We are screwed, reason #456

Sorry, but I really don't want to be depressed alone. There's a new study out, showing something that has been predicted, but not proven before: the Gulf Stream, that wonderful warming ocean current that keeps Britain, Northern Europe and Northeastern North America relatively warm and comfy, is slowing down. A cessation of that current could […]

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Really good article

It's a long one, but it's worth it. Got it from Street Prophets. A snippet: "And therein is the paradox. America is simultaneously the most professedly Christian of the developed nations and the least Christian in its behavior. That paradox—more important, perhaps, than the much touted ability of French women to stay thin on a […]

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We are screwed, reason #454

Remember the recent post about polar ice? Well, how about this: The slow expansion of the tundra's snow-free season by about 2.5 days per decade since the 1960s explains 95 percent of the recent rise in [arctic] summer temperatures, and is far more influential than changes in vegetation, sea ice, atmospheric circulation or clouds, according […]

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Steve Jobs said …

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life,” he said. “Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is […]

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New Orleans, now

This is an amazing story, from a new blog that is quickly becoming my favorite, called Street Prophets. Street Prophets is a Daily Kos community, that is focused around religion and politics. This story is a report from someone who has been spending time in New Orleans for the past few weeks. Worth a read. […]

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Bill Frist

Or maybe he's just dumb. He gets my "people who are out of their minds" award for the week. There are all sorts of reasons to give him this award, but for this week, it is that he sold all of the stock in a hospital company that his family owned 2 weeks before a […]

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