Consider also the case of Hank Skinner, currently on death row in Texas for the...– Radley Balko: Why Americans Still Support The Death Penalty (via jeffmiller) not that i was even considering supporting perry to begin with, but that he has actively worked against a fair trial is all the reason i need to do what i can to prevent him from getting any further in the republican race...
When Utah death row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner asked to die by firing squad last...– Radley Balko: Why Americans Still Support The Death Penalty (via jeffmiller) this is America, where we refuse to face the consequences of our actions and the conclusions of our beliefs. i take that back: this is humanity; Americans just make it easier to enjoy the means and avoid the ends.
If you have a risk that the private sector won’t take, it is because the private...– Learning from Solyndra | Capital Gains and Games (via jeffmiller)
Biden Asks White House Visitor If He Wants To... →
“WASHINGTON—Claiming it was “pretty fucking cool up there” and not to be missed, Vice President Joe Biden reportedly asked Estonian ambassador Väino Reinart on several occasions Sunday if he wanted to check out the White House roof. “So, you ready to see this sweet-ass roof or what?” the vice president was overheard telling Reinart, one of several foreign ...
Is This the Sanest Man Running for President? →
jeffmiller: You need to read this article on Gary Johnson. Even if you don’t care for Gary Johnson; even if you hate all libertarians… . read it. Because it’s hilarious. UPDATE: In case I wasn’t clear, you have to read this article. jeff’s right. read it for gems like this: ‘When a reporter asks him, after he gushes about how great New Hampshire voters are, if he says the same...
My next door neighbor’s two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs than...– Gary Johnson delivers the best line of the GOP debate and becomes a real candidate. - By David Weigel - Slate Magazine
Innocent people have probably been put to death in Texas!” [Johnson] said. “I...– Gary Johnson, after the debate (Gary Johnson delivers the best line of the GOP debate and becomes a real candidate. - By David Weigel - Slate Magazine) (via jeffmiller)
Moneyball :: rogerebert.com →
i want to see this. badly.
It is worth contemplating why it is that conservatives who believe the...– Rod Dreher (via alaina)
Opening Night ‘Projections’. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Kansas City - September 16, 2011 (by Quixotic Fusion) don’t tell me Kansas City doesn’t have culture.
What we SHOULD have been taught in our senior year... →
One Simple Reason (and Two Easy Steps) to Show Why... →
The Dark Side of Oz (by Bryan Pugh)
A friend called a few weeks ago to tell me about a skyscraper that had to be...– Ryan Sayre over at 3QuarksDaily (via portraitoftheartistasayoungman)
Tourist kidnapped by pirate on National Talk Like... →
monsieur-qui: WHAT A COINCIDENCE! ARGGGGGH!
Zambikes Bamboo Bikes Turn Heads In The U.S.,... →
Boys learn farming, entrepreneurship — and salsa -... →
“Earlier this summer John Gordon Jr. had a problem. He and more than a dozen members of his fledgling youth farming program, BoysGrow, had just harvested their first crop of hundreds of pounds of produce from a 2-acre Wyandotte County plot, and the clock was ticking. They had no cooler in which to store the vegetables and no distribution network. No worries, he thought. He’d just...
You Say 'Ponzi Scheme,' I Say 'Fraud' - Reason... →
If art is about talking and expressing yourself, interface design is about...– Tim Van Damme waxes poetic on ui/ux design. (via jayrobinson)
Picking the Perfect Beer for a Meal →
davereed: Well this should prove helpful
While it’s undoubtedly true that some reporters consciously repress facts which...– How Bias Works - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic (via jeffmiller)
Backcountry.com: The Goat » Blog Archive » Woman... →
“Alaskan hero Brooke Collins saw a black bear in her Juneau neighborhood walking around carrying her dachshund Fudge “like a salmon.” Before common sense could take over the young woman charged out of her house and slugged the bear right in the nose. Brooke’s boyfriend heard her screaming and ran to find her. When he arrived on scene he saw the bear scampering away and her running back...
Does anyone else have a problem with a state-funded research lab withholding...– Prettier Than Napoleon: The big one (via jeffmiller) A research-oriented article from Outside Magazine: Totally Psyched for the Full-Rip Nine showing that it’s not “just” hysteria.