Engineering, Fake Math and Republican attempts to steal political power.

President Obama: fights for a couple of nominees:

Hey engineers: President Obama says “stay with it!”! (about 1 minute)

Fake math papers Yep, another gets published. I should compile a list of these journals. 🙂

Robert Reich: warns us of bad arguments to come with respect to entitlement reform (5 minutes)

And no, the spending growth rate, if anything, is flat, not increasing. Sure, it is growing, AS IS OUR POPULATION.

They are going to try to rewrite election rules in order to try to win the 2016 Presidential election despite getting fewer votes. No, their plan wouldn’t have worked in 2008; even by Congressional District, President Obama won handily.

But that wouldn’t have been true in 2012.

What a crock. It is bad enough that Republicans are overrepresented in the Senate because the large, but sparsely populated rural states get the same number of senators as larger states. In the House, the Republicans got fewer votes than the Democrats but still control; part of it is gerrymandering and part of it is the “large rural areas” getting overrepresented (if one goes per capita) as opposed to the urban areas with higher population density.

This is ridiculous.

January 26, 2013 Posted by | 2008 Election, 2012 election, Barack Obama, economy, mathematics, politics, politics/social, republicans, science, social/political | , , | Leave a comment

Had to Happen Sooner or Later: first bad run of the year.

It didn’t start off that badly: though it was 14 F and breezy (-10 C) I started off ok; 42:21 at 4.0x, (uphill), 1:02:38 at the 6 mile turn around. About mile 7 it went south…I had to walk. Still I was 1:25 at mile 8. I did an out and back from 4 to 5 to hit mile 10 at 1:46:49; slow but not a disaster. But the last 4 took 50 minutes (walked LONG stretches here) so it was 2:37:24 which is 11 minutes slower than 2 weeks ago.

My legs: they have the tell-tale ache of depletion; my guess is that I’ve ramped up the mileage a bit too quickly; the Tuesday 10 miler is leaving me “still tired” for Saturday. Next week: I might try to do the “long run” as a “run/walk” to keep the pace down from the get-go.

But hey, if things aren’t better by mid March, I’ll plan on walking the May marathon instead of trying to run it.

January 26, 2013 Posted by | marathons, running | | Leave a comment

Office Attire…

Bonus: where is this from?

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If she were presenting at the board, I’d be hoping that she would turn her back to write…

January 26, 2013 Posted by | big butts | Leave a comment