Category Archives: news

Red Meat Study: Eat a burger, lose 37 minutes of life


A new study from Harvard links red meat consumption to health problems and higher mortality.  Although the negative health stuff has been known for some time, this study is more authoritative in terms of large sample and long study period. … Continue reading

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World Record for Largest Observed Snowflake … on a Google Doodle?


The World record for the largest observed snowflake … according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was attained this day of January 28th in 1887.  The city was Fort Keogh, Montana and the observer was a farmer. Google’s doodle … Continue reading

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Got Bias? Does Bill Moyers ?


I’m having a great discussion with my good pal Keith about whether Bill Moyers is “biased”.   I think Bill Moyers has become an authoritative and articulate spokesperson for the mainstream American left.   To me, that is almost the definition of … Continue reading

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Politicians are NOT CORRUPT. Deal with it.


(clarification:  I’m talking about the USA here ) As a stark raving political moderate I often find myself incredibly frustrated with the tribal thinking that characterizes most of the political debate.    Most of the claims by even moderate left … Continue reading

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Twitter is playing a significant role in the Iran Political Crisis


Until recently critics of Twitter were quite reasonably skeptical of claims that Twitter significantly influenced the US election or that Twitter was bringing more than trivial bits of real time news to the web, but the Iranian Election shows how … Continue reading

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The ONE MILLIONTH word in the English language is …. wait for it …. Web 2.0!


A language monitoring group linked here says that “Web 2.0” is now in common parlance and is English’s one millionth word. There seems to be some controversy surrounding the announcement. I can only imagine two balding and bespectacled linguists duking … Continue reading

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Economy: Are we there yet? Yes, we are. The Jim Cramer $25,000 Challenge


Update:  Thursday saw a big DOW drop of about 300 where Friday was up a bit so I continue to think we are near the bottom unless we see some strong indications that the stimulus will fail.    I think … Continue reading

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