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Worldwide Weather Crisis

August 12, 2010

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Is the record-shattering heatwave that has been blamed for the death of thousands in Russia somehow related to the devastating flooding in Pakistan? Are these disasters happening more frequently — and are they a result of global warming? Sometimes these connections can clearly be observed and understood. At other times they are more complex, taking […]

6 Completely Legal Ways Cops can Screw you !!!

August 9, 2010

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We are so lucky to be living in an era of law when it’s no longer common for, say, suspects to be interrogated with live cobras tied to the ends of nightsticks. Unfortunately, there are still many colorful ways the police can royally screw you while Lady Justice shrugs. For instance, you might be surprised […]

Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Suffers Record Collapse

August 8, 2010

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Well, this doesn’t sound good: NASA just announced that the Earth’s thermosphere, an upper layer of the atmosphere, collapsed. It’s the biggest contraction in 43 years and scientists have no idea what’s going on. I don’t feel safe anymore. John Emmert, lead author of the paper that announced the finding, reassures all of us with: […]

Chinese make Giant OPTIMUS PRIME out of recycled junk

July 15, 2010

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I guess the guys in China felt they had to try and keep up with Japan and their gigantic robot creations, and built themselves an enormous Optimus Prime of their own. Standing 32-feet tall, and residing just North of the Bird’s Nest at Beijing’s Olympic Park, the giant Transformer might not be as tall as […]

Senate expected to pass unemployment extension next Tuesday

July 14, 2010

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Following a month of delays and deliberation, the U.S. Senate is expected to  vote on Monday, July 19 to determine the future of a federal unemployment extension package. The new aid would extend benefits to approximately 2.1 million people who have been without unemployment checks after being out of work for longer than six months. […]

Accidents blamed on faulty Toyota Vehicles are found to be actually “Driver Error”

July 13, 2010

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(Toyota representatives examined a crashed Toyota Prius in March in Harrison, N.Y.) The U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed dozens of data recorders from Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles involved in accidents blamed on sudden acceleration and found that the throttles were wide open and the brakes weren’t engaged at the time of the crash, people […]

Legalizing Marijuana will greatly reduce it’s market price

July 13, 2010

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Legalizing marijuana for recreational use could lead to an 80 percent reduction in its retail price. This November, Californians will vote on whether to legalize the growing and selling of small batches of marijuana for non-medical purposes. According to a study by the Rand Corporation, such a legalization will decrease the price of high-quality weed […]