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Archives for November, 2010

Samuel Hengel is, or should I say was, a mentally disturbed, probably depressed student in a rural area of Wisconsin who showed up at school yesterday with a pistol. He used the firearm to hold the teacher and students in one of his classes for several hours. (details here) Scary part (well, there’s several scary…

Or, at least, that’s what I assume she means when she asks “Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?” Equating her recent book with the quarter-million or so cables among US embassies and the state department, she is known to have tweeted: Inexplicable: I recently won…

That’s the Wikileaks guy. Believe it or not, there’s a poll! The act makes it a crime ” To convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies. This was punishable by death or by imprisonment for…

Today is the last day of the official Atlantic Hurricane season, and that seems right because for the last several days there has been no significant tropical storm development in the region. However, there is evidence to suggest that the Atlantic Hurricane seasons have been getting longer, perhaps requiring a change int he expected end…

NASA has slyly, or inadvertantly, let out a handful of clues that a planned news conference will reveal details of an important new finding regarding life on other planets. There have been a number of moments in the history of astrobiology where an important find has gotten us all very excited, including the discovery of…

… like clockwork. Orange that is.

A miscellany of sites to visit.

The Berry Go Round Plant Carnival is up and it’s an especially good one. Don’t miss it! Hillary Clinton on Wikileaks The first day of the Minnesota Recount is going badly, following my expectations perfectly. Story here. Speaking Out on International Gay Rights.

Shimon Schocken’s rides of hope

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King Tut’s Tomb Discovered!!!

A frail elderly woman would have a hard time walking a few blocks, from her apartment to the subway, then from the subway to the MET, with winds gusting to near hurricane strength. So, the patron of the arts and of archaeology, who happened to be a cousin of my first wife, called around to…

The Wisdumb of Michele Bachmann

“I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us ‘having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,’ and the people — we the people — are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not…