Jon Stewart Crushes Fox News In The 2011 Ratings →
According to Comedy Central, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode in 2011. Unlike Fox News, “The Daily Show” was up in total viewers (+7%) and all key demos: adults 18-49 (+6%); men 18-34 (+2%); men 18-24 (+4%).” The Daily Show was also the top cable late night talk show in terms of total viewers, and was generally dominant. While Fox News was losing 14% in...
Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops →
mohandasgandhi: stfuconservatives: cognitivedissonance: This is not The Onion. In New London, Conn., you apparently can be too smart to be a cop: A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s...
Our Place In The Cosmos: Follow Friday~ →
wearestar-stuff: A quick little list of some awesome blogs that you should all follow~ MohandasGandhi: A congressional(?) law student with diverse knowledge on world politics. DepressingFacts: DK here blogs mostly about atheism, science, and politics. WeSpeakForTheEarth: Science, politics,…
Employee rights are said to be valid when employers pressure employees into...– Ron Paul, Freedom Under Siege: The U.S. Constitution After 200-Plus Years (1987), pg. 16 Are you getting sexually harassed at work? That’s your problem. Quit. Is Ron Paul done yet? (via mohandasgandhi)
Why Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletters Matter →
idontlikeronpaul: http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/why-ron-pauls-racist-newsletters-matter/ Ron Paul is back in the hunt for the Presidency. Many see him as an appealing candidate, one who opposes the wars, wants drugs legalized and supports fiscal responsibility. What they don’t know, is his long history of racism and connection to white supremacists. He has dodged questions on...
So now Ron Paul is supposed to be, what, some kind of racist? By God it is...– Stefan Molyneux. (via libertarians) Those aren’t the underlying reasons people point to when they say Ron Paul is racist though..
Synthetic Marijuana Use On The Rise Among U.S.... →
cultureofresistance: U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called “Spice,” which mimics a marijuana high, is hard to detect and can bring on hallucinations that last for days. The abuse of the substance has so alarmed military officials that they’ve launched an aggressive testing program that this year has led to the investigation of more than 1,100 suspected users. ...
Ron Paul Claimed An AIDS Patient Is ‘A Victim Of... →
glitchthemachine: Despite Ron Paul’s denials regarding the newsletters, CNN’s Peter Hamby reports that Paul included many of the controversial ideas in his 1987 book, “Freedom Under Siege: The U.S. Constitution after 200-Plus Years.” That work — published under Paul’s name — attributed AIDS to the gay “lifestyle” and suggested that victims of sexual harassment should simply quit their jobs: ...
My choice [for the most important important event of 2011] is the introduction...– Jeff Sharlet in The Year That Was – 38 writers and thinkers each select the most important event of 2011 (via curiositycounts)
#occupywallstreet: Occupy protester 'banned' from... →
occupywallstreet: anticapitalist: A member of the Occupy London protests was stopped from boarding his flight home for Christmas after he was found carrying anarchist literature, it has been claimed. The demonstrator, who is part of the group occupying the empty UBS building dubbed the “Bank of Ideas”,…
As Americans, it’s easy to see the corruption in other countries, but we...– _ Thoughts while doing the dishes.
EU warns wasting environmental resources could... →
The overuse and waste of valuable natural resources is threatening to produce a fresh economic crisis, the European Union’s environment chief has warned. Janez Potočnik, the EU commissioner for the environment, linked the current economic crisis gripping the eurozone with potential future crises driven by price spikes in key resources, including energy and raw materials. ...
Of the 10 fastest-growing jobs projected by the U.S. Department of Labor, 9...– Forbes Woman Of The Year: Women In Tech (via courtenaybird)
Reuters: Censorship, Surveillance and Hackers →
futurejournalismproject: A great article in Forbes on Telecomix, a group of hackers that have aimed their sites, and hacking chops, on free-speech starved countries. The group has also exposed western (mostly American) technology firms whose products have (knowingly or…
Mikhail Bakunin, God and the State [Free Audio... →
jerichoblack: Some more free audio philosophy books can be found here. The linked I highly recommend.
Christmas: Brought to You by Chinese Slave Labor →
Occupy Wall Street has set the snowball rolling…it has made America aware of a...– Michael Thomas’s piece in Newsweek on how Wall Street has destroyed the wonder that was America. (via newsweek)
A right delayed is a right denied.– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Installing US Military Dictatorship ... 30%...
This time of year I start to wonder if Big Oil execs are intentionally being...– Happy Holidays everyone. And let’s dream of a white - and green - holiday season =) (via shychemist)
Shell Oil Spill off Nigeria Likely Worst in Decade →
climateadaptation: “Peter Idabor of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency told The Associated Press on Thursday that oil from the spill in Shell’s Bonga field has spread to roughly 100 nautical miles. Idabor said he expects oil to begin washing ashore on Nigeria’s southern coast later Thursday.” Associated Press