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Historical ignorance
Jan 5th, 2011 by Ken Hagler

Oli­garch Booed.

When the second-ranking Koch broth­er, David, took the stage at the Brook­lyn Acad­e­my of Music to dis­cuss his sup­port for the Nut­crack­er, he was booed. Not for his taste in bal­let. David is the co-funder of Belt­way “lib­er­tar­i­an­ism,” régime Tea Par­ty­ism, the Repub­li­can par­ty, etc.

UPDATE And see this from EconomicPolicyJournal.com.

[LewRockwell.com Blog]

The peo­ple at LewRockwell.com have long had a rather bizarre obses­sion, bor­der­ing on derange­ment, with the Koch broth­ers. Appar­ent­ly now they’ve con­vinced them­selves David Koch is a vam­pire or some­thing, if he was around to co-found the Repub­li­can Par­ty in 1854!

Silly Hollywood cliché
Apr 23rd, 2010 by Ken Hagler

Peo­ple who make movies and TV shows seem to think that hand­held radios will work through any amount of stone, dirt, or met­al, and with no more than min­i­mal inter­fer­ence. You’d think that at some point they’d have noticed that their cell phones don’t work in cer­tain con­di­tions.

Man Sues Neighbor For Not Turning Off His Wi-Fi
Jan 12th, 2010 by Ken Hagler

Man Sues Neigh­bor For Not Turn­ing Off His Wi-Fi. Scyth3 writes “A man is suing his neigh­bor for not turn­ing off his cell phone or wire­less router. He claims it affects his ‘elec­tro­mag­net­ic aller­gies’, and has resort­ed to being home­less. So, why doesn’t he check into a hotel? Because hotels typ­i­cal­ly have wire­less inter­net for free. I won­der if a tin­foil hat would help his cause?”
[Slash­dot]

Elec­tro­mag­net­ic aller­gies?” I guess that means his aller­gies send out radio sig­nals…

Americans are very ignorant
Jan 29th, 2009 by Ken Hagler

US offi­cials flunk test of Amer­i­can his­to­ry, eco­nom­ics, civics. 33-question quiz here [inessential.com]

Their aver­age score on the civic lit­er­a­cy test is 44%, com­pared to 49% for those who have not held an elect­ed office.

I got 97%, miss­ing one due to care­less­ness. Clear­ly I’m total­ly unqual­i­fied for an elect­ed office in the Evil Empire.

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