Thursday September 4th, 2008

:: Technologica

Want Energy Independence? The Electrical Grid Can't Handle It (Yet)
from The New York Times

It appears that the American electrical grid currently cannot handle the amount of energy that it needs to transmit if this country is to achieve "energy independence." Why are we all fired up about building all these wind turbines and nuclear power plants ("As President, I will ...find ways to safely harness nuclear power." -Sen. Barack Obama, 8/28/08) but aren't talking about the fact that we cannot get this energy to market?

Wednesday September 3rd, 2008

:: Arcanum

Descendents Of Templars Sue The Pope
from NPR

In one of the more interesting lawsuits filed in recent memory, people who claim to be descendants of the Knights Templar are suing Pope Benedict XVI. They are not looking for money, only recognition of wrongdoing by the Roman Catholic Church when they declared the Templars heretics, seized their assets and burned them at the stake. Something tells me this apology will be a long time in coming (see Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal for more details).

Here's a link to the original article in the Daily Telegraph.

Friday May 23rd, 2008

:: Breaking News

La-Di-Da-Di! Slick Rick's Being Pardoned!!!
from Yahoo! News

New York Governor David Paterson is about to grant Slick Rick a pardon. Slick Rick served time in the 1990s for the attempted murders of two men. Homeland Security has been trying recently to get Rick the Ruler deported as part of their program to deport foreigners convicted of violent felonies, and the pardon should help stop the proceedings. Whether this bold decision will go over well with the citizens of New York who are not old school hip-hop fans is another story.

Sunday February 3rd, 2008

:: Nauru

Taiwan VP Annette Lu Visits Nauru On Independence Day
from Radio Taiwan International

:: Technologica

Solar Powered Brewpub Opens In Oregon
from Spokane Spokesman-Review

Tuesday January 29th, 2008

:: Criminally Absurd

Turkish General To Visit Pentagon This Week
from AFP

:: Nauru

Nauruan Parliament Builiding
from Wikimedia Commons
Nauru-parliament (105k image)

:: Nauru

Nauruan Warrior, 1880s
from Wikimedia Commons
Nauruan-warrior-1880ers (24k image)

:: Nauru

Taiwan VP to Attend Nauru's 40th Independence Day Celebration
from Radio Taiwan International

:: Stuff That Doesn't Suck

talkdemonic "mountain cats"