This poor pup evidently had seizures, and has since died.
Still, all dogs do this, just not so violently.
Credibly promising to be irresponsible...since 2004!
This poor pup evidently had seizures, and has since died.
Have you seen the 13 demands post from Occupywallst.org?
Nice follow-up by Jacob L. on "the cartoon." on "the cartoon."
Angus already mentioned this.
1. Jailing moms for lying about their residency to get their kids in a better school
This is uncomfortably true, though from the Onion.
This young woman has obviously been practicing in that corner. Still...not bad. And it is great the way she shows up the left fielder: "Here ya go, bud, is this what you were after? (A fake video, according to our commenter, but well played)
We often comment, here at KPC, about two things:
What do you do with someone who clearly, and unquestionably, plagiarized large portions of his thesis?
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A friend who has been teaching about "euvoluntary exchange" got this from a student.
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David Deerson sends this link. I laughed. An excerpt, though you need to look at the whole thing. Heh.
The Blonde sends a very interesting map of job changes in the U.S. Here is my county, Wake County, NC. (Do click for a more glorious image; this is a screen shot, so no interactivity. To get the interactive map, go back to here)
So, yes, I defended Bev "Governor Dumplin'" Perdue.
Dutch Boy sends this, from the Kinston paper.
People if you put a porn 'stache and a $200 haircut on Tyler Cowen, HE'D BE MOHAMED EL-ERIAN!
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In my international econ class, we just finished reading and discussing Bluestein's excellent book: "And the Money kept rolling in" about the Argentine financial crisis.
Here's Cleveland Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, one of the leading hardline owners in the current NBA lockout singing a very different tune in 2005:
We all know that the Middle East is full of fail, but sometimes the fail is too good to pass up.
This review (sent by Raoul) is...I suppose "serious" is not quite the right word. But it is not a hoax, it seems.
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Jerry Evensky says yes:
I have no idea what this study purports to show.
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The Obama administration has really gotten into a groove with selective non-enforcement of unpopular laws. First Ms. Sebelius got the ball rolling with hundreds of waivers from the provisions of Obamacare. Now Arne Duncan gets his chance with the announcement that the Dept. of Education will selectively grant waivers from the consequences of not hitting the educational targets in NCLB.
1. Everyone Dies!
If I need security, I get a dog. If a group of us need security, we might sign a contract and get a really big, strong dog. Let's call it...I don't know... GOVERNMENT. It's big, stupid, poops in places it shouldn't and wastes a lot of time sleeping and licking its "Representative Wiener", because it can.
As Mr. Overwater aptly asks, in a comment on a different post, "Why lie?"
I can answer the question "why did Al Gore invent the interwebs?" pretty easily.
Notice anything odd about this "restaurant review"? Check it out.
This sensitive person is yowling about green jobs. That's fine, that's what sensitive people do.
The Blonde sends this link to a story about maps of underwater internet connections.
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Willie Sutton is reputed to have answered the question, "Why do you rob banks?" with a dismissive, "That's where they keep the money."
In my opinion, the University of Pennsylvania has the widest disparity in the country between the Econ Dept (one of ten best in the world) and the Poli Sci Dept (not one of the ten best in the Philadelphia SMSA).
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Here at KPC we sometimes go a little overboard on being critical. So how about some stuff I actually admire? Extremely quirky but in a really good way?
In his latest column in the New Yorker, he calls me a political scientist and Doug Hibbs an economist!
Why Didn't Canada Have A Banking Crisis in 2008 (or in 1930, or 1907, or ...)?
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Anonyman sends this link. It just keeps getting better and better. Robbing Peter and Paul to pay for a pure solar scam.
Okay, CL fans, I need your help.
Overseas Trade and the Decline of Privateering
Wow. President O is planning to ask for $1.5 Trillion in new tax revenues with no changes to Social Security and perhaps no changes to Medicare either.
Southern Methodist University has decided that it will offer space for the ideological vision of a leftist donor. Here is the description of the program of bizarre indoctrination that students will receive as a poor substitute for an education.
How are those Green Jobs working out for ya, China?
This article is a bit funny. I have never seen the show "Jersey Shore" (or is that the "show" Jersey Shore ?), but I am assured that it is entertaining in a not-very-demanding way.
I am very happy to hear that all 1,100 employees of Solyndra have applied en masse for Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance. I really hope they get it. What's another $14 million amount to anyway?
The pursuit of happiness can be lonely
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The evolution of overconfidence
Just months after marrying Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Phillips, the captain of England’s rugby team, Mike Tindall, was allegedly caught kissing and groping another blonde at a dwarf-throwing contest in New Zealand. Tindall and his team were celebrating a victory over Argentina in a World Cup match when the boozy evening apparently turned adulterous. A spokesman for the Rugby Football Union tried to play down the incident, saying that the queen’s in-law was simply “relaxing after a tough match.” The manager of the bar in question defended the players, too: “They were great lads, not throwing the midgets,” he wrote on Facebook.
Them wascawwy Wepubwicans! Gonna take Penn proportional in the Electoral College! And the "fair and balanced" folks at NY Mag had this to say:
Here's an unbelievable story from San Francisco. A husband goes missing, the wife never reports it to the cops, then in February, the husband's body turns up buried underneath a new barbeque the wife built in the backyard (Jimmy Hoffa style). Today, it is announced that no charges will be filed against the wife!
As you may know, one of the ideas tossed around for dealing with the debt limit was to have the Treasury mint a trillion $ coin and then have the Fed "buy" it from them.
People, Hugo is getting it done down in Venezuela. It's only September (and he's taken some sick leave) but he's already "nationalized" 401 companies this year. Plus he's withdrawing from the World Bank's dispute settlement forum used to deal with claims by foreign investors.
This story is tremendous. It's not the Onion, and yet it could be.
In my earlier post about politics in the Congo, I may have said that there were 32 presidential candidates. That of course is ridiculous; there are only 12! 11 men, 1 woman, and two of the 11 men are the sons of previous dictators, one of which, incumbent Uncle Joe Kabila, is the likely winner.
Unbelievable story out of Malaysia that "authorities" had to rescue an Orang from a provincial zoo at least partly because she'd become a heavy smoker.
Had a rather spirited discussion with a friend, with him taking the side that Gov. Perry was out of line calling Soc Sec a "Ponzi scheme." And with me being loudly incredulous that anyone could think Soc Sec is anything OTHER than a Ponzi scheme.
Alex T., in a brilliant smackdown, noted that even Paul Samuelson called SS a Ponzi scheme.
Caught between globalization and productivity gains, high paying jobs for low skilled American workers are disappearing. The era of mass employment in the USA is coming to an end. The new equilibrium is going to be an employment ratio of well below 50% and a lot more redistribution. This will happen within the next 20 years. In equilibrium, the marginal American will be indifferent between being a "lucky loser" and being at the bottom of the skilled worker distribution.
Pelsmin shares the baseball - football bit, from George Carlin.
Ok folks the transcript is here, and it's chock full of fun. Get to it!
The DRC will have a presidential election this November. After 30 plus years of Mobutu, Laurent Kabila overthrew him and, upon his assassination in 2001, his son Joseph Kabila took over.
This is quite interesting. Two studies say that government subsidies appear to be associated with increased childhood obesity. Of course, one has to be careful of endogeneity, since it is likely that poor kids are more likely to be obese, and poor kids are more likely to receive subsidies. (May I point out that the fact that poverty goes with obesity would have seemed like a bizarre claim just 50 years ago? Things can't be THAT bad if our poor people are fat, right?)
Five surgeons are talking.
"Nearly 40% of Europeans Suffer Mental Illness"
The problem is not that we spend too little on infrastructure. The problem is that our very large spending on infrastructure gets diverted to pet projects of members of Congress.
This is odd.
It turns out MY "pq" is 29, very similar to that of Ron Paul. Doesn't mean all our issue positions are the same, but I would guess that in a 2-dimensional space our issue positions ARE pretty much the same.
Does anybody really know what satire is?; does anybody really care?