One thing after another, it seems: Peanut Butter... →
The price per ton of peanuts has nearly tripled versus this time last year ($1200/ton now vs $450/per ton last October) due to the worst people harvest in decades. Pretty much all major manufacturers are set to raise their prices 20-40% in the coming months. With so many families cutting things so tight these days having one of the staples of families on budget everywhere go up by that much is...
Witch.Words: Better To Desecrate It Than Remove... →
I think what the mayor did here has accomplished just what he wanted. If they had taken the cross off the water tower it wouldn’t have been long before people just forgot about the issue, but by hacking off one arm of it and leaving the rest up there it is a constant reminder and a call to arms, as it were, for all those “good, upstanding, Christian folk” of the town to circle...
maidievh: ChristineFury: http://t.co/c1oJrJXs my manager dressed as a priest of Cthulhu. There is a reason he’s my favorite. Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/ChristineFury/status/131149546007953409 Sent via TweetDeck (www.tweetdeck.com) Stealing this costume for next year.
The Tea Party Pork Binge: Conseratives Brought... →
Because it is only wasteful when it isn’t getting them re-elected. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Republican leadership’s tether to the Tea Party, flutters the hearts of the government-bashing, budget-slicing faithful with his relentless attacks on runaway federal spending. To Cantor, an $8 billion high-speed rail connecting Las Vegas to Disneyland is wasteful “pork-barrel...
Report: Fox News Downplays Stories About Anti-LGBT... →
It isn’t surprising, but it is sad. Sometimes the stories that aren’t covered say as much as the ones that are.
If you're like me; a Potterhead, a Sherlockian, a...
valkyrierisen: chicagoartnerd: sherlocksscarfandjohnsjumper: juliartsy: Well, I’ve been a whovian for a while now, but still! AWWWW YEAH. I will become a Whovian, Sherlockian and Cumberbitch when I get a sugar daddy. But I dig following it and you, anyways.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who...– John F. Kennedy
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.– Robert Kennedy
We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few,...– Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
Some Unsolicited Advice to the Democratic Party:... →
People from all quarters have been offering “advice” to the Occupy movement (a lot of it being to the effect of “sit down, blend in, and stop making waves”). Now here is a bit of unsolicited advice for them.
And just think, this person, presumably, has the... →
From a forum discussion on the age of the universe and stellar distances: Here is a question you. So a light year = the distance light travels in a year. You mentioned the figure 11 million light years away. So my question is how are we observing this light 11 million light years away now? I’m not 11 million years old, i’m 20. If it takes 11 million years to travel to earth, how can i see...
Lesbian student crowned homecoming king →
And her girlfriend is homecoming queen. =) It makes me so… I don’t know, “happy” just doesn’t seem to cover it… hopeful? encourage? … something like that… reading this story.
Ten Life Lessons From Doctor Who →
doctorwho: I bought a new pair of shoes a couple weeks ago. They’ve been a tremendous help to my sanity. They’re just a pair of plain Converse sneakers to most people, but to me and a few of you, there is a special significance to this brand of shoes. Because Converse sneakers, like a bow tie, or even a fez, are cool. I’m referring of course to Doctor Who. It is one of the few television...
Winners of the BBC America Costume Contest... →
knightless: After thousands of votes and a truly overwhelming number of costume entries, we can now reveal the costumes voters selected as winners in five categories. Each winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the BBC America Shop! Thank you for participating and voting for your favorites. The envelopes, please… BEST CHARACTER COSTUME MOST HILARIOUS COSTUME SCARIEST COSTUME ...
Company tries to patent the process of scientific... →
After financial law, patent law has got to be the next thing to get fixed. When a company can sue because they “own” a scientific methodology then “stifle” isn’t the word for what it will do to research and innovation. Research funding is hard enough to come by without researchers having to worry about paying royalties because someone has patented something like...
Did you hear the one about the bankers? →
Business as usual for the banks, I suppose… And they try to say it isn’t their fault the economy is the way it is, and that we should just leave these poor “job creators” alone… CITIGROUP is lucky that Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed when he was. The Libyan leader’s death diverted attention from a lethal article involving Citigroup that deserved more attention...