- “Fools win pointless arguments by experience.”
- The functions of faith
- Quote of the day
if you don’t get excited by numbers like $1600 and $2300 per year, I need you to take a break from reading, print out a picture of me, and use it to punch yourself in the face while looking into the mirror so you can watch the grave disciplinary scene unfold.
Not that you would know it by my pathetic posting. Here’s some links for you, my loyal and neglected followers
- Comparing Modern Education to a Placebo
- Ideas and Execution
- More from Sivers –
Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece on the back of a deli menu would not surprise me. Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece with a silver Cartier fountain pen on an antique writing table in an airy SoHo loft would seriously surprise me.
A fancy tool just gives the second-rater one more pillar to hide behind. Which is why there are so many second-rate art directors with state-of-the-art Macintosh computers.
- I really liked Never Eat Alone
- Bet On America –
The evidence for our nation’s downward spiral isn’t sufficient to rule out the very opposite possibility: that the United States will become, in purely geopolitical terms, even stronger in coming decades. The mistake we make is not so much overestimating our problems, but underestimating the problems of our potential rivals. We think we’re the only country with decline-and-fall issues.
I’ll wager that many of the toughest challenges for Americans in the future won’t be associated with our geopolitical decline, weakness or decrepitude. No: Our challenges will be the unimagined consequences of our many successes.
- A travelogue on East St Louis
- Predictions from the year 1900 – a must read
- ASP.net Chart Controls
- The economics of Scientology
Check out Skeptoid. It’s a bit better than Snopes.
- Visual thinking from the 1960s
- Schelling and the Nuclear Taboo
- Mexican cartels running pot farms in U.S. national forest – who says no one makes things in America anymore!
- The Pill makes women pick bad mates
- ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Snow White’ busted at Disneyland – People and their free time…
- Bill Buckley and Hugh Hefner
- Town buys strip club to shut it down –
The town of Lavonia shelled out nearly $1 million Tuesday to buy and shut down the strip club along I-85. Then, the city quickly burned the interstate signs advertising the club, which was popular with truckers.
For those curious, that’s $1,287 per household. Such a wise use of taxpayer dollars.
- Toby Keith opposed the Iraq War
- Quote of the moment (by Ben Franklin) “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”
- Check out this Despair.com post, and the government reply – quite funny, and scary too.
- Dead Left – Jon Chair on Naomi Klein
- The Atlanta PD and their odd hat history
- Radley Balko and the non-existent presidential crime policies of the candidates
- American Murder Mystery – everyone should read this, it’s about the current and future face of crime.
- Report: Rich Consistently Outearning Poor
Armbrister stressed that it would be premature to draw any final conclusions from the 550-page report, cautioning that “much supplementary research must still be done.”
“Yes, we do need more data,” she said. “But regardless, it is apparent that a severe gulf exists between rich and poor. And this cannot be mere coincidence. There is clearly an unknown mitigating factor at work here, and I strongly suspect it may be financial in nature.
- Garet Garrett – an early libertarian writer, I just added his Atlas Shrugged precursor novel to my amazon.com wish list
- This story about a black widow who has just recently been revealed
- Jeff Carstensen was spooked when he learned his grandmother planned to buy him a $100,000 life insurance policy — and name herself the beneficiary.
- “She told me that people of our stature have insurance policies on each other,” he said. “That way, if something happens to you, you take care of me, and if something happens to me, I take care of you. It was all too suspicious. So I got out of there any way I could, as soon as I could.”