June 9, 2008
Spoils of the book sale

Every other month the San Diego Union-Tribune sells copies of books (and other miscellaneous stuff) sent for review that doesn't make the cut to raise money for charity. Here's what I came away with last week.

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June 9, 2008
Biology 101

Who knew that increasing CO2 could have a beneficial effect? I mean, other than anyone who took biology in high school. They found that over a period of almost two decades, the Earth as a whole became more bountiful by a whopping 6.2%. About 25% of the Earth’s vegetated landmass — almost 110 million square […]

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June 9, 2008
Canada's shame

Last week "columnist of the world" Mark Steyn went on trial before the Canadian Human Rights Commission for slandering Islam -- or something like that. The specifics of Steyn's crimes include pointing out the demographic advantages Islam has over aging Western societies and reviewing Robert Ferrigno's "Prayers for the Assassin." (A book I reviewed here.) […]

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To put Bruen in context, we've now had about as many decisions striking down laws on Second Amendment grounds in the *3 months* since Bruen as we had in the nation as a whole in the *60 years* preceding Heller, according to research from @adamwinkler in 2006.

Yet another example of how antigunners would prefer more gun-related deaths if the alternative is a pro-gun group getting some bit of credit for reducing them.

A cartoon that teaches kids gun safety is offensive now? I don't think any TV network carries Eddie Eagle. Only way a https://twitter.com/Jonas_EJ/status/1574423613121470470

Jonas Edwards-Jenks @Jonas_EJ

"Founder @shannonrwatts of @MomsDemand asserts that Eddie Eagle is 'a propaganda tool, similar to Joe Camel in marketing cigarettes to kids.' Her critique is painfully plausible." https://www.texasobserver.org/firearms-children-youth-market-nra/

Makes me embarrassed to be a 'scientist', whatever that means anymore

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