Now is not the time for us to lick our political wounds, now is the time for us...– Republicans prepare to launch offensive against Democrats | World news | guardian.co.uk Ah. Good to see that, as usual, Republicans are more concerned with partisan bickering than with doing their jobs. (via robot-heart-politics)(via southpol) If I’m not mistaken, their job isn’t to rubber stamp...
davereed: my bacon crickets just arrived
they any good?
i didn't order them to EAT them
davereed: i ordered them to horrify the AMs for when they come over to my desk
Sons of Kenyan Village Build First Clinic →
the email i just received from blood:water mission: “The Lwala clinic which is the subject of the documentary, SONS OF LWALA, will get national attention tonight, January 30, 2009 when founders Milton and Fred Ochieng’ will be named as the World News Person of the Week on the ABC Nightly News. Tune in between 6:45 pm and 7 p.m, EST to catch the segment. SONS OF LWALA tells the story...
PBS offers free download of "The Presidents"...
sds: mirza: PBS has The Presidents (part of the American Experience) available as a free download. My personal favorite episode is their documentary on FDR. This is quiet a good deal considering the box set costs $130 I am definitely downloading these. On a side note, PBS could’ve saved a ton on bandwidth costs if they distributed these (totally legal) files via bittorrent.
This is why our problem is not just economic; it’s spiritual. We have mistaken...– The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan (via lilyb)
The Super Bowl Sunday TV spot for Miller High Life will last just one second. please please please, check out the “foam finger” spot for what is sure to be the hottest gadget in stadiums this fall.
If you commoditize or cut anything, it is those things that are furthest away...– Decker Marketing: To CEOs Cutting Budgets: “Cheap is Expensive”
Alaskans brace for Redoubt Volcano eruption →
Family: Octuplets' mother has 6 other children →
ohtrouble: sarahchristine: What the hell? I am sorry, and this may make me very unpopular, but why do people think it is a good idea to have so many children? Why would someone who already has 6 children take fertility drugs? The world is over-populated as it is and you take it upon yourself to add 14 more children to it? Why are you so special? Why not adopt if you want to have a huge family?...
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their...– Theodore M. Hesburgh (via kari-shma) i love my children’s mother!
Human Sewage to Power Buses in Norway →
davereed: hippieflavor: “In Oslo, air pollution from public and private transport has increased by approximately 10% since 2000, contributing to more than 50% of total CO2 emissions in the city. With Norway’s ambitious target of being carbon neutral by 2050 Oslo City Council began investigating alternatives to fossil fuel-powered public transport and decided on biomethane. Biomethane is a...
“Clean, drinkable water is something most of us take for granted. But millions of people — 1 in 6, to be precise –- don’t have access to clean water. Sarah Bird decided to do something about that. She founded a company in Pakistan called Saafwater that sells chlorine tablets directly to the public so people can purify their water themselves. What would inspire a young British...
actual response on a job application:
davereed: Length of Residence: 40 feet X 60 feet
Road signs warn of zombies - video of the link i posted yesterday. the official spokesperson implies that the new message isn’t as relevant to drivers’ safety. i heartily disagree. [h/t jeff]
A 40-Year Wish List: You won't believe what's in... →
“This is supposed to be a new era of bipartisanship, but this bill was written based on the wish list of every living — or dead — Democratic interest group. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, “We won the election. We wrote the bill.” So they did.” CoS Emanuel’s words (“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an...
attentiondoozers: Watch it, Digg it, love it teamtigerawesome: Oprah is Dead When Oprah dies, the world, bereft of one of it’s most charismatic leaders, descends into anarchy and chaos. A solitary traveler attempts to put the shattered pieces together again, but puts them together wrong, which can only mean doom for us all. Shot by Jonathan Nicholas. Starring Clay Dzygun, CJ Meeks, Nick...
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.– Ronald Reagan (via nomosshere:moneyissues) (via ajamison) (via themiddle)
Goat detained over armed robbery →
“Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery. Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into a goat to escape arrest after trying to steal a Mazda 323. “The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to...
Cell Phone Numbers Going Public This Week →
crazynutjob points out that this is not true: http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp sorry for the original post.
FedEx plane crashes in Texas →
in other news, tom hanks has just received the script for a possible castaway sequel.
Man trapped by sofa sipped whisky - BBC News →
travors: A man who became trapped beneath his sofa for two days said he survived by sipping from a bottle of whisky. “The whole settee tipped over catching me like a rat in a trap,” he said “I took a sip of [the whisky] and thought, well this isn’t too bad.”
Cell Phone Numbers Going Public This Week
onemoretimewithfeeling: shorterexcerpts: sade: sufjanssteven: Starting this week, telemarketers will be given cell phone numbers. You will be charged for these calls. You can call 1-888-382-1222 to get on the National Do Not Call list. It takes about a minute will save you annoyances and money later on. Make sure you’re calling from the cell phone you want to have blocked.
Using long drawn-out processes to put money into circulation to meet an...– What Are They Buying? by Thomas Sowell on National Review Online
After all, what is knowledge, really, but high-resolution regurgitation?– Steve Carell on How to Act Brilliant (via girk) (via peterwknox) (via robot-heart)
Iceland’s Government Collapses →
(via mattlehrer) “Iceland has been mired in crisis since the collapse of the country’s banks under the weight of debts amassed during years of rapid expansion. Inflation and unemployment have soared, and the krona currency has plummeted.” insane debt, rapid expansion, inflation, unemployment, falling currency…that sounds familiar.
The final week of January began with a bloodbath for the job market, as more...– Bloody Monday job tally: more than 50,000 jobs lost - way to go overboard with the title, CNN. unfortunate, yes. bloody? no. it’s headlines like this that inflate our sense of reality & self-importance.