…big fat white sidewalls like that were probably an original option on this Ford truck built the year I was a junior in high school (and that was a long time ago). Note the air scoop under the windshield, which is as close as automotive engineering had come to air conditioning in 1954. I didn't ask what kind of mileage it gets with its original straight-6 engine, but the gasoline it ran on it's first year cost 25 cents per gallon.
I told you it was old.
"Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., unveiled Thursday the Top 1% Accountability Act, which would require those claiming itemized deductions of more than $150,000 on their tax returns to submit to drug tests or file for less generous tax deductions."
"Clinton’s massive campaign machine is built of the very stuff — super PACs, secret cash, unlimited contributions — she says she’ll attack upon winning the White House."
"A recent Plos One study found that about 36 percent of all new drugs approved in the United States between 1988 and 2005 were protected solely by secondary, or trivial, patents.
"This, being precisely what Indian law prohibits, has made India a fixture of the 'Priority Watch List' of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Special 301 Report, a kind of most-wanted roster of the world’s intellectual-property deviants."
"The American Automobile Association recently calculated that 16m drivers in the United States suffered pothole damage to their vehicles in the past five years. That damage ranged from punctures, via bent wheels, to broken suspensions. The bill to fix it was about $3 billion a year. "A quack team of scientists in Duluth might have a fix.
[Noted by our Pacific Rim Bureau.]
"Democrats were not counting on Mr. Trump’s support and almost seemed not to want it. They have been more than happy to associate him with the N.R.A., which Democrats view as the biggest obstacle to gun control."
"In its prime, about 2,100 years ago, the Antikythera (an-ti-KEE-thur-a) Mechanism was a complex, whirling, clockwork instrument comprising at least 30 bronze gears bearing thousands of interlocking tiny teeth."
Furthermore, and for extra credit, what is "decadent jewelry."
"Despite the cause for concern, DNC officials are trying to soothe the public."
For one thing, the FBI can quit bugging Apple about iPhone encryption and just ask the Russians for help instead. And the Justice Department can just ask the Russians what was going on at clintonemail.com, give the FBI a break.
"CrowdStrike Services Inc., our Incident Response group, was called by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the formal governing body for the US Democratic Party, to respond to a suspected breach. We deployed our IR team and technology and immediately identified two sophisticated adversaries on the network – COZY BEAR and FANCY BEAR."
"The newly revealed attacks join a host of high-profile digital breaches affecting current and past White House hopefuls, underscoring vulnerabilities in digital networks that increasingly hold sensitive data about political candidates, their opponents and their donors."
Also, just for the record, the DNC has seemingly known about this since April. April.
…something around 1,400 miles per year so naturally I need to buy shoes now and then. From what I read, the shoes keep getting better all the time (memory foam! something else!) but—and I mean but—they can’t seem to resist doing weird stuff to the laces. It makes me nuts.
Oh no, they don’t just thread through holes any more, the laces. They go in and out through strange-shaped hooks and loops and clamps and who knows what where they get tangled, stuck, broken off, cut it out already. I just want holes.
"The most striking thing about the reaction to Orlando is how speedily observers made it about themselves; how swiftly they marshalled this massacre to political ends, whether to the traditional political ends of promoting right or left agendas or to the ends of the new politics of identity and its obsession with cultivating narratives of victimhood."
"Thus the headlines going around telling us that 76 million are struggling. However, this is a rather unimportant number."
"Yes, a fence — or wall, if you will — will be protecting the candidate who recently said, 'we build bridges, not walls.'"