During Free Speech TV’s Fund Raising Drive over the past two weeks, I’ve ingested such a concentrated dose of great videos (i.e., the sort that are never aired on mainstream networks), that I’ve developed a rabid case of what Cernig over at Newshog has aptly dubbed Lying Bastard Fatigue. If you’re keen to experience L.B.F. for yourself, just expose your eyeballs to 9/11 Mysteries. Here’s the whole 90-minute version on YouTube. Not enough bandwidth or time? Just go to YouTube, enter “9/11 Mysteries” in their search window, and you’ll find it divided into 9 shorter segments.
- Archaeologists to search remote Scottish beach for lost Jacobite gold.
- The mysterious case of Columbus’s silver ore.
- Ancient people in Panama were processing and eating domesticated species of plants like maize, manioc, and arrowroot at least as far back as 7,800 years ago.
- Mud tomb found near Egypt’s oldest pyramid.
- Surprises from the Sun’s South Pole.
- NASA scientists push small, cheap robotic craft to conduct astronomy from the moon.
- A bionic eye that could help restore the sight of millions of blind people could be available to patients within two years.
- Lab-grown replacement teeth fill the gap.
- Rabbits grow bionic knees.
- It’s too bad they’re not talking about chocolate: Researchers find that cocoa improves blood flow to the brain. Some evidence suggests cocoa may also be able to prevent and treat high blood pressure and dementia.
- Are you warm-hearted and trusting, or neurotic and impulsive? Swedish researchers have discovered that patterns in your iris reveal the answer.
- Don’t believe your eyes: The movie eqivalent of photoshopping has come of age.
- Some ‘livestock mutilation’ researchers say the evidence they’ve seen suggests a covert effort to track diseases in livestock. I suspect they’re covertly checking radiation levels.
- Saving indigenous languages from extinction is the only way to preserve centuries of traditional knowledge about plants and animals yet to be discovered by Western scientists.
- Enviro-cateclysm of the week: Scientists warn it may be too late to save the ice caps.
- Ocean ‘dead zones’ spell disaster as wind patterns change.
- Scientists call for halt of deep sea plunder. More.
- As greenhouse gases hit a new high, the American Association for the Advancement of Science declares, “The evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now and is a growing threat to society.”
- Australia becomes first nation to ban traditional light bulbs.
- UK court rules in favor of Greenpeace regarding UK’s nuclear power plans. Commentary: This is British Democracy.
- The good intentions of ‘ocean engineers’ have gone disasterously awry.
- Google co-founder Larry Page has a theory on artificial intelligence: Your DNA is about 600 megabytes compressed, making it smaller than any modern operating system like Linux or Windows, and the programming language of humans would include the workings of your brain. No word yet on whether Larry plans to change his last name to Phronkinsteen.
- Gerald Edelman’s Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge (Amazon US & UK) explores the great conundrum facing neuroscientists: What is consciousness?
- Last month, for a mere $82, computer scientist and electronic voting critic, Andrew Appel, managed to purchase five $5,000 Sequoia electronic voting machines over the internet from a government auction site. And now, he’s taking them apart.
- Survival, Ethics and Democracy: From Neolithic to Neocon.
- In their new book Why Do People Get Ill?: Exploring the Mind-body Connection (Amazon UK), authors Darian Leader and David Corfield explain why we need a radical overhaul of the way doctors work.
- Update: Maybe We Deserve to Be Ripped Off By Bush’s Billionaires.
Quote of the Day:
Probability factor of one to one. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality.
Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.
Trillion, in The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
p.s. Still can’t cope? No worries – the free market has provided a sure fix.