This won't end well. First cases of totally drug resistant TB are diagnoses in India. Good thing that evolution thing is a bunch of bunk, or we'd have to worry about stuff like this. (Grokked from matociquala)
To the guy in the big diesel truck with the bumpersticker "Annoy a Liberal, Get a Job" fuck you. Look, it's a damn stupid talking point. Here are those dirty, liberal, teachers who are wrecking our youth by filling them with liberal talking points like "we shouldn't pollute", or "smoking is bad for you," or the infamous, "i before e except after c…" You might also remember this past summer those horrible public workers that are driving us to socialism who continued to work, inspecting airplanes and airports after the Congress refused to reauthorized the FAA. And hence they worked and paid their own travel costs to make sure airplanes didn't fall out of the sky. Have you ever seen a conservative work without compensation (or promise of compensation)? Yeah, neither have I. (Grokked from Absolute Write)
It's amazing what can happen when you take the money out of politics. Not that everything the Connecticut government has done has been wunderbar, but it's a damn site better that what's going on elsewhere. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)
The inside of an abandoned Soviet era rocket motor facility. So you can get your urban archeology and uberbigthings fix on.
On the "they's can't make us buy that damn dirty health insurance", "Others argue that the Constitution's framers could not possibly have envisioned a congressional power to force purchases. However, in 1790, the first Congress… required all ship owners to provide medical insurance…in 1798, Congress also required seamen to buy hospital insurance… (i)n 1792, Congress enacted a law mandating that all able-bodied citizens obtain a firearm. This history negates any claim that forcing the purchase of insurance or other products is unprecedented or contrary to any possible intention of the framers." A cogent legal discussion of the ACA's chances in the Supreme Court from the NEJM. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
The Guggenheim digitizes a lot of their out-of-print books and offers them for free on their website. I'm not sure I agree with how they did this, but free art books from the premier American collection of modernist art.
Hey, you know who the climate deniers like to say about how the world is too big for us to effect? Yeah, not so much. Seems the new study links human pollution patterns to stronger tornadic activity. And for those deniers who like to say, but that's only one study. Well, there is an older study that show why the east coast has rain on the weekends more often. Strangely enough it was also directly linked to human pollution patterns. Or the study that showed with our holding more water a higher latitudes (damns, pools, etc) was causing the Earth to spin faster (milliseconds difference, but still measurable). (Grokked from Jay Lake)