Friday, January 29, 2010

Animal Farm Friday 2 - Dont worry, we dont bite

This is the luckiest little impala ever! Three cheetahs catch it, but decide to play with it instead. Check out the hi-res photos and read the story here. (Don't worry. It has a happy ending!)

Sticking your neck out: Oblivious to the danger, the impala appears to return the affection to the cheetahs

President Obama Present the iPad

I knew it was out there! (Thanks, Barely Political!)

Now that corporations are people...

Animal Farm Friday - Poor bees

Kind of makes me think about how the Dems having a supermajority in government re still being man-handled by the supposedly "banished into exile" GOP.

From Environmental Graffiti:
“All it takes is one. One enterprising scout to find the honey
bee colony. Mark it with a pheromone. Return with a band of natural born killers. And make all hell break lose.” Sounds like the latest Tarantino? Close. It’s the beginning of a National Geographic video that documents the annihilation of 30,000 European honey bees by 30 (yes, 30!) Asian giant hornets. We’ve found out more about these bullies of the insect world.

Red the full article, though. It's not political, and is actually fascinating.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fading Lightbulbs

Who knew?
More Americans are buying energy efficient lighting and are aware of the energy-saving benefits -- but most are clueless about the phaseout of incandescent bulbs that starts in two years.

Dear Apple,

Alito is not an impartial justice, he is a political hack!

From Glenn Greenwald:
It was clear from Sam Alito's confirmation hearing and his record of appellate opinions that he is a dogmatic, state-revering, right-wing judge.  But last night, he unmasked himself as a politicized and intemperate Republican as well.  Much of the public will view his future "judicial" and "legal" conclusions -- and those of his fellow Court members -- with an even greater degree of cynicism.  And justifiably so.  Whatever impulses led him to behave that way last night, they have nothing to do with sober judicial reasoning or apolitical restraint.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I know a political party who will probably lose their majority in the 2010 elections

Democrats Put Lower Priority on Health Bill

With no clear path forward on major health care legislation, Democratic leaders in Congress effectively slammed the brakes on President Obama’s top domestic priority on Tuesday, saying they no longer felt pressure to move quickly on a health bill after eight months of setting deadlines and missing them.

The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, deflected questions about health care. “We’re not on health care now,” Mr. Reid said. “We’ve talked a lot about it in the past.”

Well, good riddance. Maybe we will finally get more progressives elected.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haiti's head Voodoo priest question the true motive behind these humanitarian acts

What are the odds of seeing this on US television?

Thanks, Al-Jezeera!

Dr. Norman Finkelstein at the University of Waterloo

This clip is from American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein.

In it, he stands up against [Jewish?] students who try to play the Holocaust card against him. He's just about one of the last persons that would work on.

Extremely powerful!

Internal Power

Graphic: Christine Daniloff

The geniuses at MIT have a very interesting idea for capturing abundant and clean energy straight from our mother's cracks:

Everywhere on Earth, a few miles below the surface, the bedrock is hot, and the deeper you go the hotter it gets. In some places, water heated by this hot rock comes naturally to the surface or close to it, where it can be easily tapped to drive a turbine and generate electricity.

But where naturally heated water is not available at or near the surface, this process can be recreated by drilling one very deep well to inject water into the ground, and another well nearby to pump that water back to the surface after it has been heated by passing through cracks in the hot rock. Such systems are known as Engineered Geothermal Systems, or EGS.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bottled Water - The More You Know...

Presented by Online Education: (click on image to zoom)

Animal Farm Monday - Colbert would love this cat!

Why wait 'til Friday?