I’m sitting in a hotel “free breakfast” area on this crappy Sunday morning four hours from my home. The coffee is quite good, the food is okay, the news is frustrating. My online news triumvirate starts with Drudge then I Hate the Media (website and my feelings about mainstream media), and end with Breitbart And this headline;
The bill protects unborn babies after 20 weeks. So you would presumably be able to kill the unborn up until that point so this is at best a start on reigning in abortions. West Virginia’s governor Tomblin sited legal concerns as his reason to veto the legislation passed by the Democrat-controlled congress is the state;
This is the original book that was the inspiration for the hit Netflix series staring Kevin Spacey. Set in England, House of Cards follows the political fortunes of the British Prime Minister as he faces his opposition after a winning (barely) election for his party. Contrary to expectations, however, it’s his own party that he has to watch his back around. Author Michael Dobbs gives us a glimpse in the dark underside of national politics.
“A politician should never spend too much time thinking. It distracts attention from guarding his back.”
I never have had the opportunity to update a Framing the Dictionary post and in this case I did so innocently. I decided to “frame” the word misguided and as I checked on my formatting for this category I discovered that I had already featured this word. So here is an update.
The brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe.
By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent
5:16PM GMT 20 Jan 2014
Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested. Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline. ´The human brain works slower in old age,¡ said Dr. Michael Ramscar, ´but only because we have stored more information over time. ´The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”
NYPD Intelligence officer Jeremy Fisk returns in Dick Wolf’s new novel The Execution. As perhaps the world’s most coveted target for terrorism New York City has its own intelligence division. Detective Fisk is about a year removed from the foiled attack at the opening of the new World Trade Center and the murder of his girlfriend. Guess what? There is a new threat and the investigation is complicated by United Nations week in New York and the usual craziness of NYC is turned up a few notches. While Fisk is assigned “desk” duties he is pulled into what becomes a serious situation involving a possible assassination. Fisk deals with a former nemesis and meets a tough Mexican cop who is rather mistrustful.
I love when members of Congress passionately speak and defend our democracy. I wonder how many actually know that the United States is not a democracy, but rather a representative republic. They are elected to represent our wishes. They campaign on that and seem serious until they are elected when they do what special interests bid. The headline in my local paper for this article was somewhat different and the purpose of this post is not about the meat of the article which can be read at this link.
First the first sentence;
Low Inflation…Apparently Is A Bad Thing? According to the headline in my local paper;
The headline is a link to the full article, but here are a few “precious” quotes from the article…Sorry to Adam Smith;
“what the global economy could use right now is a dose of higher prices.” [perhaps the authors have not ridden to the gas pumps or shopped at the grocery store lately]