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May 31st, 2013 - 9:30 am § in The Ave Scene

THE Ave Scene: Putting People in Pods

Amazon and the pod people CLICK THE VIDEO[...]

May 31st, 2013 - 6:18 am § in Misc.

Why I Oppose Women in Combat

This article, by Malcolm Unwell, says it better than I would. My issue is that  I value femininity and masculinity. The military ethos is masculine.  Are there women who could play the guy role?  Sure there are.  Just as there are effeminate males.  The problem, as Malcolm Unwell writes, is tha[...]

May 31st, 2013 - 4:16 am § in Misc.

Is China Raiding US Research Labs? Is this racism or paranoia?

A breaking news story from New York raises difficult issues .. the increasing role of Chinese fellows in US labs, the ownership of NIH funded research, and the limits of industrial/academic ties when IP is involved.   Bribes for Research Data By Kate Yandell Three NIH-funded scientists have bee[...]

May 30th, 2013 - 10:03 am § in Misc.

Krugman: the real Obamacare shock will be one of unexpected success.

“Before I can explain what the news means, I need to make a crucial point: Obamacare is a deeply conservative reform, not in a political sense (although it was originally a Republican proposal) but in terms of leaving most people’s health care unaffected. Americans who receive health insuran[...]

May 30th, 2013 - 9:43 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Terrorist Groups Fight Over Spoils in Lebanaon

Report: Hezbollah Tells Hamas to Leave Lebanon Immediately The Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah has told Palestinian terror group Hamas to leave Lebanon immediately, Arab media reported on Thursday. The report says that the move is a result of Hamas’s continued support of Syrian rebels in th[...]

May 30th, 2013 - 4:47 am § in Misc.

Apocalypse Tomorrow

Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Sail Past Earth Nine Times Larger Than Cruise Ship The orbit of asteroid 1998 QE2. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger image[...]

May 30th, 2013 - 3:10 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Teen births down!

Report shows big drop in teen births in US Washington, May 25 : The birth rate among American teenage girls has dropped considerably, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The birth rate among women ages 15-19 decreased by almost half from 1991 to 2011, from 62[...]

May 29th, 2013 - 4:37 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Corn is for Drinking NOT Driving

  Corn-based ethanol gasoline additive doesn’t have anything going for it.  It’s hard on car engines, makes gas cost more, drives up grocery prices, costs taxpayers money, and doesn’t clean up the air because growing corn burns diesel.  The only people who benefit from the ethanol requi[...]

May 29th, 2013 - 7:10 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: consumers are spending

US consumer confidence hits five-year high 606 × 404 – washingtonpost.com  [...]

May 28th, 2013 - 9:38 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Liberal Pilot and Tea Party Scion Join Forces to Protect Airports

β Award Over at HorsesAss, Darryl Holman reports that Reagan Dunn, Tea Party progeny, named for the MAN, and a failed candidate for Washington’s Attorney Gewneral has come to the defense of government subsidies to private aviation:   The scion of Republican ideology and present memebr of the[...]