After all, the U.S. constitution’s second amendment is intended in part to maintain “the security of a free State” by ensuring that the government doesn’t have a monopoly on force. Though it’s worth considering another police state here: Tunisia, which had the lowest firearm ownership rate in the world (one gun per thousand citizens, compared to America’s 890) when its people toppled a brutal, 24-year dictatorship and sparked the Arab Spring.
Another federal agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reported late last year that more than 13,000 emergency room visits in 2009 were associated with energy drinks alone.
She’s been using local products since Provence opened in 2002, when it was difficult to find in-state certified chicken, let alone venison or boar. It’s a testament to the Collaborative’s efforts that this is no longer the case (lack of restaurant-ready squirrel notwithstanding).
I saw this youtube clip of Romney speaking to his reporters (I call them his because I assume they’re reporters he’s carting around, as opposed to actual journalists, all of whom seem to have died in some consequently unreported plane crash in the seventies)
“I feel like if I had my personality but was an OB/GYN, you would be psyched. You’d be like, ‘My chatty, pop-culture-interested but plainspoken, wants-to-talk-about-clothes but serious-minded doctor.’ I feel like I would clean up with patients.”—The New New Girl: Mindy Kaling — Vulture
“The books of ‘Among Others’ The main character of Jo Walton’s fantastic novel ‘Among Others’ reads a lot of books…. This board should be all the books mentioned by name in the novel….”—The books of ‘Among Others’
Geordi was the navigator, the pilot of the ship, and Gene [Roddenberry], when he was still alive, he’d always say, “Well the ship is so sophisticated, it can fly itself,” so being the blind guy who flies the ship was really sort of a one-note joke…
America, one might fairly say, had two foundings: the first under the Enlightenment guidance of its rich intellectual founders, and a second with the popular, evangelical Second Great Awakening, which flamed a quarter century afterward. Ever since, the two have, like the Lamanites and the Nephites, been at war for the soul of the country…
I should say a few words about this ailment, sometimes referred to as “the disease of kings” because an indolent glutton with a lavish budget for culinary delicacies is likely to be partaking of all the gout triggers — and with some frequency at that. Gout afflicts more than 6 million Americans…
I looked at my watch to see if it had stopped, but the second hand was going around with perfect regularity. Its time, abstract, impersonal, chronological, had no relation to my time—my time which consisted solely of personal moments, life moments, crucial moments.
Roenneberg points out that in our culture, there is a great disconnect between teenagers’ biological abilities and our social expectations of them, encapsulated in what is known as the disco hypothesis — the notion that if only teens would go to bed earlier, meaning not party until late, they’d be better able to wake up clear-headed and ready for school at the expected time. The data, however, indicate otherwise — adolescents’ internal time is shifted so they don’t find sleep before the small hours of the night, a pattern also found in the life cycle of rodents.
“This whole green thing, the whole environmental scare industry, is really just an ingenious plan to exert government control over everything we do,” Milloy says. “I have yet to see an environmental scare that is remotely true when it comes to human health. Secondhand smoke, air quality, ozone depletion, pesticides, superfund sites—you name it.”—The Battle Over Climate Science | Popular Science
“I could get into a whole thing about how insensitive the phrase “Get well soon” is. One: “soon” is subjective, and two: it feels like nine times out of ten it just ends up ironic. This one especially, because it had dinosaurs on it. I can’t think of an animal less appropriate. You know who didn’t get well? Dinosaurs.”—The Woman Who Went to Every Country - Atlantic Mobile
I hope you’ll say that this is the greatest film ever made, that it tops Citizen Kane, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, The Godfather. You want to be honest when you write this piece. Or you can tell a little white lie.
Halfway through CIA, he served a three-month externship at Roberto Donna’s Galileo, at the time one of Washington’s top restaurants. To be the best, Tracy thought, you have to learn from the best.
Galileo was an education—in what not to do. Purveyors were strung along with a hundred excuses as to why they weren’t being paid. Shelves of high-priced food were going to waste. The kitchen was tense, full of shouting.