Archive for April 2011

Today’s Navy

Today the crew of most Navy ships includes women. That would have been unthinkable in my day. Apparently more than the way we think has changed. Not only are women accepted as crew members, the destroyer USS Decatur has a female captain. Meet Commander Shanti Sethi, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS…

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Fifty Million People Are Missing!

In 2005 The UN Environment Program (UNEP) warned there would be 50 million “climate refugees” by 2010, UNEP said that sea-level rises, increased hurricanes, and desertification caused by man-made climate change would lead to massive population disruptions. In a map, the organization highlighted areas that were supposed to be particularly vulnerable, such as the Caribbean.…

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Democrat Senator Wants To Tax The Internet

Senator Dick Durbin (DEMOCRAT, Illinois) will soon introduce a bill requiring internet vendors to collect sales tax even if they have no physical presence in the state in which a buyer resides. A line of Supreme Court cases going back 40 years has consistently held sellers without a substantial nexus in a state have no…

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Fracking Is Not New And It’s Not Bad

You may have heard that a new natural gas field called the Marcellus Shale was discovered in the Northeast, primarily under Pennsylvania and New York. Reserves of natural gas in this discovery have been estimated to be at least 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That makes it the second-largest natural gas field ever…

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Obama Hardly Knew Who Bill Ayers Was, Right?

That’s what Obama said, repeatedly. Ayers, he was just some guy in the neighborhood, hardly knew him. But it’s becoming pretty well documented that Bill Ayers wrote Obama’s book, Dreams of My Father. Donald Trump is one of those guys who says things we might like to say but don’t because we aren’t quite sure…

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Most Under Appreciated Band Ever?

Professor Jacobson thinks so, and I tend to agree. I put this song at the end of each one of my “exercise mixes” on my iPod so it’s what I hear during the cool down of my daily sweat fest. It is under appreciated but this youtube video has had almost 6 million views. The…

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Former Jihadist Has Second Thoughts — Calls For Islamic Reformation

The 8-minute video below deserves to be watched carefully. We hear a lot about “moderate Muslims” and always have to ask “where are they?” If by “moderate” is only meant that there are Muslims who don’t commit terrorist acts, it makes a mockery of the notion of moderation. In that sense there were moderate Nazis.…

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There Is No Male — Female Wage Gap, Or If There Is It Favors Women

Feminists have long tried to convince us that there is such a thing as a “gender wage gap.” The facts show that the so-called male/female wage gap is nothing other than another liberal myth that needlessly divides people. Today is “Equal Pay Day.” This is the day that, according to feminist fuzzy logic, women have…

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Economic Facts and Fallacies

John Hawkins at Right Wing News interviews Thomas Sowell about his book Economic Facts and Fallacies, 2nd Edition. Here is a short paraphrase of a small part of this interesting interview: Has income stagnated for most Americans over the last 40 years? No, it’s gone up by 50%. Is income inequality a problem? If so,…

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Man Selling Herbs On Mountain Trail In Turkey

I encountered this man selling herbs on a mountain trail near the Olympus ruins in Southern Turkey in 2002. He didn’t understand English and all I knew how to say in Turkish was teşekkür ederim [pronounced “teh shek uer eh der eem” meaning “thank you”] and the more sincere sağ olun [meaning “to your health”…

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Kindle Books — Still Too Pricey?

I blogged a while back that Kindle books might be pricing themselves out of the market — see Will Kindle books Price Themselves Out of the Market? I noted there that if the Kindle edition is almost the same as the book I’ll just buy the book. I thought that others would soon be noticing…

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