Eggs (Spinning) in Milk – Study

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From The Journal of Improbable Research:

Have you ever wondered why a hard-boiled egg, or a pool ball, spinning on a countertop and passing through a puddle of milk, draws milk up the side of the egg and then ejects it at the maximum radius? So did Ken Langley, Jeff Hendricks, Matthew Elverud, Dan Maynes and Tadd Truscott of Brigham Young University, US.

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Does Karen Handel Really Oppose Livable Wages? Come on.

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From libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara:

This is a classic statist mis-framing of the issue—and Handel apparently got trapped by it.

In answer to the question, “Do you support a livable wage,” who would have any reason to say no? Every responsible parent seeks to get her child a good education, instill a good work ethic and good character, send her child to college or trade school, etc., so her child can gain marketable skills and work habits in order to earn a good, self-supporting living as an adult. Adults make themselves more valuable to employers over time by adding to their skills, experience, and so forth. That’s how adults earn raises and advance. Who in their right mind would be against that? Certainly, not Karen Handel.

The issue is, should government force employers to pay every employee what it deems to be a “livable wage,” whether the employer judges the wage economically justified or not and even if the employee agrees to work for a lower wage? The obvious, moral answer is no.

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Prosecutors Had Evidence Nixon White House Plotted Violence

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From NBC News:

Watergate prosecutors had evidence that operatives for then-President Richard Nixon planned an assault on anti-war demonstrators in 1972, including potentially physically attacking Vietnam whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, according to a never-before-published memo obtained by NBC News.

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Today In Both Sides Do It: The Gray Lady’s Long, Long, Bender

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From driftglass:

Are you ready?

Here it comes.

Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms in Both Parties

For the record, the creative typists who assembled the words in the column did find two Republicans who were mildly uncomfortable with the idea of a mob of vandals killing the ACA in the dark.

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Hell Yes Let’s Place Some Blame

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From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

While we contemplate the white murderer of black Philando Castile walking free even though the victim’s death was live-streamed, let’s remember who keeps it impossible for anyone who is not white, male, straight, christian, conservative and rich from getting justice in this country.

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The Meeting Circuit

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From PZ Myers:

Some people expressed surprise that I was at the Midwest Zebrafish meeting. They have meetings about zebrafish? How weird. Only not. What I find weird is that people are unaware of this mundane part of the science experience, so I thought I’d briefly explain it.

Every sub-sub-discipline does this. There are zebrafish meetings, fly meetings, worm meetings, mouse meetings, bat meetings. There are meetings dedicated to specific diseases. There are meetings for organs and tissues: brain meetings, kidney meetings, hair cell meetings, enteric nervous system meetings, ear meetings. There are meetings dedicated to the mechanisms of vomiting. There are meetings with 50 attendees, others with 30,000. They are going on in every city of the country all the time. We are right there under your nose.

Why do we hold these meetings?

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Man Ravaged by Amnesia Holds Down Demanding Legal Job

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From Andy Borowitz:

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—An Alabama man whose brain was ravaged by severe amnesia is somehow able to function in an extremely demanding legal job, leading neurologists reported on Tuesday.

The man, whom neurologists are calling a “medical mystery,” has performed highly exacting tasks in one of the country’s top legal positions despite having virtually no short- or long-term memory.

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Trump the Transparent

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From Michael Kinsley:

In her recently published book, “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power,” Mary Graham rampages through American history to show that it’s an old story: Presidents almost always try to keep information secret, and someone else is always trying to make it public.

There are some surprises. George Washington was pro-transparency; Woodrow Wilson anti. Much of the current national security state apparatus can be traced back to Wilson, via Harry Truman, another tarnished icon of liberalism.

Donald Trump is running what might be the most transparent administration in history.

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