Archives for April, 2009

Happy Blogiversary To Us!

It’s been two years now since we said hello to scienceblogs, and had our introductory posts on Conspiracy, Unified theory of the Crank, and the denialist deck of cards. Lately reading a recent profile of a crank, Marc Morano in the NYT, which was sent to me by the crank himself. I can’t help but…

US Postal Junk Mail Service

We’re discussing a junk mail case from the 1970s in my information privacy law case. In Rowan, Justice Burger laments: …the plethora of mass mailings subsidized by low postal rates, and the growth of the sale of large mailing lists as an industry, in itself, have changed the mailman from a carrier of primarily private…

The Teabaggers Are Nuts

Via Brayton I caught this disturbing video of the new right-wing fringe movement: Now, if you guys have been following along for the last few years of denialism blog, you know you should immediately be suspicious of people alleging conspiracy theories. This one is a doozy. The administration as a culmination of a 5 decade…

Via Lessig and as explained beautifully by Colbert, payday loans are evil. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Have Your Cake And Eat It, Too colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor NASA Name Contest Being a Democrat is no protection from corruption by corporations, as Congressman Gutierrez demonstrates.…

Trauma II

I’ve been absent, I apologize, but my last rotation in medical school has been a sub-internship in Trauma surgery. Aside from work, sleep, eating, and buying a house in Baltimore, blogging has necessarily suffered. I will say a few things though that should be a public service message on the TV. People need to wear…