- From George Will –
America says to foreign producers: We prefer not to pump our oil, so please pump more of yours, thereby lowering its value, for our benefit. Let it not be said that America has no energy policy.
- Wilkerson on Global Warming
- Joel Splolsky on Architecture Astronauts – worth reading, especially in conjunction with John Robb.
- This is weird
- Inventions by year
- A guide to night photography
- Samantha Powers resigns…
- Southern Baptists Fight Climate Change – if only we can get Nascar and Fox News on the bandwagon the Left will declare Global Warming a hoax
Anonymous Philanthropist Donates 200 Human Kidneys To Hospital
In The Know: How Can We Make The War In Iraq More Eco-Friendly?
Mysterious Traveler Entrances Town With Utopian Vision Of The Future
- Noir is a new club/restaurant in Atlanta that just opened up, decorated entirely in a film noir motif. They have movie nights too. Sounds perfect for me. The AJC review is here.
- WikiBroker and Zillow seem quite handy as well. The Zillow link is set to where I am thinking about moving.
- Robert Patterson (a blogger new to me) posts this excellent link to the Battle of Algiers.
- The Chinese ARE building the first affordable electric cars! Which is one of my predictions from a while back.
- Curiously underreported story about Global Warming.
These graphs were created by NASA’s Reto Ruedy and James Hansen (who shot to fame when he accused the administration of trying to censor his views on climate change). Hansen refused to provide McKintyre with the algorithm used to generate graph data, so McKintyre reverse-engineered it. The result appeared to be a Y2K bug in the handling of the raw data. . . .
NASA has now silently released corrected figures, and the changes are truly astounding. The warmest year on record is now 1934. 1998 (long trumpeted by the media as record-breaking) moves to second place. 1921 takes third. In fact, 5 of the 10 warmest years on record now all occur before World War II.
- PurpleSlog responds to my 8 Random Facts Question. His blog tagline is now “Accepting the World As It Is Until Robots Get Better”
- Hardcore Troubadours – a bio of the Old Crow Medicine Show
- Catalogs of Data Visualization on Coding Horror
- Minorities become the majority in 10 percent of U.S. counties – which has the interesting quote
In northern Virginia, Teresita Jacinto said she feels less welcome today than when she first arrived 30 years ago, when she was one of few Hispanics in the area.
“Not only are we feeling less welcome, we are feeling threatened,” said Jacinto, a teacher in Woodbridge, Virginia, about 20 miles southwest of Washington.
“I think across the board all of us feel like we’re not welcome,” said Jacinto, who was born in the U.S. and volunteers for an advocacy group called Mexicans Without Borders.
Perhaps it’s because she’s feeling unwelcome because she’s advocating an unpopular cause?
- The Old Crow Medicine Show on AT & T Blueroom
- Green Fakers on Radar. The celebrity excuses are funny.
I hereby dub Climate Change Activists “The coalition of the chilling”.
And here’s an article on public attitudes on Climate Change
The Ipsos Mori poll of 2,032 adults – interviewed between 14 and 20 June – found 56% believed scientists were still questioning climate change.
There was a feeling the problem was exaggerated to make money, it found.