If detroit didn’t have the red wings, the entire city would crumble in misery for lack of anything to live for
Researchers at Harvard and Advanced Cell Technology are reporting that they have...– Really Great Stem Cell Research News - Reason Magazine
Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals →
i wonder, is this because of increased positive behavior (or decreased negative behavior) or a result of making fewer actions illegal (just a guess; i’m not even sure this is happening)?
Google Wave "Is What Email Would Look Like If It... →
(via craytonc) i’m intrigued…
I have no esteem for belief in and of itself. I detest the recent habit of...– Rémi Brague (via viz) (via wesleyhill) (via sds)
It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.– - Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist & psychologist (1870 - 1937) [h/t coworker Dan] (via davereed) (via sds) *sigh*
U.S. Involvement in GM Won't End With Bankruptcy →
“The government would retain significant control over the restructured General Motors under an Obama administration plan that would allow U.S. officials to directly name or influence the appointments of the vast majority of a new 13-member board that would oversee the company, sources familiar with the discussions said. The plan calls for federal officials to directly appoint five or six...
Feeling Like a Big Man
seatofmypants: As a hollow shell of a grown man, I occasionally feel the need to validate my own masculinity through acts ranging from the bizarre (see: oranges, mandarin) to the eccentric (see: my wardrobe). Memorial Day proved no exception. Following five days of soul-crushing events at some local retailers (we had no big race until the 30th), Memorial Day weekend got a late start for MP and...
Energy Secretary's White-Paint Proposal Puzzles... →
“Energy Secretary Steven Chu stunned the audience at a London scientific conference Tuesday with a radical but simple proposal to combat global warming: Paint all the roofs of all the buildings in the world white. If we did so, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist said, and if we also made sure the world’s roads and sidewalks were light-colored, it would have the same effect on global...
mills: Bill Withers - Harlem.
Police in Nebraska are looking for a man who... →
I firmly believe in the law as a foundation for all of our basic rights.– Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, 5/26/09 (via notthatkindagay) With the caveats that a) I may be misreading her, and b) there may be more context to this quote, Sotomayer has it completely backwards. Our basic rights simply exist—external to us and to any legal statues; the law...
Obama’s Sotomayor Nomination: Identity Politics... →
“She has a mixed reputation, with a questionable temperament and no particularly important opinions in over 10 years on the Second Circuit. Most notably, she was part of the panel that summarily affirmed the dismissal of Ricci v. DeStefano, where the City of New Haven denied firefighter promotions based on an admittedly race-neutral exam whose results did not yield the “correct” racial mix...
It is now clear that there is no real difference between the government and the...– The Obama administration bullies GM’s bondholders - washingtonpost.com When Obama was derided as a would-be socialist during the campaign, such concerns were dismissed as reckless and irresponsible. A typical response went something like this: “Socialism means that the Government owns the means...
real good sounding recording →
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Nebraska Boy, 6, Takes the Wheel During Dad's... →
Chauncey Billups' Off Kobe's Back Pass
nbaplayoffs2009: GIF Party!! This is how you win championships, if you’re a Nuggets fan And if you’re a Lakers fan, that’s Kobe’s audition for the Generals Editors’ Notes: Click here to watch the play with the Globetrotters theme song playing and here for the Benny Hill Theme. kobe got pwnd!!!!!
It was Denver’s first-ever playoff win against Los Angeles, which owned an 11-0...– Nuggets beat Lakers 106-103 in Game 2 - NBA - Yahoo! Sports (via nbaplayoffs2009)
schools in the cloud
on the news last night they showed a story of how a girl with asperger’s had finished 11th in her class of 100+ (that’s better than i did in my class of 372). but what caught me was the interview took place in a computer lab where nice flat-screen monitors sat atop new CPUs. it looked very…out of place, redundant of themselves. why aren’t schools, even school districts,...
Why Wolfram Alpha Flopped →
(via azspot) flopped? really? i disagree 100%. i’ve already used it several times & found it far more helpful than ask.com or the goog. then again, i think i had realistic expectations for both its ability and its purpose. all this “google-killer” talk was totally misplaced to begin with; W|A only “flopped” if you believed the hype.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won six Super Bowl titles, seven AFC championships...– CARPE DIEM: Football Justice and Supreme Court Justice
This is really important for you to realize. I have a plan, not a schedule.– Dave Nelson (perhaps quoting someone else; dave is very well-read.)
Senate bids for 145% hike on beer tax. →
omg-nowai: this calls for an uprising. REVOLT
dummydonuts: lickystickypickyme: Nate Dogg...