Apr
29

Where are the US NGOs? Where is the outrage in the UN?

But now, according to Human Rights Watch, beating and torture of prisoners is continuing at informal facilities and in secluded outdoor areas, where detainees have been taken for up to two hours before they're transferred to police stations. Embedded Link Report: Bahraini police beat, torture detainees – CNN.com Police in Bahrain regularly resort to beating… Continue reading »

Apr
29

When the 1% owns the political process and the economic process, this is what is…

When the 1% owns the political process and the economic process, this is what is left. In its heyday, the tea party turned to elections to enact change, rallying supporters to primary incumbents and helping the GOP retake the House. Occupy Wall Street, by contrast, has largely eschewed the traditional political process. Instead, as protesters… Continue reading »

Apr
29

This is simply way too cool

The male bowerbirds go as far as clearing the area around their nest prior to depositing the potato bush fruit. The location and perhaps the bird excrement increases the greenness of the potato bush fruit. The greener fruit is more likely to attract females according to the researchers. This discovery is the first known intentional… Continue reading »

Apr
29

Still with the wonder

I miss this guy. Reshared post from +Patrick Wagman Google+: Reshared 4 times Google+: View post on Google+

Apr
29

Tentative links between prenatal testosterone levels and autism

Who knew? Many different genes can influence how much testosterone each of us produces, and I just wanted to share with you my fascination with this hormone, because it's helping us take the science of sex differences one step further, to try to understand not whether there are sex differences, but what are the roots… Continue reading »

Apr
29

Five gigs of flawless, free online storage

With an exceptionally full featured Linux client. This is a referral link. I don't really need the extra space, but hey, free space. Embedded Link Wuala – Your personal invitation – Secure Cloud Storage – Backup. Sync. Share. Access Everywhere. Wuala is the secure cloud storage from Switzerland: all files are encrypted on your computer;… Continue reading »

Apr
29

Couple this with NPD and you just profiled our Prime Minister

Power has almost identical effects to cocaine and too much of it can produce too much dopamine leading to more negative effects such as arrogance and impatience. Embedded Link Power really does corrupt as scientists claim it's as addictive as cocaine The claim by Dr Ian Robertson that power is addictive may go some way… Continue reading »

Apr
29

Tinfoil hat?

It used to be. Now I am not so sure. One must wonder, when you combine weaponized hallucinations like those being developed by DARPA and findings like these, could people soon have completely fabricated memories implanted in their minds? Embedded Link Psychologists demonstrate implanting non-believed false memories in troubling study Must read post at End… Continue reading »

Apr
29

They are laughing at us.

They are laughing at us. Reshared post from +Lisa I. Smith Absolutely ridiculous “I'm sorry, but f*ck the TSA. They just made me throw away the small snow globe from Italy I bought my three-year-old kid.” Embedded Link photo webjournalist's photo on Instagram Google+: View post on Google+

Apr
29

A sham, within a lie, within a fable

All to forward an agenda that has been out in the open for years and that most people willfully ignore. I see this as part of the larger push to shift the attention away from foreign threats and towards the people of the United States in order to legitimize the ludicrous spending and eradication of… Continue reading »

Apr
29

Space Balls

Do we really need to import toxic waste from space now?

Apr
29

Profit before people

Or common sense. Reshared post from +Suzanne Catty An extremely in-depth article about the privatization of prisons in the USA.Far beyond anything I could have imagined. "That's right — states are so broke they've resorted to selling off their correctional facilities (with the prisoners inside) as a way to cut costs and make ends meet.… Continue reading »

Apr
28

What is profitable is not always the right thing

Food and medicine are too important to leave to "what is profitable". Most blockbusters are pills for conditions such as anxiety, high cholesterol or constipation that must be taken daily, often for months or years. They are designed for rich Americans who can afford to buy them." Nor are medicines for tropical diseases like malaria,… Continue reading »

Apr
28

Always looking for ways to address the symptoms, never looking to eliminate the …

Always looking for ways to address the symptoms, never looking to eliminate the cause. "Given the broad exposure of youth to advertising, the more we know about how media and marketing affect young people, the better equipped we are as pediatricians and parents to guide them in making healthy diet choices," Dr. McClure concluded. Embedded… Continue reading »

Apr
28

AN increase of +16C by 2100

Who knew? Well, that’s true, but there’s one catch, which as extremely important one, which is the rate at which it happened in Earth’s past, and the rate at which it’s occurring into the future. Which is that if you look at Earth’s past … the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased and decreased on… Continue reading »

Apr
28

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of…

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. – Josiah Charles Stamp Google+: View post on Google+

Apr
28

Some days I am just ashamed of my species

A veterinarian spent seven hours Thursday stitching up the cuts and giving the horses painkillers and antibiotics. Suvak said the veterinarian told her the length and depth of the wounds were consistent with a long, sharp knife. Embedded Link Police investigate attack on horses in Fairfax County The three animals, part of program that provides… Continue reading »

Apr
28

3,000 lawsuits from the government over the S&L debacle

Zero over the entire mortgage fraud debacle. Amazing what difference 30 years of dedication to corrupting regulators will do for you. Flash forward to the 2008 credit crisis, in which just the related household sector losses alone were over 70x greater than those seen during the entire S&L debacle. So how many criminal referrals did… Continue reading »

Apr
28

Peak Content

We have built all of our systems (economic, social, political, technological, cultural) on a very oily house of cards, based on the somewhat erroneous assumption that we will just shrug, and go back to the old ways when the poker party’s finally over.

Apr
28

This is wrong on a whole bunch of levels

Welcome to America. It was just a matter of days after Tasca stepped in to defend the helpless man that she was informed she was being suspended without pay. One year later and she is still suspended and awaiting her internal trial. According to WPIX, the Bogota Police Department is looking to see her fired.… Continue reading »

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