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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Does Lex Luthor Know About This?
Someone found a green meteorite, which some theorize to hail from Mercury. Yeah, Mercury. That's it. No way it could have traveled halfway across the galaxy from that doomed planet Superman says he's from.
Statistically speaking, is a murderer more likely to be a member of the National Rifle Association, or the Screen Actors Guild?
Update: And a related random thought: how is it that so many actors and musicians, members of industries rife with illegal narcotics, can come to the conclusion that gun control will keep guns out of the hands of killers?
Back in January, the Daily Mail reported that the Met Office (the UK's national weather service) had revised its global warming projections, predicting a flat trend until 2017 - which started in 1998. A March 16 article displays a chart that shows how far-off the warming projections have been.
In May 2008 I blogged on a Telegraph article about global warming revisions of that day: "Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel,
Germany, said: 'The IPCC would predict a 0.3°C warming over the next
decade. Our prediction is that there will be no warming until 2015 but
it will pick up after that.'" Well now. Back then the Germans were right about the trend (up to present). Wonder what they're projections are now?
There's not much to the article, really, but it raises one vital principle: don't treat enemies as friends:
To implement [increased minority outreach], RNC chairman Reince Priebus has promised to establish dialogues with groups such as LULAC, La Raza, and the NAACP, which strikes us as unhelpful and willfully blind to the fact that such groups are ideologically opposed to Republican principles. A truly conservative minority-outreach strategy would severely weaken these groups by challenging their claims to represent their respective ethnicities.
What conservatives (and libertarians) need to do is to illustrate how the policies of LULAC, La Raza, and the NAACP are detrimental to the interests of their nominal constituencies.
On the silver screen we see but a small fraction of the creative talent that goes behind the films that mean so much to us. My uncle Clyde Smith was one of those people behind the scenes, involved in such tasks as camera operation and set construction. Scleroderma eventually forced his retirement from the film industry. He spent his last years in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, and passed away Friday at the age of 69. He will be missed.