We have seen the present, and it does not work

Drew Faust
Harvard University President Drew Faust announcing  that students who belong to
male-only clubs will not be allowed to lead other campus organizations:
“A truly inclusive community requires that students have the opportunity to participate in the life of the campus free from exclusion on arbitrary grounds.”
Note to Harvard’s male-only clubs:
There is a way around this .
Refer to your club as an “affinity group.”
Then discriminate to your heart’s content.

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QT Bureau of Waits and Half-Measures

Spider Monkeys

News Item: “. . . the equivalent weight of nearly nine fully loaded 747 airplanes. . . .”
Or 105,885 spider monkeys. if you are still trying to visualize it.
News Item:  “. . . the equivalent weight of 152 African elephants. . . .”
Or 107,730 spider monkeys.
Needless to say, if you laid 107,730 spider monkeys end to end, the monkeys would stretch as far as 11,970 Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles.
In case you wondered.

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If at first. . . .

Glenn Beck
News Headline: “Glenn Beck invites America to join him in another fast.”
The first one didn’t seem to work.
But maybe this time. . . .
To Glenn Beck and his supporters:
Stop eating until further notice.
We’ll get back to you..

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QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Yellowstone
The U.S. Geological Survey reports “a small amount of ground uplift” in April–but reassures us that “current deformation patterns at Yellowstone remain within historical norms” after a “fascinating year of ups and downs.”

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