Charles Murray, in his book, We The People, not only outlines when and with which case we lost our liberties and unchained the federal government, but also proposes a solution. Flat out repealing all the bureaucracy simply won’t work. Too many links and too many depending on all this. The … MORE… →
I am not optimistic about this health care bill. I am happy that Hillary and Pelosi did not get a license to expand the breach, which would have been truly horrific. But when comparing horrors of different magnitude, it is easy to lump it all together as just so much gore. … MORE… →
The combination of these two fields is an exciting place to be. I am not there right now. But being away gives me a chance to learn away from the field for a while, and helps provide perspective. Time and distance are my favorite remedies for nearly all problems. … MORE… →
Our friend Dime brought up an interesting point in his post on Iconography which has a parallel in terminology. Obama was very much a leader to his people (Alinskyites, Kenyans, Islamists, crackpots), whereas Trump is not regarded as a leader by those of us who nonetheless support him. The … MORE… →
Reading John Walker’s post made me think of my high school physics class. We were Manly Men then. We didn’t have no sissy electronic calculators. We used our Manly Men yellow plastic slide rules. The Manly Men are the ones without the pocket protectors.
The slide rule was an ingenious invention. Instead of looking up things in tables and then adding up the two numbers and getting the answer you used a sliding stick to do the same thing. You could easily multiply and divide this way.
(Mike, there is no cheerleader in the video. You better skip it. )
I wonder what happened to my old slide rule.
For those who want to try here is a simulator. Only Manly Men please. No whiners.