Monthly Archives: August 2013

Best Comic in a Loooong time


From Gavin Aung at  Zen Pencils based on a speech by Bill Waterson, of Calvin and Hobbes fame: Here’s the text of a speech Bill Watterson gave at Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio, to the 1990 graduating class.   SOME THOUGHTS ON … Continue reading

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The failure of minimum wage


There has been a lot of talk lately of raising the minimum wage. From strikes carried about by employees of everyone from Wal-Mart to McDonalds, to statements by Obama and others calling for the minimum wage to be raised, to … Continue reading

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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 Years


A military court has sentenced Bradley Manning, who leaked thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks to 35 years in prison. He must serve 1/3 of that, or a little under 12 years, before he becomes elgible for parole. He has … Continue reading

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10 famous geniuses and their drugs of choice


Article at Salon 10 famous geniuses and their drugs of choice These intellectual luminaries indulged BY ROBERT T. GONZALEz Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It’s an interesting hypothesis, and one that’s been gaining momentum in recent years. If … Continue reading

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Science for stoners: Here’s how pot works


Article over at Salon Science for stoners: Here’s how pot works Explaining the chemistry behind medical marijuana that got Sanjay Gupta and others to finally believe BY K.M. CHOLEWA Last week, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta grabbed headlines for coming out in support of … Continue reading

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Stunning Racial Maps of the US


I find these maps fascinating not only for the racial distribution- but also the people distribution. I would wager that many people will find these even more surprising then I do because of the amount of travelling in our nation … Continue reading

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Stunning…and Disturbing Photos of the Modern Ku Klux Klan


Slate is running an excellent piece: A Day in the Life of the Ku Klux Klan, Uncensored, the photohraphy of Anthony Karen  (note that his site is currently very slow with many pages timing out due to the traffic). An interesting piece … Continue reading

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