Marginal Revolution: No More Making Fun of Canadian Money. Wow. The world has voted on the US economy and government policies.
BBC NEWS | Business | US ‘no longer technology king’ … and the new king is … Denmark??? I can accept the US losing its lead but…Denmark??? Did Bluetooth wipe out the Internet when I wasn’t looking?
Cool — LegiStorm – The Web’s only source for congressional staff salaries
Dad how can you not get this for tailgating this fall?
I’m a sucker for maps. Some great ones at Marginal Revolution, weighting countries by things besides area — population, tourism, exports, etc.
I love google maps and mapquest, but if you are planning a multi-leg road trip — say for instance visiting 8 colleges and universities over 4 days — AAA triptiks are still pretty darn useful. They make it easy to […]
* Tom Evslin nicely makes the case for at least thinking about nuclear. hear hear. * Martin on legislative efforts here in WA to encourage renewable fuels, and on the coming wave of diesel car choices * Also congrats to […]
One is online — from the President of Reed College — concerning Reed’s withdrawal from the US News ranking system. Another only in print or paid sub — The Best Class Money Can Buy. Great discussions about how the ranking […]
Good article about Teach for America in nyt this weekend. I didn’t know anything about the program. Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in […]
I sure hope that all the bloggers, who have so much time and energy to blast the emergency preparedness and emergency response of our various levels of government, have spent just as much time and energy actually trying to help […]
Catching up with all of Martin’s postings: * Responding to the negative energy balance FUD around biodiesel — good stuff * Seattle leading way to embrace Kyoto — great news. I think we’re way behind in fully embracing eco-friendly industrial […]
* What is up with the speed limits in Oregon? Vast stretches of empty country in the eastern part of the state, and speed limits set at 65. No other state in the west is stuck back at this level. […]
Tom takes a break from his excellent series of posts on VOIP to advocate for nuclear power. Certainly my feeling as well, especially after reading The Bottomless Well. We have the opportunity to make a significant switch away from fossil […]
When I first read last week about the problems with the FBI computer system overhaul, I was pissed at our government. $170M wasted, now another $2M to consultants to figure out why. What waste — and in an important system. […]
Landed in Duluth at 9pm Saturday. Temperature on the ground: -20 degrees F. Airport has one ticket counter, a handful of gates, and a luggage carousel the size of a small bedroom. Hey, everyone here sounds like Frances McDormand in […]
This holiday season, we particularly wanted to help out the families of servicemen and servicewomen who have made or are making significant sacrifices for all of us. We gave to three organizations: * Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund — “The Fund […]
…is not the presidential results. I am sure the country will muddle through whoever is inhabiting that office. The thing that is of most local, immediate importance to me is the failure of I-884, the education funding initiative. I’m suprised […]
Winds of Change.NET: Watch the Teachers’ Feet “[American] public school teachers are almost twice as likely as other parents to choose private schools for their own children, the study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found. More than 1 in […]
Good article on the dairy lobby. Interesting (in a sad way) how money influences our government’s dietary recommendations.
34 miles into our drive to LA and we hit a big whomping chunk of metal in the road — and there goes a tire. Could have been worse — we were right at the Federal Way exit; later in […]