Archives for April 19, 2012

This week, we’re joined by Robert FitzPatrick, founder of Pyramid Scheme Alert, and co-author of False Profits: Seeking Financial and Spiritual Deliverance in Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes. He’ll discuss the promises and pitfalls of schemes, and how to tell legitimate direct selling from multi-level marketing scams. And on the podcast, we’ll speak to Paul…

John Hawks is one of the nation’s leading palaeoanthropologists, and has lately been working with ancient DNA, recent and earlier Human Evolution, and an interesting project that is a sort of casting call for extinct humans and their relatives. Most of you know John from his famous Internet site called “John Hawks Weblog: Paleoanthropology, Genetics…

Good Bye Glaciers

Most of the world’s mountain glaciers are either totally melted or reduced significantly in size. For every one of these glaciers, there’s somebody who will tell you that that particular glacier has disappeared or is disappearing for some reason that has nothing to do with anthropogenic global warming. Once, some guy tried to convince me…

One of my favorite musicians ever died today at the age of 71. I happen to play two songs with him singing and playing today. I do that most days because they are on my gym tape.1 Levon was a member of The Band, but he was also in The Hawks (with Ronnie Hawkins) and…

Remember SOPA? It’s baaaaack ….

… only worse, apparently. The Lousy Canuck has it covered. I think you should go read his post and get the conversation going. I don’t know enough about it to say much more than Jason has already said. I’m not a big Mike Rogers fan. He has called for the execution of those involved in…

Replace referees with robots?

The Eagle’s Nest

I live near a highway. All winter, I almost never went west on that road, only east, but a couple of times I did go west. And, in a tree off to the right in that direction, I noticed a mass of stuff that resembled a Bald Eagle’s nest as much as any mass of…