December 7, 2012

All sorts of interesting stuff

Bill Whittle on The Narrative: The origins of political correctness.  Not to be missed.

Pantone declares emerald green is the color for 2013  with 'its  sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation", which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

 Emerald-Pantone-17-5641

This rich shade—number 17-5641 in Pantone LLC's numerical lexicon—is the color of a four-leaf clover.
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Pantone determines the "it" color each year in a process that is more survey work than prognostication. It polls industrial, fashion, interior and other designers and brands about the colors they're already working with.

Domestic violence is substantially more common in two-income homes than in homes where the woman is home and the man works
Levels of income and education had little influence.  My friend, a pediatrician, confirms this.  She also income or education has little influence on the sexual abuse of children.

 Nypd Larry Deprimo Boots Homeless Man  After this photo of a NYPD officer putting socks and boots on a homeless man sped around the world, he was identified as Officer Larry DePrimo who is interviewed below.

Alicia Colon writes that the photo reminds her of the cops she knew as a child when she lived in Spanish Harlem, A Man for All Seasons,

Colleges have free speech on the run writes George Will.

Five Hours of Plane Landing in 30 seconds at San Diego International Airport.  Astonishing and scary.

Fast and Furious in Libya The New York Times reports US -Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadi't Hands.

The astonishing interactive map that shows every bomb dropped on London during The Blitz

College students more eager for marriage than their parents

4 Benefits of Marrying Young

4. Fewer relationships are better.
3. You can enjoy the journey of growing together.
2. Sex and babies are for the young
1. Marrying early avoids the shacking-up trap

How Women and Men See Things Differently  with a great graphic.

From Real Clear Science. Why Strict Atheism Is Unscientific

Just as it's a leap of faith for a religious person to assert that God incontrovertibly exists, it's an equally large leap for a strict atheist to declare, without question, that God does not exist.

"We're all adults here, it's time we take our freedom back."  Electronic cigarettes are booming.  No ash, no smell, no smoke, just vapor.

In the New Yorker, A Chunky History of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter, the everyman staple, which contains neither butter nor nuts (peanuts are legumes), originated as a health food of the upper classes.

“Do you realize,” he exclaimed one day, “that from the time the Romans left Britain until the arrival of the American heiresses, this country was completely without central heating?”

The city attorney who advised the city's citizens to "Lock your doors and load your guns."

The female author who left school at 16 and became a professional writer by 20, “If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on its headstone might well be: ‘It seemed like a good idea at the time.’”

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