Monthly Archives: September 2012

Growing Kale

That does it — even though it’s awful late in the growing season and a frost is threatening… I’m going to try growing kale. …and then see if I like eating it. Of course, I’m now reading up as much … Continue reading

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Frontline: Syria

Have a half hour to burn? Want to learn about what’s going on in Syria? Of course you do… The kicker? The “uprising” isn’t homegrown, it’s not winning, and it’s going to result in a bloodbath. Ba’athism could see a … Continue reading

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Rick Santelli: GDP Numbers Are “Depressingly Weak”

There’s the Obama recovery for ya…. CNBC has more on the math.  So what’s the problem here?  Three things: 1.  The federal budget isn’t sorted out.  Until small businesses and large banks can rest assured that the federal government isn’t … Continue reading

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Great Ad, Unfortunate Name

Great ad that doubles down on the 47% (thought others are admirably attempting to play it off as a reaction to fallout — if hitting a pinata and watching the candy come out is the definition of “fallout”), though I … Continue reading

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The DIM Hypothesis Is a Waste of a Tree

In a bookstore, you will see a book called “The DIM Hypothesis” by Leonard Peikoff. I am ashamed to say that after grinding my teeth through the first 20 pages of the most vapid and horrific (and wrong) defense of … Continue reading

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Your Three Minutes of Civilization

Courtesy of the Jesuit Reductions of Paraguay… It’s really too bad more hasn’t been written about the Jesuit Reductions: The singular nature of the Reductions has roused the interest and admiration of numerous thinkers, philosophers, historians, economists, and explorers to … Continue reading

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