Archive for February, 2011

It seems that everybody’s least favorite amateur gynecologist is heading to The Daily Beast/Newsweek in April.

A buck was too much, if you ask me.

They have no idea what to do.

Why India and China have nothing on the US

Posted: February 27, 2011 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

America wastes no talent
Conventional wisdom holds that America’s global competitiveness is driven by geniuses flocking to its shores and producing breathtaking inventions. But America’s real genius lies not in tapping just genius — but every scrap of talent up and down the scale.

A 2005 World Bank study found that the bulk of a people’s wealth comes not from tangible capital like raw resources and infrastructure. It comes from intangible wealth: effective government, secure property rights, a functioning judiciary. Such intangible factors put the equivalent of $418,000 at the disposal of every American resident. In India and China, it’s $3,738 and $4,208, respectively.

America’s vast intangible wealth makes everyone more productive and successful. Personal attributes — talent, looks, smarts — matter only on the margins. Having witnessed the life trajectory of many Indian immigrants, what’s striking to me is that, with some exceptions, it doesn’t matter whether they are the best or mediocre in their profession in India: They all end up with similar standards of living here.

Other factor’s – effective infrastructure, something like 75% of India’s population doesn’t have electricity, a lack of extreme poverty, high literacy rates, and a society without real elites and the conclusion that the article reaches is that China and India may nibble at the edges just from sheer size but they can’t really supplant us.

h/t Instapundit

Nice while we knew you, Britannia

Posted: February 27, 2011 by aliceaitch in FAIL Britannia!, Nanny State

Great Britain is doing its best to flush itself down a toilet.

The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is for all doctors, nurses and counsellors advising women contemplating terminations.

Its first recommendation on “what women need to know” instructs health professionals: “Women should be advised that abortion is generally safer than continuing a pregnancy to term.”

I’m guessing the Muslim population in Great Britain, which has been growing at a rate “ten times faster than the rest of society,” isn’t going to be heeding this advice. We’re going to see an entirely different face on Britain in the not-too-distant future.

And then there’s the issue that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is minimizing the psychological damage of abortion, both from the standpoint of what abortion does to a mother and what devaluing the helpless does to society as a whole.  Apparently the coochie docs feel they know better than the Royal College of Psychiatrists on this one:
Prof Patricia Casey, a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “The message this sends out is very worrying. There are more than 30 studies showing an association between psychological trauma and abortion.”

I don’t suppose any of this has to do with the fact that it’s cheaper for the state to pay for an abortion than to pay for medical care for a person throughout their life?  That doesn’t factor in at all, does it?

What did he know and when did he know it?

Posted: February 27, 2011 by aliceaitch in Mideast Madness

The former justice minister who accused Moammar Qaddafi of ordering the Lockerbie bombing not only has managed to avoid having his head roll, he’s been chosen as the provisional leader of the Libyan government.

Is Libya trading (an actively evil version of) Louis XVI for Robespierre?  I have to wonder if Mustafa Abdel-Jalil knew and approved of the Lockerbie bombing at the time and is only coming forward now because Qaddafi is on his way out.  Unfortunately, this question must be asked of anyone who took part in the Libyan government, and I doubt anyone who has held a position of any note in Libya has completely clean hands.

Presented without context

Posted: February 27, 2011 by Sean M. in Random Crap

Actor Matt Damon wants to put to bed questions that he’s seen childhood friend Ben Affleck’s penis, but suggests he’s held it.

What Matt and Ben do in the dark is really none of our business.

This link probably has NSFW ads with dudes having a Matt/Ben in the dark moment. NTTAWWT.

Possibly the most regrettable Regretsy ever

Posted: February 26, 2011 by aliceaitch in Ewww - taste this!

I’m not responsible if you click the link, I’m really not.

Happy birthday Johnny Cash

Posted: February 26, 2011 by aliceaitch in Random Crap

Why this video?  Because Johnny Cash can do anyone else’s material better than they can.

Stupid question time…

Posted: February 26, 2011 by aliceaitch in Crapblog News, Stupid Question Time

Why are we getting hits for

 

I wouldn’t ask this, but it seems there’s been at least one hit per day, every day, for this search term since we switched to WordPress.  If you’re the person who’s searching for this, de-lurk yourself and announce!

You know who we haven’t seen for awhile?

Posted: February 26, 2011 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

Anna Semenovich, that’s who: