Archives for August 4, 2009

Distribution of Water on the Earth

This has come up a couple of times recently, so I thought I’d summarize the information here. The distribution of water on Earth in cubic kilometers Salt water: 1,318,062,462 Glaciers: 28,005,430 Groundwater: 12,270,210 Lakes: 106,396 Swamps: 13,452 Rivers: 2,446 Vapor: 13,000 Biological: 1,120 (Biological means like your spit and guts and all the juicy parts…

The Forest County Potawatomi Community have been very involved in environmental activism both within their own community and more broadly. They helped curtail environmentally destructive mining at Crandon Mine. They got their reservation registered as a Class I zone under the Clean Air Act and have pressured the Bush EPA to stand by Class I…

The ‘documentary’ (or, actually, “stupidumentary”) Expelled! No intelligence allowed … bla bla bla … coordinated with this release will be a novel called Fossil Hunter, by John Olson (obviously a made up name) … bla bla bla … which is about a scientist who is maligned and harassed by the rest of the scientific community…

Elwyn Tinklenerg has withdrawn his bid in the race for Michele Bachmann‘s seat in congress. Tinklenberg had run against Bachmann last time around, and carried out what started as a rather Quixotic race against the then very entrenched Bachmann, but received a great deal of extra funding and support when Bachmann made a name for…

Cash for Clunkers Must be Stopped!

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I would like to add to this report by Maddow that it is also the case that Cash for Clunkers is also being used by the Republicans as the reason to not pass health care reform. How does that work?

Happy Birthday Barack Obama

IF, if fact this IS your birthday.

Clinton En Route to Korea (Updated)

We expect a press conference from the State Department any moment now, so you may want to tune in your radios if you are following this story. Bill Clinton is reported to be in the air, or something close to in the air, on his way to North Korea to negotiate the release of journalists…

Hail to the Anti-Christ

In Aramaic Lightning = Baraq, Heaven = Ouranos = “hight place” = Birds and Air = Satan and Hell = Ouranos = the place Baraq comes from = Isaiah 14:14 = Satan says “Like, I’m going to get most high” = Hebrew word 1116 on the word list = Bama. Oh. Oh bama! Baraq Obamah!…

Musings on the Aquatic Ape Theory

The Aquatic Ape Theory is being discussed over at Pharyngula. As PZ points out, an excellent resource on this idea is Moore’s site on the topic. Here, I just want to make a few remarks about it.

Again, Maddow’s report on Barack Hussein Obama. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy