Thursday, July 19, 2012

Al Gore Will Pick Up The Tab . . .

for this. (I have always wondered why people who rail against exotic financial derivatives so willingly accept the concept of the "Carbon Credit".)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Well, Where Are My D%#n Keys Then?

I found this under the street light over at First Things.

But as E. A. Burtt noted over half a century ago in his classic book The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science, the thinker who claims to eschew philosophy in favor of science is constantly tempted “to make a metaphysics out of his method,” trying to define reality as what his preferred techniques can measure rather than letting reality dictate what techniques are appropriate for studying it. He is like the drunk who thinks his car keys must be under the lamppost because that is the only place there is light to look for them—and who refuses to listen to those who have already found them elsewhere.

Making something out of nothing remains a fundamental problem.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Never Again?

Joe Huffman gives us "The Jews In The Attic Test"

Will this law make it difficult or impossible to protect innocent life from a government intent on their imprisonment or death?

Related: Homeland Security Report Lists ‘Liberty Lovers’ As Terrorists

A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. . . .

Under the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism program, the bulk purchase of food is labeled as a potential indication of terrorist activity, as is using cash to pay for a cup of coffee, and showing an interest in web privacy when using the Internet in a public place.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

German Tourists in Afghanistan

Quote of the day:

PS: I read recently that German soldiers in Afghanistan, being frustrated about having to be German soldiers in Afghanistan, have their own definition for ISAF: I saw Americans fighting.

Observing Hermann says "Smile and Wave"

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

D%#*ned Global Warming! 6500 BC Edition

'Britain's Atlantis' Found at bottom of North Sea.

Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC.

h/t: NewsWatchCanada ~ world news & views from a Canadian perspective

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Circumcision Poetry Slam - German Edition

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Just One More Drink: A Quick Tour of the Euro Debt Crisis

Jack and Jill ran up the bill . . . at Helga's Bar and Brokerage *BOOM*!

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Dominion Day Reflections From Canada

Kate, at small dead animals, gives a Dominion Day Challenge to her Canadian readers:

Describe what it means to be a Canadian . . .