Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesday has a few meanings

Today, July 1st is the 150th birthday of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, the 100th birthday of the morse code signal 'SOS', as well as Canada Day! w00t!


House Resolution Calls for Naval Blockade against Iran. The measures called for in the resolutions amount to an act of war. (globalresearch.ca)

Congress to Bush and Cheney: Do What You Want in Iran (huffingtonpost.com)

Olbermann Gets More Critical of Obama's Compromise on FISA (rawstory.com)

Olbermann airs extensive list of McCain flip flops (rawstory.com)

Please, READ Obama's actual faith-based initiative plans. It allows taxpayer funds only for secular programs, for example. (friendlyatheist.com)

Bush Fulfills His Grandfather's Dream of overthrowing the U.S. government and installing a fascist dictatorship. (americanchronicle.com)

10 Most Awesomely Bad Moments of the Bush Presidency (alternet.org)

The Story Behind George Bush's Lies: What Scott McClellan (and Jay Rockefeller) Didn't Tell Us (counterpunch.com)

Iran to ready thousands of graves for enemy soldiers (uk.news.yahoo.com)


Financial Telegraph predicts complete meltdown of US banking system (the-peoples-forum.com)

You Thought The Housing Crisis Was Bad? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (The Next Bubble Expected To Burst Is Credit Cards) (informationclearinghouse.info)

America's economic misery index is fast climbing, yet many still discount this as an "oil crisis," or a "housing crush," or a "credit crunch," or simply one more "mild recession." They’re wrong. (populistamerica.com)


Happy 150th Birthday Theory of Evolution. . July 1, 1858: Darwin and Wallace Shift the Paradigm (wired.com)

Planets Align for the 4th of July (science.nasa.gov)

Illegal Psychedelic Drug Proved to Have Long-Term Positive Effects on a Person's Health (infoniac.com)

An important mechanism for sucking ozone and methane out of the atmosphere has been discovered over the tropical Atlantic. (environment.newscientist.com)

A New Galactic Object Discovered - The Quark Star (dailygalaxy.com)

The Evolution of Robots Make Scientists Wonder - What is Life? (dailygalaxy.com)

Investigation of ancient Egyptian urban sites details life of ordinary citizens. (nytimes.com)


Why isn't America adapting for a greener Earth? Because we're lazy, miserable fucks. (nytimes.com)

Bush Hiding Truth: Global Warming Regulations Worth $2 Trillion Benefit (thinkprogress.org)

Nearly every GM food in the U.S. is completely untested for safety. Every other nation besides the U.S. tests all GM/GE food before they are put into the food chain. (naturalnews.com)

Solution, or Mess? A Milk Jug for a Green Earth (nytimes.com)

The Case For and Against Nuclear Power (online.wsj.com)

The Sunny Side of the Street: Investing in Solar (greenbiz.com)

11 reasons to celebrate higher gas prices (savingadvice.com)

Solar Energy to Change the Face of India (ecoworldly.com)

Oil undermines democracy, powers our food system, feeds our drug-addled medical industry and concentrates our cities like bovine feedlots. (theglobeandmail.com)

The fact is, our tap water is more highly regulated than what's in the bottle. Years of misleading bottled water marketing have led residents to believe otherwise (green.yahoo.com)

"Energy Transitions Past and Future"--How do we Transition from Fossil Fuels? Here's a History Lesson (theoildrum.com)


California to Legalize Weed for Everyone (laist.com)

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If you want a more efficient train, how about one that never stops? (carectomy.com)

Maybe getting that new domain extension won't be that easy... (thedomains.com)

Dell offers computers that now include the "Windows Vista Bonus" package. The 'bonus' is XP Professional instead of Vista (channelregister.co.uk)

Olympic swimmers using new, ultra-sleek bodysuits tear up the record book, producing 38 world marks in less than four months. (boston.com)

10 Free Non-Musical Windows Programs Every Musician Should Use (createdigitalmusic.com)

Chronotopic Anamorphosis (vimeo.com)

Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday is 200th post!

Hello, and welcome to the 200th daily dose. I hope to continue providing a daily filler indefinitely. Enjoy and thank you for reading.

Bush Declares National Emergency! (whitehouse.gov)

Bush is trying to impose a classic colonial status on Iraq. US efforts to force Iraqis to swallow permanent vassal status and give up control of their oil echoes British imperial history (guardian.co.uk)

Clinton Makes First Appearance As Obama Surrogate (huffingtonpost.com)

Kucinich tells Congress: "Our nation’s soul is stained because we went to war for the oil companies and their profits." (afterdowningstreet.org)

The 15 Dems Who Tried To Block Telecom Immunity (huffingtonpost.com)

Time for a Grand Inquest Into Bush’s High Crimes (commondreams.org)

Ron Paul: The FISA bill clearly violates the Fourth Amendment by allowing the federal government to engage in the bulk collection of American citizens’ communications without a search warrant. (house.gov)

TSA searching laptops of US citizens returning to this country ... do they think the travelers went overseas to get porn? Shows complete lack of understanding of internet (nytimes.com)

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." -Voltaire (quotationspage.com)


It's official! June 2008 is the worst month since the Great Depression!! (bloomberg.com)

House of Cards - You thought the housing crisis was bad? You ain’t seen nothing yet. (lacitybeat.com)

We're at one of the most important turning points in history, yet we persistently ignore the coming meltdown and just want to party on. Nero would be proud. (canada.com)

The Most Boneheaded Miscalculation Of All Time - Americans are on the losing end of the “biggest transfer of wealth in history,” (dailyreckoning.co.uk)


Scientists are about to embark on a human trial to test whether a new cancer treatment will be as effective at eradicating cancer in humans as it has proven to be in mice. (physorg.com)

Scientists are one step closer to understanding the recent demise of billions of honey bees after making an important discovery about the transmission of a common bee virus. (sciencedaily.com)

Songbirds in cities are damaging their health, exposing themselves to predators and weakening their gene pool by trying to be heard above the din of urban life. (guardian.co.uk)

The mountain of evidence for evolution just got a bit taller: Fossil of 4-legged fish found.(news.bbc.co.uk)

The Most Extreme Life-Forms in the Universe (space.newscientist.com)

Marijuana contains an amazing chemical, beta-caryophyllene, and scientists have thoroughly proven that it could be used to treat pain, inflammation, atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis. (blog.wired.com)

Drug classification rethink urged, Alcohol more harmful than Cannabis (news.bbc.co.uk)

Revising HIV's History -- New evidence that HIV has been around for at least 100 years (sciencenow.sciencemag.org)

Gardeners across UK are reaping a bitter harvest of rotten potatoes, withered salads and deformed tomatoes after an industrial herbicide tainted their soil. How the food chain became contaminated. (guardian.co.uk)

Prof. Stephen Hawking has come up with a new idea to explain why the Big Bang of creation led to the vast cosmos that we can see today. (telegraph.co.uk)

Dogs Sniff Out Early-Stage Human Cancer (livescience.com)

Your Brain Lies to You (nytimes.com)

Spray-on Skin Gun Shoots Stem Cells to Heal Wounds In A Matter of Hours (gizmodo.com)

UK: The increase in child protection is so great it is "poisoning" relationships between the generations. Most adults think twice before helping children in distress for fear of consequences. (telegraph.co.uk)

It turns out Massachusetts is once again the top tech-savvy state in the nation beating out California, Texas, and New York. (tech.yahoo.com)


It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year. (independent.co.uk)

US Fish & Wildlife report on ████████ has been ████████ by the ██████ (commondreams.org)

Molten Salt May Be Solution to Solar Energy Storage (cleantechnica.com)

Volcanoes and hot springs could supply up to 25 per cent of America's power needs, energy experts have said. (telegraph.co.uk)

What the Green Bubble Will Leave Behind (nytimes.com)

Supreme court cuts Exxon fine from $2.5 billion award for Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million. Especially crass during the highest oil profits of all time. (breitbart.com)

Benefits of high Gas Prices: End to Sprawl, Better air quality, Less traffic (nytimes.com)

Company unveils 330 lb single seater electric car - The future of transport? (techon.nikkeibp.co.jp)

Government Does it Again:: New Solar Power Projects on U.S. Public Lands Placed on Hold for 2 Years! (treehugger.com)


Say hello to .ebay, .obama, .reddit, .xxx, .orly, .hypnotoad... (afp.google.com)

Dubai to build first "shape shifting" skyscraper (news.bbc.co.uk)

Someone America doesn't want us to research. (youtube.com)

"Untraining" The Brain: Meditation and Executive Function (scienceblogs.com)

Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve Your Skype Experience (voip-news.com)