What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Linkee-poo is rockin' in the free world, Canada

First we have "Santorum", whom you don't want to google, and now "FuckFace Von ClownStick". Who's next? Crazy-eyed McGee?

OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!, Starz has greenlit "American Gods." Damn, now I got squee all over me. And so begins the inevitable handwringing hoping FreemantleMedia doesn't screw it up (please don't whitewash, please don't whitewash).

Yet another social media site, but this one will be "secure." You know, until they need money. (Grokked from John)

Philae is back, baby!

Using an electron microscope to visualize reading analog media. Okay, I'm a total geek, but keel! In case you ever wanted to see what the surface of a DVD or CD-ROM looked like. (Grokked from Dan)

As a nation, we waste up to 40% of our food. This should be a crime. Also note that this is mostly a middleman problem, they don't think you'll buy less than perfect produce (or that it needs to be packaged and so must conform to a certain size). And yet, when there are programs that take this "ugly" produce, it sells (probably because they sell it at a discount). Which is fine. What we really need is consumer education (that yellow cauliflower isn't rotten, because it doesn't show the signs of rotting). This is really a crime, especially when people go hungry every single day.

On why regulation happens. So, they might kill a few people with the marijuana before we get there, but what's a few people? And actually, that's how regulation happens. Like the new trans fats rule.

Remember that solar sales pitch yesterday? Perfect Power Now. That certainly looks like them (although the website doesn't have the conservative panic sidebars). And hey, if you can't trust a high-tech firm that looks like they designed their website on GeoCities, who can you trust? Their parent company is a little more modern, but with selling a DVD on "A Crash Course on the Constitution", there's that conservative panic mode. Seems the Amazon people don't quite think highly of them. "You can buy these items separately for much less", yes, that. Plus, it's only a 90W solar panel. Well, I guess they're going where the money is 9and they're target audience isn't all that savvy in alternative energy). Just a hint, you can get most of what they're selling for about $2000 for less than $200. All except the battery and wheels. (Grokked from John)

There's this thing about equal rights and women having control over their bodies. Want examples? Okay, how about the lack of "women's hygiene" products in the developing world leading to girls dropping out of schools and missing economic opportunities. 'Nough said?

Whoa there, Sparky, "Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that Kansas isn't really increasing taxes even though the state will raise its sales and cigarette taxes to balance the budget." Because those aren't real taxes. Well, actually because they won't impact real tax payers, just the poor. Not like they voted for Brownback anyway. "The analysis posted online said the poorest 20 percent of the state's residents will pay 1.5 percent more in taxes than they did in 2012, or an average of $197 a year. Meanwhile, the wealthiest 1 percent will pay 1.9 percent less, or an average of about $24,600, the group said." It's called "regressive". Just so you have that word ready to go (we're going to need it a lot).

Five lies conservative "Christians" tell about themselves. I really want to make a bumper sticker that says, "The way you talk about your God makes him out to be some kinda dick." (Grokked from Janiece)

Ah Texas. Home of the batshit crazy politician. Now they want to "repatriate" Texas' gold (they really don't have any) and set up their own gold bullion repository bank. We, Jasper, there's a few laws that you might transgress here (like not being able to mint your own money, that was a part of why we have the Constitution, BTW). But even though, in their law, they state no one (like those stinking Feds) can seize the assets. Hahahaha. Say, remember how laws work? Also, don't miss some of the wonderful conservative lunacy such as, "…some 4,200 gold bars bought in 2011 by the University of Texas’s endowment fund… are stored in the basement vault of HSBC’s headquarters… For the last four years, the endowment has paid an estimated $1 million per year to store their gold there. (If it had been at the New York Fed the cost would have totaled about $15,400 over that period)." Wot a deal! Also, "(Capriglione) dismissed a suggestion that a building known as a the 'Texas Bullion Depository' will attract criminal masterminds…Rushed for time, Capriglione cut short his interview before he could be asked if he had ever seen the films 'Heist,' 'Goldfinger,' 'Ocean’s Eleven,' or 'Die Hard 3.'" Hahahaha. (Grokked from Dan)

Remember when the conservatives in Congress shut down that Homeland Security Report that said white Christian extremists were more of a domestic threat than other groups? Good times. Good times.

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