More nonsense: When the 7-year-olds told her they knew about the North Pole because of its white-bearded inhabitant, she reportedly responded that Santa did not exist and that Christmas presents were bought by their parents. Gotta love this retort: Some teachers seem to overestimate their exact place in the childrearing chain of command.
Archive for December, 2011
Nice. My wife has the iPhone 4S and loves the 8MP camera and 1080p video capabilities — high definition in your hand. Who would have imagined that just a few years ago? And, Siri is a hit as well — that is the dark horse. Folks wanted iPhone 5 without knowing what that meant. What [...]
Indeed: Read this: Gibbs said she had no problem going through security at Jacksonville International Airport, but rather, when she headed home from Virginia. “It’s my style, it’s camouflage, it has an old western gun on it,” Gibbs said. But her preference for the pistol style didn’t sit well with TSA agents at the Norfolk [...]
Victor Davis Hanson: Without memory we are nothing. That is what scares me about the present electronic age: everything is the next nanosecond; the last one had become absolutely nothing.
Makes sense: —America is going back to being a renter nation. Up until the 1950s, the percentage of homeowners stayed at 40 percent. Aggressive government subsidies drove the percentage in recent years to above 65 percent. The housing “industry” ran out of buyers. A good 35 percent of Americans prefer the freedom of movement and [...]
Very interesting: It’s rare for vitamin levels to be checked in general. My doctor told me he’s started checking Vitamin D levels and is astounded at how low they’re coming in. UPDATE: Physician/reader Bernard Davidoff writes: “Measuring B12 levels in older people with memory and thought problems is completely routine.” Well, I said “in general.” [...]
I’m afraid we are about to lose Egypt for a long time. Very thankful we were able to visit this past summer.