Archive for April, 2008

Are College Diplomas Overrated?

| April 30, 2008 | Comments (4)

I was intrigued by the headline of this story in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The headline reads, “America’s Most Overrated Product: the Bachelor’s Degree” which led me to believe that the article would be about the increasing number of jobs for which employers are demanding a Bachelor’s Degree just for an entry-level position. This [...]

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Cool Space Stuff – Lightning on Saturn

Cool Space Stuff - Lightning on Saturn

| April 30, 2008 | Comments (0)

This is truly awesome. A monster storm spawning bolts of lightning 10,000 times more powerful than any seen on Earth is raging on the ringed planet Saturn. The powerful electrical storm cropped up in Saturn’s southern hemisphere five months ago, when it was first spotted by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, and has persevered to become the [...]

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Please Stop the Biofuel Idiocy.

| April 30, 2008 | Comments (8)

Okay, so Mark Steyn wasn’t just blowing smoke after all. WASHINGTON (AP) - Some top international food scientists Tuesday recommended halting the use of food-based biofuels, such as ethanol, saying it would cut corn prices by 20 percent during a world food crisis. But even as the scientists were calling for a moratorium, President Bush [...]

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Meet the “Most Powerful Man in Iraq”. He Isn’t Iraqi.

| April 30, 2008 | Comments (1)

I”m at a bit of a loss to describe this article from the McClatchy News Service. On one hand, I’m given to discounting much of what comes from McClatchy as biased and distorted, because it generally is. On the other hand, it is one of the most solid articles on Iraq I’ve read by anyone [...]

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The New Menace: Global Warming Will Give You HIV

| April 29, 2008 | Comments (5)

It looks like the Cult of Global Warming is racheting up the panic factor another notch. Jammie Wearing Fool brings us the story from Down Under where a new fear has been hurled at us. Global Warming is going to give us all HIV! Ace is asking what new hell this is. Well, it’s the [...]

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Syria Could Have Had A Couple Nukes, Thanks to North Korea

| April 29, 2008 | Comments (0)

CIA Director Hayden let out a little more information about that nuclear reactor that Israel bombed in Syria. His agency estimated that it could have produced enough nuclear material for as many as two weapons within a year after it became fully operational. He also told reporters that the CIA didn’t tell the IAEA about [...]

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Monday Night Music – Traveling Wilburys

Monday Night Music - Traveling Wilburys

| April 28, 2008 | Comments (7)

In 1998 1988 (oops), George Harrison, looking for a “B-side” to go with the single release from his new album Cloud Nine laid down a track in Bob Dylan’s recording studio. Along with Dylan, Harrison corralled Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. None of them were in their musical prime. Indeed, all of them [...]

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I’m Tired of Jeremiah Wright

| April 28, 2008 | Comments (8)

Over the last few days Barack Obama’s spiritual mentor and former pastor Jeremiah Wright gave a couple of speeches that have provided a near-endless wellspring of hatred and ignorance. I”m not going to dive into the speeches. If you’re interested in what he said, and how a reasonable person who doesn’t have their head so [...]

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