Parahawking Video

Parahawking is an activity that combines paragliding with falconry. Birds of prey are trained to fly with paragliders, guiding them to thermals for in-flight rewards.

I want to fly with the hawks!

via Doc Moss

US Government Spending and Budget Cuts: We Are Getting Fooled Again

Here is why S&P downgraded the US credit rating.

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 
• Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 
• New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000 
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 
• Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000

Now let’s remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget.

• Annual family income: $21,700 
• Money the family spent: $38,200 
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500 
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710 
• Total budget cuts: $385

Source: http://www.jsmineset.com/2011/09/04/jims-mailbox-770/

via Jeff Taylor

Are Regulations Strangling Commerce?

 

 

 

Pythagorean theorem: 24 words
 

Lord's prayer: 66 words 

Archimedes' Principle: 67 words 

Ten Commandments: 179 words 

Gettysburg address: 286 words 

US Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words 

US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: 7,818 words 

EU regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words

– Europe's Problems Summed Up (Grant Williams)