Monthly Archives: November 2009


The Royal Society of Britain, one of the preeminent scientific organizations in the world, has launched a website containing a time line of scientific discoveries that includes links to digitized versions of the original research or scientific papers, according to … Continue reading

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You want me to be thankful for what?

Every year, about this time, a small wave of happi-fuzziness washes over the internet as people gather around their favorite blogs and social networking sites to tell each other what they’re thankful for. I always wonder about it because, frankly, … Continue reading

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Because we’re broke

Fearsome Tycoon over at Cruising Down the Coast of the High Barbaree brings up yet another reason why the unchecked spending our government(s) are engaged in now threaten our future: such activities are among the the hallmarks of the declines … Continue reading

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Paying the piper

According to the New York Times, by 2019, we will be paying $500 billion, or 347%, more to service the interest on our national debt than we will this year. Interestingly, that’s about the same time various private and government … Continue reading

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Envying the dead

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.  – Thomas Szasz I doubt there can be true happiness in this life, which fact … Continue reading

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