Probably needless to say, the differences are dramatic.
"David Ortiz hit a baseball so hard, it got stuck in Fenway Park's foul pole".
Yes, sir: "A strong candidate for the rock era's greatest live album . . ."
I imagine there's a really small chance you'll need this. But if you do . . .
Another one on surviving a rare disaster: "Survival Saturday Infographic: How to survive a snakebite".
Made me laugh.
I know it's kinda remote and all, but it doesn't seem like this should last much longer:
Yet, despite this track record of new discoveries and mines being built in the area, a British Columbia government report estimates that only 0.0006% of the Golden Triangle has been mined to date.
"An IDA International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) is a land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and/or public enjoyment."
Eight-minute video. First analysis I've encountered of Murray's philosophy.
My former employer, NC State, ranks second among the "100 largest colleges" in "% Female STEM Majors".
I'm not at all sure how far he'll get with this, but I do know that if he succeeds it will drive the Left absolutely nuts.
The article is skeptical, properly I think, of the "path dependence" explanation. (Across five generations of car buyers?) But this makes a lot of sense to me because I recently did a similar thing:
Desai speaks from experience. A few years ago, he decided to buy a Lexus. The process was short and sweet: he went online, found a price reference, called up a dealer and made an offer. Sure, with a little more time and cunning, the professor could have lowballed the salesperson and gotten himself a sweeter deal. But he says he opted for the simpler approach.
Jazz Shaw has yet another warning for the goofy people running California.
Unfortunately for Californians and their already stressed power grid, this is going to cause a lot of problems. Energy demand on the left coast varies wildly and the grid has to be carefully regulated. Operators can’t just scale back or ramp up wind and solar energy flowing onto the grid the same way they can with nuke plants or natural gas systems. It’s either on or it’s off. This has led to cases where the grid is actually flooded with more energy than is being demanded, leading to potential system damage and blackouts. At other times, there simply isn’t enough sun or wind and the deficit has to be made up by fossil fuel plants. That’s worked well enough so far, but the more you shrink the fossil fuel supply, the less flexibility you have to stabilize the grid during peaks and lows in the demand cycle.
And what is being accomplished here for the eco-warriors who cooked up this idea? They supposedly want to reduce carbon in the atmosphere, right? Well . . . the nuke plants don’t produce any carbon.
Why doesn't a major American politician campaign on cutting back the FDA? Wouldn't this be supported by a 2-to-1 majority or greater?
AEI's Andrew G. Biggs argues that rather than saving too little, as many media reports claim, many Americans may be saving too much.
But saving too much for retirement isn’t like having too healthy a diet or being too nice to other people. It comes with real downsides, the biggest of which is a lower standard of living during your working years. Already, many more retirees tell Gallup they have enough money to live comfortably than do working-age households. That’s not a sign of undersaving.
He extends the argument here: "Why Retirees Aren't Running Out Of Money".
Transcript of a remarkable recent speech by FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen.
It's remarkable for three reasons: 1) she's a Democratic--Obama--appointee, but 2) she briefly but quite deftly demolishes the recent revival by the CEA, Stiglitz, Krugman, et al. of IO doctrine that was reftued forty years ago, and 3) she vigorously supports an excellent idea for dealing with the monopolization--such as it is--that exists.
Bloom County has been back for almost a year!!
Mr. Breathed has lost a few inches off his fast ball--in 25+ years almost everybody not named Nolan Ryan does--but Bloom County is still terrific. (And to continue the baseball analogy, given how much crazier the world has gotten, he's now not facing major-league hitters but high school ones.)
Two of the best recent articles on the career and qualifcations of the illustrious Democratic nominee
The original was good; this is better. Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton, live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, 2007.
Interesting explanation of why so many Americans think they're descended from the Cherokees.
Make 'em just stop lying to us.
And this sounds like worthwhile advice from economist Larry Kotlikoff: "Why You Should Tape Conversations With Social Security".
This seems correct:
But there is another problem, one that is plaguing many of America’s classrooms and jeopardizing the future of our children, yet it is rarely addressed – at least not as it should be. That problem is apathy. In classrooms all over the country, the teacher cares more about her students’ grades, learning and futures than they do.
Sounds like San Francisco has serious competition:
Recent headlines of real estate deals in Vancouver include a 7,200-square-foot heritage mansion for sale in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighbourhood for $21 million and a a $2.398-million price tag for a ‘fixer-upper’ in the Point Grey neighbourhood.
The Greater Vancouver real estate board says the benchmark price of a detached home in Vancouver hit $1.56 million in June, which is up 38.7 per cent in one year.
There are ways that federal agencies can promote dietary advice that could benefit most of the population (such as recommendations to eat more fruit and vegetables). But, in general, nutrition is far too complex and personal an issue for a one-size-fits all, top-down approach. It’s time for the government to relinquish its influence over the scientific and medical communities and let individuals (and their doctors) determine their own optimal diets.
A warning that. just like Detroit and Chicago, 50 years or so of misgovernance will have consequences.
"Basically babies will do anything so you just ask them to do it."
So did this: "Kevin Spacey impersonates Al Pacino in front of Al Pacino".
What's up with Turkey, anyway? "Spengler on Turkey".
I'd add that, while not completely free, Amazon Prime's video offerings have served my family well.