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Mutually Assured Desalination

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 10:15am

The NY Times’ headline writer got it wrong, The Hard Sell On Salt, which purported to show how the salt industry was manipulating public opinion and regulations on restricting salt:

With salt under attack for its ill effects on the nation’s health, the food giant Cargill kicked off a campaign last November...
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Early Sunday Morning In New York

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 9:28am

Many moons ago, when I worked in Manhattan, I always enjoyed early Sunday mornings, because there were few people and even fewer cars.

I’m in NYC this weekend for a wedding, and walked over to Park Avenue.

In the photo, the Waldorf Astoria on the left, looking south towards the MetLife Building (which...

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No Bad Days

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 28, 2010 at 11:15am

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. No one really is expecting you to work.

So watch this video of the student speaker at Cornell Law School’s graduation earlier this month, it’s worth a few minutes out of your busy, important day. And you will be glad you did.

You need to watch...

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The Atlantic Has A Mess On Its Hands

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:39pm

The Atlantic Magazine thought it would be able to speak poetic historical justice, by splashing the headline that the original reviled one, Kenneth Starr of Monica and Bill and Blue Dress and Impeachment fame, had been arrested for running a Ponzi Scheme.

Oh, the deep, deep satisfaction. They could feel...

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There Probably Is Something I Care Less About

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 12:19pm

Than this:

U2 Tour on Hold: Bono Recuperating from Emergency Back Surgery

I just can’t think of what it is right now.

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An Army of One

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:25am

One of the perks of being a big time blogger (hah) is that sometimes people send me stuff for free. As in a free copy of Zev Chafets’ biography of Rush Limbaugh, An Army of One.

Which now occupies a hallowed place on my bookshelf next to two of my favorite autobiographies...

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Behold The Olympic Cyclops

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 12:30pm

Did I say “massive fail”? Isn’t this like a horse designed by a committee?

There have been some pretty awful Olympic mascots, but these have to be the worst, androgynous one-eyed freaks of nature.

You be the judge of the design of Wenlock andMandeville:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEcT52By_aE]

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Completely Vague and Meaningless Headline

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 7:46pm

Ex-Harvard student accused of living a lie

Tells us nothing. Could be so many (in)famous people.

Name names.

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Promises a Marine Widow Cannot Bear to Hear

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 4:52pm

As written by Rachel Porto, 23, widow of Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto.

As posted in The W...

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One Kagan Question Answered

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 8:37pm

Phew:

We’d heard the former governor actually dated Kagan when they were students at Harvard, but a spokeswoman for Spitzer denied any love connection. “They have been good friends since 1977 — when they were college freshmen. They never dated,” said Spitzer’s rep.

Not that there would have been anything wrong with it.

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Shock Study – “Larger Breasts Pay Off for Waitresses”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 7, 2010 at 8:47am

I’ve been feeling lately that maybe I took the wrong career path.

Investment law is interesting and satisfying, but I can’t escape the gnawing feeling that there could have been other, even more titillating fields in which to concentrate.

Cornell Prof. Michael Lynn obviously is having no such career doubts:

Prof. Michael Lynn, marketing...

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God Save The Pubs

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 11:14pm

All is good. God saved the pubs.

Update: Jumping in Pools has more on the beer campaign.

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Low-Slung Baggy Pants Are A Human Right

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 10:12pm

I was waiting for this ruling, because I could not stand living in a world where it was illegal to wear baggy pants so low that your ass showed.

From Britain, our window into the future where underpants get to see the light of day (emphasis mine):

In a victory for skaters, hoodies...

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A Rising Conservative Star – From Puerto Rico?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 7:45pm

Puerto Rico is approaching a plebiscite on statehood, pursuant to congressional legislation which is under consideration. Pat at And So It Goes In Shreveport has a good post summing up the current politics of statehood for Puerto Rico.

One person to keep an eye on is the current Governor of Puerto Rico,

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Inspirational Story of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 11:30am

And of course, he is a Cornell Law School student, Class of 2010:

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(original video here)

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Now It Begins – Dems Push For Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4:10pm

The civil charges being brought against Goldman Sachs on the eve of the push for financial reform have been politicized from day one by the Obama administration and Democrats.

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The Apartment Protection and Affordable Door Person Act of 2010

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7:27am

Big news over the wires. The threatened Doorman Strike in New York City has been averted, Deal Reached That Averts a Walkout by Doormen:

The owners of more than 3,200 apartment buildings in New York City reached an agreement on a new labor contract with the union that represents about 30,000 doormen,...

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