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This is funny. Sort of. Well, actually not funny at all.

Islamic distain for Islamic extremism Muslim people in the Middle East are getting fed up with Islamic extremism. This is indicated by a new poll from the Pew Research Center. Nigerians, regardless of religion, dislike Boko Haram. Ninety-two percent of Lebanese are concerned about extremism in their country (that’s the highest number in the poll)…

LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome.

How ironic is an advertizing partnership between the worlds largest toy company and Shell, a fossil fuel corporation, whose profits depend on destroying the very future of those toy buying children? Amelia Urry at Grist writes about this nonsensical arrangement which has been in place since the 1960′s and has grabbed the attention of Greenpeace,…

Have A Safe 4th Of July

Earlier this week a dude driving a truck while texting meandered off the road and ran over a woman, killing her. More horrifically, she was on a bike towing a child trailer occupied by her two children, one and four years of age, so they got to watch their mom die. The man who apparently…

The Constitutional Accountability Center has released it’s annual report The Corporate Court. …Let’s begin with the numbers. This Term, the Chamber was involved in 17 cases overall—directly representing one of its member companies in Canning, litigating as a party in UARG, and filing amicus briefs in 15 other cases. The Chamber’s 17 cases represent just…

Maybe yes, maybe no. Good chance, yes. It is too early to call, but the blob I mentioned the other day has turned into a spiral and is starting to get organized. Forecasters at NOAA think there is an 80% chance this low pressure phenomenon will be a tropical storm by the 4th of July.…

Jumping the Shark. Or not.

I propose that there are four five categories of TV series distinguished on the basis of how long they run and the quality, or lack thereof, of the show more or less objectively defined (to the extent that one can do that). 1: Shows that jumped the shark These are shows that become redundant, lose…

THIS IS BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT, I SAY! Andy Revkin, time to sell your guitar! Oh, and this one too: (Hat tip Get Energy Smart)

There has been a glitch in the data processing process at NASA and the word was sent out that they may be revising the May data. Stay tuned. Please note May 2014 GISTEMP LOTI numbers preliminary due to a glitch with Chinese CLIMAT data. Update to follow pic.twitter.com/1hRF4iJA55 — NASA GISS (@NASAGISS) June 17, 2014…

The tl;dr: maybe a little but for benign reasons. If fertility is important to you and you are a man, don’t put hot things in your pockets. This may fall into the category of switching from tidy whities to boxer briefs. A study came out in September suggesting that it does. It is a meta-analysis…