Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday miscellaneous (2/22)

It has been a little over a year since I started doing Friday miscellaneous posts. You can read the very first one here.

The healthcare reform law is starting to kick in. Universal Orlando is dropping part time workers from its health insurance plan. And another estimate says that some of the the young and healthy could be facing tripling rates.


Senator Marco Rubio is having the last laugh after his famous (or infamous) sip of water during his response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Have you heard of the Nazi invasion of Winnipeg, Canada? It was quite well publicized at the time. And speaking of untold WWII stories, have you heard of the time Eleanor Roosevelt toured the country with a female Soviet sniper?

With the impending resignation of the pope, some are calling for the first African pope. Which would be difficult, as there have already been three.

Oh the irony: Ron Paul, longtime opponent of the UN and vocal spokesperson for private property has asked the UN to give him ronpaul.com, a site owned by a group of his fans.

We like to think of ourselves as givers of foreign aid, but there are some American communities that are actually recipients of aid, specifically from the United Arab Emirates.

One of the problems with restrictive immigration laws is, well, that they’re restrictive. The consequence is that we’ve gotten into the pattern of training people who then go start companies in other countries because they can’t stay here.

This is one of the best articles I’ve read on Russia’s President Putin.

Rod Dreher wonders if natural law arguments have a fundamental unpersuasiveness in today’s culture.

And finally, I suspect that next time dad gets the ice cream while mom watches the kids.

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