Archives for July 27, 2010

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Note: On the Intertubes, he word “strike” and “scienceblogs” now occurs randomly in relation to topic at hand rather than in connection with Pepsico. Such as “Lightning Strike” and “Hunger Strike” and “doesn’t strike me as shocking” Note: When you are a single parent, it’s pretty much baby OR blogging. I’ve been a single parent…

Kittywhumpus Pwns Target

Everybody should do this: Dear Target, What’s $2183.70 to a big company like you, beloved by millions of shoppers throughout the land, with sales of $63.4 billion during 2009? Not much, but it’s what my little family of three spent at your stores in 2009 and 2010, up to now. I know you don’t need…

You’ve probably already heard about Target corporation’s sponsorship of an ad backing Republican Tom Emmer in his bid to keep Minnesota in the Dark Ages. The corporation known locally as The Mother Ship spent $150,000 to produce this ad:

Details on the Barbie Video Girl Doll: Your Barbie Video Girl doll is a real working video camera! With Video Girl, it’s fun and easy to make your own movies. Here’s how it works: her necklace is really a video camera lens! Lift her hood and you’ll see a color LCD screen and three easy-to-use…

Break down the oil slick, keep it off the shores: that’s grounds for pumping toxic dispersant into the Gulf, say clean-up overseers. Susan Shaw shows evidence it’s sparing some beaches only at devastating cost to the health of the deep sea.

Skeptical Search Engine Updated

I’ve significantly expanded the search domain (or is that range?) of the Evolution … not just a theory anymore Skeptical Search Engine. Click here to give it a try. Look up stuff like “ghost” and “vaccine” and “fluoride” and see what you get. Let me know if you think I’m missing any important sites.

Can you imagine Stephen Jay Gould recast as a tall and lanky Jesuit priest who has an interest in evolution? Can you imagine someone actually attempting the famous experiment of getting a large number of chimpanzees at keyboards to see if you can get any Shakespeare? Eventually? (The experiment is enhanced with the use of…

Cape Peninsula Shore

Faith Healing is Child Abuse

Or, more accurately, it is the rubber-meets the road part of the broader abuse known as religion.

If the restaurant was being forced closed by the city making dumb tax-related decisions and the public works department acting almost vindictively against a certain neighborhood, as was the case when JP’s closed, I’d be pissed. If it was a restaurant that was really trying to do well but failed because of the economy or…