Burden of Proof…

This nugget showed up on a friend’s FB post, which I can now no longer find. Chances are, either the friend decided it had to go, the genius who posted it blocked me, or I blocked him. At the time, (sometime just after Christmas, I think) I thanked the guy for posting virtually every propaganda-driven Read More …

One month to go…

The end of November is often too busy to step back and look at where we are. Between prep for Thanksgiving (which came disturbingly early this year) and all the Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday-Tuesday… and so forth, it’s hard to imagine anyone actually accomplishing anything before the Advent calendars start opening on the 1st. Read More …

36 Windows: October 15, 2012 – Science News

Short pieces of interest to nerds like me. Subjects include Space, Felix Baumgartner (Base Jumper) and Health (specifically about pain and it’s lasting and damaging effects on people). Space: Save the Last Great Telescope (Vice): http://greenbankobservatory.org/vice-save-last-great-telescope/ Felix Baumgartner (Two videos): Historic Jump from Edge of Space (series of clips from CNN):  http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2012/10/15/natpkg-felix-baumgartner-skydive.cnn#/video/us/2012/02/09/foster-felix-baumgartner-space-jump.cnn First-person footage from Felix Read More …

Change is good…

Felt like I was a part of history tonight. I think our candidate said all the right things. At least I hope so. I clapped and cheered for the woman who told her story, capped it off with her admission that she was a lifelong Republican but was voting for Obama because she just couldn’t Read More …

First drilling in Alaska, and now this…

ThinkProgress.com: The Bush Administration’s Plan To Make The Endangered Species Act Extinct Rat bastard. Why isn’t it January already?!? It’s very nice that he’s setting himself up for a comfy retirement, ensuring oil development and a complete removal of roadblocks, but in the meantime? Oh, the humanity…

Good money after bad…

LA Times: Police May Force Out Residents Makes you just want to smack somebody upside the head. Fully Emasculated Management Agency Give the money to someone else for crissakes and just lock Michael Brown up. From a comment: Not to mention this story: The Memory Blog: Infectious Disease Research in and Around New Orleans The Read More …