Monday, August 01, 2005

Best Of Homespun Bloggers July 31th, 2005

The Redhunter

A Line in the Sand

This past Thursday evening I was honored to host at my home Chris Missick, author of the A Line in the Sand blog, and two of his friends; Kyle Rodgers and Ryan Albaugh. Ryan served with Chris in Iraq, while Kyle is acting as videographer and technical advisor (they're live-blogging the tour, as well as recording much of it).

Chris served in Iraq from March 2004-March 2005 as part of 319th Signal Battalion. While in-theater, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and was the "2004 Soldier of the Year". Now in the reserves, he starts law school next month.


Good News In New London

It looks like the NLDC has seen the light...or at least bowed to public pressure:

New London — The president of the New London Development Corp. said Monday the agency will bow to the wishes of the state and allow houses in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood to stand while the legislature considers changing state law to limit the power of eminent domain.
Of course, it's also possible that they have 'decided' to hold back because of the Petition for Reconsideration filed by the IJ which, I believe, precludes any action until it has been dealt with on February 22.

Blog d'Elisson

Panem et Circenses

“The people who have conquered the world have only two interests – bread and circuses” - /Decimus Junius Juvenalis/

Feed ’em so they don’t starve, and keep ’em entertained...and you won’t have to worry about public unrest. It was true in Roman times, and it’s at least as valid today.

Cursed by a Classical Education

Raising the Age Bar for Military Recruiting
Excerpt: The Pentagon is working hard to meet the needs for our armed forces globally, now advocating raising the maximum enlistment age to 42. Take a look at what MajorDad1984 has to say on this important topic...

Don't Let Me Stop You

Hidden Eminent Domain Abuse

The Omaha World Herald reports that the University of Nebraska Foundation is reassuring people that it doesn't plan to use eminent domain. Thanks to the recent, appalling SCOTUS decision in Kelo v New London legalizing property theft through eminent domain, everyone knows the bar is set low now.

There's more than one way to skin a cat, so the developers are just "mentioning" the possibility that eminent domain might be used in the future. Several owners perceived the implicit threat and complained...


Cause for pause

Here’s a good reason to wait a little bit before swallowing the findings in the ‘latest’ research.
When reading the medical news, you might want to start asking for a second opinion. A report in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that it is not unusual for medical studies to contradict one another:
16% of highly-cited original clinical studies were contradicted by subsequent ones, and another 16% were shown by later trials to have overstated results...
Wasn’t it the JAMA that was publishing all of the anti-gun studies?