Archives for: "November 2007"

Regulating salt? Give me a break

According to a Canadian news story, the US American Medical Association along with the Center for Science in the Public Interest ("CSPI"), a nanny-state "science" organization used a public hearing today to call on the FDA to regulate salt. (Background… more »

CO politics: Polis vs. Fitz-Gerald warms up

re "Fitz-Gerald challenges some donations to Polis" (Denver Post, 11/27/07) Joan Fitz-Gerald’s complaints against Jared Polis’ campaign are both silly and typical. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth have not been… more »

Update on Sudan teddy bear hubbub: guilty!

I mentioned the other day that a British teacher in Sudan was going to be put on trial for letting her students choose the name "Mohammed" for a teddy bear. They had the trial. The teacher was found guilty and sentenced to 15 days in jail and… more »

Greg Staff on energy R&D

Thanks to Greg Staff for sending this note... It's interesting that "big oil" is so universally reviled by the left side of the aisle. Hillary has even said that "oil companies" do not need all that money and she's going to take their profits and lead… more »

Lamborn gets earmark for contributor

The Denver Post reported last week (11/19/07) that Congressman Doug Lamborn got a $1 million earmark for Sturman Industries, a private company in Woodland Park, Colorado, whose chairwoman, Carol Sturman, contributed to Lamborn's 2008 primary campaign… more »

Muslims behaving badly: The Sudan Teddy Bear Scandal

This speaks for itself: Reports: Sudan arrests UK teacher for teddy bear blasphemy more »

Some climate sanity from the UK

As if in response to his own newspaper's insane article about "mankind shortening the universe's life", Telegraph reporter Christopher Booker offers us a bit of climate sanity. The first part of this article is a must-read, both for the technical and… more »

And we call these people our friends? (Egypt)

A few days ago, I posted a note entitled "And we call these people our friends?" about a victim of a gang-rape being sentenced to 200 lashes in Saudi Arabia. I like the idea of pointing out the horrible nature of such "friends" enough that I'm going… more »

Movie Review: "Redacted"

If you'd like to read my review of one of the most repugnant movies of all time, here's my review of "Redacted" at more »

The dumbest science article ever?

OK, it's probably not the most ridiculous science article ever, but it's in the top 10: see "Mankind 'shortening the universe's life'" (UK Telegraph, 11/12/07) As… more »
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