Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 10:37 pm
Woo. Tomorrow US/Germany FIFA, eh?
- Getting close to Japanese bushido (goal in life is a good death) or Christian thoughts (that you will not perfect your life without (a) God’s intervention and (b) not in this life). Well, that’s how I saw that quote.
- Yet thousands and thousands of 500 foot tall windmills taking terawatts out of wind energy out of the atmosphere will have no climate effects.
- In part because the security industries continued existence depends on them actually not solving the problem.
- Back when fossil fuel burning industrialized Woolly Mammoth society endangered the planet.
- Fire them all.
- Resistance to antibiotics.
- A little cuteness.
- Except the man was stupid enough to not notice while finding his gate, boarding and talking to fellow passengers.
- Actually it’s not criminal. However a Volokh poster the other day did point out the actual consequences, which are interesting to consider (but I’m not finding the link). The upshot was that in a court of law if you fail to produce expected evidence like this with no excuse the ruling is that the expected evidence is held found to be against you. Which in this case means the IRS emails should be viewed in the absence of their production, as indicating both White House involvement and intentional political motivations. Glad they settled that so firmly, eh?
- One of the world’s demographic time bombs.
- Just one election.
- One of the two Benghazi scandals involving Ms Clinton. The other being her claim that she had no involvement in the security arrangements, which is either a lie or evidence of law breaking (by statute the Sec of State must sign off on all embassy security details).
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 9:58 pm
Well the Midwest has been having a spate of T-storms. Last night’s flight suffered a few delays, but eventually I got home.
- Entropy is the clue, I’d think.
- Echoes of that seminal Ratzinger/Habermas debate (the debate text can be purchased as a book, btw).
- Professional students, literally.
- If you intentionally misunderstand and then pretend insult … that’s a form of lying.
- Liberal academics on employment push the “do what I say, not what I do” tactic it seems.
- Much of this post might be right, but it ends with an absolute falsehood, “The widespread availability of high-powered military-grade weaponry does not keep us secure from tyranny ” … uhm. Hello? high powered military grade weaponry is illegal, scarce, and anything but widespread and available. Sorry. Fantasy doesn’t help you make your point.
- The actual trademarks you can freely use now.
- Cyber-warfare, electoral variety.
- 2 against 55.
- He probably regretted both.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 9:17 pm
Woo, going home tomorrow night. 14 hours ahead of schedule.
- A self-referential (somewhat hilarious) remark by Ms Clinton. Seriously though she’s right, the left elite should not terrorize the rest of us.
- Higher education and some more self-referential remarks by another left elitist.
- Somewhat in the same vein, an employee becomes an actual loyal employee, when apparently he figures he’s doing something else. Color me confused.
- Who in their right mind thinks it was accidental (or actually lost) … but setting that aside, that brings up the other side of the coin, i.e., those document saving standards they’d like us to keep … well? If y’all can’t do what you force us to do, well … (hack spit) words fail!
- On that same topic, at the end points 1-6 … well only 2 seems right. Five an indictment of the current President. Regarding #4 … there should be lots and lots of copies of those “missing” emails on different, uhm, tapes and servers.
- Dog. Wagged. Just like with Mr bin Laden.
- A story. (HT) 21st century Tinkerbell.
- Some FIFA stats.
- Well, as for the last two panels, the guys you realize are talking about guns, sports, or beer … the girls about, well, people they know. There is a difference (viva la and all that)
- Not mentioned in this list is how many the Ukraine gave up when Clinton assured them the US had their back. Bet you they regret giving them up now, eh?
- In which “they are paid” apparently doesn’t mean “have a job” which it normally would I’d think.
- What is learned from studying history.
- Snowflakes chance you know where of that.
- Dismal indeed.
Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 8:27 pm
Well, back in Georgia. Probably still very busy. Go-Live tomorrow morning.
- Getting cooperation in foreign affairs, a tale of two Presidents.
- On that topic, here’s a rumination on a possible theme, Bush made a mistake in Iraq (and highlights the error) compounded and made worse by Mr Obama.
- But don’t lose this point.
- When goverment forgets what rights mean and who’s working for whom.
- Why identity isn’t substance or property, but ontology and relationship.
- Missing repentance in a list.
- Recent Lerner lie lost the left. Probably only the loons remain on that fence-post.
- Some meta-linking but that billboard (and response) is a hoot.
- Anyone surprised?
- Explody stuff.
- One way to explain the popularity of climate alarmism.
- What is ISIS?
- On not quitting.
- A scholastic experiment.
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 9:16 pm
Yo. Without much ado … links?
- Family matters and geography.
- ’cause doing that sort of thing what politicians like she do all the time, you’re just supposed to pretend it’s not so.
- A policy and the effect as predicted.
- The part that claims to be “friendly to women” isn’t. If one suspects the primary reason that party claims the other party is unfriendly to women is to provide cover for their own sins … you’d be right (oh, the other reason is that they, to paraphrase Mr Obama figure little girls grow up dreaming they will kill their babies and that sort of thing is women-friendly).
- My #1 daughter bought some ghost-pepper salsa. I’m not a fan. But, it makes for interesting viewing.
- I had a joke in mind when I saved this link. But I forgot it. You can roll your own.
- That probably goes the other way too.
- Dubious claims noted.
- In the “say something positive even if it makes no sense” mode, the President claims the GOP electoral results likely to stiffen House Republican’s willingness to compromise means they will be more willing to compromise. Riiiight. One wonders if he even read the statement before he made it.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 9:59 pm
Wooh. Light at the end of the tunnel … one more day of silly hours (then travel and work Saturday). Ain’t life grand?
- Unemployment measured before the thought police got put in charge of the government. Kinda like how the census just “happened” to change how it measured important Obamacare metrics so the next data set will not be comparable with past ones for judging the effectiveness of the program (or should that be programme).
- Speaking on Obamacare, here’s how it’s bending that cost curve. First of many would be my prediction.
- Other news on that front here.
- Two on the Sterling kerfuffle, here and here.
- Wonder why bike racing is awesome? Go no further and just watch.
- Oy vey! The mountains are moving because of global warming (Yikes! Catastrophic! Skary!)…. uhm wait. A 6000 foot mountain has a measureable .. 1-3 millimeter height variation (out of a seasonal 2cm shift) and that’s something that is …. well, move on. Nothing to see here (literally). (and by the by, the “human” cause of that … just unsubstantiated rubbish).
- More climate news here.
- Country or not-country?
- Drug tests.
- “Russia had serfs long after everyone else had abandoned serfdom” … uhm, Russia freed the serfs concurrent with the start of the Civil War. I mean, there are lots regrettable things that you can pin on Russia in her history (see 20th century) but the mock serf thing at a time when you had slaves? That makes no sense.
- Well, to be honest, physicists have been returning (absent evidence) to super-symmetry for 50 years so far … not because of new evidence but because it is (a) cool and (b) solves a lot of vexing problems.
- Hmm. I thought the saying was “out of the mouths of babes … come all manner of things.”
Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 10:08 pm
So. I’m East of Atlanta … alas I think I won’t have time for anything but work.
- So, I’m thinking that the missing prelude to Brave New World is how did they get to a seemingly benign completely autocratic regime … seems our rulers figure if you toss a frog in boiling water it will object (jump out) but if you slowly heat the same water …. (case in point) (and yet one more)
- A truly weird portrait .. oh, and they ride bikes.
- Da science is settled, just hold that thought, even if causes dissonance. Oh, and one more on climate.
- Embarrassing for the science educator establishment. Akin to a Natural History museum putting cavemen and T-Rex in the same diorama.
- From the loony left.
- Calling them!? Call a spade a spade doesn’t make it a spade. It was a spade before it was called out.
- Speech police continue. Don’t worry about actions. Just the speech.
- This is not unrelated.
- Corrosion resistance put to the test.
- Leadership and culture (compare to our President and his failed ‘teaching’ moments)
- A question asked.
- And some of us voted for him. Who is he? Well, he (and she) is in the beltway and there are hundreds of them.
- My #1 daughter would strenuously disagree with the message on this sign. Her sister might concur however.
- Added to my reading inbox.
- The end of (your) days and … a homily for those around those at the end of their life.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 9:16 pm
Hmm. Feels like Wednesday already. Yikes. Must have been a long day.
- Ms Clinton on guns. So, what does one of these liberal chuckleheads say when asked, “So, over the last 20 years gun ownership has steadily risen and gun violence has steadily fallen. What is this thing you think you need to fix?” Seriously. Why do they push this nonsense?
- The beltway gets the press it deserves.
- For the dirty deed’s done dirt cheap as a long term job opportunity.
- But here’s how not to do it.
- Exactly. Actually the PC speech thing is an interesting paradox. Those PC speakers typically despise the Victorian and the Victorian ethos. Yet they have appropriated their methods. A primary thesis behind the Victorian emphasis on manners (and if you don’t see a parallel between manners and PC speech rules you aren’t watching) was that correct the manners and the thoughts and interior ethics will follow the habits so engendered. How many PC speech enthusiasts like those applauding the Eich/Sterling/&c kerfuffles also reject that same Victorian thesis.
- A picture perfect illustration why “education” on contraception isn’t the fix it is pretends to be.
- Moving on up, err, out.
- Oh, please. Get real.
- Freedom of speech is not (not not not not) a “collective” right.
- Which is why laws like this likely will not stand.
Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 10:26 pm
So dinner was late (after the evening workout) … and subsequently my blog-read time before bed became read-a-little. Anyhow, links?
- Some more thoughts on the NBA/Clippers kerfuffle.
- Betcha he muffs it.
- “Improve the current process” uhm, ever heard of a gun? They are quite reliable and inexpensive. And, while I proposed this somewhat in jest years ago, I often think it might be the solution. Who about a federal statute limiting the applicability of capital punishment to those who profess belief in the afterlife. (more on that here … including some background on the inmate for whom a botched execution is something of a logical consequence of his crime).
- Speaking of legal issues. This vid has been making the rounds. And it highlights a need for caning or whipping for people who pull crap like that (see also “depends on what the definition of what “is” is”). How about a statute, you pull that crap and you get a dozen with a cat-o-nine. After you’re out of the hospital you can return to your deposition.
- Location, location, location. Heh.
- So. If that descriptions sounds like a job you’d love, come on in. It is in fact the job I love.
- That looks like a very cool idea, until you realize storage/transmission losses probably are higher than mechanical ones.
- Speaking of cool …
- A loss of one of the great ones.
- A voice returns to the blogosphere. In an (alas) interesting place.
- The only thing strange is how much you liberal big government types misunderestimate how much many hate the welfare state.
- Libertarian stupid notions (the open borders nonsense) meets the real world consequence of same.
- Oh. Joy.
- Against puzzles for the ageing brain.