20 January, 2009
Classy as ever.
Bush was infuriating, but we’re going to miss having grownups in charge.
A proper response to “Let’s Renew America Together”.
How about creating jobs? Isn’t that a great way to serve our country? How about the government letting me keep my profits so I can reinvest them in my company and hire more people? Why is it that job creation is only good when the government does it? And why is it when the private sector creates jobs it is a capitalist evil? So, sir, we are giving. Now, please tell Mr. Obama to get out of our way and let us create some jobs.
Just so. Yesterday I heard from my wife that we were all to go out and do “volunteer work” to “help the country move forward”. Criminy. If that’s what Obama thinks moves the country forward we’re doomed.
or half educated.
What would you guess is the most recurring criticism I receive from subscribers and website visitors?
Contrary to what you might think, it’s not from people who take polar opposite positions from the Cause of Liberty content. It’s from freedom-loving patriots who believe that my recommended action steps are “benign.” For example, they tell me that reading classics will do little to solve our looming problems.
I have nothing but respect and admiration for these devoted people. We need many more just like them. But I do have a different perspective on what needs to happen for our Republic to be restored.
America is primed for a French Revolution scenario. To take it even further, we exhibit many of the qualities of German civilization prior to World War II.
We’re a highly-trained, yet poorly-educated populace. We’ve lost our sense of true education. Furthermore, we have staggering discrepancies in wealth distribution. We’re primed for a lot of chaos and pain.
Plainly put, we don’t have enough widespread education to sustain an anger-driven revolution. The People trying to fight Washington and other power interests right now is like replacing a strip club with a flea market.
Makes me feel better about the time I spend reading blogs. Hey, I read mostly good ones.
At Texas A&M they’ve been able to watch evolution in action and, as usual, nature had some surprises for them.
It’s the first direct experimental evidence of this phenomenon in eukaryotic cells, or cells with nuclei, and it contrasts the widely accepted classical model of evolution, which doesn’t account for simultaneously developing beneficial adaptations, she said. Instead, that model adopts a linear approach, theorizing that a population acquires such adaptations successively, one after another. Rather than a competition occurring, the model posits a complete replacement of one generation by another better-adapted generation.
That wasn’t the case in Kao’s sample.
Observing the color-coded yeast populations as they evolved to respond to their environment, Kao saw some colors expand while others contracted – a sign that adaptations were occurring. But rather than one segment of the population continuing to shrink until it was completely replaced, some segments were able to compete long enough to acquire further adaptations. When this happened, Kao explained, these populations of cells – once apparently less-fit – began to swell while once-dominant populations started to shrink. This constant reduction and burgeoning of populations signaled the development of multiple beneficial adaptations and a subsequent competition by the cells that acquired them, Kao said.
“Essentially, we were watching evolution in action,” Kao said. “We’re watching evolution in real time. We’re actually seeing a mutation that shows these things have adapted and seeing their population thrive and expand from this adaptation. This is how evolution works.