Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Science Is Settled...From Paris

I believe the 'science' is settled. 



Paris missed the point, maybe

What the science said was that men do not notice high heels.  Their focus is loftier
The Power Of High Heels...From Paris

Let's not pretend that high heels don't matter.
"High heels don't make women more attractive?"
What?  Let's not pretend. Let's not be silly.
High heels matter.  High heels ALWAYS make a woman more attractive.  Always.  End of discussion.
Period

Guess BHO couldn't exert his influence here

Board denied status request by a unanimous vote

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/section/us/#ixzz10aXcgE4C

Consider some "effective" Emanuel replacements

Remember, these are not idle suggestions; they come after very judicious counsel and consideration

The hunt for the next White House chief of staff - FOX News

As rumors of Rahm Emanuel's departure swirls, here is a look at some of the likely replacements for the important job

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz10aSmi0NS

The Daily Caller has its candidates. Me, I've got my own. And they are all probably just as effective ..

Howdy Doody

Spongebob

Carrot Top

Snooki

Quick, Montana Jim, move to the coast!!!


Click here to read You Age More Slowly at Lower Elevations

You Age More Slowly at Lower Elevations

A new study shows the effects of Einstein's theory of relativity means time moves slower for someone at a lower elevation. But not by much: a foot of elevation earns you 90 billionths/of a second over 79 years. [National Geographic]

Is Sexier More Attractive? You Be The Judge...From Paris

An attractive woman in flats.  An attractive woman in heels.  Which one do you find MORE attractive?  Which one do you find 'sexier'? This is an unscientific DailyBrisk study.   Vote in the comment section.

Be warned

Click here to read Today in Recalls: Anemia Drugs with Glass Flakes

Today in Recalls: Anemia Drugs with Glass Flakes

The producers of the anemia drugs Epogen and Procrit, Amgen Inc, has recalled several hundred lots of the medication fearing that glass flakes will develop in the bottle, leading to blood clots. Glass flakes in the bloodstream sounds pretty awful.

105 mph is pretty darn fast



Reds pitcher throws fastest pitch ever recorded...

The Power Of High Heels...From Paris

Let's not pretend that high heels don't matter.

"High heels don't make women more attractive?"

What?  Let's not pretend. Let's not be silly.

High heels matter.  High heels ALWAYS make a woman more attractive.  Always.  End of discussion.

Period.  End.

Uh, do you need a script for this?

'Love hormone' nasal spray could help shy people shine at parties

Social wallflower: Oxytocin helped shy people become more outgoing and empathetic

A brain chemical dubbed 'the hormone of love' could be used to make awkward wallflowers more outgoing and socially skilled, a study shows.

Not for the weak of stomach

Rare Video Shows Taliban Allegedly Stoning Woman to Death in Pakistan

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/rare-video-shows-taliban-allegedly-stoning-woman-death/story?id=11717682

Turning Welch's Into Wine In 48 Hours

 

Turning Welch's Into Wine In 48 HoursI'm taking the last sip of home-brewed purple liquid. It's sweet yet balanced, fizzy yet quenching, smooth yet these words look a bit blurry. It tastes like a dangerously well-mixed drink. And just 48 short hours ago, it was Welch's.  Details at: http://gizmodo.com/5647605/turning-welchs-into-wine-in-48-hours

Stating the obvious

SCIENCE: Study: Men Don’t Notice Women’s Shoes Or Handbags. Of course not — those are for impressing other women.

There are pivotal moments in every race: “where is the beef”, “I paid for this mike”, Dukakis in the Tank that are clarion moments when it is clear where it is going.

A woman stands—handsome, dignified, black, a person with presence. She looks as if she may be what she turns out to be, an Obama supporter who in 2008 put up street signs, passed out literature and tried to win over co-workers. As she later told the Washington Post, "I was thinking that the people who were against him and didn't believe in his agenda were completely insane."

The president looked relieved when she stood. Perhaps he thought she might lob a sympathetic question that would allow him to hit a reply out of the park. Instead, and in the nicest possible way, Velma Hart lobbed a hand grenade.

"I'm a mother. I'm a wife. I'm an American veteran, and I'm one of your middle-class Americans. And quite frankly I'm exhausted. I'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are." She said, "The financial recession has taken an enormous toll on my family." She said, "My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot-dogs-and-beans era of our lives. But, quite frankly, it is starting to knock on our door and ring true that that might be where we are headed."

An advantage we have.

The U.S. government shut down yet another company, and arrested the owners, for selling fake computer chips to firms that use them in American military electronics. In this case, nearly 60,000 micropchips were involved. The fake chips were manufactured in China, then mislabeled as coming from a reputable manufacturer. There are numerous cases a year of counterfeit items, mostly from China, being sold to American military suppliers.

China refuses to crack down on this sort of thing, and one reason they tolerate the widespread manufacture of counterfeit products is because some of them have some military benefit for China's Cyber War effort.

Citizens' Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston

Voter selects candidate for U.S president in voting booth, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP)

Voter selects candidate for U.S president in voting booth, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP)

When Catherine Engelbrecht and her friends sat down and started talking politics several years ago, they soon agreed that talking wasn’t enough. They wanted to do more. So when the 2008 election came around, “about 50” of her friends volunteered to work at Houston’s polling places.

“What we saw shocked us,” she said. “There was no one checking IDs, judges would vote for people that asked for help. It was fraud, and we watched like deer in the headlights.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/23/voter-fraud-houston-tea-party-truethevote-texas/?test=latestnews

Good advice

Having Relationship Problems? Try Talking Less. “Have sex. Play Frisbee. Cook a meal. You might find that turning your relationship into a safe haven from relationship discussions will lessen your need to have relationship discussions at all.”

Who knew ET was a WWII buff

An aerial view of Tom Pearcy's Maize Maze in the shape of a Spitfire, near York, England. Farmer Tom Pearcy has cut the shape of a giant Spitfire in his maize field to mark the 70th anniversary of The Battle of Britain. Measuring over 300m (1,000ft) in length, and covering some 10 hectares, it uses over one million living maize plants

An aerial view of Tom Pearcy's Maize Maze in the shape of a Spitfire, near York, England. Farmer Tom Pearcy has cut the shape of a giant Spitfire in his maize field to mark the 70th anniversary of The Battle of Britain. Measuring over 300m (1,000ft) in length, and covering some 10 hectares, it uses over one million living maize plants

First time in 20 years

The moon rises behind Coit Tower in San Francisco, California - the first time in two decades that the Sun has sunk as a full Moon has risen exactly opposite to it on the autumnal equinox, or the beginning of autumn. The rare occurrence of the Super Harvest Moon occurs when the autumnal equinox coincides with the full moon and what NASA calls a '360-degree, summer-autumn twilight glow that is only seen on rare occasions'. The last time such a Super Harvest Moon happened in 1991

The moon rises behind Coit Tower in San Francisco, California - the first time in two decades that the Sun has sunk as a full Moon has risen exactly opposite to it on the autumnal equinox, or the beginning of autumn

Beauty

...This picture of the northern lights - taken by Thilo Bubek - was also shot near Tromso in northern Norway earlier this month

...This picture of the northern lights - taken by Thilo Bubek - was shot near Tromso in northern Norway earlier this month

Dems have not talked about OCare enough?

BREITBART TO BILL MAHER: You know you’re not a libertarian anymore, right?

“Incidentally, the best part here isn’t the Breitbart/Maher exchange, it’s Maher insisting that the reason ObamaCare is polling so badly is because — no joke — the Democrats haven’t talked about it enough yet.”

The World’s Fastest Pitcher


Reds pitcher throws fastest pitch ever recorded...

The 22-year-old Cincinnati Reds left-hander made do by making history Friday night, throwing the fastest pitch recorded in a major league game, a 105-mph fastball.  The pitch was not a fluke: Chapman threw 25 pitches in his 1 1/3 innings of relief, and every one was at least 100 mph. He didn’t throw a slider. He didn’t throw a changeup. Why would he?

Since radar guns were introduced in the 1980s, the fastest pitch recorded was 104.8 mph by Joel Zumaya(notes) of the Detroit Tigers in a playoff game Oct. 10, 2006.

Failed at every level

Obama Stimulus Made Economic Crisis Worse, `Black Swan' Author Taleb Says

U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration weakened the country’s economy by seeking to foster growth instead of paying down the federal debt, said Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “The Black Swan.”

“Obama did exactly the opposite of what should have been done,” Taleb said yesterday in Montreal in a speech as part of Canada’s Salon Speakers series. “He surrounded himself with people who exacerbated the problem. You have a person who has cancer and instead of removing the cancer, you give him tranquilizers. When you give tranquilizers to a cancer patient, they feel better but the cancer gets worse.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-25/-black-swan-author-taleb-says-obama-s-stimulus-made-economic-crisis-worse.html

Cuba moves toward Capitalism and O wants us to move toward Cuba

For Cuba, a New World of Private Enterprise

A man repaired a shoe at his small business in Havana earlier this week.

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's communist leaders mapped out a brave new world of free enterprise on Friday, approving a laundry list of small-time businesses, allowing islanders to take on employees and even promising credit to burgeoning entrepreneurs.

They follow last week's announcement that the government will lay off 500,000 workers by the end of March — or one-tenth of the country's workforce — the biggest change in Cuba's economic system.

Stephen Colbert and Ziad Asali...From Paris

John Kerry Has Defined Our Problem: Clueless Wingnut Voters...From Paris

Did John Kerry just call voters stupid with short attention spans?

"We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention." -- John Kerry

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view/20100925john_kerry_democrats_woes_stem_from_uninformed_voters_its_the_electorate_stupid/srvc=home&position=0Boston 

Traction...From Paris

Velma Hart.  She's got traction. 

Peggy Noonan, today's WSJ:

"The President looked relieved when she stood.  Perhaps he thought she might lob a sympathetic question that would allow him to hit a reply out of the park.  Instead, and in the nicest possible way, Velma Hart lobbed a hand grenade."

Velma Hart.  She's very impressive.  She should consider running for office.

About Obama going to Church. The 10 am speaker that day was Ziad Asali. From Wendell

The Forum

The September 26 forum at 10:00 a.m.:  Dr. Aaron David Miller, Woodrow Wilson Center Policy Scholar, will speak on Prospects for the Two-State Solution in the Middle East, Part II.


Contact the Parish Office at 202-347-8766 for more information.
The Forum Schedule of Speakers for September through December 2010 is listed below.

Forum Schedule September 2010 – May 2011

September 19, 2010
Prospects for the Two-State Solution the Middle East, Part I.  Speaker: Ziad Asali,  M.D., Founder and President, American Task Force on Palestine

September 26, 2010
The Two-State Solution, Part II.  Speaker: Aaron David Miller, Woodrow Wilson International Center Public Policy Scholar

October 3, 2010
The Two-State Solution, Part III.  Speaker: Robert Malley, Middle East and North Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group

October 17, 2010
The Gospel of Matthew, Part I:  The Rev. Dr. Frank Wade

October 24, 2010
The Gospel of Matthew, Part II:  The Rev. Dr. Frank Wade

October 31, 2010
Report on St. John's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon

November 7, 2010
The Future of Journalism, Part I: Vivian Schiller, President and CEO, National Public Radio

November 14, 2010
The Future of Journalism, Part II: Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute; Former Managing Editor of Time Magazine and Former Chairman and CEO of CNN

http://www.stjohns-dc.org/article.php?id=41

Change is the only constant

#chart

This Is How Much Apple Has Changed In a Decade

It's amazing to see how things change in a little more than a decade. Back then, Steve Jobs preached the new iMac as the center of your digital life, the internet machine. Now, the internet machine fits in your pocket

Working with Wood

#homemod

Mesmerizing Wooden Sink Takes 12 Weeks to Create

For a luxurious, unique bathroom fixture, you can't go wrong with one of Ammonitum's stunning designs. The process to get the wood both beauteous and waterproof—which involves shaping, gluing, polishing, and at least ten layers of varnish—takes 12 weeks.

#speakers

True Acoustic Art Takes 1,400 Man Hours to Make, $320,000 to Buy

Last weekend I visited the Barnes Foundation art gallery in Philadelphia, and among my favorite pieces were the sculptures of Jacques Lipchitz. The Vox Olympian Loudspeaker hangs with them aesthetically, and it can play music, too

2 views of the China vs US trade fight

Re-Industrializing America

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

Reindustiralizingamerica

Few realize it now, but despite its current political unrest, regulatory uncertainty, unemployment, monetary policy, tax rates, and general lack of international standing, the United States is well-poised to take back its long-held position as THE leading global industrial power.

There is no reason why business, particularly blue-collar manufacturing jobs, shouldn’t be flowing back to this country. Neither China nor Mexico has proved to be the panacea that businesses had hoped they would be. Companies with operations there are constantly dealing with problems of quality control and theft of intellectual property.

In fact, recent studies have shown that the costs of labor have declined to such an extent that production on a per unit basis is hardly more expensive here than in the global sweatshops of Southeast Asia. There’s also the added benefit of good PR and lowering shipping costs.

That’s right, my fellow Americans: We’ve got ‘em right where we want ‘em!

http://rightnetwork.com/posts/1001642091

The 10 States About To Get Crushed In The US-China Trade War

Star Wars Trash Compactor

Star Wars Trash Compactor

The relentless pressure on both countries to expand their exports is threatening to create a trade war between the US and China.

Congressmen, feeling the populist pressure from voters back home, have approved a new bill that would place import duties on Chinese goods, if they don't revalue the yuan. The bill has yet to be passed by the House or Senate.

But if the U.S. government enters into a tit-for-tat trade war with China, it's likely the Chinese will respond. And that could hammer U.S. companies that export to China.

We've evaluated the states, using data from the U.S. China Business Council, that export the most to China, and companies that might get crushed in each if a trade war commences.

Click here to see the states >

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/states-us-china-exports-2010-9#ixzz10YEbkaY7

DoJ is corrupt – politically corrupt

CHRISTOPHER COATES’ TESTIMONY ON THE DOJ RACISM SCANDALS makes the Washington Post front page.

A veteran Justice Department lawyer accused his agency Friday of being unwilling to pursue racial discrimination cases on behalf of white voters, turning what had been a lower-level controversy into an escalating political headache for the Obama administration. . . . The rare spectacle of a Justice Department lawyer publicly rebuking the department’s leaders came amid heightened legal and political fallout from the case. The commission is to issue a report on the matter next month, and an internal probe by the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility is pending. . . .

“We had eyewitness testimony. We had videotape. One of them had a weapon. They were hurling racial slurs,” Coates said. “I’ve never been able to understand how anyone could accuse us of not having a basis of law in this case.”

The perfect ending

Colbert’s Appearance is Perfect Bookend for 111th Congress. “I’m not at all sure that Colbert’s appearance was deliberately planned to take the heat off Coates’ testimony today — the Palace Guard Media would have ignored it on TV tonight and buried it in a one-inch column on page D-27 of the paper tomorrow no matter what was said. Which is why, like President Obama endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque last month, this was another unforced error of huge proportions.”

The smallest Tea Party: Hatch, Utah

HATCH, UTAH: David Kirkham writes: “Last night the people of Hatch, Utah (population 127) invited me to speak at their Tea Party. I think we just won the smallest town in the US to hold a Tea Party. Hatch is a 4 hour drive from Provo, Utah through the beautiful Utah back country. We had dinner at the Tea Party leader’s house (yes, Hatch, Utah has a Tea Party) and later 10 people showed up for the Tea Party. There I spoke with tough, hard-working Americans with a real, deep-seated concern on the direction of our country. The recession has hit them especially hard. Everyone stayed and we spoke for hours afterwards. The tide is turning all across America. People are standing up everywhere. It was a great night.”

So why would the Dems embarrass themselves with Colbert yesterday. So this story would get much less air play.

A Justice Department prosecutor defied his superiors by testifying at a U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearing Friday, where he leveled an explosive allegation: top officials in the department gutted a voter intimidation case against a fringe African American militant group because the suspects were black and their alleged victims were white.

The prosecutor, Christopher Coates, also said the downgrading of the case against the New Black Panther Party was evidence of a Justice Department culture which discouraged "race neutral" enforcement of civil rights laws, frowned on prosecuting minority perpetrators and folded under pressure from black and Latino rights groups. After President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder took office, the culture intensified, Coates told the panel, ultimately leading to his departure as chief of the voting rights section early this year.

"Mr. Schlozman found a Civil Rights Division that was almost totally left-liberal in the basis of the ideology of the people who were working in it. And he made some concerted effort to diversify the division so that conservatives as well as liberals could find work there," said Coates. "I found the criticism by the career management in the Civil Rights Division that Mr. Schlozman had hired on ideological grounds to be akin to Pete Rose criticizing Willie Nelson for not paying his federal income tax."

http://www.powerlineblog.com/

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Yesterday’s tidbits

Forbes
Aw: Most billionaires are monogamous, married to first spouse

Wash Times
Revealed: Left-wing dovish group lied about taking money from Soros

Daily Texan
Bombshell study: Men physically attracted to curvy women