April 25, 2009

The Geomagnetic Apocalypse — And How to Stop It

Needless to say, shorting out the electrical grid would cause major disruptions to developed nations and their economies.

Worse yet, the next period of intense solar activity is expected in 2012, and coincides with the presence of an unusually large hole in Earth's geomagnetic shield, meaning we'll have less protection than usual from the solar flares.

The report received relatively little attention, perhaps because of 2012's supernatural connotations. Mayan astronomers supposedly predicted that 2012 would mark the calamitous "birth of a new era."

But the report is credible enough that some scientists and engineers are beginning to take the electromagnetic threat seriously.

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April 17, 2009

Obama Releases Torture Memos, Vows Not to Prosecute

The Obama administration on Thursday released top secret memos outlining the legal rationale used to justify the CIA's torture of terror suspects, but vowed not to prosecute the torturers.

And anything else was expected?


It appears some animals are more equal than others.

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When it comes to the human race...

...yeah, I'm a pessimist.

But every once in awhile I find something that makes me smile.