Thursday, January 31, 2013


Bad Religion has been the background music of my life since I first put a well worn Cassette tape in a beat up player in 1980.....

Earliest evidence of Chocolate in North America found in Utah

They were humble farmers who grew corn and dwelt in subterranean pit houses. But the people who lived 1200 years ago in a Utah village known as Site 13, near Canyonlands National Park in Utah, seem to have had at least one indulgence: chocolate. Researchers report that half a dozen bowls excavated from the area contain traces of chocolate, the earliest known in North America. The finding implies that by the end of the 8th century C.E., cacao beans, which grow only in the tropics, were being imported to Utah from orchards thousands of kilometers away.


PSA - Beware

Attention, please step away from the flaming police officer. That is all, thank you for your cooperation.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Something to think about....

“If anyone is alive 100 years from now, they’re going to wonder what the fuck was wrong with us; that we didn’t fight like hell when our planet was going down.”

Lierre Keith

Fur flies over call to rid New Zealand of cats

A campaign to eradicate New Zealand's cats as a way of protecting native wildlife has raised the hackles of pet lovers, with critics leaping to the defence of their feline friends.


Dead Kennedys Live San Francisco 1984 (full show)

The World is a magical place.....

...full of people waiting to be offended by something...

Who created Las Labradas petroglyphs?

Fifty miles north of Mazatlan in Sinaloa State, north west Mexico, there is a beach known as Las Labradas where the rocks are covered in over 600 petroglyphs. Now Mexican investigators have uncovered archaeological sites in the vicinity dating to the Archaic period (2500-1000 BCE) along with another later site that may provide clues to the creators of the Las Labradas petroglyphs.

Past Horizons

Another reason to ban Firearms Now !

The Case of the Miraculous Bullet, 1874

In November 1874 an unusual article appeared in the introductory volume of The American Medical Weekly, a Louisville medical journal. It was written by Dr. LeGrand G. Capers and was titled, "Attention Gynaecologists!—Notes from the Diary of a Field and Hospital Surgeon, C.S.A." In the article Dr. Capers recounted an unusual case of artificial insemination he had witnessed on a Civil War battlefield in Mississippi, in which a bullet had passed through a soldier's testicles, and then traveled on before hitting a woman and impregnating her. The event was said to have occurred on May 12, 1863 at around 3 p.m. at the "battle of R." (battle of Raymond), where "Gen. G's brigade" (Brigadier General John Gregg) of the Confederate forces fought Grant's army led by "Gen. L." (Major General John A. Logan).

Scene from the Battle of Raymond, where the insemination occurred.

The Miraculous Story

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP)

The Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) is a network of 29 monitoring stations located in communities surrounding and downwind of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly the Nevada Test Site (NTS), that monitor the airborne environment for manmade radioactivity that could result from NNSS activities. The CEMP is a joint effort between the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO), and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the Nevada System of Higher Education.


Station Summary-St. George Utah

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Where Did The Residents of An Entire Eskimo Village Go?

An individual that vanishes is one thing, but how about an entire village of 2,000 men, women and children?

In November, 1930, a fur trapper named Joe Labelle made his way on snow shoes to an Eskimo village on the shores of Lake Anjikuni in northern Canada.

Labelle was familiar with the village, which he knew as a thriving fishing community of about 2,000 residents.

When he arrived, however, he found a deserted village. All of the huts and storehouses were vacant. He found one smoldering fire with a pot of blackened stew. Labelle notified the authorities and an investigation began, soon after some bizarre findings were reported:

no footprints of any of the residents were found, if they had vacated the village; all of the Eskimos’ sled dogs were found buried under a 12-foot-high snow drift – they had all starved to death; all of the Eskimos’ food and provisions were found undisturbed in their huts.

Maybe the most intriguing detail was that the Eskimos’ ancestral graves had all been emptied.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Something to think about.....

“Unless we think it’s important, we’re going to destroy the places we live. If you destroy the place you live, you have to move someplace else. And there isn’t someplace else left anymore. Unless you understand the place where you live in terms of its natural system, you’re not going to understand anything, anyplace.”

Peter Berg

Rootin’ Tootin’ Bandit Mouse Eats Scorpion, Howls at Moon

Forget Billy the Kid and Pancho Villa. Onychomys torridus — a small, carnivorous mouse with tiny pink paws — may just be the roughest, toughest outlaw the West has ever known.

Wild & Weird

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods.....

...They have never forgotten this and they have been plotting their usurpation of humanity for hundreds of years....there can no longer be any doubt in your mind that cats are evil and plan world domination.....

The Fourth World War

From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, and the North; from Seattle to Genova and the “War on Terror” in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq, The Fourth World War documents the stories of women and men all around the world who resist being annihilated in this war. Centred around economics and systems such as NAFTA, GATT, the G20, APEC and others, this is a war which plays along with the spread of rapacious globalisation, a feat that has pervasive consequences in the real world…


A look at man’s relationship with the natural world.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Oh don't mind me, I'm only a fictional character in a simulated universe, after all.... I have nothing better to do.....

...really... I'm just made up of a bunch of electrons floating around your console, and a few hundred kilobytes of data stored on your DHS disk...


St. George, Utah is a spectacular setting for the 2013 NHPA World Tournament.

The city is nestled in the heart of some of the most beautiful country you will ever experience - just a 90-minute drive from the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada – but the atmosphere here is worlds apart.

I just happen to know a young man who fancies himself a "shoe pitcher"

Pitch with us!

I believe the appropriate metaphor here involves a river of excrement and a Native American water vessel without any means of propulsion.

basketcase comix

Deer Huntin'

A lesson on sniping innocent forest dwelling baby deer attracts a wild and vicious visitor.

Rise of the Machines

Just as mobile phones and wireless capability dramatically changed the way technology interacts with modern society, drones–or ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’–are set to become the next major influence in technocratic life, directly impacting and seriously expanding the already extensive capabilities of surveillance. Rise Of The Machines takes a look at already developed drone technology and how governments, military and even civilians are rushing to adopt the gadgets which can be purchased off the shelf for just a few hundred dollars and controlled by already existing smart phones. So what will a world of drones look like? And what of the many, serious, unexplored implications on how society will function in a world of drones?

Friday, January 4, 2013

"Well, Mr. Hatch ?"

"Yes sir ?"

"Mr. Hatch ?"

"Sir ?"

" You don't mind if we ask you a few questions ?"

" No sir."

" Why are you so incompetent, Mr. Hatch ?"

Pause. Silence. Introspective searching of the motel-room carpet, the blank video screen, the heavy black-out drapes shutting off the outside light at the single window, the glare of the floorlamp blazing on his flushed, youthful handsome face........

It's the end of the World as we know it......and I feel fine.

Youtube Censorship

Laser Folds Tiny Origami for US Army

Lasers could help fire weapons or set off explosive warheads for the U.S. Army in the near future. That possibility comes from a lab demonstration of how a simple, handheld laser can fold tiny metallic structures in a style that mimics Japanese origami.

Live Science

Thursday, January 3, 2013

X - Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the debut album of the American punk rock band X, released on April 26, 1980. Produced by ex-Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek, it includes a cover of the 1967 Doors song "Soul Kitchen". It made it on at number 16 for the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.[1] In 2003, the album was ranked number 286 on the Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

4,000 year old projectile points found in Mexico

Fifty kilometers north of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, near the beach where a group of rocks with more than 600 petroglyphs, known as Las Labradas, Mexican investigators discovered an archaeological site of the archaic epoch. In this site, they found 60 arrow and spear heads estimated to be from between 2500 – 1000 BC, this means they were made more than 4000 years ago.

Archaeology News Network

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The world inside a Spanish globe

Object Wh.5892 in the University's Whipple Museum of the History of Science is something of an enigma. Clearly it's a globe, but lift the northern hemisphere and you enter a startling world: volcanoes erupt, a mammoth lifts its tusks, dinosaurs clash. And amid these beautiful illustrations and encyclopaedic entries, a planetarium lies ready to re-enact the revolution of the planets around the sun at the turn of a cog.