ALGECIRAS, LUNES SANTO CON LA LEGION

Mike:

Terrific photos of an interesting spectacle!

Originally posted on manoli rizo fotografía:

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Washington Post: President Obama’s Pledge of “Unprecedented Openness” Violated By Closed, Secretive Administration

Mike:

The Doublespeak President

Originally posted on JONATHAN TURLEY:

220px-Washington_Post_buildingPresident_Barack_ObamaWe have previously discussed the criticism of reporters, newspapers like the New York Times, and international groups that President Obama has run one of the most hostile Administrations in history to press freedom and public openness. Now that Democratic stalwart, the Washington Post, has joined in the chorus of critics, detailing the secretive, almost Nixonian culture of the Obama Administration in a new article.

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Sometimes they stop fighting

Sometimes our little friends in the backyard here at Ladybird Lane stop fighting … long enough anyway to grab a peanut off of the deck. Usually it seems if they get this close they go after each other but in the presence of peanuts they give it a rest. I’ve heard this works with kids, too. I remember once talking with a teacher about how she kept the kids calm down when they got a little rambunctious. The answer? “Toss out some candy and they’ll settle down for a bit.” I sort of assumed she didn’t just toss bonbons onto the floor and watch the scramble. :-)

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Where’s your energy come from?

While reading an article on renewable energy sources in Texas I clicked on a link and it took me to the “U.S. Energy Mapping System,” a cool interactive map showing power plants, wind farms, pipelines, transmission lines and lots of other interesting information about energy infrastructure in the USA. Check it out!

Hoppe lecture “On Man, Nature, Truth and Justice”

Hans-Hermann Hoppe spoke at the 2015 Austrian Economics Research Conference in mid-March. If you’re interested in economics, philosophy and argumentation this lecture is well worth the hour.

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How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

Mike:

Interesting.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Editor’s note:Kiran Dhillon is a senior editor for FindTheBest, where she tackles big datasets to produce interesting insights.

Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers — specifically those in technical roles—to legally work in the United States. In lobbying for an expansion of the current H-1B visa program, Google executive Eric Schmidt said, “We take very, very smart people, bring them into the country, give them a diploma and kick them out where they go on to create companies that compete with us.”

Amid this discussion, jobs at Google, Facebook and other tech giants have grown increasingly lucrative for Americans and foreigners alike.

An analysis of records from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reveals that the median salary offered to H-1B applicants by some of the biggest tech companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook…

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Davide Pastres …Cantante Lirico/pop

Mike:

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful music.

Originally posted on Le Superkikke:

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Well, isn’t that convenient

Looking through my news feed this morning I see this, “The myth of Europe’s Little Ice Age“. In the article two economists explain how if you readjust the data  (in their words, “using a variety of standard temperature reconstructions”) in just the right way they can get rid of that troublesome little climate fact called the “Little Ice Age“.

While I think it’s important to constantly question methods, data and conclusions this, to my mind, seems to be agenda-driven science. Rather than honestly analyzing the data they re-manipulate the data so that they get the result that is needed to support the conclusion they want to draw. And they do, not surprisingly. They readjust the data so that they can show that the “Little Ice Age” was just a statistical artifact, a computational fluke, and in reality there was no period of global cooling between 1350 and 1850. And, voilà, no inconvenient cooling to explain. It was all just a “myth.”

Forgive me, but, following the skepticism of my dear friend the Church Lady, let me say, “Well, isn’t that convenient.”

We ought to get back to science, searching for the truth, rather than just crafting the data to fit the conclusion we’ve already drawn. The “Little Ice Age” for most scientists was inconvenient but “settled science“. It seems that it’s OK to unsettle the science if that will produce the desired conclusion but if one questions the “settled science” of global warming one is attacked as a “denier.” Now these two guys also want to call those who disagree with them “myth-makers”, I guess. I wonder what they call the scientists whose theories and calculations indicate a period of global cooling is coming?

Actually, I’m glad these guys are questioning the data. It just seems a little too convenient. Isn’t it time to get the politics and advocacy out of science and return to searching for the truth?

Thousands of Archaeological Objects Melting Out of the Ice

Mike:

Hmmmm, warm 6500 years ago, then it got cold and now it’s back to warm and we’re finding the garbage people from 6500 years ago. Interesting. I didn’t know they had global warming back 6500 years ago, too.

Originally posted on ThorNews:

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A horse skull, presumably from the Viking Age, found at the Lendbreen glacier in Oppland county. (Photo: Oppland County Authority)

Archaeologists who want to learn more about our ancestors, and at the same time are concerned about global warming, must have very mixed feelings: The increasing number of objects found at melting Norwegian glaciers is a treasure trove of new knowledge.

The number of objects is so big that the growing archeological field in the autumn of 2014 got its own magazine; Journal of Glacial Archaeology. A large part of the content will be descriptions of items found at Norwegian glaciers, according to the research portal forskning.no

There are about 2500 glaciers in Norway, equally divided between Southern and Northern Norway, which covers approximately 0.7% of the total land area.

Only in Oppland county, about 2,000 objects have melted out of the ice. There are also made many findings in…

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Our leaders? Uhhh, let us know if you find any.

This is a good one from Paul Combs.

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Let us know if you find any.

 

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