Apr
30

Hierarchy always leads to abuse

Always. Johnson sums it up nicely. My core political beliefs are based in an opposition to coercion, and government, and all forms of bossing and for a world based in free and creative ways of living. So I am a libertarian because I think that individual liberty and mutual consent are essential to any kind… Continue reading »

Apr
30

Don't miss out!

Don't miss out! Embedded Link Venus to appear in once-in-a-lifetime event On June 5-6 this year, millions of people around the world will be able to see Venus pass across the face of the sun in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Google+: Reshared 18 times Google+: View post on Google+

Apr
30

That a explains a whole lot of things, doesn't it?

Understanding that other people's expectations about us directly and immediately affect our behaviour is a vital component in understanding how we can come to be quite different people across various social situations. Embedded Link How Other People’s Unspoken Expectations Control Us — PsyBlog We quickly sense how others view us and play up to these… Continue reading »

Apr
30

Where do you live?

Where do you live? Embedded Link Infographic: Burbs Going Bust Archdaily takes a closer look at what factors are contributing to the recent decline in Suburbia. Google+: View post on Google+

Apr
30

Never piss off a famous writer.

Never piss off a famous writer. Reshared post from +James Barrow "The U.S. senators and representatives who refuse even to consider raising taxes on the rich—they squall like scalded babies (usually on Fox News) every time the subject comes up—are not, by and large, superrich themselves, although many are millionaires and all have had the… Continue reading »

Apr
30

Evolution doesn't care

Intriguingly, "both the relatively wealthy individuals were exposed to very similar overall selection as the poor in our study," said researcher Alexandre Courtiol, an evolutionary biologist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. "Many people intuitively think that 'wealth' might somehow protect us from the influence of the environment." Instead, both wealthy and poor… Continue reading »

Apr
30

My brain hurts

But think of the possibilities. Essentially, the scientists showed that future actions may influence past events, at least when it comes to the messy, mind-bending world of quantum physics. Embedded Link Weird! Quantum Entanglement Can Reach into the Past Physicists have entangled two particles even after they may no longer exist. Google+: Reshared 4 times… Continue reading »

Apr
30

This sounds like fun

Where do I sign up? In an effort to spur U.S. scientific competitiveness, as well as accelerate development and widespread deployment of 100-gigabit technology, the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI) was created with $62 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and implemented by ESnet. ANI was established to build a 100… Continue reading »

Apr
30

Big Science requires Big Money

What did you think was going to happen? Scott Reuben, MD, the “Bernie Madoff” of medicine who published research on clinical trials that never existed, was sentenced to six months in prison in 2010. But his “research” on popular pain killers like Celebrex and Lyrica is unretracted. If going to prison for research fraud is… Continue reading »

Apr
30

Petty

At the request of the UC Davis administration, District Attorney Jeff Reisig is charging the so-called Davis Dozen with 20 counts each of obstructing movement in a public place, and one count of conspiracy. If convicted, the protesters could each face up to 11 years each in prison, and $1 million in damages. The UC… Continue reading »

Apr
30

I think on some level most of us get it

It is the self-deluded, those on Wall Street or among the political elite, those who entertain and inform us, those who lack the capacity to question the lusts that will ensure our self-annihilation, who are held up as exemplars of intelligence, success and progress. The World Health Organization calculates that one in four people in… Continue reading »

Apr
30

I find the FDA unsettling

The ubiquity of BPA is unsettling. Studies have found the chemical in the blood of newborn babies, who absorbed it while still in utero. We consume the stuff every day: It leaches from can linings into our food and drink. It’s on cash-register receipts and smears on the fingertips of anyone who touches one. The… Continue reading »

Apr
30

We are what we eat

No, really. We are. Really. While many families within the United States and Mexico include fast food and soda into the core of their nutritional program, families from nations like Bhutan survive off of traditional base food items like vegetables and grains. It is easy to see why disease rates are skyrocketing in many developed… Continue reading »

Apr
30

#nikolatesla

One of the greats. Rockefeller and his ilk couldn't hold a candle to his genius. It is telling that we are still using oil. Embedded Link Tesla's Biography Welcome to the Tesla Memorial Society of New York Website. Tesla Biography. NIKOLA TESLA. THE GENIUS WHO LIT THE WORLD. Nikola Tesla symbolizes a unifying force and… Continue reading »

Apr
30

When businesses are faced with rapacious tax rates they are forced to reinvest in…

When businesses are faced with rapacious tax rates they are forced to reinvest in their businesses, to expand and create more jobs and more wealth. When tax rates fall it is profit time. They can take the cash, put it into insane things like derivatives that have no benefit to anyone other than the person… Continue reading »

Apr
30

I am not sure how these places still exist

We bombed the crap out of Vietnam, Cambodia and others to keep the world safe for capitalism and yet we cannot shut down these communes? Think of the bad example of how fulfilling it can be to be human they are providing for our children. How can we expect people to participate in the wage… Continue reading »

Apr
30

Now I am laughing at us.

Now I am laughing at us. Reshared post from +Lisa I. Smith Embedded Link Improperly Inspected Baby Causes Evacuation Of Newark Airport Terminal (Anatoliy Samara/Shutterstock) A busy terminal at Newark International Airport was evacuated and shut down for over an hour this afternoon after TSA screeners decided that a baby had slipped through … Google+:… Continue reading »

Apr
29

This would explain a lot

It turns out that collective human behavior may be transmitted through the field to impact computers as well. Scientists found that during extreme emotion-evoking events, like the death of Princess Diana, the random numbers being generated became noticeably less random. By far the biggest change occurred just before, during, and in the aftermath of the… Continue reading »

Apr
29

We need to be crystal clear on this designation

It is only a matter of time until they start labeling those who object in the West with it. Hell, my Minister of Industry already called me a radical. Technically, in order to be a "terrorist", one must purposely create or set about creating terror in a population. But the term has become totally prostituted… Continue reading »

Apr
29

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side,…

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them. – George Orwell Google+: View post on Google+

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