Monthly Archives: April 2016

This Is Impressive

Donald Trump’s Full Speech on Foreign Policy in Washington, DC (4-27-16)

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More Stupid People Given Voice

An article from the New York Post in which we meet: Meghann Foye, 38, was jealous of co-workers clocking out for maternity leave, and decided she needed a break of her own. Here, the author of the novel “Meternity” (Mira, … Continue reading

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Ngrams

A really interesting link that graphs word and phrase usage over time by, apparently, scanning books and putting all the contents in a database. Not sure how good it is – or how long it’ll hang around, but…

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Education Spending

I found this graph at the US Dept of Education: We seem not to have really gotten much in return. Except demands for more. And in that regard, an article from Politifact goes through a lot of hand-waving and some … Continue reading

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… And On the Third Hand

Vox links to a post at Chaos Manor by Jerry Pournelle, that is also interesting. About Trump (see following post). Trump is probably the least qualified candidate who ran for the Republican nomination this year. If you didn’t know that, … Continue reading

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On the Other Hand…

There’s been posts here about how awful Mr Trump is and they may even have seemed to presented in an approving manner. But the fact is, I just don’t know. And so, there’s this: I am often asked why I, … Continue reading

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The Streisand Effect

The phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. It is an example of psychological reactance, wherein once people are … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Noticed, Redux

Lather, rinse, repeat. The former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Trevor Phillips, has admitted he “got almost everything wrong” on Muslim immigration: Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims … Continue reading

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More From the Past

I was at the club this morning, working out when the music service threw out Midnight Oil’s “Beds are Burning”. Man, an oldie, pretty good song too. And the group has that all important bald guy – an optional, but … Continue reading

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A Voice from the Past

I used to visit the site a lot, but stopped for various reasons. But not for the abilities of the site’s owner – a remarkably talented writer. And when he goes on a tear, a rant, he’s a lot of … Continue reading

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