Monthly Archives: March 2011

Will 2012 be like 2012?

It’s getting harder for the Post Office to deliver mail to Santa Claus. Why? Because the Earth’s north magnetic pole that pilots use for reference in navigation is on the move. I’m sure many of you remember elementary school science … Continue reading

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How Did It Come To This?

Lately I’ve been brooding over this photograph: Isn’t it stunning? Less than 25 years ago, right here in America, but this image might as well be from another era on a different planet.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords: Lessons About Traumatic Brain Injury

“You’re never the same once the air hits your brain.” — Bitter neurosurgeon’s joke, source unknown After dipping my toe in the water with Saturday’s micro-post, I was convinced by the readers of this blog that a “teachable moment” exists … Continue reading

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Meltdown

Many people are concerned about possible exposure to radiation as a result of a potential meltdown in the Fukushima reactors. I’ve only got time for a quick cut here, and will say more in the comments below if asked, but … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Mike Huckabee

2012 Contender Series: I ♥ Huckabee (Updated: May 14, 2011. Huckabee announced at the end of his Fox show tonight that he would not seek candidacy for President. He cited that while “The external signs…point strongly towards running” that upon … Continue reading

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Jim DeMint v. Sesame Street

(Ed. Note: 538 Refugees occasionally hosts guest editorials. This week’s guest is Brian K. White. Regular readers will know him as a refugee from the old fivethirtyeight.com days as 10kZebra. A Seattle native who has worked for nine years as the … Continue reading

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Guerilla Journalism or Covert Patriotism?

An interesting strategy has been used of late that brings up a lot of ethical questions. I touched on it a few articles back when Anonymous hacked into HBGary and discovered that they were creating fake constituencies to foster an … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday March 13

Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. This week’s main topics are the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the continued threat of … Continue reading

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End of an Era

I remember when I was young, I used sit in front of the TV watching reruns of Star Trek with a K-Mart tape recorder to capture all the dialogue. I would give the evil glare to anyone who spoke or … Continue reading

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The Duke and the Dauphin

This week Chris Matthews called Gingrich and Huckabee the “Duke and the Dauphin” and said they were “working the back country like the charlatans on the riverboats.” He was referring, of course, to the two unsavory low-lifes in Adventures of … Continue reading

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