Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
TomDispatch: Noam Chomsky: Terrorists Wanted the World Over
The Guardian: In the UK, The Government is ordered to turn over minutes of Iraq Discussions
Did you know that just 4 of 10 Americans know there are 100 US Senators?
Monday, February 25, 2008
Britain's Year Zero: UK to leap from laggard to leader on CO2 emissions
Matthew Simmons Interview: The Fading Twilight of Oil
Grist: Let Buildings Heat and Cool Themselves
The Synthetic Sea Story is a sad one of plastic beyond belief
Robert Frohlich has a great article on the Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Note the second numeric column. $40 Billion, has been since 1913, by law. This is the 17% of outstanding loans banks are required to keep in reserve. Then notice it suddenly drops to $198 million and then the report lists the banks as minus $8.7 Billion, something which has never happened before. Now its minus $18 Billion.
NW Gov Elliot Spitzer warns of "Financial Tsunami".
OK. I warned you. Now I've got to go run a 50K in Moab.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
More photos from the Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica
Valerie Plame Wilson says Sibel Edmonds' recent disclosures in the UK's Sunday Times concerning the sale of U.S. nuclear secrets to the foreign black market, as aided by high-ranking government officials, are "stunning"... (Why is it not being covered in our MSM?)
After heated exchange Rep. Wexler says Rice gave false testimony today
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Celebrate Darwin Day
Born February 12, 1809
". . .For my part I would as soon be descended from [a] baboon . . . as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies . . . treats his wives like slaves . . . and is haunted by the grossest superstitions."--Darwin, Descent of Man
"I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished.
"And this is a damnable doctrine."
". . . The old argument of design in nature, as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue that, for instance, the beautiful hinge of a bivalve shell must have been made by an intelligent being, like the hinge of a door by a man. There seems to be no more design in the variability of organic beings and in the action of natural selection, than in the course which the wind blows. Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws. . .
"The state of mind which grand scenes formerly excited in me, and which was intimately connected with a belief in God, did not essentially differ from that which is often called the sense of sublimity; and however difficult it may be to explain the genesis of this sense, it can hardly be advanced as an argument for the existence of God, any more than the powerful though vague and similar feelings excited by music. . .
. . .The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an Agnostic.--Darwin, Autobiography (1958 version, restoring the original omissions from Darwin's Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, published posthumously in 1887)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Lee Iacocca is ANGRY!!
Coherent Conspiracy site: Orbit: Beast of Heaven
Orion Mag: Stopping Coal in its Tracks: Loosely affiliated activists draw a line -- and hold it
Vanity Fair has: Raising Obama and Wolcott's assessment of How Bush Stacks Up (Not very High)
Only two hours until Darwin Day!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Good to see Rep Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md) talking Peak Oil on C-Span. Earlier the "30-something" reps were highlighting the extent that GWB and his pointless war have indebted our nation to foreign debtors. During this administration we have more than doubled the debt we owe to foreign nations and it is greater than all the previous presidencies COMBINED!!
Larisa Alexandrovna always articulate is ANGRY about secret prisons within prisons.
Amazing Green-roof art school in Singapore
High Country News: Time to call the gas industry's bluff