Archive for November 13th, 2011

November 13th, 2011 - 12:31 pm § in Misc.

The Romney Campaign on a Remnant Sale

Nate Silver’s 538 Blog at the NY Times has a great statistical analysis of the current Republican contest … the summary of the data is bizarre “Mr. Gingrich , Mr. Romney and Mr. Cain may now be in a rough three-way tie for the Republican polling lead.”  Everyone else is dead[...]

November 13th, 2011 - 12:11 pm § in America

Berkeley Blog: Capitalism in a Social Democracy

This article about the Finish economy came to my attention after a lecture at TownHall.  Jeff Sachs showed frightening data … the US has fallen to the bottom of the industrial, developed democracies in growth rates and, especially, in terms of upward mobility.  Sachs’ argument comes do[...]

November 13th, 2011 - 12:08 pm § in America, China, Politics, Saudi Arabia

BREAKING NEWS: The UAE …. something is happening.

The Emirates airline placed a blockbuster order for 50 $18 billion in Boeing 777s  at the Dubai Air Show last Sunday, despite growing fears of stalling global growth. This deal adds to the evolution of the UAE as the outpost of American influence in the middle east.   A role oddly parallel to the[...]

November 13th, 2011 - 11:57 am § in America, Politics

The Republican Reality Show

“The Repricans” Seems like once a week we get to see see Mitt Romney’s robotic portrayal of an adult surrounded by six clowns.  Cain, Perry, Bachman, Newt, Santorum, and Paul.  Each week they throw pies, pee their pants, or wear funny shoes. It is easy to cast actors for these ro[...]

November 13th, 2011 - 6:29 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Why the fig tree is barren

Mark 11:20 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. Then he said to the tree, […][...]