Archives for: November 2006

Iraq Study Group to present "consensus" Dec 6

see "Panel reaches deal on U.S. Iraq policy" (AP via Yahoo, 11/29/06) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061130/ap_on_go_ot/us_iraq The Iraq Study Group, with lead members James Baker and Lee Hamilton, announced last night that they had reached a "consensu… more »

Supreme Court to hear CO2 case today

Today (11/29/06) the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Massachusetts v. EPA in which over 25 plaintiffs, including a dozen states, are suing the EPA. There are two fairly straight-forward questions at issue: 1) Does the EPA have… more »

And I thought Chicago was cold....

Thanks again to Christopher for this one: Cold set to snap city record (Calgary Sun, 11/28) http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2006/11/28/2530545-sun.html more »

Women really do talk more

Thanks to Christopher for sending this to me. We knew it all along, but it's nice to see that it's backed up by research... Women talk three times as much as men, says study (Daily Mail UK, 11/38/06) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/artic… more »

Is it in their nature?

I imagine you all have heard the story of the frog and the scorpion, but just in case, here's a short version: A scorpion wants to get across a river and finds a frog sitting by the river's edge. He asks the frog to give him a ride over on the frog's… more »

An interesting study on charitable giving

Bank of America has done a fascinating study on the charitable giving of high net worth individuals. Their summary is here: http://newsroom.bankofamerica.com/file.php/mr_bankofamerica/spinsite_docfiles/293/BAC+Study+of+HNW+Philanthropy_102606.pdf… more »

Is Iraq's problem its government?

This weekend, I read two fascinating articles on the NY Times website: U.S. Finds Iraq Insurgency Has Funds to Sustain Itself and Iraqi Leader Says Politicians Are Causing Violence The first article discusses a report leaked to the NY Times which po… more »

A day off from blogging

Hello all, I'm taking a day off from blogging to spend time with my mother and sister and brother-in-law who are all visiting from "back East", as they say.... Have a great Sunday! Rossputin more »

Will modern science bring Thanksgiving to developing nations?

see "Breakthrough in genetics sows better wheat seed" (SF Chronicle, 11/24/06) http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/24/BAG4JMJ6EK1.DTL After cloning a gene from wild Israeli wheat into strains of modern American wheat, scientists have… more »

Radio brain teaser

I just asked this question on the air, so for those of you who didn't figure it out or who didn't hear the question, here it is again, followed by the answer....page down a bit for the answer. A hot drink vending machine has 3 buttons: Coffee, Tea, an… more »
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