Archive for September 6th, 2011

September 6th, 2011 - 8:50 am § in Misc.

T. rex thought to have hunted in packs

  EDMONTON, Alberta, June 22 (UPI) — Tyrannosaurus Rex was not a solitary predator as previously thought but rather hunted in packs, Canadian researchers say. Previously portrayed as formidable but solitary and dull-witted creatures because their skeletons were always found alone, paleont[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 7:46 am § in Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Ikea ‘used political prisoners in GDR as slave labour’

Swedish retail giant Ikea used political prisoners in East Germany as “slave labour” to make furniture, secret police files unearthed by a German broadcaster appear to show. Ikea developed strong links with the communist state in the 1970s, opening a number of manufacturing facilities, one of wh[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 7:43 am § in Misc.

A Debate On The Tea Party’s Success


September 6th, 2011 - 7:43 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi was not in convoy that crossed into Niger -TV

DUBAI, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was not part of the convoy of vehicles that crossed into Niger from Libya on Monday, Al Arabiya television reproted. Arabiya cited Niger’s Foreign Minister Bazoum Mohamed, although no interview was aired. Libya’s interi[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 7:33 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Romney Cuddles Up to Tea Party, loses debate to Perry Who Does Not Show Up.

  DeMint: What would you change in our foreign policy? Romney: A lot. First, I would have one. #palmettoff 4 hours ago · DeMint’s first question for Romney: Would you favor “right-to-work” legislation?” Romney says yes #palmettoff 4 hours ago · reatest assets. #palmett[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 2:07 am § in Misc.

How To Invest Your Retirement Savings Now

This post is inspired by the item a couple of posts farther down about how bad the European stock markets are this morning. By the time you read this, you’ll know how bad the U.S. stock market is today. People who follow my commentaries on know that I periodically post investing-[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 1:31 am § in Misc.

I Wish Ph.D.s Could Spell

My late father worked for a metropolitan newspaper in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. In those days, if a typo or misspelling got into the paper, at least a dozen subscribers would call the paper to bring it to the editor’s attention. For readers, this game of “gotcha” was grea[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 12:53 am § in Schools & Colleges

What Is A College Degree Worth?

This really is two questions. First, what is the intrinsic worth of a college degree? Second, what is it worth in the marketplace? For students who have gone deeply in debt to finance their higher education, the answer to the second question has great practical significance. For all of us together, [...]