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.,0,2581320.story

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,9171,1900248-1,00.html

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.,8599,1897203,00.html

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.,8599,1896588,00.html

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.