Monthly Archives: February 2011
My undergraduate alma mater, Reed College, is struggling with an unusual problem. A scammer in China thinks so well of the college that they created the University of Redwood out of whole cloth by repurposing much of the data and … Continue reading
Sunday the UK Telegraph posted a horrifying story about a single mother whose children were taken from her permanently, and who is barred under pain of imprisonment from approaching within 500 meters until they are eighteen years of age. This … Continue reading
Below is an image of a page from the front of what I believe must have been a high school science textbook. I couldn’t possibly improve on it, so without further comment: NOTE: Sunday a reader emailed me the link … Continue reading
This video is “trending” around the Internet, but I couldn’t resist showing it here. Gorgeous!
Eugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy (a blog about the law, mostly inhabited by libertarian and conservative bloggers) today condemned a court ruling whose effect was to vindicate threats of violence by a group of thugs in Seattle against Seattle’s … Continue reading
Today Sam Ritchie of the ACLU posted a truly wonderful blog on the ACLU’s Blog of Rights. Apparently some nitwits fine upstanding state legislators in Iowa object vehemently to a display in the State Historical Building in honor of the … Continue reading
Today’s Washington Post has an article about a married German man who was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. Although rare, that isn’t unheard of; it usually happens when a married man who was an Anglican or Orthodox priest, or … Continue reading
A new blog went live yesterday: Square Holes. The blogger, Joe Jefferson, plans to write mostly about archaeology, but I would expect to see the occasional blog about trains (he’s a fanatic), other science subjects, and politics, with the occasional … Continue reading
Yet another excellent roundup from Mother Jones Magazine: “What’s happening in Libya Explained”. If you want the background and timeline for the unrest (and, God willing, impending revolution) in Libya, this is a great place to get it.