make a difference in the life of a child – become a teacher. Your country needs you.” Yeah, he needs more teachers…

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Mitch McConnell On Fox News Sunday — He Gets It!

Harry Reid will try to keep Obamacare repeal from coming up for a vote for two reasons: Some Democrats who are up for reelection in 2012 will vote for repeal — they know it’s not popular with their voters and could cost them reelection. Even Democrats in safe seats will be forced to vote against…

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Time Enough For Love

Time Enough For Love is the Robert Heinlein novel that gets polar opposite reader ratings on Amazon. All 5-stars and 1-stars, little in between. Readers either love it or hate it, the latter finding it crushingly boring or take offense at the sexual framework (sex between relatives, a man having sex with female clones of…

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Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

It might be because they are tougher. It may be that women are biologically better able to withstand adverse conditions, resistance to disease, trauma, hunger, cold weather, etc. We are conditioned to believe just the opposite, that men are the strong sex and women the weaker. But toughness is not the same as strength. Toughness…

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