Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Tragedy of Turning Economics Into a Faith-Based Discipline

The thing that has puzzled me throughout the long aftermath of the collapse of Big Shitpile is the willingness to do nothing. The issue isn’t a disagreement over how to reduce unemployment. Instead, there is a general consensus not to … Continue reading

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Links 9/25/11

Links for you. Science: Scientists discover 12 new frog species in India Allergy Recapitulates Phylogeny Close-up photograph of a mosquito. (you wanna look. You know you do) Miami Invaded By Giant, House-Eating Snails Other: Michelle Rhee spent nearly $1M in … Continue reading

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At Least One NY Times Columnist Doesn’t Understand Tax Deductions

Like Digby, I’m disgusted at the sympathy for the plight of those who make more than $200,000 per year–something I’ve discussed before–the NY Times’ Ron Lieber displays. But what’s ridiculous is Lieber’s failure to understand how the proposed tax deduction … Continue reading

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Links 9/24/11

Links for you. Science: The tailwind and the headwind. Teenage Brains Lord, Save Me From The Krebs Cycle How dangerous are viral quasispecies? Seagulls: Pooping Resistant Bacteria on Your Beach Other: L.A.’s postwar art scene: Hot rods and hedonism What … Continue reading

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The Reality of a Serious HPV Infection

Usually, I would put something like this in a list of links, but it’s too important not to call attention to it. Stephanie Zvan in “And Then You Wait“: Nothing about this appointment has been good news. Much of it … Continue reading

Posted in Vaccination, Viruses

I Suppose This Is Worth Substantiating, But Is Anyone Surprised?

This PLoS Medicine article came across the transom, with the following summary: These findings indicate that, in Finland, living alone is associated with an increased risk of alcohol-related mortality. Because of the study design, it is impossible to say whether … Continue reading

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Links 9/23/11

Links for you. Science: Beyond Gardasil: The Religious Right’s Attack on Reproductive Health Science Republicans Are Not Anti-Science – They’re Just Pro-Politics So…who lives in your vagina? Grad school vs. unemployment rate Other: IS SOCIAL SECURITY A PONZI SCHEME? (must-read) … Continue reading

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If Solyndra Is a Failure, the Bush Administration Is Also to Blame

You might have heard of the supposed ‘scandal’ surrounding the failure of the government-supported Solyndra solar panel manufacturer. What’s gone unnoticed is the role the Bush Administration had in supporting Solyndra: July 2005: The Bush Administration signs the Energy Policy … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Democrats, Energy, Little Lord Pontchartrain

How ‘Progressive’ Pundits Help Silence the Activist Left

Believe it or not, my political activism isn’t limited to the blog (if it were, that would be pretty pathetic). I actually attend local meetings of different types (Democratic ward meetings, various local hearings, etc.), call my Congresscritters (they don’t … Continue reading

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Links 9/22/11

Links for you. Science: Calif. schools turn away unvaccinated students Escaped Pet Birds Are Teaching Wild Birds to Speak English How to be a great scientist Coyotes kill buffalo at Haverhill farm Other: Five Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Solyndra How … Continue reading

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