Teaching Mathematics

by David on September 30, 2008

Teaching Maths In 1970: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? Teaching Maths In 1980: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His (…)

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Policy-based evidence

by David on September 19, 2008

Sex offenders in some parts of England and Wales will be made to take compulsory lie detector tests to see if they are still a danger to the public The BBC, Sex offenders to face lie tests Eye-catching policy from (…)

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Hockey Moms for Truth

by David on September 18, 2008

From Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs

Sugarcubes – Birthday

by David on September 13, 2008

Because it is.

al-Beeb

by David on September 13, 2008

The BBC published an article on the commemmoration of 9/11 in the US. In its first version of the piece, still available in Google Cache, they wrote On the eve of the anniversary, a top US military commander warned that (…)

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Cornershop – Waterloo Sunset

by David on September 7, 2008

Sullivan: What Brits think of Palin

by David on September 7, 2008

Andrew Sullivan’s mad collapse continues. Today, he writes: Here’s a fascinating glimpse into how the rest of the world is reacting to the Sarah Palin selection. It’s from a classic and peerless British weekly radio panel discussion show, called “Any (…)

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Obama and Sweetie Palin

by David on September 7, 2008

Back in May, visiting Allentown PA, Barack Obama called WXYZ network reporter Peggy Agar, sweetie. Now, in a petulant response to Sarah Palin’s barnstorming speech at the RNC, he’s said that he assumes that wants to be treated same way (…)

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What’s Left

by David on September 6, 2008

Where if you support Israel you are called anti-Semitic, where promoting sharia law means you support cultural diversity, where you attack a successful working mother and a pregnant teenage mother and you call yourself a feminist and where you degrade (…)

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Power off at the NYT

by David on September 6, 2008

Draft one, as originally published: the potential power of Ms. Palin’s electrifying speech Draft two, as later revised without explanation: the potential power of Ms. Palin’s speech Must be bad at the New York Times. Apparently they have to ration (…)

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