Monthly Archives: November 2010

NASA Astrobiology Announcement Thursday

From NASA: WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, … Continue reading

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Hello? Anyone there?

Been gone for a while (Cambodia) so here is a comic.

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US Intel on the Taliban is Shitty

US intelligence can’t even identify Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, one of the top leaders of the Taliban? If we can’t even recognize our enemies in Afghanistan, what hope do we have of winning or ‘not losing’? Taliban Leader in Secret … Continue reading

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All My Posts Belong to David Brooks

In this climate, there should be room for a general-interest magazine to reinvent the old middlebrow formula. There should be room for a magazine that counterprograms against the ceaseless ephemera of much of the online world and offers things you … Continue reading

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How Does David Brooks Keep Up the Confidence to Continue Writing?

Seriously, when was the last time this man wrote an article that A) can’t be disproved with a Google search and B) doesn’t contradict itself? Brooks makes two plays in his most recent op-ed: The Two Cultures Liberal thought is … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Fact of the Day: Defense Spending Next Year is $1 Trillion Dollars, Twice As Much As in the Cold War

Adjusting for inflation, the US annually funded the entire Cold War at about half the  expenditure. Stew on that, let it ripen. Our defense spending is insane.

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CNN Blows Coverage of Debt Commission’s Preliminary Report

CNN names the article “Obama panel offers $4 trillion in deficit cuts” In a surprise move Wednesday, the co-chairmen of President Obama’s fiscal commission publicly released their preliminary proposals to curb growth in U.S. debt. The report recommends spending cuts … Continue reading

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‘Republican Study Committee Releases Idea’ Is an Oxymoron, If You Add the Adjectives ‘Good’ or ‘Honest’

I swear I have original content stewing. However, work is heavy so here’s a good re-blog. Killing Expired Program Won’t Save Money Yesterday, the Republican Study Committee issued a press release announcing one of its first ideas for tackling spending:  … Continue reading

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The 2010 Midterms Couldn’t Have Been A Referendum on Obama’s Policies

Because a majority of Americans do not know what Obama’s policies are. This is because Americans enjoy making decisions in ignorance. How can I say this? Because I’m a red-blooded American. For example, at work I’m choosing the corporate web … Continue reading

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Oofa – Now That’s Some Inaccurate Polling

Some 13 of its [Rasmussen’s] polls missed by 10 or more points, including one in the Hawaii Senate race that missed the final margin between the candidates by 40 points, the largest error ever recorded in a general election in … Continue reading

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