Archive for December 2013

A Formula For Happiness

Long article in the New York Time by Arthur Brooks. Definitely worth a read. I think it’s interesting but there might be a difference between a study of happiness among groups of people and a formula for happiness. Knowing who is happy and who isn’t is one thing, why they are or are not happy…

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Al Gore’s prediction failure on North Pole Icecap

5 years ago today, December 13, 2008, Al Gore predicted that by today the North Pole would be free of ice. It hasn’t worked out that way. As of September 17, 2013: Arctic ice cap increases 60% in one year Al gore has become a multi-hundred millionaire making these predictions and selling first global warming,…

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Major Second Amendment Victory in Florida

Actually, it’s really a victory for the rule of law in general. Florida has a State Preemption law on firearms regulation: WEAPONS AND FIREARMS 790.33 Field of regulation of firearms and ammunition preempted.— (1) PREEMPTION.—Except as expressly provided by the State Constitution or general law, the Legislature hereby declares that it is occupying the whole field of…

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An “epidemic of Brady violations”

Every law student reads Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), in a first year criminal procedure class. Brady holds that a prosecutor violates due process when he (1) suppresses evidence (2) that is favorable to the defendant, when that evidence (3) is material to guilt or innocence. This extends to evidence that bears upon…

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Man bites dog story

Erasmo Guadalupe Garcia-Serna, 27, was running naked in the parking lot of the Costco store in West Valley City, Utah. Police ordered him to stop but Serno instead flexed his muscles and started walking toward the officer in a threatening manner. Officer again order Serno to stop and when he refused the officer released his…

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The Oxford Comma

Also known as the serial comma, which is a comma immediately preceding the conjunction and, or or nor.   Even though Strunk and White calls for always using the serial comma, I’ve been leaving it out to save space and because I thought it superfluous. This statement for The Times [London] has changed my mind:…

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Obama’s most egregious lie about health care

Milton Wolf chronicles all of the many lies Obama told about health care since before he was even immaculated to the Presidency by his left wing sycophant followers in the media and elsewhere.  The lies go way beyond “you can keep your health insurance” and “you can keep your doctor.” This is the one I…

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I was waiting for someone to notice this…

Obama has shown how a future Republican president can gut Obamacare Mitt Romney said if elected he would grant Obamacare waivers to all 50 states on the first day of his presidency. Romney was criticized for that promise on the grounds that the language of the statute imposed too many restrictions and by its express…

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The Three-Phase Failure of Obamacare

Phase 1 — Technical failure Phase 2 – Most massive consumer fraud in history Phase 3 — Adverse selection James Taranto: This column has made the point before that there are three phases of the ObamaCare catastrophe. Phase 1, the technical failure, might have been avoided had the administration had some basic standards of competence.…

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