Gitmo has its own magazine. And it’s nice, too! ““After dining on the multiple food vendors, and competing in the multitudes of events, the event wrapped up as a storm was blowing in, bringing an end to a fun and laughter filled Day at the Bay”
A local church that has been hosting naked paint parties and slumber-party Sundays with the “sexiest ladies on the beach” will now have to pay taxes on the property as officers investigate the church’s practices, authorities said Tuesday.
Matt Novak at Paleofuture has a great article on repeated failed predictions about peak oil, dating back over one-hundred years.
This is the real mission patch for a rocket carrying spy satellites heading into space today.
In Springfield, Missouri, the “Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” have begun distributing fliers as part of a “neighborhood watch” program.
Ross Wolfe’s blog has an excellent post featuring some early Soviet board games.
Five years ago today, Boing Boing published a link to this great (as in crazy) comic book published by then Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart, “facing a tough reelection campaign.”
Americans have spent over $60,000,000,000 since 9/11 on the TSA. It has allowed > 25,000 security breaches. Seven hundred scanners have been installed since 2007, at a total cost of $119,000,000. Cost per gun found: $6,000,000. Number of those guns which belonged to terrorists: 0. Of every 10 weapons, 7 get past screeners. Since 2004, at least 16 different individuals later accused of terrorist plots flew at least 23 times through US airports. None were caught.
According to Reuters, quoting Nature Climate Change, it is now too late to stop the rise in sea level. Some quotes from the Reuters article: Rising sea levels cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if deep emissions cuts lower global average temperatures, but they can be slowed down. Even if the […]
Here’s a great quote from Robert Cialdini’s book Influence: Science and Practice, warning us of the psychologically dangerous combination of scarcity and rivalry. In 1973, Barry Diller, then vice president for prime-time programming of the American Broadcasting Company. Diller: agreed to pay $3.3 million for a single television showing of the movie The Poseidon Adventure. […]