Archive for December, 2010

Book ’em Danno

14 of the most ridiculous things Americans are getting arrested for

Doesn’t it seem like almost everything is becoming a crime in America now?  Americans are being arrested and charged with crimes for doing things like leaving dog poop on the ground, opening up Christmas presents early, not recycling properly, farting in class and having brown lawns. [Read more]

Brace yourself for a mini ice age: This winter set to be the coldest in 300 years

… And with forecasters warning that this winter’s ‘mini ice age’ might last until mid-March, this winter could be the worst since 1683-84 when a fair was held on the Thames. [Read more]

FDA: Global food police

Food safety bill invokes codex harmonization and grants FDA authority to police food safety of foreign nations

did you know there’s a global FDA power grab agenda hidden in the Food Safety Modernization Act? [Read more]

Rescued Banks Teeter Towards Collapse

Nearly 100 banks previously rescued by the federal government are again poised to fail, despite billions of dollars of support from the American Treasury. [Read more]

North Koreans swap filth for lucre

Shop selling human excrement began operating in North Korea this year, as acute shortages of fertiliser in the sanctions-wrecked country put a price on faecesm, an analyst said. [You sure you want to read more? ]

Pope’s child porn ‘normal’ claim sparks outrage among victims

Victims of clerical sex abuse have reacted furiously to Pope Benedict’s claim yesterday that paedophilia wasn’t considered an “absolute evil” as recently as the 1970s. [Read more here]

Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain

A study at University College London in the UK has found that conservatives’ brains have larger amygdalas than the brains of liberals. Amygdalas are responsible for fear and other “primitive” emotions. [Read more]

The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements

When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end up protecting the lives of space-walking astronauts and maybe rewriting some of the assumptions of physics. [Read more]

Fatwas R US

Dial-a-fatwa that bans naps, raffles and tattoos:

Muslim scholars issue 350,000 decrees in 2010

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Food and Ethanol Shortages Imminent as Earth Enters New Cold Climate Era 

The Space and Science Research Center (SSRC), the leading independent research organization in the United States on the subject of the next climate change, issues today the following warning of imminent crop damage expected to produce food and ethanol shortages for the US and Canada… [Read further]

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying
A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill

It is with deep regret that we publish this report.  We do not take this responsibility lightly, as the consequences of the following observations are of such great import and have such far-reaching ramifications for the entire planet.  Truly, the fate of the oceans of the world hangs in the balance, as does the future of humankind. [Read it and weep]

South Africa relocates residents due to sinkholes

South African authorities have begun the relocation of 3,000 families after huge sinkholes appeared close to their homes near Pretoria. [read more]

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