Archive for February, 2010
Apparently the Tsunami from the Chile Earthquake didn’t hit Hawaii as hard as was initially expected. Good news for the folks at Hawaii. A friend of mine who lives in Honolulu said that it pretty much fizzled out before it got there, although from what I’ve seen it was still rather impressive.
A recent study by psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa concludes that people who are more intelligent are more likely to be politically liberal. CNN and Time have given a good amount of publicity to this, as it provides fodder for the long-standing progressive notion that conservatism denotes lack or intelligence at best and mental disorder at worst (a notion that has helped justify numerous “re-education” camps and eugenics programs among communist and fascist regimes). Read the rest of this entry »
David Limbaugh pens an interesting article at Townhall, “Liberal Paranoia About Christian Conservatives.” In it, he argues that those on the Left reflexively attack any hint of religiosity demonstrated by any conservative as proof that conservative are fighting tooth and nail to establish a Christian theocracy. He ties this to a desire by the Left to suppress any legitimate religious expression. Read the rest of this entry »
Melissa Clouthier at Right Wing News rebuts a previous article by John Hawkins calling for increased regulation of dietary suppliments. Her arguments prettyt much come down to consumer education and free market solutions, and I’m inclined to agree. It is not for the government to wipe people’s bottoms and tell them they can’t take a vitamin or herbal suppliment because some pharmeceutical company has lobbied government. Read the rest of this entry »
Adam Weinstein pens an article for Mother Jones that looks at the ridiculously vague and ripe for abuse public intoxication laws in Texas. Apparently, the laws are so vague that people can be arrested while still drinking in bars, and even if they’re not misbehaving at all. Incidents have cropped up in which police officers have targeted minorities for arrest using the vague laws. Read the rest of this entry »
Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy offers proof that the Lord of the Rings is an actual historical account. Due to fossils found in Indonesia, we know that Hobbis existed. Now there’s evidence that they had a fairly developed culture and even battled dragons — well, at least Komodo dragons.
Headline should read: Neptune Pwnxorz South America and Pacific Rim
An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at around 3 am Eastern time this morning. So far death tolls are in the low hundreds, but that will surely rise as casualties are confirmed. The earthquake is one of the most powerful recorded in 100 years, and aftershocks have been reported in excess of magnitude 6.Chile has officially declared a “State of Catastrophe.” Read the rest of this entry »