08 May 2012

Anything but water

  1. Cool: "A logical fallacy is usually what has happened when someone is wrong about something. It's a flaw in reasoning. They're like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head."

  2. The move from "he" and "she" to "they," as in "I don't know who bought that last book, but please thank them for lightening my luggage."

  3. Ariely on how to fix taxes in the US: Simplify them and give people a vote in how to spend the money (I recommend 100%, not 10%). Speaking of tax codes, remember that they are complicated because they deliver "rents" to special interests.

  4. Funny-informative, funny-strange, and funny-disgusting: WWII, as told through Facebook updates; the Zombie apocalypse, as told through social media; and the waste that is the TSA, in one infographic.

  5. How much extra energy do fat Americans use? About 1 percent.
H/Ts to AC and AZ

1 comment:

  1. One of the things I found interesting about Dan's comments was that of the things he identified as being paid for by taxes, none of those things (roads, street lamps, the police and fire stations) are paid for by the state and federal income taxes associated with tax day. Rather, the valuable things he identified come mainly from real estate taxes and fees such as gasoline taxes.

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