Here are the Blogs in the z - John Derbyshire category.
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Friday, 12 May 2006
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<Sigh>  Don't get me dreaming...   dreaming...  Zzzzz... "My fellow Americans:  Our nation's lawmakers are currently debating issues of immigration reform.  The House of Representatives has passed a bill to deal with the problem of illegal immigration.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2006 2:18 PM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 12 May 2006
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The Skoptzists:   "The Skoptzy (скопцы, also transliterated as Skoptzi, Skoptsi, Scoptsy and other spellings) were a secret sect of Christianity in Russia. It was an offshoot of the sect known as the 'People of God'. The name itself is plural for ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2006 1:53 PM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 10 May 2006
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This thing about our govt. colluding with Narcistan — sorry, I mean Mexico — to keep the flow of illegal immigrants coming, is the last straw.  Either our govt. is criminally incompetent, or else it is maliciously hostile to ordinary American citizens.  Or both.   I kept ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2006 1:42 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 9 May 2006
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Item from America's Newspaper of Record this ayem: "Florida state legislators don't agree with poet Joyce Kilmer's famous line: "I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree." "They think billboards are even lovelier — and have passed a bill barring local beautification ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2006 8:48 AM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 9 May 2006
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Sonny: What the hell is this? Tessio: It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the Fishes. Sonny: Alex and Bruce? The little minx! ----------------- "May their first child be a masculine child... if a girl, or feminine if a boy." ----------------------- Don Corleone: ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2006 6:35 AM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 9 May 2006
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  I have acquired a hamster.  His name is Hilbert.  Hilbert the hamster.  Hilbert greets you all.  Below is Hilbert's blog. Saturday evening:  I awoke from disturbing dreams of motion and instability to a changed world.  So far as the interior of my box is concerned, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2006 6:25 AM by John Derbyshire
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Saturday, 6 May 2006
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Amazon sales rankings at 5:10pm last night:   Party of Death——————664 (82,135 on Amazon.co.uk)   Unknown Quantity———657 (1,352,880 on Amazon.co.uk)   I knew I did the right thing leaving England....Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2006 6:57 AM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 5 May 2006
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I got my author copies yesterday, so if you pre-ordered from Amazon you should be getting the book any time now. Amongst other singular features, this is probably the only book about algebra ever to include a picture of a naked woman (the plate facing page 184).  The book also ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/05/2006 9:32 AM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 5 May 2006
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Thank God the Moussaoui trial is over.  I have never been so embarrassed for my country.  The low point of the thing — and a low point for our nation in its accelerating slide to oblivion — was when that U.S. Navy Lieutenenat sniveled and blubbed on the witness stand while ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/05/2006 7:37 AM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 4 May 2006
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Author of Without Marx or Jesus, How Democracies Perish, and Democracy Against Itself, Revel was a major figure in the tiny but glorious world of European anti-anti-Americanism   "In 1970, after the first of many visits to America, Revel published _Without Marx or Jesus: ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/04/2006 11:07 AM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 3 May 2006
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I know various people have issues with the VDARE immigration-restrictionist site, and that's fine, by all means vent 'em. However, I don't see how anyone could deny that Peter Brimelow's address to Vanderbilt U., reproduced here, is a terrific piece of commentary on an issue we are all thinking & ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/03/2006 11:29 AM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 2 May 2006
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To the effect: "Well, that day without illegal immigrants went pretty well. How about we try a year?"...Read More...
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Posted on 05/02/2006 12:25 PM by John Derbyshire
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Monday, 1 May 2006
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Yep, I'll admit it: I'm really looking forward to today's "day without an illegal immigrant" demonstrations, and hope there's a huge turnout and a smashing success for the organizers. There could be no better way to advertise this issue, and to get Americans thinking about illegal immigration. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/01/2006 6:53 AM by John Derbyshire
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Sunday, 30 April 2006
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If Galbraith had done nothing else -- and of course he did a great deal else -- he would deserve to be remembered for his apothegm that: "If you have ever worked on a farm, nothing else ever seems like work."...Read More...
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Posted on 04/30/2006 10:59 AM by John Derbyshire
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Saturday, 29 April 2006
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As a special service to any readers who might be confused about which language "The Star-Spangled Banner" should be sung in, I put the English words through an English-to-Spanish translation via Babelfish; then I put the resulting Spanish words back through a Spanish-to-English translation ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2006 7:06 PM by John Derbyshire
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Saturday, 29 April 2006
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It has dawned on the open borders people that just going on TV and saying "National borders? Who needs 'em?" is a colossal vote loser. They are now learning nuance. All those catch-phrases we have come to know and love --"Jobs Americans won't do," "Family values don't end at ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2006 7:46 AM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 27 April 2006
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Rudyard Kipling's great hymn to common sense, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings", gets pretty regular mentions on NRO. Well, last night I had the privilege of being present when one of those gods appeared in the flesh. This was a private party for Charles Murray on the occasion of his new ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2006 3:26 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 25 April 2006
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Europe in the Middle Ages: "Cesspools for human wastes were frequently placed under the floors (often made of wood) of castles. In 1183, when the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire held a Diet in the Palace of Efurt, the floor of the main hall broke; many of the dinner guests fell into the cesspool ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2006 3:01 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 20 April 2006
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"X is the new Y." I groaned at the title Ann Coulter gave to her piece on the illegal-immigrant demos the other day: "Brown is the New Black." (Gay was the new black about 10 years ago, I recall.) Reading that Hugh Hefner thinks that "80 is the new 40" was the last straw, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2006 2:45 PM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 19 April 2006
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Four years today. Celebrating? Sure--dinner with Harvey Mansfield (& 15 other guys). Been reading his book--much harder than I'd thought. "Thus science is unpretentious on behalf of mankind but in a manly, pretentious way; this is the wrenching complication to which Nietzsche compels manliness ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2006 4:35 PM by John Derbyshire
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