Humor

You Silly Boys: Blondes Make Men Act Dumb

I have milked this joke for years, myself. Every time I do something so stupid that I can actually feel my IQ drop, I blame it on the proximity of the wife, claiming that the Blonde Moment was contagious. Little did I know… The new peer-reviewed study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, was …

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Atheism Podcast Politics Religion

FFrF Radio: Atheist in an Iraqi Foxhole

Podcast link.November 24, 2007 – Atheist in an Iraqi Foxhole Theocracy Alert. Pat Robertson. Can you find anything to like about this guy? (Answer: not really) Rick Perry campaigning for Rudy Giuliani. That worked out well. Now we just need to get rid of Perry. Freethinkers Almanac. The King of Ragtime – Scott Joplin, Jodi …

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Economics Podcast Politics

The Origin of Government Corruption

Dan Carlin’s Common Sense – Show 112 – The Big Corruption Show (only 4 shows this time. He must be more on his game) The whole basis for the show’s name is a sort of miscue. The US government is corrupt. Duh. The nature of the corruption is campaign contributions. No, it’s not. The nature …

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Atheism Humor Immigration

Bizarre Polling Point Poll

I’ve gotten onto several polling lists of late; probably because I have time to respond to them these days. Polling Point sent me a weird one the other day. Mixed in with the usual “Who did you vote for last election?” and “What party are you affiliated with?” type questions (as well as race and …

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Politics

FBI raids Liberty Dollar

Fox News reports on the FBI raid of Liberty Dollar in Evansville, Indiana. read more | digg story … and Bernard’s alerts on the subject, in order. While Bernard pooh poohs the idea that the raid was conveniently timed to snatch the Ron Paul dollars as they came in; I have a hard time dismissing …

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Atheism Podcast Politics Religion

FFrF Radio: Katha Pollett

Podcast link.November 17, 2007 – A Freethought Potpourri Katha Pollitt’s column Onward, Secular Soldiers which was aired this week, struck a positive note with me. Both her observation that skepticism seems to be on the rise, and her criticism of the Democrats for continuing to pander to the religious right were things that I could …

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Health Humor

5 foods that should have a place in your diet

What was I thinking? I just gave up coffee again and now this… Now that scientists are looking beneath the surface at mushrooms, avocados, and peanuts–as well as once-maligned eggs and coffee–redeeming qualities for each of these five foods are coming to light. They have nutritional respect and deserve a place at your table. read …

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Humor Podcast Politics

Dan Carlin’s Sim-candidate

I keep meaning to blog on the subject of Dan Carlin. Of all the podcasts that I started listening to awhile back, his is virtually the only one I still go out of my way to download. If you really want to know what Dan Carlin’s thinking politically, check out episode 110, Faux leadership. He …

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Politics

NAIS vote at any moment

Adding fuel to the fire: Section 10305, would criminalize disclosure of information from the USDA’s new proposed program, the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) opening the door for harsh criminal or civil penalties on members of the public who might publish or in any way disclose information from the NAIS — even if the information …

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Holiday Politics

Water-boarding is torture

On Veteran’s day, just a quick quote: French journalist Henri Alleg was a victim of water-boarding torture in 1957. His description of it is chilling. His torturers strapped him to a plank, put a cloth over his face, and turned on a water faucet over his head. Here is what followed, in his own words …

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