Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CIty Changes Name For Promotion

"Beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the city of Altoona will change its name to "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," after the latest film by sarcastic documentarian Morgan Spurlock.

The city is changing its name for 60 days to make some money — and to help Spurlock make a point about the proliferation of advertising in American life.

POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, Pa. (AP) — About 31,000 central Pennsylvanians will soon be living in a joke."

medical error rates

First glimpse at medical error rates separates the good, the bad and the ugly

Evolution of language Babel or babble?

The evolution of language

Babel or babble?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Heaven Can Wait

"The inability to think critically underlies many of our cultural wars. Nearly all the great ethical challenges facing society today are exacerbated to some extent by rapid advances in science and technology. Current political, religious and educational institutions are improperly armed to address the moral consequences ensuing from scientific achievements. In any society dominated by religion and religious morality, technology often proceeds at a pace greater than society's ability to address the associated moral dilemmas."

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Former NASA administrator Dan Goldin, while defending funding for the space agency, was famously asked, "Why are we building meteorological satellites when we have the Weather Channel?"

Monday, April 25, 2011

An Opposition Party, Not a Coalition

Wanted: An Opposition Party, Not a Coalition

We're Not Broke. We've Been Robbed!

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We're not broke, but the wealth grab is wrecking our economy. The rich can't spend enough to keep the economy going. The engine that drives it is a strong middle class. The problem isn't that we haven't generated wealth, it's that we've stopped sharing the wealth we've generated. If wages had kept up with productivity over the past 30 years, the median wage would be 60% higher than it is now. If income had increased at the same rate for everyone from 1979 to 2006, the average family would make about $10,000 more a year, but the top 1% would make $700,000 less.


Fed's Deceptive Public Records Policies

Bernanke's Press Conferences Will Not Remedy the Fed's Corrupt and Deceptive Public Records Policies

"Middle Ground" of Budget Debate

Beware the "Middle Ground" of the Great Budget Debate

Why Are the Republicans Afraid of Obama?

Why Are the Republicans Afraid of President Obama?

Build Wealth -- Unless You Really Need

The Government Will Help You Build Wealth -- Unless You Really Need the Help