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(besides the obvious stuff like weather)
- Easter seems to be a bigger deal in North Dakota. Two people have asked me if I’m going home for Easter. I never considered Easter a big enough deal to spend $600 on a flight home for it?
- Apparently the popular style of jeans in North Dakota is the kind with sparkly stuff on the back pockets. Even some guys wear them. Is that noteworthy, or did they also suddenly became trendy in Ohio while I wasn’t paying attention?
- Prom is in the school gym because there aren’t exactly any fancy banquet halls anywhere nearby.
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.
Don’t get me wrong, the new iPhones look interesting. But this is an excellent idea for the future of cellphones.
(by Dave Hakkens)
Hey, remember this? It’s now a thing!
My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States. When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position while people put hands all over me. And I have to provide photo ID in a couple of different forms, and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane.
Freedom of movement in North Korea is also limited, as citizens are not allowed to move around freely inside their country.
And that settles that.
|—||The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)|
McConnell was among the first political leaders to grasp that Republicans had everything to gain and nothing to lose from withholding support for every major element of Obama’s agenda — that the old Beltway folklore, which warned the opposition party that voters would punish them if they appeared obstructionist, had no basis in reality. Most people pay no attention to the details of policy, and form rough judgments on the basis of how much noise and controversy rises out of Washington.
Perhaps the administration could muddle through a final two years of total paralysis. Perhaps not.