Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday for a blog

Hello, weekend boredom = blog entry.

Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation's most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon.. wait.. what?? [politics] (

Bush 'is avoiding Iraq decisions' [politics] (

Obama Triangulates and Won't Go Where Other Great Americans Will on Hamas (

Bush Opens Back Door for Logging National Forests (

Ouch! The Daily Show's Eviscerating "Documentary" About Fox News [politics] (

Bush admin. is likely to move its research on one of the most contagious animal diseases from an isolated island laboratory to the U.S. mainland near herds of livestock - what could go wrong? [worldnews] (

John Ashcroft on Bush's Decision to Torture: "History will not judge this kindly." (

US gives Cubans fast track visas (

The pattern of out-of-control consumption in the U.S. is not too different from the well-known behavioral patterns of substance abusers. (

Why we should NOT boycott the Olympics...good argument. [worldnews] (

A satellite is being abandoned in orbit because its position can't be corrected without violating a Boeing patent on lunar flyby (

Space Debris Illustrated: The Problem in Pictures [science] (

From Photovoltaics To Solar Thermal Collectors: Evaluating And Improving Green Design (

UK: Legalize hard drugs, gain control back from organized crime and terrorists [worldnews] (

Those Who Control Oil and Water Will Control the World [worldnews] (

Is David Petraeus Dirty? Ted Westhusing Said So, and Then He Shot Himself [politics] (

General Petraeus: I Will Never Hold Office In This Country [politics] (

10 Reasons to Look Critically at Dissolving Mexico-U.S.-Canada Borders [politics] (

Has McCain Flip-Flopped on Torture? (

How the Army Corps Is Swindling Americans [politics] (

The Torture Drawings the Pentagon Doesn't Want You to See [politics] (

How to Change the Way We Think about Water (

Green Up Your Sex Life [environment] (

How San Francisco Became Beijing for a Day [politics] (

Body-conscious teenagers may believe cutting out breakfast will help them lose weight, but the opposite appears to be the case, US research suggests. [science] (

Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking from Milan to Lebanon to prove her trust in the kindness of local people was found murdered today in Turkey (

5 extraordinary uses of caves [pics] [pics] (

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thursday is Sunny

Hello! It's warm and sunny outside! Horay for spring. Today is a good day, here's some news!

Bush halts Iraq troop cuts but shortens tours [politics] (

Rep Ron Paul: Gen Petraeus Iraq Surge Hearing [politics] (

Dems Cave Again. $100 Million More for Iraq. [politics] (

Egypt : Up to 50000 people rioting against the governement and it hasn't been reported in western media [politics] (

McCain: I'll Cut Deficits Like Reagan (Who Tripled The Deficit) [politics] (

China calls Buddhism the "darkest slavery in human history." Their rhetoric is becoming too hostile to be dismissed. [worldnews] (

Olympics in 'crisis' over torch relay chaos, IOC admits [worldnews] (

China accuses Muslim minority group of threatening to sabotage Olympics [worldnews] (

The Military Commissions Act of 2006 allows for indefinite imprisonment of anyone who speaks out against the government's policies. The law calls for secret trials for citizens and noncitizens alike. [politics] (

Powers of Life [Graph...sort of] [science] (

A Nation of the Corporations, by the Corporations, for the Corporations [politics] (

Stop The Taxpayer Funded Mortgage Lender Bailout [politics] (

14 Structural Engineers Now Publicly Challenge Government's Explanation for Destruction of the World Trade Center [politics] (

Federal Reserve Concerned About A Very "Deep Recession" -- It's About Time!! [business] (

These guys sailed for two straight days out into the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch [science] (

Mating behaviour: it's written on your face, study says [science] (

Even the Affluent Trade Sex for Resources, New Study of College Students Shows. Hardwired Behavior, Like Animals? [science] (

America's college freshmen are morons despite the Information Age (

Since Bush came into office the number of Americans on food stamps has increased from 17.2 million to about 28 million. [politics] (

The Color of Plants on Other Worlds [science] (

What if the speed of light—now accepted as one of the unchanging foundations of modern physics—were not constant? [science] (

Not Using Our Right Brain is Just Not Right [science] (

A Brainy Approach to Image Sorting [science] (

A fossil animal locked in Lebanese limestone has been shown to be an extremely precious discovery - a snake with two legs. [science] (

Grand Canyon Gorge Is 9 Times Older Than Thought [science] (

Zen Habits: Twelve Keys of Emotional Intelligence [happy] (

We Have Ways to Make You Happy [happy] (

Slow parenting: let babies learn to think for themselves [happy] (

"I work retail and I can tell you something big is definitely coming" [business] (

Catch The Moment (pics) [pics] (

Cannabis consumers and producers labeled ‘criminal’ by the gov't; beer industry and consumers celebrate 75th anniversary ending beer prohibition (

Must watch: 18 minutes with an agile mind [science] (

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tuesday's Gone

..again. I know, I already posted 'Tuesday's Gone' but unfortunately, it has come and left us yet once again without a glimmer of home. What a lame, sad, peachy Tuesday it is.

Are Americans so complacent, so dumbed down, so “doped on religion, sex, and TV,” as John Lennon put it, that they cannot tell when tyranny has arrived at their doorstep? [politics] (

McCain: Obama 'Absolutely' Qualified to Be President [politics] (

Why Democrats Are Now Seeing the Ugly Truth About Bill Clinton [politics] (

Obama Didn't Want My Money [politics] (

How we are manipulated [pics] [business] (

Meet the World's Super Class: Why They Call the Shots [business] (

Energy is Wasted, Wasted, Wasted... (graphs of energy efficiency in transportation, industry, residential homes, electricity production) [technology] (

Great Lakes Pollution May be Worse than We Thought - Here’s the report that top officials of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention thought was too hot for the public to handle [science] (

Japan is Dying (

Protesters unfurl a huge banner with Olympic logo redesigned as hand-cuffs on the Eiffel tower [pics] (

Big Brother's Plan to Put RFID in Americans - Tracked in Realtime from Cradle to Grave [technology] (

The Bizarre History of 10 Common Sayings [entertainment] (

WARNING: 5 Extremely Addictive Interactive Websites [geek] (

10 impossibilities conquered by science [science] (

Jobseeker’s Toolkit: 50 Job Interview Techniques, Tips & Tricks [business] (

Top 10 Most Dangerous Places on Earth [offbeat] (

Anniversary of the day beer was legalised again! [entertainment] (

Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday is Painful

monday mornings are the worst, period.

Protesters attempted to extinguish the Olympic flame with a fire extinguisher on Sunday as the arrival of the torch in London [worldnews] (

As 4th Amendment gets violated on the Internet, there is no need for neighborhood informants and paper dossiers because the government can see citizens’ every Web site visit, e-mail & text message. [politics] (

LITTLE SECRET: Both Highest Hillary + McCain Advisors Work for the Same Company! (Mark Penn, CEO, Burson-Marsteller + McCain's Charlie Black, Chairman, BKSH, a SUBSIDIARY of Burson-Marsteller!!!) [politics] (

A Week Ago, Bush Called The Offensive In Basra A "Defining Moment" For Iraq. Suddenly He's Gotten Very Quiet. (How US Just Got Schooled by a 'Rag-Tag' Neighborhood Army in Iraq) [politics] (

Clinton releases tax returns for the years 2000 to 2006. Her income of $109 million! [politics] (

98.2% of Presidential Historians Agree: Bush's Presidency is a Failure [politics] (

"Only a fool or a fraud ..." [cartoon] [politics] (

Putin to US: NATO expansion a 'direct threat to Russia' [worldnews] (

The War's Expiration Date: Unless Congress and the president take action, the war in Iraq will become illegal on Jan. 1. [politics] (

"Whatever your expectations for Ron Paul’s book The Revolution: A Manifesto, I can say with confidence that they have been exceeded. By a mile." [politics] (

Charlton Heston has died. I guess we can take his gun now. [entertainment] (

Eighty-one spine-crawling pages in a memo that might have been unearthed from the dusty archives of some authoritarian regime and has no place in the annals of the United States [politics] (

Microsoft gives Yahoo! a deadline before initiating hostile takeover [business] (

Beware the New New Thing (Net Neutrality) [business] (

Math of the Aztecs -Revealed for the first time. [science] (

4 Ways Nature Restores Your Manly Vigor [offbeat] (

Scientists Find Several Strains Of Bacteria Which Can Not Only Tolerate Antibiotics, But Can Actually Live On Them As Their Sole Source Of Nutrition. [science] (

Half Shorn Sheep (pic) [pics] (

Intelligent paint turns roads pink in icy conditions (pic) [science] (

consistently doing any activity that requires self-control seems to increase willpower — and the ability to resist impulses and delay gratification is highly associated with success in life [science] (

Russia's next president, Medvedev: Internet guarantees media freedom [politics] (

What the world eats [PICS] (

What the World Eats, Part II (

Paper Towel Replacement: An effective solution - Twist European Sponge Cloth [environment] (

10 Futuristic Materials [Pics/Description] [science] (

Coming soon: superfast internet 10,000 times faster [business] (

Composting Toilet: Save 50% of Home Water Use [environment] (

Newly discovered 'superinsulators' promise to transform materials research, electronics design [science] (

Eric Cartman: America's Favorite Little $@#&*% [entertainment] (