Although there have been occasional articles concerning "colony collapse disorder" (CCD) in domestic bee hives it doesn't seem to have risen to serious public concern. It may in fact impact our lives (and bank accounts) in a more critical manner than realized. With the rapidly growing population it seems unwise to ignore any threat to the food supply. Continue
Albert Einstein said, "if the bee disappeared off…
Added by Jim DePaulo on March 11, 2011 at 2:17pm —
Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, which is led by Fred Phelps, plan to picket Comic-Con in San Diego.
The “Reverend” Phelps states… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on July 16, 2010 at 5:48pm —
The spill – a slick more than 130 miles long and 70 miles wide – threatens hundreds of species of wildlife, including birds, dolphins, and the fish, shrimp, oysters and crabs that make the Gulf Coast one of the nation's most abundant sources of seafood.…
Added by Jim DePaulo on May 2, 2010 at 8:30am —
Bill Donohue’s Catholic League has reacted to the sex abuse scandal surrounding the Catholic Church by blaming the scandal on homosexuality and attacking newspapers like the New York Times for covering the story. Last month, the organization ran an ad criticizing the paper for failing to recognize the “pedophilia crisis” is a “homosexual crisis” and Donohue has appeared on CNN to… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on April 26, 2010 at 12:32pm —
The Iceland volcano with the easy to remember name, Eyjafjallajökull, is still spewing ash into the atmosphere. It has paralyzed European air travel; many airlines are losing 10's of millions of dollars daily. There are now some strong indicators that the cloud will find its way into US and Canadian air… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on April 19, 2010 at 4:30pm —
The mayor of a town in Malta has called for a "phallic" sculpture displayed close to the main airport to be removed ahead of the Pope's visit this weekend.
Mayor John Schembri described the art work as "vulgar and embarrassing" saying it should go "as a sign of respect" for Pope Benedict XVI.… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on April 14, 2010 at 11:08am —
The body that decides on the availability of new web addresses will reconsider the case for allowing .xxx on Friday in Nairobi (Mar. 19th). Although the suffix, aimed at adult websites, had previously been approved, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), reversed that decision in 2007… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on March 16, 2010 at 6:20pm —
This is rich. Some drunk in England passed out and left a pan of bacon cooking on the stove; when he awoke (came to) he discovered another sign that Jeebus works miracles every day. For there in his pan of burnt bacon was the image of our saviour.
Considering the uncountable instances of human suffering that abounds in the world, it's a bit… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on March 13, 2010 at 11:09am —
I have a harder time each day seeing Israel's as America's staunch ally in the Middle East. After humiliating the VP of the United States during his visit by further expansion of Jewish settlements into Palestinian territory – a policy that every administration since Reagan's has opposed.… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on March 10, 2010 at 3:43pm —
If we don't halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by nature, brutally and without pity - and will leave a ravaged world.… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on February 5, 2010 at 10:49am —
Sometimes the Bible goes from recycled myth to completely stupid.
Added by Jim DePaulo on January 15, 2010 at 1:00pm —
The charge (reported here
) is that major drug companies conspired to create panic over the Swine Flu. By convincing WHO (World Health Organization) to declare a pandemic and as a consequence… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on January 13, 2010 at 12:57pm —
It's tough to keep the faith when the big sky guy is screwing your wife.
Added by Jim DePaulo on January 12, 2010 at 3:33pm —
Before he got in a pissing contest with the big sky guy - over some fruit IIRC.
Added by Jim DePaulo on January 11, 2010 at 1:39pm —
he Church of Scientology announced a treasure trove
More than 1,000 unreleased recordings of lectures by L. Ron Hubbard and reams of corresponding writings have been unveiled in the culmination of a 25-year project to locate, restore and transcribe lost pieces of the Scientology founder's work.
They're also available for sale to members for about… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on January 10, 2010 at 6:54pm —
I believe most (if not all) members of A/N reject the crap that is proclaimed to be science such as creationism, Nostradamus prophesies, Astrology and etc. Most of the beliefs are basically harmless, in that they don’t put the believers in danger (except intellectually). One such pseudoscience is, however, directly affecting the lives of people in Iraq. That bogus science is dowsing. For those not familiar with dowsing it is the claim that using a “Y” shaped stick or metal rods one can detect… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on November 5, 2009 at 9:25am —
This October an author, familiar to those who were “of age” during the drug haze called the 60’s, Robert Crumb, will have his new illustrated book, Robert Crumb's Book of Genesis
, on the bookshelves. Those familiar with Crumb’s cartoon humor and sideways view of society’s icons and norms, can anticipate with glee how he will treat the Book of Genesis. Needless to say that Crumb is an Atheist.
Subversive US cartoonist Robert Crumb, whose take on the Bible is about to be released… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on September 28, 2009 at 5:55pm —
...I doubt anything will.
"After six years of childless marriage, John and Cynthia Burke of Newark decided to adopt a baby boy through a state agency. Since the Burkes were young, scandal-free and solvent, they had no trouble with the New Jersey Bureau of Children’s Services until investigators came to the line on the application that asked for the couple’s religious affiliation.
John Burke, an atheist, and his wife, a pantheist, had left the line blank. As a result, the… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on August 28, 2009 at 11:02am —
Few people, outside the realm of religious wingnutopia, would be surprised to learn that GW Bush’s “abstinence only” education policies didn’t actually work in curtailing teen pregnancies and STD’s among teens.
The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) says that after years of falling rates, teen pregnancies and STDs started rising after Bush was re-elected in 2005.
According to the CDC, birth rates among teenagers aged 15 or older had been in decline since 1991 but rose sharply in more… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on August 6, 2009 at 3:25pm —
From the time the human species became aware of their mortality they have begrudged the short time granted them between birth and the long dirt nap. To escape that eventuality a great deal of irrational thinking has been invested to create alternative narratives more comforting than that which reality offers.
Resurrection, reincarnation, magic elixirs, fountains whose waters grant immortality or sorcerer’s incantations - all delusions of the desperate to avoid facing the reality of… Continue
Added by Jim DePaulo on July 28, 2009 at 4:38pm —