Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hawking Rewrites History... Backwards


9 Astronomy Milestones in 2009


Karl Rove Divorce Finalized


Republicans Have Some Explaining To Do


U.S Soldiers Are Waking Up!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Republican Party Is Turning Into A Cult

Some­thing strange has hap­pened in Amer­ica in the nine months since Barack Obama was elected. It has best been sum­ma­rized by the come­dian Bill Maher: “The Democ­rats have moved to the right, and the Repub­li­cans have moved to a men­tal hospital.”


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Get High Now


Monday, August 10, 2009

Healthcare Reform Myths


Protesters Demand Justice for Man Injured at Health Care Town Hall

Gladney is accepting donations toward his medical expenses. Gladney told reporters he was laid off recently and has no health insurance.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mr. T's 5 Most Shameful Commercials


Conservatives Fabricate ‘Mandatory’ End-of-Life Consultations in Health Bill.


Zoo Paints Donkey To Look Like Zebra

It’s really a painted donkey, we cut its hair short and then painted the stripes. But don’t tell anyone, the children love him.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Palin Implicated in Ethics Probe

An investigator for the state Personnel Board says in his July 14 report that there is probable cause to believe Palin used or attempted to use her official position for personal gain because she authorized the creation of the trust as the "official" legal defense fund.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Deconstructing Frank Luntz’s Obstructionist Health Care Reform Memo

Readers are  instructed to conflate Obama’s fairly moderate hybrid approach to reform (i.e. building on the current private/public system of delivering health care) with “denial horror stories from Canada & Co.”


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Palin Signs Alaska Sovereignty Resolution

Pending legislation in states around the country also includes preventing state law enforcement officials from enforcing federal laws, refusing federal gun regulations, refusing to send a state’s national guard to any duty other than what the constitution authorizes, legalizing marijuana for various purposes and more.


Girl that Doesn’t Age Baffles Scientists

Physiologically speaking, Brooke Greenberg is an infant with the mind of toddler. Only thing is that she turned 16 just this January. It’s hard to estimate the parents opinion, especially as I wasn’t able to find almost any constructive data.


Republicans are Fearful of Health Care Reform Not Because it Will be Bad, but Because It Will Be Good


Saturday, July 18, 2009

A 17th Century Mission to the Moon

Incredible as it may seem, one of the greatest scientific minds of the time, Dr John Wilkins, a founder of the Royal Society, was planning his own lunar mission four centuries ago around the time of the English Civil War.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

State Constitutions that Discriminate Against Atheists


11 Reason Why You Absolutely Need More Sleep


The Importance of Daniel Radcliffe’s Atheism

A few weeks ago, the actor who plays Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe came out as a Richard Dawkins loving atheist.


Rock 'N' Roll Urban Legends


News: Five Reasons Why Comic-Con Sucks

while it's a lot of fun to go to beautiful San Diego and hang out with your dork friends and talk comic books during the day while getting really drunk at night and trying to hit on your friend's sister while wearing your outdated faggy Venom t-shirt, there are also drawbacks to attending a convention so huge.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

ExxonMobil Continuing to Fund Climate Skeptic Groups

Company records show that ExxonMobil handed over hundreds of thousands of pounds to such lobby groups in 2008. These include the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in Dallas, Texas, which received $75,000 (£45,500), and the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, which received $50,000.


Murdoch Press Blows Gasket Over Franken Victory


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Irrational Markets: People Reject Free Money Out of Anger

The basic rules of the Ultimatum Game are simple. One person is given a stack of cash, and told to divide it between themselves and a second party. That second party is then given the chance to accept or reject the offer; if it's rejected, neither of them get any money. Clearly, any of this free money should be better than nothing, so under assumptions of strictly rational behavior, you might expect all offers to be accepted.

They're not. Things in the neighborhood of a 50/50 split are accepted, but as the proportions shift to where the person issuing the ultimatum tries to keep seventy percent of the total, rejections increase. By the time they hit an 80/20 split, nearly 70 percent of the offers are rejected, even though that 20 percent of the total cash would leave the recipient better off than where they started.


Health Care Stories for America

We don’t really have an “insurance” system, in which you pay regular premiums but when you get sick you get taken care of. We don’t really have a “savings” system in which you pay into an account that you can use to pay your bills. It’s not that it’s a hybrid, but that it’s neither. We pay regular premiums, maybe for years on end that we don’t see a dime back. And we are still subject to bankrupting bills when we get sick.


India to Repeal Anti-Gay Law


Health-Care Market Characterized By Consolidation, Not Competition

Premiums have gone up over the past six years by more than 87 percent, on average, while profits at ten of the largest publicly traded health insurance companies rose 428 percent from 2000 to 2007.


Gov Sanford: King David Didn’t Resign, So Neither Will I


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Debunking Canadian Health Care Myths

The U.S. has the most bureaucratic health care system in the world. More than 31 percent of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S. goes to paperwork, overhead, CEO salaries, profits, etc. The provincial single-payer system in Canada operates with just a 1 percent overhead. Think about it. It is not necessary to spend a huge amount of money to decide who gets care and who doesn't when everybody is covered.


Atheist 'Imagine No Religion' Billboard Goes Up in Alabama


Thursday, June 25, 2009

10 Stereotypes Everyone Meets in College


Fox News Screenshots


Is the Religious Right Losing Its Grip?

Many conservatives concede that the eight-year reign of George W. Bush was one of the most disastrous in the nation’s history. Most Americans have come to believe orthodox free-marketism was a false gospel. And even growing numbers of conservative evangelicals are deeply troubled by the vast inequality and environmental degradation created by giving big business free reign.


Obama Kills Bush Program Using Satellites for Domestic Spying


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Frank Schaeffer: The Real Lesson Of Iran -- Beware America's Republican Mullahs

If the far right of the Republican Party and of the Religious Right had had their way by now there would be a constitutional amendment and/or laws forcing prayer in schools, disenfranchising gay men and women, banning all abortions under penalty of death, banning gay men and women from serving in the military, launching a neoconservative led and religious right backed holy war against Islam, fixing Israel's borders permanently to incorporate all the land taken in 1967 forever into a "Greater Israel" based on the "fact" that "God gave the Jews" the land "forever," capital punishment would be used routinely to punish a variety of crimes including being gay, civil rights for blacks, women, gays, unions would be in retreat, and -- other than enforcing "morality" - George W. Bush's style of "free market" non-governance would be permanent.


Monday, June 22, 2009

At Fox, Shepard Smith Is a Study in Contrast

“I don’t know if Smith is a conservative or a liberal, but it’s been clear for a long time that he’s the only one at Fox who takes the ‘fair and balanced’ thing seriously.”


Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Cougar Reference Manual


Eric Margolis

World War II in Europe was not won just at D-Day, as popular myth has it. Germany’s army and air force were broken on the Eastern Front’s titanic battles.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Total Eclipse of the Heart - Literal Video Version


The Big Hate

Now, for the most part, the likes of Fox News and the R.N.C. haven’t directly incited violence, despite Bill O’Reilly’s declarations that “some” called Dr. Tiller “Tiller the Baby Killer,” that he had “blood on his hands,” and that he was a “guy operating a death mill.” But they have gone out of their way to provide a platform for conspiracy theories and apocalyptic rhetoric, just as they did the last time a Democrat held the White House.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Our Real Prison Problem

The United States, with 5 percent of the world's population, houses nearly 25 percent of the world's prisoners. As Webb has explained it, "Either we're the most evil people on earth or we're doing something wrong." We incarcerate 756 inmates per 100,000 residents—nearly five times the world average. Approximately one in every 31 adults in the United States is in prison, in jail or on supervised release. Local, state and federal spending on corrections amounts to about $70 billion per year and has increased 40 percent over the past 20 years.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sean Hannity's Complete Break with Reality


Conservative Radio Host Charged with Inciting Violence

Reactionary radio host and white supremacist Hal Turner was taken into custody Wednesday after remarks urging Catholics to "take up arms" against two Connecticut lawmakers and a state ethics official over legislation being considered in the state legislature regarding the church.


Medical Bills Underlie 60% of US Bankruptcies

Medical bills are involved in more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies, an increase of 50 percent in just six years, U.S. researchers reported Thursday.

More than 75 percent of these bankrupt families had health insurance but still were overwhelmed by their medical debts, the team at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School and Ohio University reported in the American Journal of Medicine.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bing Goes Live

It's no google


Sunday, May 31, 2009

More than 10% of Texans Currently Wanted by Police

11% of Austin has outstanding warrants! That's not just overcriminalized, that's the kind of bizarro figures one expects to hear in true totalitarian states.


There Are Already 355 Terrorists in American Prisons

It makes one wonder: Do any of these legislators know who's in their backyards already, with no apparent detriment to their constituents' daily lives, much less the nation's security?


The Astounding World of the Future


Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

U.S. holds journalist without charges in Iraq

Reuters cameraman Ibrahim Jassam has been held since September. The U.S. military rejected a court order to release him, saying he is a "high security threat." No evidence has been presented.


Top 20 YouTube and Video Memes of All Time


The Evolution of House Cats: Scientific American


Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is already used to automate and replace some human functions with computer-driven machines. These machines can see and hear, respond to questions, learn, draw inferences and solve problems.


Reno the Insane Dog


The CIA's Silent War in Pakistan


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Baucus Flees From Single Payer Advocates

According to a recent analysis by the group Consumer Watchdog, Senator Baucus, the leading architect of health reform in the Congress, has received more campaign contributions from the health insurance and pharmaceutical corporations than any other current Democratic member of the House or Senate.


Joke Review Boosts T-Shirt Sales

A T-shirt has become one of the most popular items sold by online retailer Amazon in the past few weeks.


Gatekeeping Shill Glenn Beck Called Out on lying on the View


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

High School Student Allegedly Used Snake As Jump Rope

Police say the 17-year-old stole a snake from the biology room at Allderdice High School Monday and began using it as a jump rope,


NBC Cancels 'My Name is Earl'

Sources also say there's some potential silver lining: "Earl" studio 20th TV is talking to Fox and ABC about one of the networks possibly picking up the comedy.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Top 10 Greatest Explosions Ever


The 13 People Who Made Torture Possible


17 Controversial Teenage TV Situations


Ancient Gem-Studded Teeth Show Skill of Early Dentists

The early dentists used a drill-like device with a hard stone such as obsidian, which is capable of puncturing bone.


Albino Zebra


Weird New NASA Rovers Really Get Around

At some point on their five-year journey, Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity have both gotten their feet stuck in the soil, and NASA is taking notes for the design of the next generation of rovers.


Atheists respond to Charlotte Allen's Op-ed in Los Angeles Times

As expected, there has been plenty of atheist blowback in the blogosphere.


Fossil Of 'Giant' Shrew Nearly One Million Years Old Found


Alex Jones "Aaaaaaaaarrrrrggggggghhhhh!!!!!!!"


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2012 End of the World Nonsense


The Next Detainee Photo Scandal: Get Ready for Abu Ghraib, Act II

A new batch of photographs, perhaps hundreds of images, of prisoners being abused is about to be made public.


The Authoritarians


Idiot America

No longer do kooks have to work to get their voices heard, but the more insane their claims, the more likely they will be given media attention, promoted and passed around, given the imprimatur of authenticity because, well, Larry King featured them on his show.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Abstinence Clowns are FREAKING OUT

The  independent government-funded Mathematic study revealing the failure of abstinence-only programs? Rigorous reviews from both Advocates for Youth, and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, have identified which sex education programs  are effective – and not one abstinence-only program made the cut.  So the NAEA has been in panic mode.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Actual U.S. Unemployment: 15.8%


US Ex-Soldier Convicted of Iraq Rape and Killings

A federal jury convicted a former soldier of raping and fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl after killing her parents and younger sister while he was serving in Iraq.


Republicans in Distress: Is the Party Over?

The party's ideas — about economic issues, social issues and just about everything else — are not popular ideas. They are extremely conservative ideas tarred by association with the extremely unpopular George W. Bush, who helped downsize the party to its extremely conservative base.


Top 7 States with Highest Incarceration Rates All Southern States

The level of overcrowding in prisons and jails throughout the South is inherently dangerous.


The Six Most Expensive Alcohol That Ever Existed

At a whooping $75,000 dollars a bottle, The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare steals the show as the most expensive whiskey of all time.


Angry Pasta


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

40 Million Nonbelievers in America? The Secret is Almost Out

Nonbelievers amount to more than the highest estimates of African Americans or gays. Secularists are one of America’s largest minorities.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pew Research Center: The Religious Dimensions of the Torture Debate


Michael Savage's Homo Hippie Past


Out of Touch

The economy has imploded, the auto industry is in danger of being vaporized and more than half of all working Americans are worried that they may lose their jobs in the next year. So what’s the Republican response? To build a wall of obstruction in front of efforts to get the economy moving again, and then to stand in front of that wall chanting gibberish about smaller government, lower taxes, spending cuts and Ronald Reagan.


Kentucky High School Principal Refuses Gay Students Access to Restroom During Class

Outside of Franklin County High School in Kentucky, students protested an email sent to their teachers instructing them not to allow homosexuals to use the restroom during class.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Colbert Study: Conservatives Don't Know He's Joking


GM to Shed 21,000 U.S. Factory Jobs


Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work?

Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success.


Slap Chop Remix


GOP Know-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness

When House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey, the Wisconsin Democrat who has long championed investment in pandemic preparation, included roughly $900 million for that purpose in this year's emergency stimulus bill, he was ridiculed by conservative operatives and congressional Republicans.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Machine that can Print Off any Book for You in Minutes

In the time it takes to brew a cappuccino, this machine can print off any book that is not in stock from a vast computer database.


Statement on Volunteering to Waterboard Sean Hannity


Waterboard For Freedom

We are here to support Sean Hannity in his goal to get waterboarded to support American Troops.


100 Days of Myths and Falsehoods


Wal-Mart Bingo


Friday, April 24, 2009

Couple get Married as Shrek and Princess Fiona

The bride looked every inch the princess - as in the ogre princess Fiona from the Shrek films - and the groom was tall, dark green and handsome.


12-Year-Old Caught on Video Abusing Dog

She whipped him with his lead, then stood on his tail with one leg while kicking him with the other.


Chinese Man Shot 34 Times in Head with Nail Gun


Suicide Attacks Kill 76 in Iraq

Two suicide bombers wearing vests full of explosives blew themselves up in separate attacks on Thursday, killing 76 people, including many Iranian pilgrims, in what appeared to be Iraq's bloodiest day in over a year.


World Sand Sculpture Festival 2009


Why Radio & Music Industry Sucks Nowadays


Amazing CGI


Why Night Owls are Cleverer and Richer than People Who get Up Early

Famous night owls include Charles Darwin, Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, who regularly went to bed at 4am and rose late. Due to his sleeping patterns, he often hosted War Cabinet meetings in his bath.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Funeral Director Finds 400-Year-Old Cat

It is thought the animal either crawled behind the wall and got stuck or its body was placed there by a past resident to ward off evil spirits.


Obama: 100 days, 100 ways

# 64. Technology does not scare this one. And so we have witnessed the first virtual town hall meeting ever hosted by a US President. Among questions he took while standing before a small live audience in the White House: do you approve legalizing marijuana?


The United States of Obesity

Thank goodness for Mississippi.


Christopher Hitchens Experiences Waterboarding


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quantum Gods Don't Deserve Your Faith

As for the notion of creating our own reality, this relies on brains in some sense operating quantum mechanically - and there is no evidence for this.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do you believe in global warming?


Please, Pay Attention

Many of us fret about losing our train of thought. "Life," says Winifred Gallagher, "is the sum of what you focus on." In "Rapt," she concentrates on what science has to tell us about the mind's capacities for paying attention.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Steampunk Segway ( Legway )


Report Shows Torture Is Widespread in Iraq

Executions with firearms, not bomb blasts, have killed most civilians in Iraq. Researchers say 33% of the victims examined in the study died by execution after abduction or capture. And 29% of those victims had signs of torture on their bodies such as bruises, drill holes or burns.


Israel Stands Ready to Bomb Iran's Nuclear Sites

The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government.


Are Burger King Ads Going Too Far?


Franklin: The Lost State of America

What led to the creation of the State of Franklin and why isn’t around today?


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Worst May Be Over for Stocks And US Economy

The US stock market appears to have hit bottom and the nation's economy might see an upward shift in the latter half of the year, widely watched investment strategist Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC.


Egypt discovers dozens of well-preserved mummies in 4,000-year-old necropolis in Fayoum


America is not a Christian Nation

No religious establishment by law exists among us. The conscience is left free from all restraint and each is permitted to worship his Maker after his own judgment. The offices of the Government are open alike to all. No tithes are levied to support an established Hierarchy, nor is the fallible judgment of man set up as the sure and infallible creed of faith.


In the Event That You Have Accidentally Swallowed the Higgs Boson

If space and time have inverted within your body, skip to step 10.


Online Photo editing tools from Worth 1000

Cool and free.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Brain Myths—Busted

The human brain has received unprecedented press coverage in the past few years, thanks in large part to big leaps in science's understanding of what goes on in the space between our ears. Yet, some stubborn myths remain.


Fox News Unfair and Unbalanced? Surely you jest.

Despite its repeated insistence that its coverage is "fair and balanced" and its invitation to viewers to "say 'no' to biased media," Fox News has frequently aired segments encouraging viewers to get involved with "tea party" protests across the country, which the channel has described as primarily a response to President Obama's fiscal policies.


Stop motion with wolf and pig

Awesome YouTube video by dokugyunyu!

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Biggest Bugs on Earth

Giant Camel Spiders have been known to run around 10 MPH.


Is Homophobia associated with Homosexual Arousal?

Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Caller to C-SPAN: ‘Why do you keep bringing these neocons on?’

This morning, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal hosted the National Review’s Rich Lowry, a conservative media figure who openly supported and advocated the invasion of Iraq and the subsequent “surge.” During the segment, a woman from Tampa called in to criticize the host and C-SPAN for continuing to host neoconservatives despite the fact that their ideas have “failed.”


Iraq Suicide Bombing Kills Five U.S. Soldiers

A suicide truck bomber breached the outer security barrier of Iraqi National Police headquarters in southern Mosul, and detonated his explosives, killing eight people and wounding 60 others, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. A U.S. soldier was also among the wounded, the U.S. military said.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

The most Expensive cCmputer in the World


Glenn Beck: The Fears of a Clown - TIME

It's hard to identify a Beck ideology so much as a set of attitudes, sometimes contradictory ones. He channels anger against Wall Street but defends the bonuses for AIG executives. He devoted a segment to debunking a conspiracy theory about FEMA "concentration camps" but has warned that the AmeriCorps program "indoctrinates your child into community service."


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Shattering the Myth of Democracy and Equality in Israe

A Palestinian citizen of Israel describes the wholesale racism and discrimination he and his community face in Israel. In an interview, Dr Hatim Kanaaneh also voices his fears that an indifferent “international community” would turn a blind eye if one day the racist Zionist state decides to expel its own Arab citizens.


Skeleton Found in Tree 29 Years after Suicide

The skeleton of a German retiree who tied himself to the top of a tree and shot himself to death nearly 30 years ago has been found by a hiker.


The Cult of Alcoholics Anonymous


Pew Forum: Religious Groups' Opinions of Evolution

This is just sad. Unless you're a Buddhist. I don't think they're allowed to get sad. Something about the middle way


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Iraq to Open Saddam Museum

Iraq plans to open a museum filled with toppled dictator Saddam Hussein's weapons, statues, paintings, furniture and artifacts.


Drunk Mom Breastfed Son while Driving

A woman pulled over after almost crashing into a police car while breastfeeding her infant son was too drunk to submit to a breath test, police say.


Japan's Dream Machine

A Japanese science lab is developing technologies to visualize images and dreams - and eventually read people's minds.


The 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World

At first glance, these wallowing river-horses appear to be bulky, lazy beasts and not the fearsome predators you would expect to have a habit of mauling humans. However, with gaping mouths that can open four feet wide and swinging sledgehammer heads, as well as the fact that they can outrun us on land, these highly aggressive animals have plenty of scope for destruction and are considered one of the most dangerous of African animals.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sarah Palin Angry at Levi

After taking about sex on The Tyra Banks Show, Johnston - the 18-year-old father of Bristol Palin's baby - was hit with a blistering response from Bristol's mother, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.


13 Killed in Pakistan By Suspected US Missile

A suspected U.S. drone fired at least one missile at a home in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing 13 people, intelligence officials and a resident said.


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I'm the greatest rappa eva
And I'll weather your weather whether you think I'm clever or not
Think your better your not
Don't need a sweater I'm hot
I'm a real G shawty that can really find your g spot

What the hell's a g spot?


Papers Alter Israel Cabinet Photo

Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers have altered a photo of Israel's new cabinet, removing two female ministers.


Adobe Flex Builder 3 Pro Free for the Unemployeed

Adobe has provided a free download programmers who are out of a job.


Daily Kos: Nazi Dad Reacts to Fox News