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Scam Targets Physician Offices

A reader sent me a link about a scam that targets MD offices.  It is a retread of a scam that I wrote about in 2004, wherein I mention that I was targeted for this scam.  The new version of the scam was noted first in Slate: The GOP’s Fake Doctor Council.  Then Political Animal…

Baubike: Adventures in Design

OK, folks, explain this to me.  It is a bicycle.  Bicycles are cool.  But from the looks of this thing, it seems as though it would be like riding an anvil around town.  Sure, it’d be great if you got hit by a Hummer.  The bike would be fine. There are more photos at designbloom,…

Why Did God Create Israel In 1948?

Folks, please help me understand this: Why did God create Israel in 1948? He did so, not for the Jews’ sake primarily, but to vindicate His holy name. I guess you have to read the whole thing to get the full effect.  Well, maybe not.  None of it is any more rational than the passage…

Obama

Well, last week I finally did it.  I put up an Obama sign in the yard.  Not that anyone sees my yard. But now that the Editors of Seed magazine have come out with an endorsement, I may as well join the crowd and openly announce my anonymous support, here on the Internet. I don’t…

Protests in Minneapolis

First, I learn that sheriffs in Minneapolis are engaging in preemptive detention of persons suspected of planning protests.  Then I learn that the Federal government is involved.  Then I learn that the FBI was recruiting informants (plants) to, among other things, attend vegan potlucks. Imagine that, the FBI sending a plant to a vegan potluck.…

Interesting Graph

Just in case you thought you were having a good day, here is a graph from the Fed that shows how much money the banks have: Don’t panic.  The final number is from 1 July 2008.  I’m sure they’ve fixed the problem by now. HT: London Banker, on Roubini’s Global EconoMonitor (RGE Monitor).

Midnight Post-Call Surfing

Mammon slept. And the beast reborn spread over the earth and its numbers grew legion. And they proclaimed the times and sacrificed crops unto the fire, with the cunning of foxes. And they built a new world in their own image as promised by the sacred words, and spoke of the beast with their children.…

The Wiki Bible Project is a Wikipedia-like project from Wikisource, that aims “to create an original, open content translation of the source text of the Bible that will be in the Public Domain.”   But some see problems.  According to a recent Newsweek article: Biblical scholars see the potential for an inaccurate, bias-filled mess. Of…