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Assorted Links 6/27/10





Brown Bailout






How to make a liberal case for Israel




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Posted June 27, 2010 07:37 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)


Assorted Links 6/20/10





Here Come Da Judge! Andrew Napolitano on Lies The Gov't Told You & His New Fox Business Show






Radley Balko Discusses SWAT Teams and the Drug War on John Stossel's Show







A scene from Mr. Hulot's Holiday




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Posted June 20, 2010 04:27 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 6/11/10





Battleship Island & Other Ruined Urban High-Density Sites






Misconceptions about Israel on the college campus






Jihad on US campuses





16-yr old "Daniel" confronts lion's den of haters to stand for the honor of Israel






Crazy underwater base jump
In Dean's Blue Hole





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Posted June 11, 2010 08:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 6/7/10





Richard Feynman on Bigger is Electricity!, from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)






DVP Remote App Keyboard works with New Roku Netflix App




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Posted June 7, 2010 08:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 6/3/10





89 Dead In The NHTSA Complaint Database? It’s A Sham











Witnessing the heart as it cracks






Lane Bryant, Victoria’s Secret, and arbitrary moral lines




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Posted June 3, 2010 08:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Inside the congressional hearings process: Not sexy perhaps, but necessary

At this time of the year, Congress and its committees are in the midst of, or concluding, hearings on numerous topics, bills, and budget considerations. Authorization, budget, appropriations and oversight hearings abound on every conceivable subject. Later this month, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings to consider the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

On the other side of the witness table, company executives, association leaders, heads of non-profits, government officials, and presidential nominees alike are preparing for the experience of testifying before a congressional committee, an exercise likened by some to having a root canal. Recently we've seen automobile executives, energy company officials, financial industry representatives, and even White House party crashers take their turn to testify in front of congressional committees, with very mixed results and reactions. One need only consult policy periodicals or committee web sites for a schedule of the seemingly never-ending stream of congressional hearings that typically commence in February each year and run heavily through early summer.
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For those engaged in preparation for a hearing, you might want to consider a handy checklist of the essential elements of an effective and successful congressional hearing, and of effective testimony, from the perspectives of both a congressional committee and a witness:...

"Inside the congressional hearings process: Not sexy perhaps, but necessary," by Bill LaForge, The Hill's Congress Blog, June 2, 2010


See also


Testifying Before Congress
Testifying Before Congress

Testifying Before Congress
A Practical Guide to Preparing and Delivering Testimony before Congress and Congressional Hearings for Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Military, NGOs, and State and Local Officials

By William N. LaForge

Forthcoming Summer 2010
2010, 475-plus pages

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ISBN 10: 158733-163-2
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For more information, see TestifyingBeforeCongress.com

Posted June 2, 2010 05:37 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 5/28/10





One Track Mind






Richard Feynman on The Mirror, from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)






New Definition of Crazy: 120,000-Foot Supersonic Free Fall




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Posted May 28, 2010 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 5/24/10





Radley Balko Discusses SWAT Teams and Police Militarization on Russia Today







"Our government is the worst loan shark in history."






Name that Tune II





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Posted May 24, 2010 07:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Low Flow Showerheads

Low flow showerheads (low-flo, low-flow) are an inexpensive way to save water.

It's not just low flow, it's the law. In 1995, the National Energy Policy Act mandated the use of toilets that use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Since then, low-flow plumbing fixtures including toilets, faucet aerators and showerheads have been developed that save substantial amounts of water compared to conventional fixtures while providing the same utility.
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Conventional faucet aerators don't compensate for changes in inlet pressure, so the greater the water pressure, the more water you use. New technology compensates for pressure and provides the same flow regardless of pressure. Aerators are also available that allow water to be turned off at the aerator itself. Showerheads use similar aerator technology and multiple flow settings to save water.

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures, from ToolBase

Numerous models are available, but one that we use and like is the Ultra Saver Showerhead (manufactured by Whedon Products model USB3C), which can be purchased for less than $10 at most hardware stores.

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Posted May 23, 2010 11:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 5/20/10





Richard Feynman on Seeing Things, from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)






Narcoleptic Cat




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Posted May 20, 2010 05:27 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 5/16/10





Noted Bear Bob Janjuah Sighted on Bloomberg






Duke Ellington: Take The "A" Train






The 4 chord song....s




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Posted May 16, 2010 11:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 5/12/10




Richard Feynman on Big Numbers and Stuff, from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)








Theatrical Bookstores






Sisters on the fly




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Posted May 12, 2010 07:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 5/8/10




"How Russians play the balalaika these days."








How to Resist the Federal Government?






Things Economists Should Stay Away From, Fire Safety Edition…




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Posted May 8, 2010 07:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 5/4/10





Advice to the Tea Party from John Samples, author of 'The Struggle to Limit Government'






Richard Feynman on Ways of Thinking (1), from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)








The Thought Experiment






Mississippi Fred McDowell




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Posted May 4, 2010 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 4/30/10





Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture






No More Beer Summits: Tea Party ‘N-Word’ Incident Didn’t Happen, And the Congressional Black Caucus Owes America an Apology






Apollo 11 slow-motion launch




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Posted April 30, 2010 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 4/26/10





Wham-O
"It's gotten so bad the Mexicans are hiring Americans to do the jobs the Chinese don't want to do."
"[We, the Chinese] don't want the crappy jobs."




South Park death threats







Jim Lahey Reviews The New Domino's Pizza from Ozersky.TV






The Hollywood Stars of the Hollywood Politicians--Reagan, Arnold, Murphy, Temple (videos)




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Posted April 26, 2010 09:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 4/22/10




Seat Selection
Seat Selection





The Hollywood Stars of the Hollywood Politicians--Reagan, Arnold, Murphy, Temple (videos)






Further Adventures in Lawyer Advertising: 'That Hellhole You Call a Marriage'





Harvard Sailing Team - Boys Will Be Girls







From "Great Silence" to "Greater Love"




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Posted April 22, 2010 09:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 4/18/10





Bill Black: Not Dead Yet - Part 5





Governor Christie on Death Threats, the Teachers Union, and New Jersey's Budget Crisis






The voices behind the Simpsons






Felony Charges for Recording a Plainclothes Officer




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Posted April 18, 2010 10:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 4/14/10





Bill Black: Not Dead Yet - Part 4





John Cleese on Extremism





Interview with Robert Lawrence and Kevin Odom from FairWarning on Vimeo.


Your GM Pickup Could Explode And Kill You






Is it Time to Lower The Drinking Age?




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Posted April 14, 2010 08:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 4/10/10





Bill Black: Not Dead Yet - Part 3






James Randi Speaks: My Fortune






Congressman’s War Hero Son Would Have Wanted Highway Bill Passed




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Posted April 10, 2010 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 4/6/10





So, you think YOU can drive? Ha!





Bill Black: Not Dead Yet - Part 2






Here’s another of our fabulous Representatives





More on the (Un)Constitutionality of Obamacare






Recently at Reason.tv: 3 Reasons Why Public Sector Employees Are Killing The Economy




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Posted April 6, 2010 06:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 4/2/10





Bill Black: Not Dead Yet - Part 1 (ht Global Guerillas)






Channeling Bastiat






Policing for Profit




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Posted April 2, 2010 08:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

All hail God-King Roosevelt!

Roosevelt seemed to be setting up the equivalent of the most ancient forms of tyranny, the god-king--combining magic and religion, as anthropologist Gordon Childe put it, with magic being "a way of making people believe they are going to get what they want" and religion "a system for persuading them that they ought to want what they get." The combination of alphabet agencies, Social Security, and relentless barrages of war whooping and propaganda, plus a reign that seemed to be growing as long as any pharonic family with term after unprecedented term--what did all this add up to? All hail God-King Roosevelt!

"Radicals for Capitalism," by Brian Doherty (Public Affairs 2007), page 65 (footnote omitted).





Conservatism vs Libertarianism - Brian Doherty








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Posted April 1, 2010 08:47 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 3/30/10





Virtual Choir






Extend the Life of Your Razor Blades with Your Forearm






Video: Best used car classified ad ever?





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Posted March 30, 2010 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 3/26/10





Richard Feynman on Ways of Thinking (2), from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)






The Party's Over-Ture






An oldie but a goodie...
OOOOOO! You're not good enough for me!




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Posted March 26, 2010 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 3/23/10





Richard Feynman on Fire



Underfunded Pensions, Pension Dumping, and Retirement Security
Underfunded Pensions, Pension Dumping, and Retirement Security

Compiled by TheCapitol.Net
Authors: Patrick Purcell, Jennifer Staman, Kelly Kinneen, William J. Klunk, Peter Orszag, and Bradley D. Belt

2009, 319 pages
ISBN: 1587331535 ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-153-4
Softcover book: $19.95

For more information, see 1534Pensions.com





Solar Furnace
A High-Tech Entrepreneur
On the Front Lines of Solar






Constant Sorrow
from O Brother, Where Art Thou?




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Posted March 23, 2010 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 3/20/10





More on Big Pharma's Bill






Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Fails to Save D.C. Schoolkids from D.C. Schools






How to Survive a Zombie Attack
stay away from zombies....




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Posted March 20, 2010 10:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 3/16/10





Liar Truthteller Brain Teaser






Fat Head, Wheat belly, and the Adventures of Ancel Keys





The first rule of Tautology Club






Low-key java drinkers in Washington kick off Coffee Parties




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Posted March 16, 2010 08:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 3/11/10





Judge Jim Gray on The Six Groups That Benefit From Drug Prohibition






Taxonomy of Effective Teaching Practices







Assasination [sic] and hotel door security




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Posted March 11, 2010 08:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 3/7/10





What Makes a Hero? – Rough Cut






Cows With Guns





Logorama






How Will The End Of Print Journalism Affect Old Loons Who Hoard Newspapers?




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Posted March 7, 2010 09:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

"The Myth Of Originality..." Copyright and Copywrong





All Creative Work is Deriviative


Nina Paley alerts us to a neat writeup (with illustrations) that she did, discussing the concept of originality, and why it's so often misconstrued. First, things that many people think are "original" usually aren't very original at all. They tend to be derivative in some way or another -- a point that we've made here many times. And yet, many people seem to think that there's some sort of objective standard for originality, and that something that involves a direct copy of something else as part of the process can't count as original (though, they conveniently ignore it when "the greats" like Mozart or Shakespeare did a direct cut-and-paste type of copying in their own works).

The Myth Of Originality..., techdirt



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Posted March 6, 2010 12:47 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 3/3/10





Richard Feynman on "Social Sciences"





Clueless Woman Calls Tech Show When Her Stolen Wi-Fi Disappears






San Francisco 1905: Before the Regulators






Lawrence Lessig website chat




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Posted March 3, 2010 08:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Assorted Links 2/28/10





Treat Me Like a Dog!





Art Blakey's Wisdom






Shame On You, Rhonda Smith
She then sold the car to someone else....