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Kurt’s Sunday Picks – 08/22/10

August 22, 2010


Last updated at 9:30 AM on 18th August 2010

They may pull their sister’s pigtails and tease her mercilessly about her spots. But a girl’s brothers also have a crucial effect on the woman she becomes.

Brothers – older and younger – keep sisters on the straight and narrow by stopping them from growing up too quickly, research shows.

read more >> Why having a brother stops a girl growing up too soon | Mail Online.

August 22, 2010

Let Me Translate: We Don’t Believe Him – or You.

By C. Edmund Wright

Memo to the ruling class media:  We are not ignorant or stupid.  We’ve not forgotten Jeremiah Wright.  It’s not that we don’t “know” what faith Obama subscribes to — it’s more that we don’t believe him.  Or you.  Sorry.  Not buying.

read it >> American Thinker: Let Me Translate: We Don’t Believe Him – or You..

Your fears confirmed: “up to” broadband speeds are bogus

By Nate Anderson | Last updated 4 days ago

Broadband providers in the US have long hawked their wares in “up to” terms. You know—”up to” 10Mbps, where “up to” sits like a tiny pebble beside the huge font size of the raw number.

In reality, no one gets these speeds.

read it >> Your fears confirmed: “up to” broadband speeds are bogus.


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