The Boob Effect

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Have I ever mentioned, gentle readers, that I have a deep and serious interest in science? I’ve no doubt that right this moment, as you read these words, scientists around the world, perhaps in the United Kingdom, are laboring ceaselessly to improve Man’s lot on this fallen world. A case in point, being this article from The New York Post:

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Obamacareless

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The grand promise of Obamacare repeal went down in flames today as President Trump ordered the hapless Paul Ryan to postpone the scheduled vote on their Obamacare semi-sort-of-partial repeal bill, phase 1.whatever. Oh, it would be easy for me to observe that the Republicans had seven long years to prepare an actual repeal bill and to devise a bullet-proof strategy to pass it through Congress as sneakily and slickly as the Democrats did with Obamacare in the first place.

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If We Can Keep It

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The story goes that as he was leaving the hall, the newly drafted Constitution approved and signed, a woman approached Benjamin Franklin and asked him what kind of government the delegates gave America. Franklin replied: “a republic, if you can keep it.”

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Chelsea Clinton: A Lifetime?–of–Achievement?

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Those of us that have been paying attention–to our horror–have discovered that not only is Hillary Clinton making some faint “I can run again; I can run again!” noises, but the Clinton Machine, which always includes the legacy media, is doing everything possible to put Chelsea Clinton in the media spotlight in anticipation of her running for something or other. The point? Why to continue the ever-lasting Clinton political dynasty, of course! Heatstreet.com reports:

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The Glock 43: A Svelte Companion

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The ways of Glock are mysterious. Glock began with the 17, a duty-sized 9mm handgun with 17 round magazine capacity. That has led many to think Glock’s numbering scheme is related to the magazine capacity of its pistols. Rather, the Glock 17 was Glock’s 17th patent. While H&K actually produced a polymer framed production handgun, the VP-70 some decade before the Glock 17 (my article on the G17 is available here), That odd handgun was never intended for the mass market, and actually had a detachable shoulder stock that enabled three round burst–automatic–fire. It’s an interesting historical sidelight that Remington introduced the Nylon 66,  a .22LR rifle with a polymer receiver and stock, long before either H&K or Glock. However, Glock was the pioneer in marketing a workable, mass manufactured, polymer, striker-fired handgun.

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The Wow! Forum For 03-20-17

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Every week on Monday, the WoW! staff, community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Would Real Healthcare Reform Look Like?

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Can The Secret Service Be Fixed, Part 8?

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In Can the Secret Service Be Fixed 7? I wrote of Jonathan Tran, who, according to the information available at the time, scaled a fence and was captured at a residence entrance of The White House. Contemporaneous news accounts suggested Tran scaled a fence, ran to the door of The White House, and was captured. That’s not quite correct; it’s worse. Much, much worse, as The Blaze reports: 

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Education: What’s Wrong With These People?!

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These days I find myself often reading the news and saying out loud: “what’s wrong with those people?! Is it something in the water?”  I refer to my distant colleagues, fellow teachers. Are the weekly revelations of bizarre and criminal behavior by teachers around the nation indicative of something new, or does the prevalence of the Internet simply make it easier to find what has always been going on? Here are a few examples of what I’m speaking about. Keep in mind, of course, I’m relying on media accounts, and everyone is always innocent until found guilty.  The first, which occurred not far from me, from Fox News:

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