Monday, December 5, 2011
PSA of the week: Why Burn Doctors Hate Instant Soup
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
New York's Finest, protecting America from peaceful, uppity young women:
Rest assured that Anthony Bologna, the white-shirt cop who did this, has been soundly punished by being assigned to the cushy Staten Island beat, and he's also been docked ten whole vacation days. That'll teach HIM to just walk up and pepper spray a group of completely passive and helpless women who have been "kettled" by his fellow officers.
Clearly, helpless, passive, peaceful young women represent a grave threat, and they must be dealt with harshly:
And they will just have to accept the fact that police can grope, grab, and beat the hell out of them with impunity:
Being a journalist can get you killed:
As for "Casually pepper-spraying" Lt. John Pike:
A sad, sad day for America.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Reviews for "Twilight: Breaking Dawn"
Monday, November 14, 2011
As mentioned earlier, 'tis the season to be very careful driving out on the open road, especially at dusk and dawn:
Deer collisions per month, Kentucky
Oh, Dear God: Wal-Mart Wants To Be Your Doctor -- and they announced this just after they cut medical insurance for their own employees.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Saturday, October 29, 2011
The "#Occupy Wall Street" phenomenon: it is just possible that things are actually changing in America.
I can certainly identify. And it ties into Halloween perfectly, because I feel like I'm living in a horror movie:
And then there's the 99%. We don't ask for much. We just would like the chance to work for:
The #Occupy News:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
"Occupy Wall Street" is getting interesting: some brilliant posters, innovative protest methods, and a message that is shaping up to be a coherent and concise concern over the way the ultra-wealthy elite treats -- and controls -- America. Mostly it's a safe, fun environment, but there have been some inexcusable incidents with thug cops and a few peaceful protestors have been injured. Boing Boing is covering it all in excellent form.
For history nuts, a forgotten war, covered by the winners: An 1812 overview worth watching | Toronto Sun
Mostly, deer don't seem to notice cars. And they are hit by cars 1.5 Million times a year. Deer, in general, don't recognize approaching headlights as being a threat: they seem to be almost invisible to a deer. Hence the massive numbers of deer killed at night. For my entire life, the only behavior I ever observed was that deer completely ignore approaching cars at night. If you tap your horn at them, they recognize that the sound is "getting closer" and they will turn and run away from the sound, but the car itself always seems to be something that doesn't even register. Then, three or four years ago, I noticed that deer were stating to take better notice of approaching cars, especially at night. This is important, and it's very significant. And it's a perfect example of natural selection at work. Smarter Deer? Smarter Drivers? Both? Fewer Being Killed On Roads
A few facts you may not know:
1. if you swerve to avoid a deer and hit something else, even if it's just a fencepost, you're "at fault" and your insurance will charge you accordingly.
2. swerving to avoid a deer often results in a catastrophic collision with an oncoming car.
3. if you're about to hit a moose or a horse: duck! The bulk of the body mass will come through the windshield, your best bet to survive is by being below the dash line.
4. most deer collisions happen at dusk and dawn.
5. November (peak of the rutting season) is the worst month for deer collisions. October and December come in a close second.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
From somewhere on FaceBook: "I'll believe Corporations are people when one is executed in Texas."
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The state of Georgia EXECUTED an innocent man tonight.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
DADT is finally gone. It's about time.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Life in post - "Patriot Act" America:
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Simon Glick Versus Boston: finally, as of August 26, 2011, the US Federal Court affirms in a unanimous decision that YOU DO HAVE THE RIGHT to video a cop in the public performance of their duties. The Decision, in PDF. It may be worth printing out all 24 pages just so that you can present it to any police officer who threatens to arrest you for having a video camera in public.
Monday, September 5, 2011
A rare nod to sanity in the Republican race for the 2012 presidential nomination, from Jon Huntsman:
“To be clear: I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”
Sadly, it's only a brief nod, then he returns to indulging in the GOP's rabid "I despise the very air Obama breathes" crap.
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