Here are the Blogs in the z - John Derbyshire category.
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Thursday, 25 May 2006
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My New Atlantis article on Jules Verne is now online, here....Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2006 1:36 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 25 May 2006
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There is a persistent myth, widely believed by the general public, though repeatedly debunked by anthropologists, that life in primitive hunter-gatherer communities is an idyll of peace and harmony.  In fact, primitive societies have sensational rates of homicide.  Geoff Blaine crunched ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2006 9:00 AM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 25 May 2006
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Yup, that's me on Southern Appeal, THE Alabama legal blog.  Alabama ROCKS!  Jeff Sessions for President!  Bill Pryor for A/G!  If we start work now, we can get Alabamians into all the main positions of federal power in '08. THEN, at last, we'll have a national Hank Williams Day ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2006 7:08 AM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 23 May 2006
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God bless the Heritage Foundation — they are all over this appalling Senate immigration bill. Here is Tim Kane demonstrating that (a) the certain effect of the bill would be to create a vast new federal labor bureaucracy, and (b) the probable intent of it is to move us towards a centrally ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2006 3:20 PM by John Derbyshire
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Sunday, 21 May 2006
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Lawrence Lindsey has a good immigration piece , pointing up how insincere and ill-thought-out is the "guest worker" policy: "At present, there are hundreds of thousands of people around the world who are waiting to immigrate legally to America. They have already waited in line to get ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2006 5:26 PM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 19 May 2006
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I deliver another good hard kick to the Space Shuttle in the current print NR:  "Apparently pure science must yield to the lumbering, murderous Shuttle, the pointless [International Space] Station, and the dubious Vision [for Space Exploration], even when relevant to them. Our nation's space ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/19/2006 6:58 PM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 19 May 2006
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NumbersUSA has a "report card" page where you can check your legislator's record on immigration issues.  Very handy as election season approaches.   Radio Derb is up as well....Read More...
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Posted on 05/19/2006 1:21 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 18 May 2006
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NR's own Jeff Hart once told me that someone (sorry, forget who) said of W.B. Yeats:  "He was ready to believe in anything supernatural, except the Christian God."  And of course there is a famous quote of Chesterton's in this zone.   I've often wondered how genuine it is.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2006 6:15 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 18 May 2006
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I'm in a bind with Peter King.  He is so "sound" (as Jeeves would have said) on illegal immigration, but I can't forget all those years he spent shilling for the IRA terrorists. The chief defect of Peter King Is all that shameless pandering He did to psychopaths and beasts Who killed ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2006 6:08 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 18 May 2006
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Start practicing your pronunciation of AILA. I's like "ay-la."  You'll be hearing it a lot.  BIG lobby.  Lotsa friends, lotsa funds.  Client-hungry.  Like, HUNGRY. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2006 12:37 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 18 May 2006
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Watched a bit of the movie The Undefeated over my lunch yesterday.  Best exchange: Marian McCargo:  "You went out there to talk!  Why'd you have to shoot the man?" John Wayne: "Conversation just kinda dried up, Ma'am."  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2006 8:35 AM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 17 May 2006
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Robert J. Samuelson in today's Washington Post lays out some uncomfortable truths about immigration. The 21st century will not belong to the nation with the largest pool of unskilled workers...  especially if that pool is not assimilated to the national culture. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2006 8:38 AM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 17 May 2006
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A WW2 mine stopped those famous ferries 'cross the Mersey. When I was studying in London in the mid-1960s, it was almost a daily occurrence for some construction crew to turn up a buried German bomb.  The Metropolitan Police had a special unit for it, as I recall.  I guess we are out at ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2006 8:36 AM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 16 May 2006
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A friend:  "John—-Why do you keep talking about moving to China when you had such a good time in Alabama?" [Derb]  Dreamland notwithstanding, speaking generally, in China the food is better. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2006 6:10 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 16 May 2006
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I am sunk in gloom.  Our politics is, and apparently can only be, reactive.  Nobody will do anything about our borders, or about our rules for residency and citizenship.  Soon — I'd say in the 5 to 10 years ahead window — we'll lose a couple of cities to terrorist nukes.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2006 6:01 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 16 May 2006
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Got home, read speech.  Total blather, and insincere and dishonest to boot.  Tried to give impression the govt. has been struggling with the issue for years.  In fact they have done next to nothing.  Elaborate schemes for new kinds of immigration categories (there are a dozen or ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2006 8:04 AM by John Derbyshire
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Monday, 15 May 2006
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Well, here's the scoop on herring.  They do pass gas, but only in the dark.  Ha! (I defy you to read all the way through that article with a straight face.) ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2006 7:44 PM by John Derbyshire
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Monday, 15 May 2006
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If the preview in this morning's edition of America's Newspaper of Record can be relied on, the President's speech on immigration reform tonight will be the milk-and-water leaky-bandaid stuff we expected.  No border wall, no attempt to deport or attrit the illegal population, nothing ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2006 6:40 AM by John Derbyshire
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Saturday, 13 May 2006
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From Jeremy Lewis's review of The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes in the May 2006 Literary Review, I learn that when Thomas Hardy was told about an eminent President of Harvard, the great poet/novelist responded in all innocence with:  "Is that a girls' school?" ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2006 5:06 PM by John Derbyshire
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Saturday, 13 May 2006
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Such cruel cynicism we get from our readers:   "Derb—-There is some evidence that an off-shoot of the [Skoptzy] sect  came to the United States and that it survives into the 21st century under the name of 'The Senate Republican Caucus' (evidently a reference to the group's former ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2006 6:53 AM by John Derbyshire
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