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the mathematics of war

by betmo

this absolutely blew me away. i don’t know what it means or how it may help- but it is certainly a case for advocating math and science over creationism.

h/t dandelion salad

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Republicans Launch Multiple Rebranding Efforts Led by Same Unpopular People and Ideas that Keep Losing Elections

FDL- By: Blue Texan Monday May 4, 2009 10:30 am

After four months of Republicans calling Obama every name in the book and less than a few weeks removed from the National Day of Teabagging That Would Change Everything, Obama is still hugely popular. Not a dent.

So since the Full Rushbo obviously didn’t work, Republicans are panicking, and they’re polishing the turd retooling their message.

WaPo:

National Republican leaders gathered in Northern Virginia over the weekend for the first in a series of town halls designed to begin the long process of re-making the GOP’s badly tattered image.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor and former governors Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Mitt Romney (Mass.) — along with more than 100 attendees — crowded in a pizza joint in Arlington on Saturday to make the case that the party is down but not out.

Politico:

Ed Gillespie, the former GOP chairman and counselor to President George W. Bush, and top pollster Whit Ayres on Tuesday are launching Resurgent Republic, a group aimed at shaping the debate as the party regenerates itself for the upcoming elections.

Resurgent Republic’s Advisory Board includes Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, George Allen, Bill Paxon, Vin Weber and Mary Matalin.

MORE HERE

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Steppenwolf- Magic Carpet Ride

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newsday.com

On March 24, 1976, President Gerald Ford pressed the panic button.

A swine flu virus that scientists believed was descended from the devastating strain of 1918 had infected hundreds of recruits at Fort Dix in New Jersey. One had died.

At the urgings of the Center for Disease Control, Ford mobilized a national effort to beat back a resurgence of the 1918 flu, which had killed an estimated 50 million worldwide. Television and radio outlets swamped the airwaves with reports of imminent danger. About 40 million Americans got swine flu shots.

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