Only 10% of ALS patients live 10 years past diagnosis. Professor Hawking has lived 57 and counting.
A six-minute video showing the changes in political boundaries. By 1000 AD and even more by 1300 AD it shows the zillions of polities in Western Europe that economists point to as a primary source of Western Europe's later prosperity. (If a ruler expropriated property or even taxed too much, another government was "just down the road".)
Decentralized government tends to be good for human beings and other living things.
Laura Nyro. I can't support the lyrics--hey, it was the '60s--but the music and the piano-playing are fine.
A few tips for bargain hunters.
Will it sell? Well, regular readers know the drill: on all things Big Al-related, give the points and bet on Al.
I had thought solar roadways sounded like a good idea. But I was probably wrong.
Good. I have a shares of Ruger.
List is headed by the infamous "Hum".
Eight-minute video that is what it says on the label. The ladies try pulled pork, brisket, and ribs.
The ribs were a big hit.
Fine rant. I have sympathy for the man:
We'd never been a good fit politically. I used to live in Maxine Waters' district. I went from there to Henry Waxman's. My senators were Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, who was then succeeded by Kamala Harris.
this these fine four paragraphs about speed limit laws:
But why should anyone object to (as Ford itself puts it) more “efficient” enforcement of the law? This assumes, of course, that the laws being enforced are reasonable, defensible, etc.
They’re not, of course. And everyone knows it.
Which is precisely why they aren’t enforced “efficiently.” It would trigger an uprising.
The whole point of the current system is the selective enforcement of idiotic laws. In order to maintain idiotic laws.
Related: "Is Every Speed Limit Too Low?"
"2 formerly obese economists lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months — here are the best tricks they used"
I didn't use any of them. But one of the secrets of weight loss is that different things work for different people. I found after reading a fair amount, I still needed a lot of trial and error.
Although somewhat contradicting my first statement, one wag cracked that almost all successful diet advice amounts to this: Eat more vegetables. Lots more.
Which was going to give me trouble, but then I read what a famous cook--I no longer remember who--said: "Show me somebody who doesn't like vegetables and I'll show you someone who hasn't had them prepared well." I now agree. You will probably want either fat (olive oil, butter, cheese) or heat (roasting) or spices. Or all three.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Hillary Clinton:
Of the states she talks about specifically, six of them voted for both her husband, Bill Clinton, and for Barack Obama. Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida (with the exception of FL, which went to Bob Dole in 1996) together make up 99 electoral votes, a significant chunk of the needed 270 votes to win an election.
Related, a review of her awesome achievements: "Hillary Clinton, Pride of Radcliffe".
We need at least a half dozen more confirming studies. But if the result holds up, it will quite exciting.
These questions certainly sound bad.
Just a couple of correlations, but still interesting.
Sounds good to me.
(Secretary Azar has an economics degree from Dartmouth. Plus. But a law degree from Yale. Minus. He clerked for Luttig and Scalia. Big pluses. We'll see how he nets out.)
I have plenty, thank you, but this is a good one.
Tomatoes, O.K. Sugar, fine. But eucalyptus?
In essence, Mr. Corbyn thinks that expropriation and redistribution according to his view of what is right is the route to justice and prosperity. One might have hoped that the world had had sufficient experience of such notions to extinguish them from the human mind forever, but foolishness, like hope, springs eternal. . . .
. . . in the modern world there is no totalitarian as dangerous as he who does not realise that he is one.
"Grandpa" rolling like we oldsters tend to do.
Table gives salaries divided into "public" and "private" for NYC, LA, and SF .
In a new study, we show that the credit-driven household demand channel rests on three main conceptual pillars. First, credit-supply expansions, rather than technology or permanent income shocks, are the key drivers of economic activity. This is a controversial idea. Most models attribute macroeconomic fluctuations to real factors such as productivity shocks. But we believe the financial sector itself plays an underappreciated role through its willingness to lend.
Sounds very sweet to me.
Fracking saved the Obama administration, its only baleful effect. Other than that, the U.S.’s emerging energy dominance is one of the great developments of recent times. It is ironic that our myopic press obsesses on trivialities like Russians posting on Facebook, while largely ignoring the geopolitical implications of the policies that are freeing up U.S. energy production.
"A powerful science fiction story about an architect on Earth commissioned to create (via long distance) a masterwork with materials from the last abandoned Martian colony, a monument that will last thousands of years longer than Earth, which is dying."
Packs a nice little punch at the end.
Lorenzo Insigne writes a lovely tribute to his sport and his hometown.
One more reason for me to dislike The New York Times: its stylebook "discourages" using the Oxford comma.
It depends on the toppings.