Does Economics Violate the Laws of Physics? →
givemesomethingtoread: The financial crisis and subsequent global recession have led to much soul-searching among economists, the vast majority of whom never saw it coming. But were their assumptions and models wrong only because of minor errors or because today’s dominant economic thinking violates the laws of physics?
If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot...– Russell’s teapot (via chriswarren)
The White House’s war with Fox News →
givemesomethingtoread: By effectively cornering the market on anti-Administration animus, Fox News has had a robust 2009 so far, and the recent decision by the White House to declare war on the channel is not likely to put a dent in the ratings. That decision has dispirited some of the President’s well-wishers. It has also puzzled them. In American politics, it should be considered a good thing...
The Return of Hobbes →
givemesomethingtoread: In the film Fight Club, the real name of the protagonist (Ed Norton’s character) is never revealed. Many believe the reason behind this anonymity is to give “Jack” more of an everyman quality. Do not be deceived. “Jack” is really Calvin from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. It’s true. Norton portrays the grown-up version of Calvin, while Brad Pitt plays his imaginary...
Biden’s Response to Cheney Criticism: ‘Who Cares?’ →
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. This is great. I love it.
Operation Northwoods →
“The plan called for CIA or other operatives to commit apparent acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Castro-led Cuba.” A very interesting read.
Type anything & have it sung back to you →
the blogosphere is REALLY boring today. Come on everyone. Make it happen.
An Open Letter to Bill Maher on Vaccinations by... →
Inappropriate Soundtracks →
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov →
(via donotronix) Minus the last segment, this is incredible. It should (and will) end in nothingness.
The Science of Scams →
We have released 7 hoax videos which appear to demonstrate paranormal phenomena. In fact they’re all based upon real scientific principles. Over the past few months this hoax footage has been posted all over the internet in an attempt to find out if people would either accept it as genuine or question it in an attempt to discover the real truth.
We've Seen the Future, and It's Unmanned →
givemesomethingtoread: Every so often in history, something profound happens that changes warfare forever. Next year, for the first time ever, the Pentagon will buy more unmanned aircraft than manned, line-item proof that we are in a new age of fighting machines, in which war will be ever more abstract, ever more distant, and ruthlessly efficient.