Voter stupidity remark gives GOP new ammo on ObamaCare | TheHill


ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber said the law’s passage relied on “basic exploitation of [voters’] lack of economic understanding,” and that Americans are “too stupid to understand” the law’s so-called Cadillac tax.

via Voter stupidity remark gives GOP new ammo on ObamaCare | TheHill.

Rand Paul’s Kentucky Problem | NPR


.. things did not go so well for Paul.

He was hoping Republicans, who already control the Kentucky Senate, would also take over the state House — a result that would grease the path for a state law allowing him to run for both re-election and the presidency at the same time.

But that failed to happen.

via Rand Paul's Kentucky Problem : It's All Politics : NPR.

Should Obamacare be derailed by a single sentence?


When the meaning of a federal law ends up being disputed in court because the wording is vague or internally contradictory, the dispute turns on the kinds of facts journalist are used to digging out.

That’s because judges are supposed to try to figure out what the legislators intended the law to mean and to do.

via Should Obamacare be derailed by a single sentence?.

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea | Fast Company


“There’s a process of memory consolidation that happens when you sleep.”

“These memories are transformed … they bring out hidden details or non-obvious connections between ideas. Getting lots of sleep leads to insights.”

via What Happens To Your Brain When You're Having A Brilliant Idea | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Sensor payloads for manned and unmanned vehicles | Military & Aerospace Electronics


.. “These include advanced III-V1 semiconductor strained-layer-superlattice (SLS) FPAs (focal plane array), II-VI2 semiconductor mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe) dual-band FPAs and uncooled bolometer FPAs using micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Each of these FPA technologies address different mission requirements and are being developed to not only increase sensor capability and performance, but also to provide improved manufacturability and reduce costs.”

via Sensor payloads for manned and unmanned vehicles – Military & Aerospace Electronics.

The Preëmptive Search Engine | The New Yorker


.. Because we have all your data and know more or less everything about you, we are able to predict what you will search for.

You don’t have to waste any more of your time typing. Here are the answers to everything you would have asked us today.

via The Preëmptive Search Engine – The New Yorker.

Candid Obama: Just like us or un-presidential? | TheHill


“There is no way any human could live up to the inflated state of dignity inherent in the presidency.”

“In this way, they are all ridiculous at some point, just by being normal.”

via Candid Obama: Just like us or un-presidential? | TheHill.

The Big Lie | Steve Chabot for Congress (OH-1)


“I mean, this bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO (the Congressional Budget Office) did not score the individual mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”

via The Big Lie – Steve Chabot for Congress (OH-1).

The tricky Obama-Clinton handoff begins | The Washington Post


“President Obama’s legacy is now entirely dependent on the election of a Democratic successor as president who will protect and extend it, not demolish it.”

via The tricky Obama-Clinton handoff begins – The Washington Post.

How To Thrive Under Pressure | Fast Company


.. repeatedly putting yourself in a pressure-filled situation can help to build confidence and improve your performance the next time your feet are to the flame.

“Getting through the situation once tells you that you can do it again.”

via How To Thrive Under Pressure | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.