Archive for December 2015

Record low temp of minus 51 degrees in Colorado

A low temperature of minus 51 degrees was recorded on December 17 at Antero Reservoir in the South Park area of Colorado. Antero reservoir is at about 7:00 O’Clock from the center of the map at left, between U.S. 285 and U.S. 24 near Hartsel. The recorded temperature was verified with another thermometer, both of which have…

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Historical data show homicide rises when gun control laws enacted

Check this data against FBI Uniform crime reports if you don’t believe it. It’s accurate. Chart is from Powerline. Since 1993, 170 million new guns have been sold and the homicide rate has declined. Shall issue concealed carry laws have played a positive roll. The current homicide rate in the U.S. is 4 per 100,000,…

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Assessing the odds you’ll win a lottery jackpot

Somebody wins those big lottery jackpots, millions upon millions, so it may as well be me. So goes the thinking of people who buy lots of lottery tickets, especially when the jackpot reaches into the hundreds of millions of dollars. A woman I know said she wished she could kill me when I said once…

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Highlight of last night’s Dem debate

It was Hillary coming back late from the bathroom break. (Gawd, what is she wearing? Pajamas? Some sort of Mao outfit?) Rest of it was just a bore. They knew it would be, that’s why they scheduled it at the same time as the Jets(19)-Cowboys(16) football game. Roger Simon: The Democratic debate Saturday focused as advertised on how…

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Revealed: Why Women Love NPR

Women love National Public Radio because it loves them. NPR is a women’s forum devoted to women’s issues. Here’s the proof: Analysis: NPR talks about women five times more than men. And when it does talk about men the discussion is often derogatory of men. Tags such “white male privilege”, “black male privilege”, “creepy men…

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Establish Republicans keep selling us down the river

The phrase “sold down the river” originated in the antebellum South and referred to Kentucky slaves being sold down the Mississippi where deep South plantation owners were paying ever high prices for slaves. For the slaves that were sold down the river it meant being separated from their families and condemned to a life of…

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Pew Poll: Middle Class Losing ground

Tax Prof Blog: After more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the American middle class is now matched in number by those in the economic tiers above and below it. In early 2015, 120.8 million adults were in middle-income households, compared with 121.3 million in lower- and upper-income households combined, a…

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COP 21 — The Paris Climate Agreement

Obama and Kerry say this is momentous. They have saved the world. They have fixed climate change. OK, now that you guys have fixed it can we stop talking about it? Especially since this was never really about climate change anyway but about making poor people in rich countries send money to rich people in…

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