Daily Archives: August 6, 2012

Dead Past

The catacombs under the City of Light. Weird. Tweet

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Great Picture

A robot taking pictures of another robot landing on Mars. Great job, NASA. Tweet

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Gee, What Could be Wrong?

Illinois is on track to spend more for pensions than it does for education in just a few years. Illinois faces severe underfunding in its pension system. It reported a funded ratio of 43.4%, way below the 80% considered healthy. … Continue reading

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We Have a Plan!

Officials in Cape Cod are getting together to plan to begin formulating a plan to protect tourists from great white sharks. Isn’t this exciting? Several Massachusetts towns are taking steps to beef up their protocol to inform lifeguards and protect … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Depressing

You thought I was going to write ‘different’, didn’t you? No, this is just too darned depressing. How appalling were the unemployment numbers last week? Worse than the press reported – a lot worse. Overall, the economy actually lost 1.2 … Continue reading

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Stimulating All the Way to a Depression

Arthur Laffer tabulates the real record of stimulus spending – and it’s bad. Yet the notion that additional spending is a “stimulus” and less spending is “austerity” is the norm just about everywhere. Without ever thinking where the money comes … Continue reading

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Touchdown

They did it. Curiosity is down on Mars and has sent back its first picture. Tweet

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