I like to consider myself the Emperor of the Dwarf Planets. Unfortunately, the International Astronomical Union chooses not to accept my self-designation. I did, at least, discover most of the dwarf planets that we now recognize. These days I spend
The first alien says, "The dominant life forms on the earth planet have developed satellite-based nuclear weapons." The second alien, who looks exactly like the first, asks, "Are they an emerging intelligence?" The first alien says, "I don't think so,
I have been going to the gym since October the 18th last year and I have slowly built up muscle and have started to lift heavier. Two weeks ago I tried 100kg but collapsed under the weight but yesterday I
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It’s very easy (and fun) to ridicule Joe Biden as a buffoon, but there are more than a few people who take him seriously as an alternative to Hillary Clinton as Democrat nominee. Biden fever is rising as Hillary herself
The “vast right-wing conspiracy” is back. That was the phrase Hillary Clinton herself used to describe the villainous puppet masters behind the Monica Lewinsky scandal back in 1998. And now, her camp has decided to reanimate this ludicrous bogeyman from
Earlier tonight, Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” Congratulations to him (his preferred pronoun) for having the courage to say so publicly. Even for a reality TV star, that couldn’t have been
Tel Aviv’s Azrieli Mall refused to let in three Arab men earlier this week, with the company saying they were West Bank Palestinians and citing Israeli law under which entry permits are granted only for specific purposes.“In this case, they
Legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures.
Israeli soldiers assaulted a pair of photojournalists near the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh on Friday, video footage of the incident shows.The video shows a group of soldiers accosting two photojournalists clearly marked as members of the press, shouting
23 March, 2015 Countercurrents.orgThis is for the child that is searching for an answer, I wish I could take your tears and replace them with laughter, Long live Palestine, Long live Gaza!LowkeyMeet little Hamza Musab Almadani of Khan Younis, Gaza.Look
Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) released this month a comprehensive and heartbreaking report, OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE: A WAR WAGED ON GAZA’S CHILDREN. detailing,that places that should have provided children with shelter and safety were not immune …
Today, April 24, 1915, marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. But Pope Francis erred this month when he referred to it as “the first genocide of the 20th century.” The first took place in German South West Africa,
As Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post wrote, we’ve seen the confirmation of Loretta Lynch (we’re not discussing whether it was a good or bad thing), the passage of a Medicare doc fix, a human trafficking bill, and fast-track authority
Media should be cautious with Republican activist and strategist Peter Schweizers new book Clinton Cash. Schweizer has a disreputable history of reporting marked by errors and retractions, with numerous reporters excoriating him for facts that do not check out, sources …
As China edges towards greater legal protections for sufferers of domestic abuse , a Sichuan court passed a suspended death sentence against one prominent victim on Friday. Li Yan killed her husband in 2010 after he reportedly burned her with
The herd, which escaped Thursday night from a farm in Rensselaer County, swam east across the Hudson River and ended up in the town of Bethlehem, local news reported. It became clear to their owner, George Mesick, that the bison
The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys longstanding request to move the trial to another county. District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said in an order Thursday he would have to search outside the state
John Mayer and a few surviving members of the Grateful Dead may be ramping up a fall tour that would follow the bands Fare Thee Well sayonara shows - but it wont impugn the spirit of their finality because not
The staging of satellite camps could be short-lived, so were proposing Big Ten options for additional satellite camps this offseason. Earlier this month, the Big Ten Network announced its slate of Big Ten night games in 2015.
We all sit down to breakfast with the best of nutritional intentions. But even if youve managed to avoid the temptation of the doughnut case, the sugar-dosed latte and the butter-smeared bagel, youre still not out of the danger zone.
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In Portage Bay, one family is accused of feeding crows too generously, drawing massive amounts of bird poop and scenes out of The Birds. War of the Portage Bay Crows: In the Portage Bay neighborhood in Seattle, crows have been
Well, there has actually been a public discussion, which is better than the intergenerational report discussion, which ended up being mostly about Dr Karls regret. Everyone thinks public discussions about difficult policy issues are good.
A fire in a travel trailer burned a man on over half his body early Thursday in Lacoochee, according to Pasco Fire Rescue. The man, in his late 50s, was flown to Tampa General Hospital, according to county spokesman Doug
A convicted drug dealer could face the death penalty after being indicted Wednesday on a capital murder charge in the killing of a 20th Century Fox executive. John Creech pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to the elevated
Summer is almost here and your jeans are starting to feel just a little too tight...When it comes to losing weight, there are so many drastic diets out there. But its common knowledge that healthy weight loss is achieved by
This app provides some snippets to simplyfy creation of another pluggable apps. If youve found a bug, implemented a feature and think it is useful, or youve own pluggable app and want to use django-generic-helpers in it, then please consider
In just 12 days, the 2015 general election for the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) takes place. On the surface, the math is simple: there are 650 seats, so winning 326 gives you a simple majority. In the
Usually the kind of sound effects you heard in the earliest cartoons were strictly sound effects produced by musical instruments. What happened with Treg Brown is entirely different; he would bring in sounds that were recorded in the library at
William Guess was his name - and it was prophetic. When he shot himself while surrounded by the police, he left unanswered the question that had stumped his pursuers: why did an ordinary middle-class Texan turn into the states most
What Its Like to Have Down Syndrome—and Care for a Sister With Disabilities While the initial focus was to portray Alyssa as just another member of her family, the project changed slightly when Carly began to lose neurological ability. Although
Other Space: A sci-fi workplace comedy created by Paul Feig. Featuring Milana Vayntraub (a.k.a. the lady from the AT&T ad), Karan Soni (a.k.a. the dude from the AT&T ad), and Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu from MST3K.
In Grimsby, the former fishing capital of England, sandpipers scurry across the tarmac of derelict streets. The sandpiper isnt a creature of asphalt and paving. Its a small white-breasted bird usually to be found foraging on British foreshores in groups
The Mechanical Monsters was the second in a series of Superman cartoons produced by Fleischer/Famous Studios in the early 1940s. The Last Mechanical Monster is a webcomic by David Feis* that is a sequel of sorts (starting here, with a
Part of Gershom Hyldreths job involves moving fridges in his truck by himself. In these two short (and charming) instructional videos, he demonstrates how one person can load a fridge on and off a pickup truck with just a hand
Brandon Hardestys web series, No Small Parts, celebrates the careers of movie character actors. So far, we have five very touching short biographies of: Anne Ramsey (Throw Mama from the Train, Scrooged, The Goonies), Vincent Schiavelli (Ghost, Amadeus, One Flew
Holy fascist retrograde, Batman! DC Comics announces The Dark Knight Rises: The Master Race. Because the comics universe apparently needs to have karmic balance for the progress of Bobby Drake (Previously on Mefi), which is why DC is making yet
A girl at the beach, one year before WWI. In 1913, Amateur photographer Mervyn OGorman took beautiful, vivid photos of his daughter using an early color photography process called autochrome. Previous autochrome posts: 1, 2, 3
You have $8 billion. You want to do as much good as possible. What do you do? six full-time staffers have taken on the unenviable task of ranking every plausible way to make the world a much better place, and
Lesser-Known Trolley Problem Variations Theres an out of control trolley speeding towards Immanuel Kant. You have the ability to pull a lever and change the trolleys path so it hits Jeremy Bentham instead. Jeremy Bentham clutches the only existing copy