Archives for December 12, 2010

Michele Bachmann’s Dumbfounding Wisdumb

“Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”

11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food — far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.

The walk from “no” to “yes”

William Ury, author of “Getting to Yes,” offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations — from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.

War on Hanuka Update

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Metrodome Roof Collapse!

Before: After: Video of the collapse!!!: This happened about 5 AM. Too much snow, and the Metrodome is basically a big balloon. There is a live snowcam here but the signal is poor. This is why the Vikings game had been moved to Monday, for fear of there being too much snow. If you work…

How come we don’t all have one of these? I suppose one possible down side would be that if you fell off it would drag you into the vortex and crush you. But still … well, have a look:

Of course, it would burn up in the process, but whatever. The following is one of those size and scale videos mainly showing the relative size of our planets and selected stars, then making quick reference to other larger scale structures. It is a good video (hat tip: Joe) but it does have a major…