Monday, July 30, 2007

Huffington Post: Never Trust the Media on Marijuana

Watching the media cover marijuana is fascinating, offering deep insight into conventional wisdom, bias and failure to properly place science in context. The coverage of a new study claiming that marijuana increases the risk of later psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia by 40% displays many of these flaws.

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Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu Hill [pic]

I'll see your long-ass place name and raise you a longer one.

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Station...[pic]

um, just look.

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Cash-strapped U.S. Government hands out $30 billion to Israel's military

Cash-strapped U.S. Government hands out $30 billion to Israel's military. This comes at a time when the U.S. government is in heavy debt and is itself under heavy financial pressure.

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FUTURAMA returns November 27th

The first of four feature-length DVD movies will arrive in stores on November 27th!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007



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Man Convicted of Murder From 30 Miles Away

The subject of a police manhunt in 2005 was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday night in the death of a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper who crashed his car racing to help in the search. Even though Stallmann was hiding in woods some 30 miles away from Tatoian’s crash site, prosecutors won the murder conviction.

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The FBI Can Eavesdrop on You Even When Your Cell Phone is Turned Off

Did you know that the FBI can listen in to any and all of your conversations through your cell phone–even when you’re not actually speaking on the phone?Using your cell phone’s tracking device, the FBI can turn on the microphone in your cell phone and listen to any conversations taking place nearby.

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Global Warming: How the World is Changing [Pics]

While the effect of human activity on the global climate is hotly debated, physical signs of environmental change are all around us.

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Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'

I didn't make it up, I'm quoting the man. Thoughts anyone?

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

College Professor Says Textbooks Are Too Expensive, Quits Using them

Instead of textbooks, Hammond has been assigning journal articles and other reading materials that his students can check out from the library or download from the internet, a practice which, if every one of their professors did it, would save students (on average) $900 a year.

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Kids use donated laptops to surf porn

What did they expect?

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Survey: Men Happiest With Smart Wives

Men in search of true happiness should steer clear of bimbos and dumb blondes: research shows men are happiest if they marry smart women.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Colorado Professors Get Death Threats for Teaching Evolution

Police are investigating intimidating messages sent to biology teachers at the University of Colorado. An extremist Christian activist is accused by newspapers and blogs of distributing the threats.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Jon Lovitz roughed up Andy Dick over the murder of Phil Hartman

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, who witnessed the assault, said, "Jon picked Andy up by the head and smashed him into the bar four or five times, and blood started pouring out of his nose." Lovitz told Page Six, "All the comedians are glad I did it because this guy is a [bleep]hole."

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Friday, July 13, 2007

3 Reasons Why I'm Glad To Be a Guy

As I awoke this morning, put on my clothes, and walked out to the subway it struck me that I would make a terrible female. If twenty three years and nine months ago a XX sperm hadn’t been boxed out by the winning XY squad then I would be Meghan and be living a completely different life no doubt.

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Only Men Can Play Battleship? // pic

I wouldn't want to give it away, see for yourselves.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Anti-war T-shirt Now Illegal In Four States

...Possibly Nationwide Soon

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Most spied-upon road in Britain STILL plagued by crime

There are 102 CCTV cameras monitoring crime on the two-mile road. At the time, police disclosed there had been 430 offenses committed over six months on Holloway Road, including 29 serious assaults, 15 robberies and 32 burglaries. "Having so many cameras in one place actually makes police investigations harder..."

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Microsoft Admits *ALL* Xbox360's Are Defective

If you thought that Sony was the only console manufacturer having a really bad day, guess again. After many months of public complaints and outcries, Microsoft has publically admitted that *ALL* (as in every single one ever sold) Xbox360's have a design defect that can lead to their failure.

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Libertarian Party ranks up 18% in '07

The Libertarian Party has had an 18 percent increase in membership since January, said Shane Cory, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee. More Americans are joining the Libertarian Party because they are "disillusioned with typical party politics and are looking for a change,"

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

9 Great Reasons to Drink Water, and How to Form the Water Habit

We all know that water is good for us, but often the reasons are a little fuzzy. And even if we know why we should drink water, it's not a habit that many people form. So here are 9 powerful reasons to drink water with tips on how to form the water habit.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Xbox 360 failure rate estimated around 33%!

"EB Games held conference calls for its Canadian stores informing them of the extended warranty policy changes and revealing alarming failure rates of the Xbox 360. “The real numbers were between 30 to 33 percent,” said former EB Games employee Matthieu G., adding that failure rate was even greater for launch consoles."

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Been waiting a month for my 2nd dead system to come back, double the wait the first time it broke. It's just annoying as hell having a $400 piece of electronics equipment that can die randomly, not to mention the $480 version isn't even any safer, plus they still haven't fixed the d-pad.

MS cheaped out, (yet sells us pictures at pure profit) and we all have to suffer for their mistakes. The Core pack was an ominous sign more people should have paid attention to. Unfortunately for us, hardware quality didn't seem like a high priority compared to a 2005 launch and being able to turn a profit within 2 years.

Inconvenience = unhappy consumers who will not stay loyal forever. In addition to getting great games this fall, the PS3 is a more capable machine with a solid design, Blu-ray's larger disc space and a standard hard drive. The Wii is just unstoppable and MS is helping keep it that way.

Monday, July 2, 2007

7-Elevens become Simpsons "Kwik-E-Marts"

"Over the weekend, 7-Eleven Inc. turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores of "The Simpsons" fame, in the latest example of marketers making life imitate art. Now you can get Buzz Cola, KrustyO's and Squishees."

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Mmmmm, free goo.

PIC: Comparison of Our Sun, To The Largest Known Star

VY Canis Majoris is a red hyper-giant. This is the largest known star. If it were possible for a human to walk on the surface of Canis Majoris, at 3 miles an hour for 8 hours a day, it would take him or her 162,000 years to walk the entire circumference (compared with 2 years 11 months to complete the same task on the Earth).

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

A tornado running into a rainbow (PIC)

Simply stunning.

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ATM for Super Tall People Only! [PIC]

I have no details of where this is from or anything more about it... but I like where the banks head was at when they installed this.

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