Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Bits and Pieces - December 9, 2009

TSA posts screening procedures as part of an online solicitation. Contract solicitations seem to exist in a different mental space than other information. India has given away nuclear weapons information this way, too. Hey, if they're going to work for us, they need to know what they'll be doing, right?

But the public has no right to know what the clinical trials show about Tamiflu's effectiveness.

The 1st world nations with the highest levels of belief in God, and the greatest religious observance are also the ones with all the signs of societal dysfunction. These correlations are truly stunning. They are not "barely significant" or marginal in any way. Many, such as those between popular religiosity and teenage abortions and STDs have correlation coefficients over 0.9 and the overall correlation with the SSS is 0.7 with the US included and 0.5 without. From here.

Pigs Fly! Wall Street Journal Drops The Use Of "Death Tax"

Jon Stewart Calls Out Gretchen Carlson For "Dumbing Herself Down"

Those last two are small indications that we may be moving out of the era of nonsense.

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