September 30, 2011

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Had Enough Therapy?: Enough with the Multiculturalism

Today in Research: Synthetic Weed Inventor Can't Believe You Smoke It

Rough Type: The remains of the book The sense of self-containment is what makes a good book so satisfying to its readers, and the requirement of self-containment is what spurs the writer to the highest levels of literary achievement. The book must feel complete between its edges.

Human Experimentation the Real Issue in Stopping "Transexual" Boy's Puberty

Shrews With the degradation of marriage came the devaluing of the husband. This is turn sent a very clear message that we, mighty roaring women, no longer needed men. Men responded by no longer treating us as ladies. After all we weren't behaving like ones. Now no one respects the other, trust has been shattered, and fewer and fewer people are getting married.

Oh myass quote of the day: Michelle Obama: 'She Has a Fondness for Affordable Clothes'

Worth Every Penny The NowhereIsland art project, in which assorted radical freeloaders -- referred to as a "think tank"€ - were shipped to the Arctic at public expense to ponder the possibilities of progressive utopia and generally engorge their cultural glands.

Cairo, Egypt and Cairo, Illinois-- their economic misery is the outcome of political models that warehouse the poor rather than prepare them for productivity.

The Nursery: No Longer Immune by Stefan Kanfer - City Journal Vulgarity finally reaches children’s books, but Maurice Sendak saves the day.

Wait, Is Malaise French for “Soft”? - By Jonah Goldberg - The Corner - National Review Online

One Cʘsmos: And Why Do We Fall? So We Might Learn to Pick Ourselves Up Whether or not God exists is a separate issue. Besides, if he doesn't exist, only he knows it. The important point is to make him present and real.


On Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery by Pieter Bruegel the Elder Iain Sinclair unravels the mystery encrypted in Bruegel the Elder's monumental panel painting.

MIT's 'Artificial Leaf' Makes Fuel From Sunlight - Slashdot

Amazon - Threat or Menace? @ The Passive Voice

'I'm the daddy... to SEVENTY children!' The moment sperm donor confessed to his stunned fiancée

IT KNOWS: The Googlisation of Everything (and Why We Should Worry)

What Happens when a Leftist Philosopher Discovers God? | Religion and Other Curiosities

Why I Wasn't Fit to Work as a Trainer at Bally Total Fitness - Joe Berkowitz - Life - The Atlantic

Freakonomics サ Census Bureau Cuts Number of Same-Sex Married Couples in Half As of 2010, there were 131,729 same-sex married couples living in the U.S., and 514,735 same-sex unmarried partner households. These numbers are way below the previous estimates released last summer, which tabulated the number of same-sex married couples as 349,377, and same-sex unmarried partner households 552,620.

The Invisible Empire, alive and well in the state of Virginia

Sustainability: The Conservatism Of Our Age People who want "sustainabilty"€™ want to freeze everything in place. We need to use exactly all the same stuff, in the same ways, in the same amounts, indefinitely.

A Spatial History of Trapdoors

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'She Has a Fondness for Affordable Clothes'

Leaving aside the WTF? factor, is this possibly fashion code for "dresses like a semi-skanky middle school teacher"? Not that there is anything wrong with skanky middle school teachers.

Posted by: SteveS at October 1, 2011 12:03 PM