Daily Archives: August 16, 2007

Another Tragedy

Untitled document I have not posted about he mine cave-in in Utah or the rescue attempt that has been going on for 11 days now. But there was just another cave-in on the rescue workers and one of them has died … Continue reading

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Journalistic Fraud

Untitled document I thought that the admission from the editor of the Seattle Times, Dave Boardman, that reporters were not unbiased was  refreshing. (Some of my regular commenters disagreed). My point was that there has been this illusion of its … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored, Let’s Ninja.”

Untitled document Telling police that they were "were tired of their lives, and they just 'gave up" a young couple from Wisconsin has apparently admitted going on a crime spree. They stole a car and held up a convenience store. … Continue reading

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NASA Decides Not To Make Repairs To Endeavour

Untitled document NASA has decided that repairs to a gouge in the heat shield tiles on shuttle Endeavour will not be required. The affected area was not deemed a risk to the lives of the crew, instead Officials were worried … Continue reading

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Another Fabulous AFP Scoop!

Untitled document Boy, it's a good thing Charlie Foxtrot is there to spoonfeed the really good photographs to AFP. Tweet

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Meanwhile, Further Down The Slope

Untitled document Well, let's move along from Venezuela and the news that (T)Hugo Chavez is taking that country down into a dictatorship and look at one that is even further along the descending path into total chaos. That would be the … Continue reading

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Chavez Opposition Vows Resistance

Untitled document Opponents of (T)Hugo Chavez's plans to alter the constitution on Venezuela to allow him to be president for life are vowing to fight the changes Chavez is demanding. They have no chance of stopping it in the legislature, … Continue reading

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Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

Untitled document Jose Padilla has been convicted on all three counts he was charged with. So were his two accomplices. Padilla, 36, and his foreign-born co-defendants, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi, were convicted by a jury of conspiracy … Continue reading

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A Murder Of Crows

Untitled document Ever wonder why a group of crows is called a 'murder'? Well, it could have something to do with their ability to use tools: One species of crows is known for its clever use of tools, but a … Continue reading

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Twisting Tragedies

Untitled document I saw this story over at the Washington Post and it concerned me a bit. An increase in suicide rates among soldiers is not to be taken lightly. But then I read what Marc Danziger wrote about it and … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes

Untitled document Horsepower: 700. Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in four seconds. Top Speed: 130 mph. Range: 250 miles. Total exhaust emissions: zero. Meet the Lightning. For drivers who want to be green but not boring, the new electric Lightning … Continue reading

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Hi! Welcome To Deer-Mart!

Untitled document We've posted about the criminal habits of deer on many occasions. They are the enforcers for the Animal Uprising™ and are also notorious shoplifters. So this report, from Canton, Ohio, comes as no surprise. A deer tried to … Continue reading

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Down Disney Way

Untitled document The latest story of the continuing Disneyfication of wildlife comes from, appropriately, Orlando, Florida. Residents in a new subdivision called police after a couple of black bears started wandering around the area, tipping over garbage cans to find … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Untitled document Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink ; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner) I posted about the extremely negative impact of the … Continue reading

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Damning Diversity

Untitled document Daniel Henninger takes a look at the failure of diversity. His starting point is the study by Robert Putnam of Harvard that found very, very serious problems with diversity. Putnam, in fact, found that diversity actually causes communities … Continue reading

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