Archive for September, 2013

September 28, 2013

Montgomery, Alabama’s Solution to Fighting Crime: Jesus

Looks a lot like police state christianity to me.

Montgomery, Alabama’s Solution to Fighting Crime: Jesus.

September 27, 2013

Idaho: First snow

Why Evolution Is True

It’s only September, but snow has already fallen in Idaho. Reader Stephen Barnard sends documentation. (There’s no way I can make this fit on the page without overlapping the website text, but the next post should fix that.) Click to enlarge.

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September 27, 2013

What To Do if The Police Stop You at a Music Festival

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Festival-Lawyer

I know what you are thinking. What the heck’s a Festival Lawyer?

Is it a Public Defender who helps you out if you get arrested at a concert? No. (Although, to be honest, I wish I had thought of that as a job option after law school).

I’m a criminal defense attorney with a background as a former prosecutor. But I also have a background as a drummer, a DJ, and avid festivalgoer. The idea behind “The Festival Lawyer” column is to combine these backgrounds to give you legal and practical advice that will make you a safer, more responsible festivalgoer.

Advice like how to protect your rights if the police approach you at a concert. Or how to recognize the symptoms of a drug or alcohol overdose. We will talk about things like California’s Medical Marijuana laws or what to do if stopped for a DUI on your way…

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September 26, 2013

The Value of International Perspectives on the U.S. | Atheist Revolution

 

The Value of International Perspectives on the U.S. | Atheist Revolution.

September 26, 2013

The Amazing Medicinal Power Of RAW Cannabis

September 26, 2013

Meet the Corpse Flower

The Finch and Pea

Plants are so often the overlooked underdogs that I wanted to highlight one today. With their weird and wacky genomes, plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and if you say you love orchids then you haven’t seen enough plants. Also, just recently we’ve discovered a new organelle (tannosome) in plants! A NEW ORGANELLE (yes, it’s in all caps because I’m yelling) -I sort of thought at this point, the whole organelle deal was sorted out. Nope, plants just keep surprising us. This is major news, like rewriting middle school textbooks major.

One of my personal favorite plants is Rafflesia also called “corpse flower” because it smells like rotting flesh. Sending a bouquet of rafflesia is a bad idea not only because of the smell, but also a single flower may be 90 cm in diameter.

Thanks to ARKive we canwatch this stinky, giant flower bloom.

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September 26, 2013

Krugman: Rich are waging “pure class warfare” – Salon.com

 

Krugman: Rich are waging “pure class warfare” – Salon.com.

September 25, 2013

The Universe Verse: The Rhyming Scientific Comic Book That You Know You Want

 

The Universe Verse: The Rhyming Scientific Comic Book That You Know You Want.

September 23, 2013

How to Stop Chasing Self-Esteem: Scientific American

 

How to Stop Chasing Self-Esteem: Scientific American.

September 23, 2013

The 10 Farm Subsidy Recipients Who Voted to Cut Food Stamps | NationofChange

 

The 10 Farm Subsidy Recipients Who Voted to Cut Food Stamps | NationofChange.