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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30 2012

On eve of bin Laden’s death, World Trade Center retakes title of tallest building in the Big Apple

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As the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death looms, the new One World Trade Center inches above the Empire State Building to become the tallest in New York City:

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Apr 30 2012

As if Romney needed a bigger credibility problem

From the annals of if-you-wrote-this-down no one would believe it, Romney is now singing a new tune on the auto bailout. When last we left Mittens, he was on his high horse putting all that Bain Cap scavenger expertise claiming the auto bailout would never work and claiming Obama should have let the companies go …

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Apr 29 2012

The Amish make me sick

I haven’t had much time to provide new content these last couple of days. For that I apologize. But it hasn’t been all work. In the background and during breaks the cable was tuned to the NatGeo channel and their specials on the Amish. Up til now they seemed a little weird, fairly harmless, and in some …

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Apr 29 2012

Hot salty climate action

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Didn’t think of this, but it makes sense. The warmer it gets, the more salt gets concentrated or removed depending on which way the water to vapor cycle has been trending:

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Apr 28 2012

Don McElroy: Young Earth Creationist

This is Don McElroy, the guy who used to run the Texas Schoolboard, stating he believes dinosaurs and humans walked side by side. Technically, he might be right — if one accepts that modern birds evolved from raptorial dinosaurs. A view McElroy would have a hard time accomodating. But what’s more interesting are McElroy’s reasons …

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Apr 27 2012

When is an attack on religious freedom merely a good spirited difference of opinion among the faithful?

Trick question, easy answer: whenever Paul Ryan needs it to be. Back when Obama weakened the original Romneycare requirement so that it only covered birth control pills and not terminal pregnancies, it was a full-scale war on religion, over ruling the view of the Catholic Church, ZOMG, Jefferson wept! In a moment of unadulterated satire even Romney tried …

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Apr 27 2012

More on Planetary Resources as the USS Enterprise wows onlookers

Today a shuttle that barely flew draws the faithful like believers to a shrine. The shuttle Enterprise is making low altitude passes from DC to New York City on the way to JFK airport and its retirement on the deck of the USS Interpid. The nation’s love affair with the adventure of space travel is …

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Apr 27 2012

Christian conservative group up in arms over purportedly gay Romney spokesman

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Well, well, well, look who’s shocked to discover Mitt Romney making a play for unapproved voters. An email arrived in my inbox from a religo-political group with lots of alarming exclamation points! And breathless urgency! An excerpt:

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Apr 27 2012

Dan Senor: the man who was too wrong to fail

The symptoms of the Great American Demise are all around me. In the end, when we have finally reached full-blown third-world status and our grandkids compete in contests for best rat trap, we’ll be able to look back and know we did it entirely to ourselves. One beautiful example of how we managed to blow …

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Apr 26 2012

For our readers down under, and all over

It struck me today, going through comments and posts, that we have a healthy international contingent at the big Z, and for those participants, the daily twists and turns of US politics may seem bewildering. Or at least a bit fuzzy; understandable, especially if you aren’t directly affected by them and don’t follow the insane drama 24/7. You all …

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