Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tools to block political BS

5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-to-spot-b.s.-political-story-in-under-10-seconds I highly recommend reading the whole article, but for those of you too busy (or lazy) to read it, here are the highlights… #5. The Headline Contains … Continue reading

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Face Off!

How to hide from face-detection technology http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/29/how-to-hide-from-face-detection-technology/?hpt=hp_c3 It pains me somewhat to have not thought of this before reading the article, but there you go. Sometimes the obvious only becomes so once articulated and this is one of those cases, … Continue reading

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Repeat the lie often enough and it become Truth!

Behind the Right’s Phony War on the Nonexistent Religion of Secularism http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/behind-the-rights-phony-war-on-the-nonexistent-religion-of-secularism-20120425 This quote kind of says it all: “Mothers have long observed that after the first child starts school, the rest of the family starts catching more colds and … Continue reading

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Analytical thinking incompatible with religion?

Thinking can undermine religious faith, study finds Those who think more analytically are less inclined to be religious believers than are those who tend to follow a gut instinct, researchers conclude. http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-religion-analytical-thinking-20120427,0,5374010.story Something sure to rile up the religious right, … Continue reading

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It seems kinda obvious now

Kay Hymowitz: Why Women Make Less Than Men In studies from the U.S. to Sweden, pay discrimination can’t explain the disparity. Women earn less because they work fewer hours. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303592404577361883019414296.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Well, duh! Women (in general) tend to work fewer hours … Continue reading

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Coils within coils

Strange lava spirals discovered on Mars http://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/63015-strange-lava-spirals-discovered-on-mars I think this is quite cool and was surprised to learn it happens on Earth as well (but apparently no where near as large): Anyway, I drone on way too much about our … Continue reading

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Law for the 99%

Obama Justice and medical marijuana The President’s justification for his crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries has to be heard to be believed http://www.salon.com/2012/04/26/obama_justice_and_medical_marijuana/ I keep hearing this talk about Obama being the most progressive/liberal President in recent memory (whatever the … Continue reading

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My Patent Reform Ideas

It is a slow news day and in an effort to keep my regular reader(s) regular I decided to finally write down some of my thoughts on how I would implement patent reform. Note that there is zero chance of … Continue reading

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Wow! A well thought out alternative!

Rethinking the War on Drugs Prohibition and legalization aren’t our only choices when it comes to drugs. Proven programs can greatly reduce the harm caused by hard-core users—and reduce our prison population, too. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303425504577353754196169014.html?mod=googlenews_wsj WTF is up with this WordPress … Continue reading

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‘Justice’ for the 1%

Jon Corzine is the Original George Zimmerman http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/jon-corzine-is-the-original-george-zimmerman-20120424 This article really has to be read to be believed (and possibly not even then). An outright theft of over a billion dollars, years of investigation and no charges, let alone bankers … Continue reading

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