Guess what? They're all trending downward right now, not upward. Even the most questionable one, NASA scientist James Hansen''s GISS model.
Look for yourself:
|Image credit: Basil Copeland|
|Image credit: Basil Copeland|
. . . it was the kind that has a big old eagle on it and some Latin (Vero possumus, which translates very loosely to "Yes we can"). It's also a seal that combined elements of Richard Nixon's White House police uniforms and George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished." And it went over about as well.He's an idiot to use it in the first place. That's something you'd expect from Colbert's presidential campaign, not one from a major political party.
Duke University researchers, using sophisticated machinery to analyze hundreds of chemical components in a ringtailed lemur's distinctive scent, have found that individual males are not only advertising their fitness for fatherhood, but also a bit about their family tree as well.Much more on the horniness of the male ringtailed lemur at the above link.
"Most weight loss studies have determined that a very low carbohydrate diet is not a good method to reduce weight," said lead author Daniela Jakubowicz, MD, of the Hospital de Clinicas, Caracas, Venzezuela. "It exacerbates the craving for carbohydrates and slows metabolism. As a result, after a short period of weight loss, there is a quick return to obesity."(Misspelling of Venezuela in original.)
My lovely wife Snookums will, I hope, recognize in the above the origins of my long-standing disgust with dragging luggage through various modes of public transportation, or worse, on foot through a busy urban center.
2: LuggageA lot of foreign travel involves cities. Even if you think you’re going to a bit of exotic countryside you’re bound to end up flying into an airport on the fringes of some major conurbation and then getting a train or taxi through the city centre to your destination. Let’s hope it is a taxi, because that’s just an annoying car like so many others and unlikely to give rise to too much smouldering resentment. If you’re on a train or an underground system of sort you’ll be dragging assorted pieces of bulky luggage around with you, scuffing the shins of pedestrians with your suitcase, obliviously crushing the newspapers of tube travellers with your rucksack, or tripping absolutely everybody up with one of those spectacularly annoying trolley-bag affairs. You may think that you’re having enough trouble struggling from airport to hotel or train terminus, but the people you’re inadvertently barging into are on their way to or from work, and were probably in a fairly bad mood before you clattered into them with your skis.
Emphasis and minor editing of the quote are mine. Sadly, ironic humor is lost on a large segment of the American population.
But nowadays, things have changed. "Scoop" is gone. Young reporters are all named "P. Laurence Butterfield Jr." and they arrive at their first newspaper job fresh-faced and competent, straight from New Haven, Conn., with their high-faluting Princeton educations. They don't need copyeditors.
This is a true fact: I'm writing this column the very week after dozens of copy editors left my newspaper through an early retirement buyout, and I have noticed no difference at all whatsoever in the quality, accuracy or readability of the product.
Seven times the chimp's fans have asked the local Chamber of Commerce, which runs the tourist attraction, to give Cheeta a marble star in that legendary two-and-a-half-mile pavement. Seven times, the Chamber's admissions committee has waded through the carefully-typed application, only to give it the proverbial raspberry.
The most recent rejection came yesterday, when 2009's "walk of famers" were formally unveiled. The 25 new recruits included several bona fide global megastars – Tim Burton, Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr, Ralph Fiennes, Shakira, The Village People, "Sir" Ben Kingsley – and a selection of relative nobodies, including one Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, and even a local radio jock by the name of Bill Handel.
The Independent's article is much more fun to read than the one from the news organization which shall not be named, anyway.
The complex skill of future planning is commonly believed to be exclusive to humans, and has not yet been convincingly established in any living primate species other than our own. In humans, planning for future needs relies heavily on two mental capacities: self-control or the suppression of immediate drives in favor of delayed rewards; and mental time travel or the detached mental experience of a past or future event.All right, I added the part about news organizations, but you get my meaning, I think . . .
Amtrak announced Tuesday that buses would run from Kansas City to Galesburg, Ill., because of flooding on tracks owned by BNSF Railway. A train will run the rest of the route.Has anyone considered where all that Iowa flood water is going to wind up?