Friday Four

Friday, May 11, 2012

1. Needless to say, it's far too soon to celebrate (and such an outcome would present its own problems), but Dick Morris thinks, based on polling data and other information, that Mitt Romney would win in a landslide if the election were held today:

The journalists in the mainstream media, who are not politicians and have never run campaigns, do not realize what is happening. The Democrats, as delusional in 2012 as they were in 2010, are too much into their own euphoria to realize it. But America is sharply and totally rejecting Obama and all he stands for and embracing Romney as a good alternative. While few are saying these words, they are the truth.
Morris thinks that the Republicans will fare well in the Senate, too.

2. Might stem cells soon allow us to grow replacement teeth?
So far, teeth have been regenerated in mice and monkeys, and clinical trials with humans are underway, but whether the technology can generate teeth that are nourished by the blood and have full sensations remains to be seen. Teeth present a unique challenge for researchers because the stem cells must be stimulated to grow the right balance of hard tissue, dentin and enamel, while producing the correct size and shape.
I'm dubious about the time frame, but over half of the dentists in a 2009 nationwide survey thought stem cell-based dental technology would be available within the next decade.

3. The 2012 English Premier League title is Manchester City's to lose, but the club's oil magnate owner paid over $1 billion to get to this point. More interesting to me was the fact that my favorite team, third-place Arsenal, operated profitably on the transfer market.

4. Heh! Memo to airlines: Do the math -- and don't forget that your customers can -- before you offer unlimited first-class travel for life at any price.
Each had paid American more than $350,000 for an unlimited AAirpass and a companion ticket that allowed them to take someone along on their adventures. Both agree it was the best purchase they ever made, one that completely redefined their lives.
My laugher is directed straight at American Airlines, particularly after they started going after their AAirpass customers years later.

-- CAV


Steve D said...

It doesn't seem like very ethical or intelligent behavior on the part of American Airlines.

Gus Van Horn said...

That's an understatement!