Posted by Ron Coleman on December 16, 2008
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Nice articles here. Should put more articles about white teeth and teeth whitening methods.
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Posted by Ron Coleman on December 7, 2008
Instapundit links to a chilling report that’s sure to set off even more confusion in left-wing faculty lounges than it is with hormones across the animal kingdom:
IT’S NOT JUST YOUR IMAGINATION: “The research – to be detailed tomorrow in the most
The importance of being organic
comprehensive report yet published – shows that a host of common chemicals is feminising males of every class of vertebrate animals, from fish to mammals, including people.”
The whole article is pretty stunning if the link between the chemicals and the emasculation phenomenon holds up.
Here’s the question, now: How does a classical wacko lefty — not our normal liberal friends, okay, but the kinds of people who do street theater, comment on Daily Kos and that sort of thing — deal with the policy choices here? Petrochemical and industrial chemical concerns? Environmental effects of modern industry? Threats to species? All bad.
Men and the things that make them men? Uh, also bad, and now, clearly, seen to be worse than ever! Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that the male of our species will disappear fast enough by this process to prevent damage to other ones by virtue of all that maleness that just can’t disappear fast enough.
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Posted by Ron Coleman on December 2, 2008
A TERRORISM SURVIVAL BUNDLE for Windows Mobile.
Gah! Someone contemplating “survival” would rely on Windows?!
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Posted by Ron Coleman on November 23, 2008
Wi-Fi is finally working its way into airplanes… slowly, though.
What on earth is taking so long? Can we trade in the four peanuts and the free issue of Skymall in order to get this going?
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Posted by Ron Coleman on October 7, 2008
You thought Instapundit was a libertarian? So did I! At least on economics issues. But check this:
BOB ZUBRIN: Obama’s Energy Plan a Mix of Bad and Good. “Moreover, there is one part of the Obama plan which is absolutely splendid, and that is his explicit promise to require flex fuel capability on all new cars sold in the USA by the end of his first term. This is indeed a potential real game changer, especially if the flex fuel standard is written to include not only automobile compatibility with gasoline and ethanol, but methanol as well.” You can make methanol from kudzu. ‘Nuff said.
Well, not ’nuff for me. What happened to the free market? Is it inconceivable that oil could be $40 a barrel at the end of Obama’s first term — and cars will either be X dollars more expensive because of this requirement, or perhaps won’t work right, or… whatever?
Whatever, indeed. We see how easy it is to fix massive policy problems merely by legislating a solution, right?
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Posted by Ron Coleman on August 28, 2008
You can’t escape justice merely by donning a tin hat, it seems. The European Court of Human Rights, his last resort after a series of British courts were unhelpful, has refused to block the extradition to the U.S. of Gary McKinnon, a Briton who hacked into Pentagon and NASA computers. This is despite the fact that he claims extradition “would violate his human rights.”
U.S. prosecutors want to put McKinnon on trial for allegedly hacking into 97 computers belonging to NASA and several branches of the U.S. military from a bedroom in a north London home. He claims he was searching for UFOs.
In retrospect it seems the better tactical move would have been to claim immunity under the Federations’ Uniform Code of Justice. Or, from the looks of him, some provision of the Vulcan constitution.
It came from outer space, but very slowly
Presumably the high-tech aliens he is seeking will swoop down at this point and take care of things for McKinnon, having given earth’s puny rulers every chance to act justly. On the other hand, given their advanced state, they may just be too embarrassed, based on what he told Wired a couple of years ago:
A NASA photographic expert said that there was a Building 8 at Johnson Space Center where they regularly airbrushed out images of UFOs from the high-resolution satellite imaging. I logged on to NASA and was able to access this department. They had huge, high-resolution images stored in their picture files. They had filtered and unfiltered, or processed and unprocessed, files.
My dialup 56K connection was very slow trying to download one of these picture files.
It would be, wouldn’t it!
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Posted by Ron Coleman on August 18, 2008
Bob Miller on Beyond BT:
At Yael’s home, I also met the famed lawyer Ron Coleman, as proven by the attached photo he took with a small electronic device. This reassured us that we both existed independently of the Web.
Wouldn’t not taking the picture with a small electronic device have actually been somewhat more reassuring?
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Posted by Ron Coleman on July 24, 2008
ABC News reports that a leading cancer researcher has informally let it be known that, definitive scientific results notwithstanding, he thinks gluing a cell phone to the side of your head probably does fry your brain:
“Really at the heart of my concern is that we shouldn’t wait for a definitive study to come out, but err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later,” Herberman said.
No other major academic cancer research institutions have sounded such an alarm about cell phone use. But Herberman’s advice is sure to raise concern among many cell phone users and especially parents.
In the memo he sent to about 3,000 faculty and staff Wednesday, he says children should use cell phones only for emergencies because their brains are still developing.
Adults should keep the phone away from the head and use the speakerphone or a wireless headset, he says. He even warns against using cell phones in public places like a bus because it exposes others to the phone’s electromagnetic fields.
I’d keep that little Bluetooth thingy out of your ear, too. Why on earth actually inject electromagnetic waves into your head? Waves, or beams, or particles, or phlogiston. Whatever.
I tend to be really skeptical about sky-is-falling public health panics. This one I buy, intuitively, based on my utter lack of understanding of a single scientific, medical or technical issue involved. And, as an American and a blogger, I am committed to standing on that platform of ignorance and shouting terror and fear to the rooftops. Laugh if you will, but keep that damned thing away from my noggin.
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