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I Report The Facts. Give Them To Me, Please.

“The Incidental Economist” blogger Austin Frakt posts a few neat health facts from the new book by his co-blogger, Aaron Carroll, a physician and academic. A selection: Air dryers keep your hands cleaner than paper towels. False. They blow bacteria all … Continue reading

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Blogging and Websense – Nerdy details

Many of the people who read this blog are also bloggers, so this may one day come in handy. It’s a brief technical aside that most of you can just skip right past, but I wanted to share. I found … Continue reading

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This one’s on me….

[cross posted at the old blog, which will not be linked here] In transferring everything over, I accidentally kept the old subscribe button, meaning that if you used the button to subscribe at the new site….well, you just subscribed to … Continue reading

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Well, this one’s on me

[cross posted at the old blog, which will not be linked here] In transferring everything over, I accidentally kept the old subscribe button, meaning that if you used the button to subscribe at the new site….well, you just subscribed to … Continue reading

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Escaping History

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times a few days ago entitled “The Long Overdue Palestinian State.”  He opens with the following bit of personal history: SIXTY-THREE years ago, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy … Continue reading

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Nothing has changed except everything

Welcome to the new site, which is a lot like the old site thanks to Nickgb’s skills with the intercontinental internet and such. You may notice the following minor changes on the new blog, however:

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Mitch Daniels is out

I guess he decided to wait to see if the Rapture would save him from having to actually drop out: Over the last year and a half, a large and diverse group of people have suggested to me an idea … Continue reading

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Extra Incentive

Apparently the Obamas may be as much as 90% invested in treasuries. So a treasury default would– of course– still crash the entire economy, but it would be especially damaging to the First Family. Wonder what Rush Limbaugh thinks about … Continue reading

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Pick Your Messenger of the Apocalypse Contest

As has been discussed on Poison Your Mind already, the apocalypse is now only two days away.  The CDC has put out Zombie Apocalypse guidance and there are lines a mile long at the Sunglass Hut at the local mall. … Continue reading

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From the tiniest little tadger

Since dedc decided to write about zombies and the CDC, which is clearly my beat, I’m going to return the favor by writing about penises.

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This is a test

Ever since Nickgb’s Oh ye of many faiths post, which included the words “jewish” and “stereotypes”, we seem to be getting a few searches a day from anti-semites for phrases like “jewish stereotypes” and “jew features”.   Maybe that’s not fair of … Continue reading

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Disorder of the Geithner

The Congressional GOP has made their intent perfectly clear: the debt ceiling is a hostage, and if their demands are not met then they won’t vote for a raise in the ceiling. The country now finds itself in the situation … Continue reading

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I’d like to thank the little people…

I just wanted to thank all of our readers who has given us so much of their time and attention. Around midnight, after just 7 weeks of blogging, we hit 10,000 views. We’ll try to keep up the “quality” of … Continue reading

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On Nomenclature

So we’re clear: forcible sodomy is not a sex scandal. It is rape. Kind of unfortunate that this is going to indirectly contribute to a Greek default, though.

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Applied History with Glenn Beck

So, I was over at the Tea Party Patriots page, and checked out their mission statement. Along with a whole lot of criticisms, you can read it after the jump:

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The most exciting soccer photo of the weekend

It was a tough call, but from the PI’s account of an exciting draw:

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When The Market Thwarts Innovation

I don’t know enough about the tech market of the ’80s, ’90s, and today to accept or reject this Skype-occasioned version of the rise of Microsoft from Barry Ritholtz, but it’s a story worth considering.  The whole thing is worth … Continue reading

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Worst. Campaign. Ad. Ever

(via Buzzfeed) Dan Adler is running for Congress in Southern California.  Someone on his campaign told him this would be a good way to reach out to the asian community in his district.  They were horribly, horribly wrong.  See for … Continue reading

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