Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: Western Arrogance and Decline

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Western Arrogance and Decline: Bruce Thornton
An annotated chart about why Presidential approval ratings matter: Moe Lane
For President Obama, It's Lonely at the Bottom: Stephen Green

Hundreds of Gun Registration Forms Burned In Protest: MenRec
Convicted al-Qaida spy works for IRS: Allen West
Chinese Outsmart Mexicans In Prop. 209 Struggle: Steve Sailer

Make Democrats Pay for Obamacare and Obamanomics: David Limbaugh
Facts and Factions: Thomas Sowell
Rick Perry Fail: Throws Support Behind Mitch McConnell: Times


Premiums up 39%-56% under Obamacare, $2,604/mo. in Cali: Exam
Vermont Single Payer System: Taxes to Double: Daniel Greenfield
Obamacare Is Dying? It Never Lived: Karl Denninger

East Baton Rouge School System Basically A Criminal Conspiracy: HayRide
Current Job Market for Teens is the Toughest on Record: United
Democrats Must Run on Obamacare in November: Daily Beast

Scandal Central

Police Point Guns At People At Massive I-270 Road Block: Outcast
Pa. AG shuts down corruption sting when too many fellow Dems caught redhanded: Unyielding
Gun store thanks supporters after raid: ‘We’re not down on our knees begging for mercy’: BPR

Climate & Energy

Wow, even MSM reporters want to see Michael Mann’s UVa emails now: WUWT
“Unusually Late” Winter Storm Buries D.C.: Cove
NASA: Earth Is Going To Burn By 2099: Cove


How Mainstream Media Pretends U.S. Finances Are Improving: Outcast
The Obama administration wishes to wreck your quiet enjoyment of March Madness: Moe Lane
Mark Levin SCHOOLS intolerant atheist caller: Scoop

Networks Ignore Latest North Korean Missile Launches; Cover Fashion Designer's Death: MRC
Nitwit Stupak: I got double-crossed on the contraception mandate: Hot Air
Nate Silver on the Launch of ESPN’s New FiveThirtyEight, Burritos, and Being a Fox: Joe Coscarelli


Plot by Islamic jihadists to hijack passenger jet may relate to missing airliner: JihadWatch
Pilot of the Missing Flight Was a Follower of a Jew-Hater, Israel Tightens Security: Sara Noble
Finally, A Plausible Scenario Of What Happened To Flight 370: ZH

Homeland Security Chair: Missing Plane May be in Hands of Terrorists: CNS
Vladimir Putin and the Lessons of 1938: Garry Kasparov
Crimea Vote: 123% Turnout: TR

Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque: IBD
‘Many Feisal Shahzads are residing inside America…yearing to fulfill duty of jihad’: Creeping
Isolated Hamas Contemplates Returning to Iran's Orbit: IPT

Air Force sacks two commanders in Europe: Adam L. Mathis
Sheriff in Virginia tells CAIR to take their friggin' $15,000 bribe and shove it: LibertarianRepublican
Navy SEALs board mystery tanker Morning Glory near Cyprus. No one hurt, Pentagon says.: WaPo

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook's working on facial verification that's 'nearing human-level performance': Verge
iHear Wants To Make Personalized Hearing Aids Available For Everyone: TC
Astronomers Discover First Direct Proof of the Big Bang Expansion: Gizmodo


“CriMeA” River: MOTUS
The Empire Strikes Back Against Tattooed Cruz: Moonbattery
AP Study: The Least Transparent Administration: TR

Image: Vladimir Putin and the Lessons of 1938
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QOTD: "… the op-ed columnists at the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal are probably the most hedgehoglike people. They don’t permit a lot of complexity in their thinking. They pull threads together from very weak evidence and draw grand conclusions based on them. They’re ironically very predictable from week to week. If you know the subject that Thomas Friedman or whatever is writing about, you don’t have to read the column. You can kind of auto-script it, basically.

It’s people who have very strong ideological priors, is the fancy way to put it, that are governing their thinking. They’re not really evaluating the data as it comes in, not doing a lot of [original] thinking. They’re just spitting out the same column every week and using a different subject matter to do the same thing over and over.

It’s ridiculous to me that they undermine every value that these organizations have in their newsrooms. It’s strange. I know it’s cheaper to fund an op-ed columnist than a team of reporters, but I think it confuses the mission of what these great journalistic brands are about." --Nate Silver

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