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Global Cooling Prediction

Hmmm, cooling to set in by 2012, which also coincides with the Mayan calendar cycle…
It’s the end of the world as we know it…

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Christmas Gifts For Congress

Radley Balko has just the thing for your regulation-loving Congressman or woman.

Also, Katherine Mangu-Ward finds a great vintage gift that working stiff who’s just tired of it all:
Are you stuck in the “working man’s rut”? Would you rather be on the “able-bodied welfare recipient’s promenade“?

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AIDS threat downgraded

The United Nations’ top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade, according to U.N. documents prepared for the announcement…the latest estimates, due to be released publicly Tuesday, put the number […]

“Military Intelligence” a contradiction?

No, but like with all bureaucracies you sometimes have to wonder.

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Veterans as Victims III

Jules Crittendon looks at various data on suicide and PTSD. It weaves a more complex and multifaceted story about the documentation and analysis of veteran mental health than the word “epidemic” implies.

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Veterans as Victims II

As an update to my previous post, I should note that Eugene Volokh notices some issues as well.

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The WSJ For Free?

This will make blogging easier for me.

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Bernanke Opens the Kimono a Bit

Some further steps toward transparency at the Fed.

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Newsweek says “Screw Them”

Newsweek picks up Kos.

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The Golden Haves

Kenn Rogoff has a father-son talk about inequality.

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More from Michael Yon

Michael Yon in celebrating his weblog award expresses his frustration at how our politics made the situation in Iraq worse. Check out the short guest post from Sgt Stephen M Deboard on the new old face of counterinsurgency.

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Photography geeks take note: Part II

Michael Yon Follows up his previous post on being geared for combat as a photographer with another.

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BDS Illustrated

How sad, how typical. The man can’t even visit the wounded.
Hat Tip: McQ

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The Virtues of Clear Writing

Way to go Volokh Conspiracy, which has been certified as at the Junior High reading level.

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Free Speech and Fred Phelps

Eugene Volokh has a series of posts up on my personal favorite Democrat, Fred Phelps, and the legal hot water he has gotten himself into due the ruling in Snyder vs. Phelps. You canm read all the posts on one page here.

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Stocks Dip as Dollar Falls to New Low

This stuff is not over and risks to our assets and economy remain high.

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More Pessimism from The Jihad Rank and File

The Jihad has failed.

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Ezra Misrepresents Study on Vouchers

Stuart Buck shows us how.
H/T- Pejman

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More on Housing and the Red State-Blue State Divide

Virginia Postrel has two follow ups to her article in the Atlantic on the effect of housing restrictions on the political makeup of communities.

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ST:NG Home Theater

And I continue to be jealous…
Hmmm, maybe when we get the money I can do the Mos Eisley Cantina.

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Pigs Are Flying Somewhere

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that the troop surge, which began in June, has had a significant impact on the situation in Iraq

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The Peril of Government

Publius Endures has two posts of note on the perils of the large state:Why Power Corrupts (aka Reason 858 Why Small Government Is Best) and Why Big Government Encourages Corruption (cont’d).

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Visual Relationships Between Words

This is kinda cool. If only because I like seeing pretty pictures…
(h/t lifehacker)

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Juan Cole is ridiculous

John Rohan at Shield of Achilles takes on Juan Cole, and Andrew Sullivan by extension, on the issue of the State Departments revolt.

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Quote of the day

Once again thanks to the sharp eye of the Everyday Economist we get this gem from Arnold Kling:
“Managing innovation is not like managing projects, so that the politicians who say we need a “Manhattan project” for alternative energy are idiots.”

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Photography geeks take note

In addition to a tremendous collection of photo’s, Michael Yon’s latest goes into the details of his equipment and what he suggests be used, in Consumer Reports: Geared for Combat.

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Human Rights in Iraq

David Adesnik has two posts which address the UN’s recent report on Human Right’s in Iraq, and Fred Kaplan’s very relevant discussion of air strikes.

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A Hero in Castro’s Gulag

Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet

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Mankiw On Health Care Statistics

In the New York Times. He says don’t believe what we are told about them.

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Who was Milton Friedman?

A devastating response to Paul Krugman’s essay “Who Was Milton Friedman” from Anna J. Schwartz and Edward Nelson (pdf)

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