DR EVIL: MEGA UPLOAD - INTERNNET

Sunday 22 January 2012 at 11:24 am

Internet's Dr Evil

sprang electronic locks in his 'Bond villain lair'; retreated to safe room as police swooped

  • Kim Dotcom one of four men arrested as part of investigation into  Megaupload website
  • 'It was definitely not as simple as knocking at the front door' says police chief

this is such a facinating story that i had to save it.  the power of the internet

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AN EXAMPLE OF RACISM, WHERE IT DOES NOT EXIST

Saturday 21 January 2012 at 7:27 pm

Science and Prejudice The NIH may be biased in ways that harm not only African-American researchers but any whose ideas fall outside the mainstream.

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HOW POLITICIANS LIE

Saturday 21 January 2012 at 6:33 pm

Lying can be analyzed in game theory. To be an effective liar, one must engage in self-deception to mask or eliminate the behavioral clues or cues that will arouse suspicion in one’s opponent, or adversary, or consitituency, etc. So one ends up deceiving oneself - and becomes arrogant and deceitful.

Lies We Tell Ourselves How deception leads to self-deception
In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, a skeptical Judas Iscariot questions with faux innocence (“Don’t you get me wrong, l only want to know”) the messiah’s deific nature: “Jesus Christ Superstar/Do you think you’re what they say you are?” Although I am skeptical of Jesus’ divine parentage, I believe he would have answered Judas’s query in the affirmative.

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OBSERVATIONS ABOUT HEALTH CARE - USA, ENGLAND, CANADA

Friday 20 January 2012 at 12:47 am

There are actually two messages here.

The first is very interesting, but the second is absolutely astounding - and explains a lot.

A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

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COMPUTER CARTOONS 2012

Thursday 19 January 2012 at 10:35 pm

A nice collection, click the (more) button:

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Saint Thomas Aquinas - quotation

Thursday 19 January 2012 at 08:58 am

St. Thomas Aquinas: A government which governs least, governs best. But a government can only govern least if the laws of God are daily impressed upon it.

How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics

Monday 16 January 2012 at 8:09 pm

Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics

Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM EST

The right calls him a socialist, the left says he sucks up to Wall Street, and independents think he's a wimp. Andrew Sullivan on how the president may just end up outsmarting them all.

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Costa Concordia Hits Rocks Very Close to Shore

Monday 16 January 2012 at 03:52 am

Here are good pictures of the shipwreck.  Notice how close the mammoth ship is to shore. Read more

MODEL RAILROADING

Friday 13 January 2012 at 12:45 am

MODEL RAILROADING

The Germans.  Can you imagine spending 500,000 hours to build a 1300 square meter layout of trains, including 900  locomotives and 12,000 cars, and more. 

Global Economy Could Endure Disaster For a Week

Saturday 07 January 2012 at 11:00 am

Global Economy Could Endure Disaster For a Week


The global economy could withstand widespread disruption from a natural disaster or attack by militants for only a week as governments and businesses are not sufficiently prepared to deal with unexpected events, a report by a respected think-tank said.

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