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Monday, August 31, 2009
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.”
Sunday, August 30, 2009
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Monday, August 10, 2009
Gladney is accepting donations toward his medical expenses. Gladney told reporters he was laid off recently and has no health insurance.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
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
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.
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
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.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
A few weeks ago, the actor who plays Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe came out as a Richard Dawkins loving atheist.
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.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
White supremacists and anti-Semites are planning to exploit Tea Parties to disseminate their hateful views and recruit a larger following.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
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.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
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.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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
“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.”
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
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.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
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.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
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
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
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Or anyone more sycophantic than Juan Williams?
Monday, June 1, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
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.
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?
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
A hideous body styling that is simply painful to look at has made the Aztek one of most hard-to-sell cars ever produced.
That orange hue has become increasingly common.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
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.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
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.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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,
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
The early dentists used a drill-like device with a hard stone such as obsidian, which is capable of puncturing bone.
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.
As expected, there has been plenty of atheist blowback in the blogosphere.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A new batch of photographs, perhaps hundreds of images, of prisoners being abused is about to be made public.
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.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Blimey, this "male soprano" was a whole lot prettier than Susan Boyle.
After Donald Rumsfeld testified on the Hill about Abu Ghraib in May, there was talk of more photos and video in the Pentagon's custody more horrific than anything made public so far.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
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
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.
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.
The level of overcrowding in prisons and jails throughout the South is inherently dangerous.
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.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Nonbelievers amount to more than the highest estimates of African Americans or gays. Secularists are one of America’s largest minorities.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success.
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
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.
Friday, April 24, 2009
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.
She whipped him with his lead, then stood on his tail with one leg while kicking him with the other.
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.
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
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.
# 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?
Thank goodness for Mississippi.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wait for it.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
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.
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.
What led to the creation of the State of Franklin and why isn’t around today?
Friday, April 17, 2009
Archaeologists searching for the tomb of Marc Anthony and Cleopatra may be closer to locating the burial site of the legendary lovers.
#29. Eat a pickled egg from the big jar.
Hostile crowd confronts CNN reporter. "This is not really family viewing."
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This incredible video captures the moment a massive brawl erupted during a rugby match and engulfed nearly every player on the pitch.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Imagine a world where pirates run amok, blowing themselves up in European city centers; where wars are ignited over lack of drinking water; where a global face-off between Islam and Christianity makes World War II look like a water-balloon fight.
#5. The cost of health care causes a bankruptcy every 30 seconds.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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.
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.
If space and time have inverted within your body, skip to step 10.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
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.
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.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Giant Camel Spiders have been known to run around 10 MPH.
Friday, April 10, 2009
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.”
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
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."
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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.
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.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Iraq plans to open a museum filled with toppled dictator Saddam Hussein's weapons, statues, paintings, furniture and artifacts.
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.
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
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.
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?