Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Education, We talk Students and Math

The Gaylord National Harbor is a pretty big place so just like Last year there are several other events, conventions, even an NFL players event, overlapping either fully or partially with CPAC 2018. Last year you might remember I conducted a few interviews (and had a memorable intellectual confrontations during DaTechGuy's midnight court) with such … Continue reading Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Education, We talk Students and Math

A Simple Proof of the Insanity of Global Warming Hysteria

There are many reasons why one should not fall for the insanity of climate change panic, the unwillingness of those who claim it's a crisis to act like it's a crisis, the massive amounts of money spent to massage a particular answer and the simple question of who has benefited from the vast amounts of … Continue reading A Simple Proof of the Insanity of Global Warming Hysteria

Math Geek Memories

by baldilocks Around the time of 9/11, during one of my many sojourns into higher education, I was in a CAD program--which I regret not finishing. One of the required courses was Algebra and I did well, out of 100 achieving a 96 average -- math being one of my favorite subjects.  And, most heartening, … Continue reading Math Geek Memories

“I’ve Always Known How to Count”

One of the Favorite phrases of Tip O'Neill was "I've always known how to count." indicating that he had a clear idea of if a bill had the votes to pass or no or if a candidate had a path to win an election. That keeps coming to mind as we repeatedly hear that the … Continue reading “I’ve Always Known How to Count”

Bacon Panic + Poor Math Skills = Easy Money

Yesterday all over the web and on TV shows everywhere (even from sane folks like Jake Tapper) about the horrible terrible news that your bacon will be the death of you. The WHO findings were drafted by a panel of 22 international experts who reviewed decades of research on the link between red meat, processed … Continue reading Bacon Panic + Poor Math Skills = Easy Money

Where’s my Superbowl IL Tee Shirt?

This week will be full of debate on who has the advantage in this week's Superbowl.  The relative strengths and weakness of the teams involved.  The defensive and offensive matchups, the coaching styles, the various player comments etc etc etc. While all of these things are very debatable matters there is a question that I … Continue reading Where’s my Superbowl IL Tee Shirt?

Math, Amanda Marcotte & The Dugger family

One of the things about a free society as opposed to say China is a person has the freedom to have a family as large or as small as they choose.  So if Amanda Marcotte doesn't want children she does not have to have them, While as a Catholic I object to artificial contraception as … Continue reading Math, Amanda Marcotte & The Dugger family

Realville: Pew Unskews sample Washington Post joins Poll “Truthers”

There is a ton of crowing on the right and worry on the left based on the new PEW poll showing President Obama's +8 lead turning into a Mitt Romney 4 point lead in just 30 days. Granted the debate was devastating but even no, especially with polls one finds encouraging, it is VITAL to … Continue reading Realville: Pew Unskews sample Washington Post joins Poll “Truthers”