Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Power of Comedy: How a Simple Line From Comedian Hannibal Buress Reframed the Way America Sees Bill Cosby - The Interrobang


"It's even worse because has the fuckin' smuggest old black man persona that I hate," Buress said. "He gets on TV, 'Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!' Yeah, but you rape women, , so turn the crazy down a couple notches."

---Steve

Skeptic » Insight » Eine andere Welt

http://www.skeptic.com/insight/ein-anderen-welt/

Sadly, as the battles over health care showed, most Americans are not only completely unaware of how people in other countries live, but completely uninterested in learning anything from them as well. To most of the world with universal health care, it seemed truly bizarre that Americans were fighting over something which nearly all the rest of the developed world already has. Americans are now becoming notorious for their naive jingoism and insularity, and not knowing or caring about what the rest of the world is like.

---Steve

Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off · EarthFix · Oregon Public Broadcasting

http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/scientists-find-out-whats-killing-west-coast-starf/


---Steve

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Midterm Turnout Decreased in All but 12 States - US News

Because turnout drops for midterm elections compared to presidential elections, it makes more sense to compare Tuesday's voter turnout to the last midterm elections in 2010. Turnout was less for eligible voters this time around: 36.6 percent voted, compared with 40.9 percent in 2010, according to data from the United States Elections Project.

---Steve

The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/magazine/the-unbelievable-skepticism-of-the-amazing-randi.html?_r=1


---Steve