Archive for June, 2007

Nations Who Haven’t Adopted The Metric System

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Science, The World

Ahem… (pssst, you can click on the picture for a bigger version) Tweet

June 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Who’s In The Money?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money

What? You think I know about campaign money raised in the second quarter? Go visit Rick Evans over at Reliable Politics and he’ll tell you some things. Preview: McCain may not hit $10 million. Implosion imminent? Tweet

June 30th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

America Wants Troops To Come Home

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Military, Polls, The World, War

The polls keep coming and the opposition keeps growing. Basically, America is pissed. From CBS: More Americans than ever before, 77 percent, say the war is going badly, up from 66 percent just two months ago. Nearly half, 47 percent, say it’s going very badly. While the springtime surge in U.S. troops to Iraq is […]

June 30th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Hillary Said What?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

Oh good lord… “After eight years of the Bush administration, we are going to be shocked by what we find,” the New York senator and former first lady said. “Somebody said to me the other day if there was ever a time for a woman president it’s now because we’re going to have to do […]

June 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Quotes, The World

“If America were a stock, it would be a “buyâ€Â?: an undervalued market leader, in need of new management. But that points to its last great strength. More than any rival, America corrects itself.” – Economist article entitled ‘Still No.1′ Tweet

June 29th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

HIV Cure On The Horizon?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Science, Sexuality

Interesting news… CHICAGO (AFP) – In a breakthrough that could potentially lead to a cure for HIV infection, scientists have discovered a way to remove the virus from infected cells, a study released Thursday said. The scientists engineered an enzyme which attacks the DNA of the HIV virus and cuts it out of the infected […]

June 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Welcome back, bald eagle

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Environment, Good Decisions, News

Everybody of a certain age has a bald eagle story. I spent six of the first eight years of my life in Buffalo, N.Y. Growing up there, the bald eagle had almost mythic significance to my young mind because it was a symbol in more ways than one. Not only did it represent our country; […]

June 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Former Alabama governor sentenced

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Law, Money, News

Don Siegelman, a Democrat who was governor of Alabama from 1999 to 2003, was sentenced to seven years in prison and $230,000 in fines for taking bribes during his governorship. If I were so inclined, I could take a cue from Republican defenders of Lewis Libby and Tom DeLay and decry the “political motivation” behind […]

June 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »’s Live Blog of PBS Democratic Presidential Primary Forum (6/29/07)

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8:35: Unlike cable news with long extended preview shows, the lead in of the debate tonight is the ‘International Dancesport World Championships 2006.’ The Russians just dominated the Rumba and the Samba, for what its worth. As for the debate tonight, it’s going to supposedly focus more on domestic issues like Katrina response and health […]

June 28th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Could We Live Without China?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Media, The World

This sounds like an interesting new book about a family’s journey through one year of consumption free from Chinese made goods… BATON ROUGE, LA. – Last year, two days after Christmas, we kicked China out of the house. Not the country obviously, but bits of plastic, metal, and wood stamped with the words “Made in […]

June 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »