Africa 'witnessing birth of a new ocean' →
therecipe: geologyrocks: ebonymoon: Africa is witnessing the birth of a new ocean, according to scientists at the Royal Society. Geologists working in the remote Afar region of Ethiopia say the ocean will eventually split the African continent in two, though it will take about 10 million years.
Something is fundamentally wrong with the female body and it’s natural to be...– Teenagers and Cosmetic Surgery - The F-Word (via ilovefat) (via definatalie) (via bbwprincess) (via allthechocolatesinthebox) (via sexisnottheenemy) (via therecipe) (via waifsworld) All of that - and try adding on the mindfuck of dudes wanting to get laid; how they treat females during the time...
Christopher Hitchens undergoing chemotherapy
goodreasonnews: WASHINGTON (AP) — British author Christopher Hitchens says he must undergo chemotherapy on his esophagus and has canceled some engagements. The 61-year-old Hitchens, whose most recent book, “Hitch-22,” is on Publishers Weekly’s best-sellers list, posted a message on his publisher’s website that he had been told by his doctor that he must undergo a course of chemotherapy....
Sharron Angle is pro-stupid. She makes Palin look Mensa certified.– via @phoenix_drums, in response to Alex Ryking’s Angle pro-rape post.
The war of words between Glenn Greenwald and... →
ryking: “I’m not interested in an overly personalized exchange with Goldberg, but there is one aspect of his response worth highlighting: the universality of the war propaganda he proffers. Those who perpetrate wars of aggression invariably invent moral justifications to allow themselves and the citizens of the aggressor state to feel good and noble about themselves. Hence, even an unprovoked...
Gay Republican (and self-loather) Jimmy LaSalvia... →
ryking: Because a Republican — let alone a gay one — has SO much credibility in attacking left-wing groups. Someone needs to explain the coalition politics of the Left to Jimmy, then slap his dumb ass for aiding and abetting the GOP’s campaign against homosexuals (and the poor, and the middle class, and women, and all people of color, and…)
Implicit Learning || The Frontal Cortex →
madeofstarstuff: hilaryrakestraw: [T]he dual process model of cognition … [divides] the mind … into two general modes. There is Type 1 thinking, which is largely unconscious, automatic, contextual, emotional and speedy; it turns out that most of our behavior is shaped by these inarticulate thoughts…. And then there is Type 2 thinking, which is deliberate, explicit, effortful and...
I just saw a post where someone announced they were leaving Tumblr because they felt their efforts basically weren’t being noticed as much as they’d like, and they were frustrated that they’re not changing the world (via their lone efforts, via Tumblr, for fuck’s sake). Passion for the good fight is fantastic, but there is the little matter of reality. If you can help a...
Dems and bloggers are jumping on this interview that John Boehner gave to the...– Boehner explains why FinReg is “killing an ant with a nuclear weapon” (Via Jonathan-Cunningham) (via ryking)
Republican Sharron Angle is pro-rape →
(via ryking) So I guess she wouldn’t mind if rape & pregnancy were “God’s Plan” for her, or her daughter (if she has one), or her granddaughters. (I’m throwing up in my mouth a little bit…she was born in my state - Gah!) ~whyinthehell
tamburina: Apparently orgasm is the only point where your mind becomes completely empty—you think of nothing for that second. That’s why it’s so compelling—it’s a tiny taste of death. Your mind is void—you have nothing in your head save white light. Jeff Buckley I think that description actually applies to a sneeze. (Personally, an empty mind is not what I find compelling about orgasm,...
Johnny Depp Starring in Big Screen Doctor Who... →
unknownskywalker: Sources are reporting that a big screen version of Doctor Who, written by former showrunner Russell T. Davies, is slated for release in 2012. Those same sources are also reporting that Johnny Depp has been confirmed in the iconic role of The Doctor. Read more → Please, no! I hope this is just a rumor. This has to be a fake. Depp? come on! he’s not even British. Gah! I...
…[S]ome backers of S.B. 1070 are wrapping themselves in the flag all the way to...– Corporate Con Game (via ryking)
Added: http://stopbeckuk.info/ →
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When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to...– John Lennon (via gwenmccartney) (via soupsoup)
Nature vs. Nurture: The neuroscientist with a... →
madeofstarstuff: simsian: I heard this story on NPR on the way into work this morning and, lo and behold, here it is on bOINGbOING when I get to my desk. The NPR link with the full story.
As a nation we began by declaring “all men are created equal.” We now...– Abraham Lincoln (via azspot)
The Maddow Blog has some good insight into Daily... →
ryking: Research 2000 is the same firm recently fired by Daily Kos but still employed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. In other words, this firm may be putting out misinformation that’s being carried by three major media publications.
Even though BP’s corporate code of conduct proclaimed it will “make no political...– Oil Giant [BP] Broke Policy on Political Donations (via ryking)
Okay, I just got off the phone with a lawyer for DailyKos, and he gave me a...– It’s war! Lawyer for DailyKos details lawsuit against Research 2000 (via ryking)
Apparently, I am expected to become a Category 3... →
(via ryking) <3 You’ll always be a Category 3-pending-4-and-5 in my book. :) ~whyinthehell
I often find Republican ideology to be rather twisted, but it simply never...– What Did Thurgood Marshall Ever Do To The GOP? I honestly don’t know why anyone is surprised by this. The GOP has repeatedly demonstrated itself to be unrepentantly racist, arrogant, and ruthless. There is no attack too sleazy for Republicans to use, and they have a well-established record of...
I thought I’d seen everything when I read David Brooks saying out loud in a New...– Matt Taibbi: “Lara Logan, You Suck” (via ryking)
If this isn't proof that America is a doomed... →
Myth 1: Unemployment is below 10% What nonsense that is. The official jobless...– The three biggest lies about the economy (via ryking)
Miller, an independent journalist, was on her way to the jail solidarity protest...– ‘I will not forget what they have done to me’ - thestar.com 20 people arrested at the G20 tell of inhunmane treatment at the hands of police (via shakepaper) (via curate) (via bonesarecoralmade) Please, tell me that rape isn’t about power. (via sexartandpolitics) (via viviopsis) I am gonna...
Like there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no Libertarians in a crisis.– Chris Hayes (I disagree about the atheists, but his point is well made.)