American food stamps are now a credit card?
I was reading daring fireball and was struck by this article on the growth of food stamps, and the decline of any stigma. It seems that the former republican administration, after first trying to end the whole program (not unexpectedly) and slashing and cutting had a change of heart. Or at least a change of mind. I cant assume what there is no evidence of, a republican heart. After euphemisms...
Another one bites the dust..
A great blogger, Tim Bray, has gone car free kinda. Here, he writes one of the best economic pieces on the U.S. I have read in a long time http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/11/25/De-investing-from-the-USA and here is the bit about taking the train to the airport in Vancouver. It has awesome pictures, as usual. http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/11/26/Shiny-Streets
Bill O'Reilly Is Afraid of the Terrorists →
fraidycats: Bill O’Reilly: “I don’t care about the Constitution!” At least he’s honest.
Charles Krauthammer Is Afraid of the Terrorists →
fraidycats: Charles Krauthammer: Apart from the fact that any such trial will be a security nightmare and a terror threat to New York — what better propaganda-by-deed than blowing up the courtroom, making KSM a martyr and turning the judge, jury and spectators into fresh victims? — it will endanger U.S. security.
Gruber has a list →
What is great about this is that it is from an American. There is hope for them yet
The Toronto Argonauts were shut out.
Sweet, the CFL all star East nominations. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=297956
And he got it right again.
tlvx: Facebook Slave: I will visit Facebook at least once a day. I will complete at least the two displayed suggestions on the homepage every time I visit. I will “go literal” with the suggestions and “make Facebook better” for my friends. I will not tell anyone that my actions were based on Facebook’s suggestions. I will put complete faith in Facebook’s Plan. No matter how questionable...
It is easy to pick on Americans for an obvious reason or three. This does not make us less able to admire them. What most of us admire most is their enthusiasm. They themselves think everyone admires their wealth, and freedom. What I admire is what a woman I used to know called sticktoitivness. Since they themselves do not use the word as relentlessly as they can it will not enter the lexicon....
This is the guy I found from a blog that I found on a blog that I read. So because of him I found a lot of what I have found. On the net.
articulatory machismo →
inky: Or Ur Doin It Rong. This wonderful Wikipedia article is about the horrors we unwittingly inflict upon language “through misunderstanding of prescriptive rules”; essentially, the kind of nonsense up with which Churchill would not put. The most fascinating bit deals with quirks of the language owing to a thing called hyperforeignism: …a special type of hypercorrection resulting from an...
The Berlin wall according to grade 5 Americans
I picked grade 5 because that is the highest level most of them meet. I am sorry this is still true, don’t think I wanted it, so don’t blame me. http://www.gailunderwoodparker.com/A559A5/gailunderwoodparker.nsf/talkingwalls/berlinwall Anyway, thank you ronnie, for saving the wold and jumping out of the airplane to save your buddies, How sad that was not true, No Regan no...
gotta say I love the Hitler 'staches →
I gotta say I love the Hitler moustaches...
There are grass roots parties then there are ….http://www.juryteam.org/
your pronunciation synapse works at 25 megahertz (a measurement of computer...– William Safire, the New Yoek Times http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/18/magazine/on-language-hed-folo-my-lede-unhed.html …but I stole it from gruber.org
your pronunciation synapse works at 25 megahertz (a measurement of computer...– William Safire, the New Yoek Times http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/18/magazine/on-language-hed-folo-my-lede-unhed.html
The Berlin wall according to grade 5 Americans
I picked grade 5 because that is the highest level most of them meet. I am sorry this is still true, don’t think I wanted it, so don’t blame me. http://www.gailunderwoodparker.com/A559A5/gailunderwoodparker.nsf/talkingwalls/berlinwall Anyway, thank you ronnie, for saving the wold and jumping out of the airplane to save your buddies, How sad that was not true, No Regan no Bush
Harvies Standards Really
I’m renaming the HSR, in honour of our hospitals, both distant and far.(go see this now if you cannot wait http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/11/06/calgary-flames-flu-shot-clinic-fired-alberta-health.html but if you can continue we will remind you later) It is of course after me for alphabetical reasons. There are those who laugh at my standards as being at least erratic, if not...
THE BS THAT IS THE NET or, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER– THIS IS GOING TO GET SOURCED ONE DAY BY MY KIDS.
Oskee Wee Wee Dang it
Go to TSN and see this http://watch.tsn.ca/cfl-news-and-highlights/clip232846#clip232860
so goes the nation
As the HSR continues to serve the underclass the fares will rise and the services will be cut. Time to revive the idea of privatization. Lets not revive the implementations that have ravaged the public sector of service delivery. Lets give it back to the people. The ones who live along the routes. The ones who use it.
spec search for hsr →
might as well see how long this lasts. If you want to know about the HSR you can start here. The HSR sight itself is a mess and has a lousy database search-they seem to want you to print a PDF.
Here is your chance to contribute to science. I am going to ask you to look at two links, in whatever order you choose, but I need to know which one. One is a link to a newspaper story. The other is to a utube posting of what the story was about. I want to know what you think of both the story in the paper and the video as posted on utube. here is a link here is the other ...