Clinton Calls Drug War Thats Left 15,000 Dead Last Year Messy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/25/clinton-mexico-drug-war_n_813535.html?src=sp

Clinton said there was no alternative to confronting the cartels head-on” well yes, actually, there is. Remove the market from the cartels and give it to the corporates who’ll be more than happy to make the huge profits currently funding the criminals and terrorists…

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We Feel Fine / by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar

http://www.wefeelfine.org/

you can easily lose whole days wandering around this data…

How does the internet work? asks a clueless Katie Couric back in 1994 | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351799/How-does-internet-work-asks-clueless-Katie-Couric-1994.html

the delicious irony of this piece appearing in the Daily Mail of all places is beyond parody. I’ll have to try to find some their own classic “Internet Denial” pieces…

They never saw it coming: Mother shot her two teenage children twice in the head for being mouthy | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351678/They-saw-coming-Mother-shot-teenage-children-twice-head-mouthy.html

the downside of the 2nd amendment.

BBC Sport – Diving – Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield show off new synchro dive

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/diving/9381253.stm

not really into diving but this four and a half somersault innovation caught my attention…

Madder and madder: How the Government wasted thousands investigating the Equality Act | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351812/Madder-madder-How-Government-wasted-thousands-investigating-Equality-Act.html

Kneejerk Authoritarianism from the Mail. In as neutral a form as possible: A policy is proposed which has certain aims. A study is undertaken to ensure that the implementation of the policy will not undermine its own aims. And this, apparently, is a “bad thing”??? Granted, it’s certainly an unusual thing for governments to do, but that’s what I would call the “bad thing”…

Study finds presence of peers heightens teens sensitivity to rewards of a risk

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-presence-peers-heightens-teens-sensitivity.html

another splendid study of the bleedin’ obvious… When we’re alone and facing a potential risky situation we’ll make a reasonable risk assessment and, if it doesn’t look like a good idea, we’ll walk away. But if we’re with our peers, no-one wants to be the first to “chicken out”. Do the maths…