“Imagine a snake the length of a school bus, with a mouth that opens wider than you can spread your arms.”
Snakes the size of school buses? Horses the size of house cats? It happened before and could happen again
Sleeping well, lately? This will cure that: Imagine a snake the length of a school bus, with a mouth that opens wider than you can spread your arms. Not only could such a snake exist, it did exist … and may exist again in the future as temperatures warm.
That’s among the findings reported this week at the ScienceWriters2013 conference in Gainesville, Florida. During a period of time known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, high temperatures favored larger reptiles … and, in turn, smaller mammals. Imagine, for instance, a horse the size of a house cat.
Snakes the size of school buses? Horses the size of house cats?
I thought global warming was supposed to be a bad thing.
Addendum: who’s Jason Leon, you ask? Click here.
I love the way the guy writes this lede:
Brett Favre. Packers. Reunion. It had to cross the minds of at least a few people after Aaron Rodgers went down Monday night with a potentially serious shoulder injury.
You know who those “few people” were? People who thought “ooh, column idea!” And people who thought “somebody’s going to call for a quote about Favre now.”
The rest of us were wondering what Matt Flynn is doing these days. Answer: not much.
Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they’re asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.
No, happy nukes. Happy.
Of course, the key word in the above quoted paragraph is “safer.” As far as your standard uber-politicized environmentalist is concerned, there is no such thing as “safe” nuclear power. No such thing as “safe” energy, for that matter.
No, not even wind and solar. Where do you think the copper for the coils comes from? The metal for the turbines? The heavy metals for the batteries for electric cars? From the ground.
And environmentalists hate mining.
“The most decorated combat flight in U. S. history didn’t take place in a major battle.” In fact, fighting wasn’t even their mission.
So I dunno if any of this is true, but dear God what a story:
The Most Honored Photograph
Doesn’t look like much, does it? But, depending upon your definition, this photograph, a team effort by 9 men, is the most honored picture in U. S. History. If you want to find out about it, read on.
Read the whole thing. Now I’m wondering if the movie “Memphis Belle” was based on this.
Hat tip, among other places, The Other McCain.
I’m a little surprised I haven’t seen this sort of thing already around the interwebs.
That’s an actual, if Dowdefied, quote from the president’s mid-disaster speech the other day. Here’s the full quote:
“The essence of the law, the health insurance that’s available to people, is working just fine,” Obama said.
I’m honestly a little disappointed in myself. I oughta be able to come up with better. Here, I’ll post the original picture:
See what you can do. Meantime:
“It’s like a car insurance company saying ‘We’ve had too many accidents this year, we’re cutting everyone off.’”
Now wait a minute… I thought that, if the government was paying for it, that meant everybody got it.
Isn’t that right? If only the gummint was providing my health care? Even in Canada?
…the number of cataract surgeries paid for by the province had been cut mid-way through the fiscal year and that the hospital was about 200 surgeries over budget.
This despite the fact that the demand for cataract surgeries is rising as the baby boomers hit retirement age, said Oxford, a retired Peel Region police officer who moved with Rose to Amherstburg in 2009.
“There’s even more demand and they’re cutting back,” he said, adding he doesn’t blame the hospital or the surgeon, opthalmologist Dr. Barry Emara. But he believes people who’ve paid taxes to the Ontario government all their lives should get prompt access to health care now they need it. “It’s like a car insurance company saying ‘We’ve had two [sic] many accidents this year, we’re cutting everyone off.’”
Well, sure, and just imagine the outrage if a car insurance company did that. Imagine the outrage if a health insurance company stopped paying for the procedures people thought they were insured for.
A private company, that is. This isn’t a private company, this is the government. So, really, that’s okay.
The problem, according to hospital CEO David Musyj, is that the number of procedures – when it comes to cataracts, hips replacements and knee replacements – is capped by the Health Ministry.
You know who won’t be waiting for their cataract surgery and knee replacements? People with connections.