I, for one, welcome our new “robot dance overlords”:http://beck.com/media/video.php?id=00019. (Warning: your choice of crappy Windows Media or crappy Real Media.) Seriously, who knew that one day robots would be dancing like 80s pop stars dancing like robots?
Posted by Chris in Technology on November 18th, 2005 | Comments Off
I’m probably late to the party on this one, but I just heard about this one today. A recent Senate vote “weakened the USDA Organic standard”:http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2005/11/7/11418/9530 by allowing the definition of “organic” to include all sorts of artificial substances: bq. Ominously, the Senate’s act would strip power to decide which synthetic substances can and cannot [...]
Posted by Chris in Environment on November 14th, 2005 | 1 Comment »
If you aren’t outraged, you’re not paying attention. Either way, read “Detainees Deserve Court Trials”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/13/AR2005111301061.html, an outstanding opinion piece in today’s Washington Post. bq.. As the Senate prepared to vote Thursday to abolish the writ of habeas corpus, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jon Kyl were railing about lawyers like me. Filing lawsuits on behalf of [...]
Posted by Chris in Government on November 14th, 2005 | Comments Off
Now _that’s_ what I’m talkin’ about. The UK government, which recently started supporting wind power in a big way, just completed a study that shows that “wind is a stable, continuous source of energy”:http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article326907.ece in the UK, and has been for as long as they have records. In fact, it seems to provide more energy [...]
Posted by Chris in Environment on November 14th, 2005 | Comments Off
BUSH: “We have discovered the true enemy — that overwhelming majority of the Iraqi people who want US troops to leave immediately. They are a ruthless enemy, and we will not surrender until we have defeated them.” Or at least that’s how I heard it.
Posted by Chris in Government, Iraq, Politics, World on November 11th, 2005 | 3 Comments »