Bookmarks for October 12th

Some additional reading October 12th from 13:14 to 19:50:

  • BAD PHYSICS: Misconceptions spread by K-6 Grade School Textbooks – Physics questions answered in two paragraphs – useful for bars (assuming you have your iPhone handy), and classrooms, or discussions with one's nephew…
  • Thank you for smoking – Roger Ebert's Journal – Kind of stupid if you ask me, history is history, and shouldn't be manipulated by the latest fashion, or belief system.
    "The stamp honoring Bette Davis was issued by the U. S. Postal Service on Sept. 18. The portrait by Michael Deas was inspired by a still photo from "All About Eve." Notice anything missing? Before you even read this far, you were thinking, Where's her cigarette? Yes reader, the cigarette in the original photo has been eliminated. "

    They've done this deed to a Robert Johnson photo too if I'm not mistaken.

    A travesty.

  • Grasping Reality with Both Hands: The Semi-Daily Journal Economist Brad DeLong – The American Press is worse than Hitler! – "Capital gains and dividend tax cuts are simply not "economic measures aimed directly at the middle class": the middle class doesn't collect capital gains, or dividends, in any material amount. Indeed, that's what makes you middle class–that even though you have a fair or a good income you work for it."

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