Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday is the DNC

Well, last night the DNC blew up. Clinton and Biden's speeches were potent and direct. They both set the scene for future foreign relations in progressive ways, that needed to be heard by all that questioned them. We all wait in anticipation for Obama's historical speech tonight.

Bill Clinton's Speech (huffingtonpost.com)

Joe Biden's Speech (huffingtonpost.com)


|DNC|

"Wake up, America" -- the transcript of Dennis Kucinich's warcry (politico.com)

John Kerry Rips Into McCain (huffingtonpost.com)

Here in Denver this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been heckled by fellow Democrats nearly everywhere she goes. (blogs.nypost.com)

If you watched the Democratic Convention on a major news network, you probably weren't shown one of the best speeches of the night. Your next, next President, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (youtube.com)

At least 3,500 protesters, led by veterans, are defying the Protest Cage and marching without a permit on the DNC to demand an end to the Iraq war (disaboom.com)

ABC Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors (abcnews.go.com)

Barack Obama's "Blueprint for Change." 33 pages. READ IT! (barackobama.com)



|politics|

Media Blackout: Bush has quietly sent the largest armada into the Persian Gulf since the Iraq war began in 2003: Why? Oil? An attack on Iran? (lewrockwell.com)

North Korea halts denuclearisation after US fails to remove them from list of states sponsoring terrorism. (news.bbc.co.uk)

Rove tried to kill Lieberman VP pick (politico.com)

How do you know who's gonna win in 08? Because this time the pharmaceuticals are with the Dem's (slate.com)

The Straight Talk Express Has Derailed - Amazingly Bad McCain Interview (time.com)

Russia Today interviews a true American (youtube.com)

best daily show clip ever!? history of middle east foreign policy success. (thedailyshow.com)

Flashback: Biden on 9/10/01 warned the 'real threat' may come in 'the belly of a plane' (alternet.org)



|environment|

The Dirty Secret of Clean Energy- "While generating it is getting easier, moving it to market is not." (nytimes.com)

Arctic sea ice drops to 2nd lowest level - Scientists warn that a global warming 'tipping point' is taking place (msnbc.msn.com)

Bush Administration Readies Gutting Knife for Endangered Species Act, Trying to Act Before the November Election. Call Congress. (huffingtonpost.com)

Wind Energy Bumps Into Power Grid's Limits (nytimes.com)

Horrific bat deaths linked to wind turbines. It's not the blades; it's the steep pressure gradients, which cause their lungs to literally explode (scienceblogs.com)

What You Need to Know Before Installing Solar Panels (sciam.com)

A Guide To Geothermal Energy (huffingtonpost.com)



|science|

Why Did Our Eyes Evolve For X-Ray Vision? (scientificblogging.com)

Run From The Cure: How Cannabis Cures Cancer And Why No One Knows (cannabisculture.com)

A hundred years after Freud, one man may have figured out why we dream. You'll never think the same way about nightmares again. (psychologytoday.com)

Scientists have Created the World's 1st Blood Factory (dailygalaxy.com)

First particles observed in Large Hadron Collider (physorg.com)

How to you make a titanium sphere seven feet across? You move quickly: how to build a craft that will go four miles deep in the ocean. (nytimes.com)

This video is simply awesome. It slowly zooms in on concrete until it reaches the atoms, while verbally explains what we're seeing. I wish there were others like it taken of different materials. (ovablastic.blogspot.com)

A recent study has found hardy 'extremophile' bacteria living in clean rooms at NASA. Some of the organisms are species that have never been detected anywhere else. (astrobio.net)

You Ever Seen Bacteria On Weed? No, Because It Kills It! (arstechnica.com)



|economics|

Is this what we pay our politicians for? The U.S. national debt now stands at $53 trillion. 53 trillion! It’s the kind of number astronomers should be throwing around, not legislators (contrarianprofits.com)

Work harder, take home less: Productivity rose in 2000s, but middle class income fell (money.cnn.com)

How Big of a Deal Is Income Inequality? (freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com)

The 100-Year Gap in Understanding (freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com)

While we concentrate our anger on gas prices, we are ignoring increases in electricity, food and health insurance — expenses that might actually have a greater effect on our budgets. (nytimes.com)

The United States of America is the Next Argentina (marketoracle.co.uk)



|fun/geek|

The first music video ever shot with a 360 degree panoramic lens. A tripped out journey into the track "My 1st Big Break" (vimeo.com)

Legal History of American Marijuana Prohibition (druglibrary.org)

When the Moors Ruled in Europe (video.google.com)

Every science teacher, astronomy geek, space nut, or wannabe astronaught need this FREE program (stellarium.org)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday before Labor

Hello, welcome to the mix! Just FYI there is a movie coming out W.

|politics|

Bush surrenders (reuters.com)

Obama picks Joe Biden for VP (cnn.com)

The Russian Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to officially recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (abc.net.au)

The Real Competition Behind the Olympic Games was between democratic capitalism and authoritarian capitalism. ~ Robert Reich (rgemonitor.com)

We had 55 times more military soldiers in the first Gulf War than contractors. In the current Iraq war, the ratio's 1:1. (economist.com)

It's simply a fact that the U.S. invades, bombs, occupies, and interferes in the internal affairs of other countries far more than any other country on the planet. It's not even a close competition. (salon.com)

Russia Capitalizes on Bush's New World Disorder (spiegel.de)

Syria says it’s ready to put a Russian missile system on its soil as a counterweight to U.S. plans to deploy a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic (russiatoday.com)

The Traditional Media is Trying to Destroy Obama's Candidacy...If you want to know why Obama's numbers are falling then all you need to do is to turn on any cable network news and listen for awhile. (dailykos.com)

Obama's Secret Weapon: Geeks. Lots of Them (linuxjournal.com)




|environment|

Inside the Future of Electric Cars, Hydrogen and Next-Gen Biofuels (popularmechanics.com)

I cut two fillets out of it and then opened it’s stomach. It was full of plastic. A dozen large fragments, and nothing else, filled the tiny stomach to capacity (junkraft.blogspot.com)

Coal company CEO: ‘Black is the new green.’ (thinkprogress.org)

50% of Food Grown is Wasted (celsias.com)

Arsenic in U.S. Public Drinking Water Linked to Diabetes, Scientists Say (bloomberg.com)

Sweeteners: sugar, sucralose, aspartame, stevia, (watershedsentinel.ca)

a malicious little bill – curiously numbered H.R. 6666 – to block the regulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act (switchboard.nrdc.org)

A labyrinth filled with stone temples and pyramids in 14 caves—some underwater—have been uncovered on Mexico's Yucat√°n Peninsula, archaeologists announced last week. (news.nationalgeographic.com)



|science|

The first particles have been injected into the biggest atom smasher on the planet, marking the start of the countdown to probing the secrets of the universe. (telegraph.co.uk)

This gave me the shivers: Scientist confirms Global Warming's affects (uk.news.yahoo.com)

Silicon Brain: 10,000 simulated neurons on 8192 processors (bluebrain.epfl.ch)

We are indeed what we eat, and what we eat remakes the world. (time-less-image-blog.com)

An end to spaghetti power cables - Wireless power (news.bbc.co.uk)

The planet Mars enters the '90s with it's new web cam (arsgeek.com)

How To See In Four Dimensions (sciencenews.org)

Booze Kills, Pot Doesn't (alternet.org)

5 Really Weird Things About Water (neatorama.com)




|economics|

Ignore That Logo Under the Tape! (wsj.com)

The Fed handed out $1 trillion in emergency loans to banks in 12 months. Where did that money come from and how fucked are the banks? (bloomberg.com)

China Expects Adequate Compensation for the Failure of Freddie and Fannie .... Or Else (jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com)

Caught under a mountain of Olympic debt (boston.com)

McCain Would Receive a $300,000 Tax Break Under His Proposed Tax Plan. The Average American Would Receive Only $319. (thinkprogress.org)

Illegal Immigrants Returning to Mexico in Record Numbers - US Government Solves the Illegal Immigrant Problem by Crashing the Economy (infowars.com)

"The Next Credit Crunch" Our easy access to plastic is about to dry up - and with it our ability to fake living the good life. (money.cnn.com)

United State Balance Sheet / Dependence of Foreign Capital (econompicdata.blogspot.com)




|fun/geek|

50 Things We Know Now (That We Didn't Know This Time Last Year) (tbo.com)

The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less (members.bellatlantic.net)

Why Google has lost its mojo -- and why you should care (computerworld.com)

Olympics Athletes' Village Is a 'Sex-Fest' (timesonline.co.uk)

50 greatest Olympic Moments (timesonline.co.uk)

I could play with this thing for hours! (zefrank.com)

Durex Global Sex Survey 2005 results. Good read. (durex.com)

What No One Wants to Know About Marijuana (erowid.org)

are people willing to live in a mega building of 2.3 sq km? Will the thought of living in a machine comfort people? (worldarchitecturenews.com)