Saturday, June 2, 2012

On Evil Bake Sales

N.S. cutting cake out of school fundraisers - Nova Scotia - CBC News:
"Some parents of Nova Scotia school children say the province's rule on selling sweets at fundraisers is leaving a sour taste in their mouth. The Departments of Education and Health are banning "foods of minimum nutrition" from fundraisers – including cakes, the top prize in popular 'cake walks'."
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Frankly, if schools were properly funded they would not have to have parents raising money.

Having said that ... PTA bake sales are a time honored tradition and it is the height of stupidity to try to mandate what can and cannot be sold in them.

Shaking my head.

Best Pizza In Albany?

OK, it is actually in Delmar but Murray's Pizza makes a truly terrific pie and finger licking good wings.

I do so want a hovercraft

DIY Project of the Day: Make your own hovercraft | DVICE: "Here's a weekend DIY project for you, courtesy of Mythbuster's Adam Savage: Build a hovercraft with (some) stuff you already have at home. "

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On Glowing Driveways

Photoluminescent Stone--Jinan Chenghao Technology Co., Ltd.: "  Glowstone is for use in Concrete, Pavers and Terrazzo products as an exposed aggregate.       Glowstone enhances safety by marking the pathway in Low Light Level conditions.       In daylight the Glowstone has an Off-white colour and can be supplied in after-glow colours of       Yellow-green and blue-green."

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Very cool stuff

SMT Soldering is not your daddy's soldering

Home Page:
 "SMT Soldering–It’s easier than you think! is our new Manga Comic that shows you step by step tips and techniques for learning to solder SMT parts . "
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And this is not your daddy's how to manual

Predictable - Both Sides Do it

"Fox News is taking a drubbing for broadcasting a four-minute video attacking President Obama yesterday but the network's arch-rival, MSNBC, has thus far avoided criticism for an anti-Mitt Romney video it produced and broadcast in February.  "
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Imagine my surprise that we are quickly into the false equivalence phase of this.

Martin Short is a class act - Kathy Lee Gifford not so much

Via Bon Tindle @ Zandar's place:

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Martin Short's wife died 2 years ago.  I think that I might have punched Kathy Lee. Martin Short is a much better man than I am.

Just as a bonus ... she apologized via twitter.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

On Fish

Was watching Fox Business today (I was changing channels and got distracted) and happened upon a fisherman complaining about the fact that if he didn't catch every fish they would get old and die.

How fucking arrogant are we that we think that it is in some way a waste if we do not capture every single fish in the sea.

What, me cranky?

On Chickenhawks

Chris Hayes apologizes for saying something intelligent - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money:
"One of the most horrible feature of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."
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Juvenile but funny

Via Digby.

On Income Inequality

Who is succeeding?
From Barry Ritholtz

On the facebook IPO

I have limited sympathy for folks that are whining because they didn't make a huge profit in the first few days of trading. 
I don't even have much sympathy for those that say there were problems with transparency in the run up to the launch.

If you were playing the IPO like a lottery then you pretty much got what you should have expected

Sunday, May 27, 2012

What is the matter with Kansas

"Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill aimed at keeping state courts and agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws when making decisions, his office said on Friday, drawing criticism from a national Muslim group.

The law has been dubbed the “sharia bill” because critics say it targets the Islamic legal code. Sharia, or Islamic law, covers all aspects of Muslim life, including religious obligations and financial dealings. Opponents of state bans say they could nullify wills or legal contracts between Muslims."
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