Friday, May 7, 2010
Baby Swimmers Have Better Balance, Study Suggests
ScienceDaily (Apr. 28, 2010) — Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. Baby swimmers have better balance and are also better at grasping at things than non-swimmers. This difference persists even when children are five years old, when babies who have been taught to swim still outperform their peers, research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) shows.
“I never thought I’d be on national TV for wearing an American flag shirt.” “What seems to elude people in this incident is that everyone has the right to express themselves on every day of the year in the US, and that ’some people may be offended’ is no just cause for censorship.”
Martha MacCallum interviews two of the students disciplined for wearing clothing with an American-flag theme in the Morgan Hill, CA school, Austin Carvalho and Dom Maciel, who seem just as nonplussed to be on television as the rest of us were that the school attempted to punish them.
Not enough representation from the small parties, but still, the British people have voted in a hung Parliament.
Forty thousand regulations passed since 1998. Know of two of them doing you any good? With a hung Parliament no new regulations will be enacted.
Who ever came up with the absurd notion that MPs are supposed to be constantly churning out laws and regulations? A brief silence, while we traverse the EU's role in handing down thousands of laws and regulations later enacted by Parliament.
Lao Tzu's ancient wisdom has not had time to penetrate their minds?
Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Did you know that 1 kilowatt hour will get 29 DVD movies or 100 toasts—with jam—or 15 days of talk on a cordless telephone or 5 hours of video games or 11 espressos or 400 blended Margaritas?
JAPAN ACTIVATES the Monju Fast-Breeder Reactor. If we’d started building these in the 1970s, the world’s energy probems would be largely solved, and carbon emissions would be much lower. But environmentalists blocked them.
Mr. President Please Think of Spain — The Iberian Solar Power Bust. “Germany and France have also been pulling back on their ridiculously expensive solar subsidies. Of course, some American states and cities are just now enacting the same failed subsidies that Europe is quickly jettisoning.”
The comprehensive gauge of labor underutilization, known as the “U-6″ for its data classification by the Labor Department, accounts for people who have stopped looking for work or who can’t find full-time jobs. Though the rate is still 0.3 percentage point below its high of 17.4% in October, its continuing divergence from the official number (the “U-3″ unemployment measure) indicates the job market has a long way to go before growth in the economy translates into relief for workers.
American voters are more confident that the economy will improve in the next year, but trust in major institutions continues to fall — a slump that mirrors Pres. Obama’s tumbling approval rating. . . .