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  • McDonald’s Is Microsoft

    12/29/2014 2:50:24 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/29/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    "The aggregate effect of competitive capitalism is indistinguishable from magic, but we are so used to its bounty that we never stop to notice that no king of old ever enjoyed quarters so comfortable as those found in a Holiday Inn Express, that Andrew Carnegie never had a car as good as a Honda Civic, that Akhenaten never enjoyed such wealth as is found in a Walmart Supercenter. The irony is that capitalism has achieved through choice and cooperation what the old reds thought they were going to do with bayonets and gulags: It has recruited the most powerful and...
  • My Idea of a Hybrid Automobile

    12/06/2014 2:23:28 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 35 replies
    Vimeo ^ | Today | Top Gear
    Help save the Planet.
  • The world through the eyes of Russian state television

    05/16/2014 9:41:15 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe via Free Speech Debate ^ | April 04, 2014 | Robert Coalson, a Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty correspondent, covering Russia, Ukraine, Belarus,
    Have you heard about the nefarious Polish general who made Napoleon invade Russia? No? You must not have been watching Rossia-1 television on March 31. According to a documentary aired on Russia’s main state-run channel, General Michal Sokolnicki’s goal was the dismembering of the Russian Empire and the establishment of a Greater Poland extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea, buffered from a rump Russia by a series of garrison states.
  • America's Nine Classes: The New Class Hierarchy

    05/07/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 12 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | April 29, 2014 | Charles Smith
    There are many ways to slice and dice America's power/wealth hierarchy. The conventional class structure is divided along the lines of income, i.e. the wealthy, upper middle class, middle class, lower middle class and the poor. I've suggested that a more useful scheme is to view America through the lens not just of income but of political power and state dependency, as a Three-and-a-Half Class Society (October 22, 2012):
  • The Looking Glass World of "Climate Injustice"

    04/15/2014 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 6 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 4/12/2014 | Manhattan Contrarian
    When Alice went through the looking glass, she found a world where things were completely the reverse of what they are in the real world. Of course, Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece was intended as a parody of the mendacious politicians of the day. Today we have something beyond parody, and that is the U.N. climate bureaucracy and its acolytes. Because the U.N. agencies are bureaucracies, it is perhaps understandable that they should seek at all times to increase their own power and control over the world’s people. But what is not understandable is when that quest turns into a campaign to...
  • Stop reporting enrollment and start reporting policies in force

    04/01/2014 12:16:45 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 11 replies
    ACA Death Spiral ^ | 3/31/14 | ACA Death Spiral
    In theory, open enrollment ends tonight. No longer can individuals without any excuse whatsoever wait to purchase health insurance policies on the Exchanges that will be in effect during 2014. I very much expect we will hear numbers over the next few days such as 6.5 million or 7 million bandied about as “enrollment figures.” Many supporters of the ideas behind the original ACA who have managed to tolerate its metamorphosis over the past year will herald those numbers as signs of success. And, indeed, those numbers are considerably better than many had feared. I, for one, am prepared to...
  • Vote to join Russia could leave Crimea without water, electricity

    03/23/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2014 | Iana Zagoruiko
    As Russia’s stranglehold on Crimea tightens, the Ukrainian province to the north is warning it could make life on the peninsula miserable if the coveted region chooses sides with Moscow in Sunday's referendum. Pro-Moscow officials in Crimea, who favor secession from Ukraine, have said they will seize all utilities and assets owned by the Kiev-based Ukrainian government if the referendum goes as expected. But Crimea's electricity, freshwater and natural gas all flows in from the province of Kherson, where leaders warn they will shut everything off if the referendum they say is illegitimate, goes forward. Last week, Kherson’s regional legislature...
  • My Global Warming Skepticism, for Dummies

    03/09/2014 9:49:11 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 22 replies
    Global Warming ^ | Feb., 2014 | Roy Spences, PHD
    I receive many e-mails, and a recurring complaint is that many of my posts are too technical to understand. This morning’s installment arrived with the subject line, “Please Talk to Us”, and suggested I provide short, concise, easily understood summaries and explanations “for dummies”. So, here’s a list of basic climate change questions, and brief answers based upon what I know today. I might update them as I receive suggestions and comments. I will also be adding links to other sources, and some visual aids, as appropriate.
  • The Feminist Mystique

    02/06/2014 10:43:18 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/6/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Feminism is not an idea or a collection of ideas but a collection of appetites wriggling queasily together like a bag of snakes. Feminism has nothing to do with the proposition that women should be considered whole and complete members of the body politic, though it has enjoyed great success marketing itself that way. (Virginia I. Postrel recently denounced me as a “creep” for suggesting that the substance of feminism, if indeed there is any, differs rather radically from its advertising campaigns.) A useful definition is this: “Feminism is the words ‘I Want!’ in the mouths of three or more...
  • BREAKING: Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Belly Rumbling

    02/04/2014 8:24:36 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 341 replies
    A Sheep No More ^ | 2/3/14 | Andrew Pontbriand
    A seismometer inside a borehole at Yellowstone National Park has begun reporting staggering underground activity near the southwest corner of Yellowstone Lake, possibly signaling the beginning of an eruption of the Super Volcano at the Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park is home to many beauties, with it’s ancient landscape, geysers, and hot springs. It is also the site of one of the worlds most destructive forces. A supervolcano.
  • Great Caesar’s Ghost

    01/28/2014 6:40:58 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/28/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The annual State of the Union pageant is a hideous, dispiriting, ugly, monotonous, un-American, un-republican, anti-democratic, dreary, backward, monarchical, retch-inducing, depressing, shameful, crypto-imperial display of official self-aggrandizement and piteous toadying, a black Mass during which every unholy order of teacup totalitarian and cringing courtier gathers under the towering dome of a faux-Roman temple to listen to a speech with no content given by a man with no content, to rise and to be seated as is called for by the order of worship — it is a wonder they have not started genuflecting — with one wretched representative of their...
  • Kang Wong Jaywalking: 84-Year-Old Gets Ticket, NYPD Beating

    01/25/2014 8:45:00 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 21 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 01/21/2014 | Michael Mullins
    Kang Wong, 84, was jaywalking on New York City’s Upper West Side on Sunday when police stopped him and attempted to issue him a ticket for the time-honored infraction among New Yorkers. He ended up in a hospital after a police beating.
  • If Santa Claus were scientifically accurate, he'd destroy the world

    12/16/2013 1:22:37 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 37 replies
    io9 ^ | 12/15/ | io9
    Very Funny Santa Claus Explanation (video).
  • Sale of iconic Catskills resort signals the end of an era

    12/01/2013 11:21:43 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/2013 | Fox News
    Movies such as “Dirty Dancing” offered everlasting memories of the once-affluent getaway spot. Now, the last of the iconic Catskills resorts has been sold to a company that plans to turn the property into a healthy living resort.
  • Grump the Parrot

    11/27/2013 3:53:37 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 10 replies
    Yhe Oatmeal ^ | November. 2013 | The Oatmeal
  • Blame game as insurers dump doctors

    11/09/2013 7:35:06 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/9/2013 | Carl Campanile
    Let the blame game begin over ObamaCare’s oversights. The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, claims the Affordable Care Act is responsible for forcing it to boot doctors from its Medicare Advantage program that serves thousands of elderly patients in the New York metro region. CEO Jack Larsen, under fire for separating seniors from their MDs, took out full-page ads to explain that cuts in Medicare spending forced the ­insurer’s hand.
  • Report: White House might expand eligibility for ObamaCare subsidies

    11/08/2013 7:38:03 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The White House might broaden the availability of federal discounts on healthcare coverage under ObamaCare to help consumers whose premiums are going up, according to a report. The administration is considering expanding the premium tax credits that are available to some people purchasing insurance coverage on the new exchanges, according to Huffington Post.
  • More Good News

    10/29/2013 6:32:42 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 9 replies
    Lying Weasels ^ | Who Knows | Barack Obama
    From the site: Can I buy a plan outside the Marketplace outside of the open enrollment period? Yes, but only if you have a special enrollment period. You get a special enrollment period if you lose other coverage or have a change in family status like a birth, divorce, or adoption. Otherwise, you generally have to wait until the next open enrollment period to buy a health plan inside or outside the Marketplace Can I buy a plan outside the Marketplace outside of the open enrollment period? Yes, but only if you have a special enrollment period. You get...
  • D.C. Outlawed Private Health Insurance Sales

    10/18/2013 9:52:52 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 34 replies
    Kaiser Family Foundation ^ | 10/01/2013 | Kaiser
    In June 2013, the DC City Council passed legislation requiring carriers to sell all individual and small group products through DC Health Link, effectively dissolving the non-Marketplace individual and small group markets. Individual plans may only be offered through the Marketplace beginning on January 1, 2014, while small group plans have until January 1, 2015 to transition to DC Health Link.6 In addition, the SHOP and individual markets will be merged into a single risk pool.7
  • Don't Believe The Debt Ceiling Hype: The Federal Government Can Survive Without An Increase

    10/04/2013 11:46:19 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/03/2013 | Op/Ed
    Ignore what you hear and read in the news. The federal government actually reached the legal debt ceiling about four months ago. Since then, the government has been financing its monthly budget deficit by stealing/borrowing money from other government funds, like the federal government employees’ pension fund. In about two weeks, the government will run out of tricks to keep operating as if nothing has happened. If the debt ceiling is not raised by then, the government has to balance its budget.

    09/30/2013 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 35 replies
    Huge Vanity | 9/30/13 | Me
    Given this whole shutdown BS What Would Walter White Do?
  • Is This a Hospital or a Hotel?

    09/22/2013 2:32:51 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/21/2013 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    As the new St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, Ill., prepared to open in August, its chief executive exulted, “You feel like you could be at the Marriott.” In the $63 million community hospital, patients all enjoy private rooms, with couches, flat-screen TVs and views of nature. Its lobby features stone fireplaces and a waterfall. Some hospitals in the United States, like Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, have long been associated with deluxe accommodations, and others have always had suites for V.I.P.’s. But today even many smaller hospitals often offer general amenities, like room service and nail salons, more often associated with...
  • Dinosaur Feathers Discovered in Canadian Amber

    09/16/2013 10:35:49 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 44 replies
    io9 ^ | 9/15/2013 | Analee Newitz
    Pictures of Dinofuzz at Source.
  • Laissez-faire: the political philosophy of civilization

    08/25/2013 11:14:08 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 5 replies
    Laissez-faire Institute ^ | August 22, 2013 | Jan Krepelka
    Dear friends, Today I'd like to make a few points that concern not so much what we believe in, but how we think about it, how we present it, and how we fight for it. It starts from a simple question: Introduction: Why don't you like the State? People often ask me, why are you against the State, what has the State done to you, personnally? Is it so terrible not be allowed to trade legally in drugs, or to pay a little money in taxes? Well, yes, it is terrible, those are crimes committed against me. But there's much...
  • The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

    03/03/2013 8:56:53 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 18 replies
    Forign Policy ^ | March 3, 2013 | VALI NASR
    "My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience." It was close to midnight on Jan. 20, 2009, and I was about to go to sleep when my iPhone beeped. There was a new text message. It was from Richard Holbrooke. It said, "Are you up, can you talk?" When I called, he told me that Barack Obama had asked him to serve as envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He would work out of the State Department, and he wanted me to join his team. "No one knows this yet. Don't tell anyone. Well, maybe...
  • Best TV Music Score

    01/26/2013 11:15:54 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 197 replies
    Oh the Huge Vanity | 1/26/2013 | Me
    No Politics here. What were the best music score for a TV Show/Series? I'll go first Victory at Sea Cosmos The Civil War Memphis Beat
  • Big Band Music

    01/26/2013 8:30:00 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 6 replies
    Swinging tears ^ | 1/26/2013 | Swinging Years
    4 Hours of big band Music every Saturday & Sunday 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific time.
  • Eyeless Shrimp and Mutant Fish Raise Concerns Over BP Spill Effects

    04/29/2012 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 51 replies
    Fox Houston ^ | 4/18/2012 | MYFox Houston
    (NewsCore) - Eyeless shrimp, fish with oozing sores and other mutant creatures found in the Gulf of Mexico are raising concerns over lingering effects of the BP oil spill. On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 people and spewed an estimated 4.9 million barrels into the Gulf, in the worst offshore oil spill in US history. Two years later, scientists and commercial fishers alike are finding shrimp, crab and fish that they believe have been deformed by the chemicals unleashed in the spill, according to an extensive report by Al Jazeera English.
  • U.S. ban sought on cell phone use while driving

    04/27/2012 6:29:13 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 57 replies
    Rooters ^ | 4/26/2012 | Rooters
    SAN ANTONIO, April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on Thursday for a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country. Tough federal legislation is the only way to deal with what he called a "national epidemic," he said at a distracted-driving summit in San Antonio, Texas, that drew doctors, advocates and government officials.
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

    02/10/2012 3:28:07 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 2012 | Kathleen McAuliffe
    Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia? A biologist’s science- fiction hunch is gaining credence and shaping the emerging science of mind- controlling parasites.
  • China Threatens Massive Venting of Super Greenhouse Gases ......

    11/09/2011 12:44:23 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/08/11 | Market Watch
    , Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In the run-up to the international climate negotiations in Durban later this month, China has responded to efforts to ban the trading of widely discredited HFC-23 offsets by threatening to release huge amounts of the potent industrial chemical into the atmosphere unless other nations pay what amounts to a climate ransom. China's threat comes after the European Union and other nations moved to ban HFC-23 credits from internal carbon markets in recognition of the perverse incentives created by these credits under the UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The vast amounts paid for...
  • (Don't Ask Don't ..... Well)

    07/15/2011 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/15/11 | FOX News
    In response to a request from the Obama administration, a federal appeals court is allowing the military to temporarily continue its "don't ask, don't tell" policy for openly gay service members.
  • US crime figures: Why the drop?

    06/22/2011 2:42:44 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 49 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/20/11 | Tom Geoghegan
    For 20 years, crime in the US has been falling and new figures from the FBI show a sharp drop in the last two years, despite the recession. Why?
  • In-N-Out Burgers vs. Five Guys

    04/08/2011 9:32:29 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 264 replies
    Me | 4/8/11 | Oh, the huge vanity
    5 guys just moved into town which is better In-N-Out Burgers or Five Guys? From what I hear 5 Guys is better but for fries, shakes, burger taste and prices. What say you all.
  • The U.S. denied any responsibility

    03/20/2011 6:50:06 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 73 replies
    FNC ^ | 3/20/2011 | Fox News
    Just Heeadline. The 4-story compound in downtown Tripoli that was home to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi was demolished by missile attacks, according to reporters near the area. The U.S. denied any responsibility.
  • Final Inspection

    11/11/2010 2:32:54 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 14 replies
    Vanity | 11/11/10 | Unknown
    THE FINAL INSPECTION The soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. 'Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you ? Have you always turned the other cheek ? To My Church have you been true?' The soldier squared his shoulders and said, 'No, Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world...
  • Study shakes up scientists' view of San Andreas earthquake risk

    08/21/2010 7:36:06 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/21/2010 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    Southern California is long overdue for a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault, according to a landmark study of historic seismic activity released Friday. The study, produced after several years of field studies in the Carrizo Plain area about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, found that earthquakes along the San Andreas fault have occurred far more often than previously believed. For years, scientists have said major earthquakes occurred every 250 to 450 years along this part of the San Andreas. The new study found big temblors on the fault every 88 years, on average
  • Great Governor

    08/08/2010 6:51:03 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 8 replies
    From e-mail | 8/8/10 | Vanity
    Subject: Great Governor Got to love the governor of Arizona. She certainly has a backbone. The owner of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, Robert Sarver, opposes AZ's new immigration laws. Arizona's Governor, *Jan Brewer*, released the following statement in response to Sarver's criticism of the new law: "What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are, but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn't be ejected....
  • BP, scientists try to make sense of well puzzle

    07/16/2010 3:58:37 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 7/16/10 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS — In a nail-biting day across the Gulf Coast, engineers struggled to make sense of puzzling pressure readings from the bottom of the sea Friday, trying to determine whether BP's capped oil well was holding tight or in danger of springing a new leak. No immediate leaks were spotted, which was encouraging. But midway through the testing period on the new temporary cap that was bottling up the crude inside the well, the pressure readings were not rising as high as expected, said retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point man on the crisis. Allen said...
  • “Let’s make the Vets wait for care until they all die”

    05/26/2010 6:41:53 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 15 replies · 531+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | By Dr. Laurie Roth
    This seems to be the philosophy of the Veterans Services (VA) administration. Just recently I interviewed Dick Phenniger, a leading, whistle blower, former vet and business man, who has investigated health care abuse to our veterans for many years at the hands of the VA. He shared enough violations and horrors with the VA against our troops that I couldn’t help thinking about the dreaded IRS. In my view, both should be gutted and started again with an emphasis in common sense, real service and ethics. Oh…..but back to the bigger than life problem.
  • Global Warming a "Crock of S*%t?"

    02/05/2010 8:16:56 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 16 replies · 1,140+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1/28/2010 | Ed Wallace
    Many scientists and the media warn that global warming is a man-made danger. But others argue that climate change is nothing new By Ed Wallace "Global warming is a crock of s*%t!" When Bob Lutz, vice-chairman of General Motors, said this in February 2008, it immediately became the most widely distributed quote regarding global warming on the Internet. After all, this was one of the major power players in the automobile industry, and he was implying that anyone who believed that global warming was real, man-made, and altering the planet was something akin to a moron. But the problem with...
  • Green Jobs

    01/08/2010 12:28:22 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 7 replies · 365+ views
    Fox News | 1/08/2010 | Self
    Just heard Obama's speech on green jobs. Only two problems: You can build wind mills but you can't put them anyplace. TPI Composites lauded by Obama for getting taxpayer bucks and making jobs makes turbines for GE ---- in China!
  • Weasley Clark is a Moron

    12/29/2009 5:18:20 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 83 replies · 2,274+ views
    Self | 12/29/09 | Self
    Did anyone hear Weasley Clark on O'reilly? Clark said that the Nigerian is singing like a canary to his interrogators. What interrogators the Nigerian has lawyered up. Clark is a real Butt Minch.
  • Black Swans; an essay about global warming refutation logic

    11/30/2009 9:35:33 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 9 replies · 875+ views
    Physics Forums ^ | 5/7/2007 | Andre
    About the strikingly successful proofs of Einstein’s “risky” or “counter-intuitive” predictions based on the relativity theorems, Karl Popper ( observed: “Now the impressive thing about this case is the risk involved in a prediction of this kind. If observation shows that the predicted effect is definitely absent, then the theory is simply refuted. The theory is incompatible with certain possible results of observation, in fact with results which everybody before Einstein would have expected. This is quite different from the situation I have previously described, when it turned out that the theories in question were compatible with the most divergent...
  • CRUgate File Summaries

    11/22/2009 2:34:07 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 10 replies · 687+ views
    Bishop Hill Blog ^ | 11/20/09 | Bishop Hill Blog
    Welcome Instapundit readers! Hope this is useful for you. If you are interested in more on global warming material, check out Caspar and the Jesus Paper and The Yamal Implosion, or check out the forthcoming book. General reaction seems to be that the CRUgate emails are genuine, but with the caveat that there could be some less reliable stuff slipped in. In the circumstances, here are some summaries of the CRUgate files. I'll update these as and when I can. The refs are the email number. â– Phil Jones writes to University of Hull to try to stop sceptic Sonia Boehmer...
  • Elderly Gatekeepers

    11/08/2009 7:09:00 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 55 replies · 1,682+ views
    Fox News | 10/09/2009 | Self
    I just heard an anesthesiologist on FOX News say that the new Pelousy Health Care bill just passed contained a requirement that seniors will have gatekeepers that will control senior access to health care.
  • Disease shortage affects millions

    09/02/2009 3:10:44 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 7 replies · 453+ views
    The Daily Week ^ | 9/1/2009 | Duncan McKemzie
    A new study at the Centres for Disease Expansion revealed that only 70 percent of the population has an illness or medical disorder of some kind. Team leader Dr. Pran Feesberg said investigators were "shocked" by the results. "It means that nearly a third of North Americans have no trace of disease - nothing they can take drugs for, no condition they can complain about to friends - just a bleak, empty life, devoid of infirmity."
  • Clinton Takes on North Korean Military

    08/04/2009 12:32:37 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 15 replies · 610+ views
    The Daily Week ^ | Duncan McKenzie
    President Clinton has arrived in Pyongyang to rescue jailed US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee using "maximum force". He has vowed to pay "a little visit" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Clinton will also attempt to "solve problems" caused by North Korea's nuclear program. Clinton leaped into the sea from his unmarked, low-flying transport plane, seconds before it crashed into a cliff. He swam to shore in the early hours of the morning, silently killing a Korean guard, who, seconds before, had been scoffing at the "decadent" United States, then stealthily crept his way into the heart of...
  • Japanese space module Kibo not set to unleash destruction on unsuspecting Earth [Humor]

    07/19/2009 9:03:23 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 5 replies · 358+ views
    The Daily Week ^ | 07/19/2009 | Duncan McKenzie
    Astronauts from the space shuttle Endeavour have completed the next stage of Kibo, the Japanese module for the International Space Station. "Kibo is intended to advance science - to do good," said Tetsuro Yokoyama, the kindly deputy manager of the project. "And yet, everything may change," added his assistant, the shadowy figure known as Desslok. The Kibo complex consists of a central laboratory and an attached logistics module. It is equipped with two robotic arms - a small one, for delicate work, and a larger one for science experiments and ultimate crushing power.
  • Computed: The world's most beautiful woman

    07/18/2009 8:16:37 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 97 replies · 6,141+ views
    The Daily Week ^ | Duncan McKenzie
    The perfect woman may not exist in reality, but scientists now know what she would look like. The discovery follows five years of painstaking work by researchers at Montreal's McGill University, who digitally selected and blended the best features of the world's most beautiful woman, to create a single composite face, revealed here for the first time.