Daily Archives: March 14, 2008

Friday random ten: Pearland attacks

No cutesy intro this week. Just the music: 1. Fly Robin Fly – Silver Convention. Amazing how much song you can wring out of the lyrics “Fly, robin, fly, high up to the sky”. 2. Sneaking Sally Through the Alley … Continue reading Continue reading

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Canvass report – Voting downballot

I’m taking a look through the precinct-by-precinct canvass data for the Democratic primary in Harris County to see what I can learn. The first thing I wanted to look at was voting in the downballot elections. Did the supporters of … Continue reading Continue reading

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New penny coming?

Not that it was ever really worth much, but the penny is worth less than it used to be, at least compared to the cost of minting it. The nickel, too. These days, your thoughts are worth 1.7 cents. That’s … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t spank your kids

Yeesh. Researchers have uncovered another damaging consequence of spanking: risky sexual behaviors, or even sexual deviancy, when the child grows up. “This adds one more harmful side effect to spanking,” said Murray Straus, a spanking expert who was expected to … Continue reading Continue reading

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