Archives for October 28, 2008

In this moving talk, documentary photographer Kristen Ashburn shares unforgettable images of the human impact of AIDS in Africa. Kristen Ashburn’s poignant photographs bring us into close contact with individuals in the midst of enormous hardship — giving a human face to struggles that much of the world knows only as statistics and blurbs on…

Senate Races to Watch on Tuesday

Right now, as an outcome of this Tuesday’s election, it is certain that Democrats will have 55 seats and the republicans will have 37 seats, with eight seats with a reasonable degree of uncertainty. The most recent information from Mississippi seems to indicate that the Republican Candidate (Wicker) is going to win this race against…

Mystery of Mysteries

This is one of the nicest explanations for one of the deepest mysteries of our modern (as in post Bronze Age) technological era: Why is it that when you look in a mirror, left and right are reversed, but not up and down? The answer is simple: Neither is reversed. What is switched around is…

In one week from tonight, we will be hearing the results of the elections in the US. There is a widespread feeling of unease among Obama supporters, but the numbers are looking good. The house is likely to remain Democratic. The big question right now, however, is the Senate. For real change to happen over…

Palin: Bad for wildlife

She is a dog killer.

Another Abrahamic Translation Project, but this from the Koranic worshipers of Rewfkat. Well, it’s not that new, started in August, but I just heard about it. Click the praying cat to visit this LOLKoran:

Yes we can

New questions have been raised about US gun laws after a boy aged eight shot himself in the head with a submachine gun at a Massachusetts weapons fair. The kid, Christopher Bizilj, was playing with an Uzi at the Westfield Sportsmen’s Club, blastng pumpkins. A gun instructor and his father were present. The father’s statement:…