World cup is about to kick-start, and everybody is ready for it here in Mexico; specially the government, which has prepared yet another raise in the price of gasoline —to be enacted the very next day— confidant that the people will be too exhilarated with the national team’s victory over S. Africa to notice or mind.
…But what if they loose?
- Spiritualism is alive & kicking in Brazil —speaking of kicking: they have also won the most Soccer world cups, so there might be something there…
- Tim Binnall talks to paranormal investigator Jason Offutt about the most haunted places in Missouri (and much more) in the latest BoA podcast.
- Graphic artist Jacen Burrows discusses Alan Moore’s upcoming “deconstruction and modernisation of Lovecraft”, ‘Neonomicon’.
- Prophet Sagan: Will the mysteries of the Universe fuel a new science-based religion in the XXIst century?
- Sun of a…! NASA keeps a wary eye on space weather.
- Saturn may be still making moons —with all those rings and kids, she’s the ultimate planetary gold digger.
- It’s uncle Stanton in the news! talking about his favorite topic. Science Was Wrong [Amazon US & UK].
- Regan Lee explores the mysterious link between spirals, triangles & tricksters.
- 15-year-old Mexican boy killed by a US Border Patrol agent —on the Mexican side of the river— died from a bullet shot to the head. The agents originally claimed the kid and his accompanying friends “threw rocks at them”. The kid was a good student and not a member of any gang, according to his family; and yet FOX has already labeled him as a criminal.
- Texas Congressmen call for electromagnetic pulse guns on the border. EMP vs rocks?
- From bat bombs to goo guns: (bat-s#*t) crazy military experiments —in case you need to explain the kiddies why we can’t afford to go to Mars.
- Are the Illuminati responsible for covering-up Tesla technology? I’m sure they keep anti-gravity altars at their underground lodge.
- Before the Devil wore Prada, she was wearing this —5,500 years ago, that is.
- Crocodile and hippopotamus served as ‘brain food’ for early human ancestors —I can picture it already: “Ung! you not step out of cave until you finish eating that hippo, Atuk”
- Autism linked to a “glitch” in the genetic code. “Dr. McKinnon will see you in just a moment…” [More]
- Snails on Meth have sharper memories —but what are the SCIENTISTS conducting these experiments on?
- Portugal: a lesson in the decriminalisation of drugs?
- *Tweeting* “Um… you said something, honey?” *Googling* This is your brain on gadgets.
- Sentient Mechanics —or how we’re unawarely programming the Overmind. An article by Micah Hanks.
- Nanowires convert rat’s heartbeat into usable electricity. From that to *this* will sure feel just like a heartbeat to our Overmind master!
- The Great Escape out of China’s Internet addiction camp —online RPG game coming soon.
- If popular websites were drugs, what do you think TDG would be? (Come on, this one’s easy!).
- It’s a geek world after all:Queen knights Patrick Stewart with a Bat’leth.
Thanks to Greg, Rick, Kat & Aaron.
Quote of the Day:
“If, from a humanist perspective, the Amazon must be internationalized, we should also internationalize the world’s petroleum reserves. Oil is as important for the well being of humanity as the Amazon is for our future. The owners of the reserves, however, feel that they have the right to increase or decrease the amount of oil production, as well as increase or lower the price per barrel. The wealthy of the world feel they have the right to burn up this immense patrimony of humanity.
In much the same way, the wealthy countries’ financial capital should be internationalized. Since the Amazon Rain Forest is a reserve for all human beings, no owner or country must be allowed to burn it up. The burning of the Amazon is as serious a problem as the unemployment caused by the arbitrary decisions made by global speculators. We cannot permit the use of financial reserves to burn entire countries in the frenzy of speculation.
In their debates, the US presidential candidates have defended the idea of internationalizing the world’s forest reserves in exchange for debt relief. We should begin by using this debt to guarantee that each child in the world has the opportunity to go to school. We should internationalize the children, treating them, all of them, no matter their country of birth, as patrimony that deserves to be cared for by the entire world. Even more than the Amazon deserves to be cared for. When the world’s leaders begin to treat the poor children of the world as a patrimony of humanity, they will not let them work when they should be studying, die when they should be living.”