Lots of cool references to other 'Hitch' films.
Friday, November 30, 2007
I've been pointing out how polluting these things are to my eco-warrior friends for years now. Don't get me wrong, I love a roaring fire, it's just that if somebody is agonizing over whether Mother Earth can tolerate another gas powered lawn mower might want to stop shoving a cord of wood up his chimney every month an a half.
Mr. Franc’s study also showed that contrary to the Democrats’ tendency to define Republicans as the party of the rich, “the vast majority of unabashed conservative House members hail from profoundly middle-income districts.”
“I just found the pattern across the board to be very interesting. That pattern shows the likelihood of electing a Democrat to the House is very closely correlated with how many wealthy households are in that district,” Mr. Franc said in an interview with The Washington Times.
Interestingly, charity also tracks strongly with party affiliation.
But there is an odd feature of the theory that philosophers and scientists still argue about. In a nutshell, the theory suggests that quantum systems can exist in many different physical configurations at the same time. By observing the system, however, we may pick out one single 'quantum state', and therefore force the system to change its configuration.They often illustrate their concerns about what the theory means in this respect with mind-boggling experiments, notably Schrodinger's cat in which, thanks to a fancy experimental set up, the moggy is both alive and dead until someone decides to look, when it either carries on living, or dies. That is, by one interpretation (by another, the universe splits into two, one with a live cat and one with a dead one.)
Birds crash into "environmentally friendly" buildings.
From the article:
New York City is on track to have fewer than 500 homicides this year, by far the lowest number in a 12-month period since reliable Police Department statistics became available in 1963.
But within the city’s official crime statistics is a figure that may be even more striking: so far, with roughly half the killings analyzed, only 35 were found to be committed by strangers, a microscopic statistic in a city of more than 8.2 million.
Fascinating story. A former judge and mayor of Boulder Colorado takes a shine to his neighbors property so he sets out to (more or less) steal it.
There are good public policy reasons for allowing adverse possession. This is not one of them.