Greenhouse Effect PV=nRT

I know this is going to go over a lot of people’s heads here. Thermodynamics is probably one of the most difficult subjects in the physical sciences. In my Nuke School Class it washed out about 1/2 the class. I got a top mark. That said – let me give you the short version. The […]

The War On Drugs Is Lost – Still

First the New York Times and now National Review. Except the National Review post is a repost from 1996. That would make the Times only 18 years behind the times. The times they are a changin.

NY Times Comes Out Against Federal MJ Prohibition

Tne New York Times has come out against Federal Marijuana prohibition. And Yahoo gives the usual pot joke headline. It gets tiresome. Don’t they have any jokes not written by Cheech and Chong? Or anything serious to say? The New York Times editorial board on Saturday… Saturday? Saturday? What exactly are they trying to hide?

When they win, you lose

Great. First I read that an American governor (a Republican often thought of as having a libertarian bent) is ordering American troops to perform domestic law enforcement. HOUSTON — When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected […]

On The List

Did you know you could be on a secret no fly list? Tallbloke has the news. I’m a little late to the party but I thought it would be a good opportunity to do some Gilbert and Sullivan.

26 de Julio?

Shit! Did I just forget* the magnificent anniversary of the sainted Cuban Revolution? Nah, fuck em! Or whatever. * I really don’t think I have actually forgotten in the true (either the Orwellian or modern silly honest) sense, because it’s only 11:00 p.m here in Berkeley. MORE: I’m still on the road in my head […]

Laramie to Winnemucca

I’m now in Winnemucca, Nevada, and too damned tired to blog about anything which might require brain activity. Laramie to Winnemucca is 741 miles, many of which are windy, mountainous, and under construction. Glad I made it, as I was beginning to distrust my driving skills Much as I enjoy seeing spinning fruit, there’s no […]

Rational Engineering

Blatantly stolen fro JoNova’s. Fortunately I mostly worked in aerospace and this sort of thing was kept to a minimum. But I did work with some college trained commercial engineers once who were convinced that rubber springs had no hysteresis. And another college guy who thought that drawing power in pulses caused no additional losses […]

Parkinsons Patient Treated By Cannabis

I found the video at Man with Parkinson’s able to Drive after Cannabis where they say: What doctors refuse to tell most people is that they can live a normal life with Parkinson’s disease and do most things others can do with the help of cannabis. Cannabis is still labeled as a schedule 1 drug […]

On the road in Laramie

I left Ann Arbor yesterday and tonight I am in Laramie, Wyoming. Considering my past record-setting drives across the country, that’s moving pretty damn slowly. I got pulled over in Omaha for absolutely nothing except the crime of not wanting to be pulled over (which means I stayed at that stupid town’s  60 mph limit, […]

Lost Hope Lack Of Change

Millennials Going Republican? I would like to think so. But the article gives the usual caveat. If Republicans fixate on social issues again, they will lose again. That is always the problem with Republicans isn’t it?

On the road

I will be driving west for the next few days, and may or may not be online depending on circumstances. Here’s something that recently came out of the kiln. And some turtles I made (in progress at the time), before they were all sold at the Ann Arbor Art Fair:   Should have made more, […]

The Hamas Charter

The Hamas Charter is one of the obstacles to peace between the Israelis and their neighbors. Initiatives, Peace Solutions and International Conferences Article 13: The initiatives conflict, what are called “Peaceful Solutions” and “International Conferences” to solve the Palestinian problem. As far as the ideology of the Islamic Resistance Movement is concerned, giving up any […]

Gonna happen?

Are conservatives tolerant of libertarians? This might be helpful too, although it may not. So might this. I’m almost beyond caring.

Riddle me this

You know what? I have a question that suddenly seems very important. It’s 2014. Why the fuck aren’t there bold, italics, and underline text formatting options on Facebook? I reiterate: it’s the year two thousand fourteen. I get that they don’t want the screen exploding in crazy font sizes, screaming colors, and blinking monstrosities, but […]

World News – Support For Palestinians On The Decline?

I was looking for news about this image which was part of a video posted here and came across this bit of news. As Israel’s Offensive Into Gaza Grows, France Bans Pro-Palestinian Protests In France the government placed a ban on Saturday’s expected rally as tensions between Jewish and Muslim communities is spiking. Citing a […]

Fish are more important than people!

Oh yes. One of the worst droughts in California’s history has devastated more than a half-million acres of the most fertile farmland in America. In communities like Sacramento, “water police” go from door to door to enforce conservation measures. There’s even a mobile “app” to report neighbors to city authorities so they can be fined […]

Good shit, man!

No, seriously. It’s even being called the Origin of Feces.

Stairway To Heaven

This Is What Happens

Originally found at Rap: Catchy, True, Sad One of the images was in response to the police burning a baby in a drug raid. Proceeds from sales of the video will go to that baby: “Money from sales willl be donated to support Baby Bou Bou, the baby who was hit by the SWAT team […]