More bad news for Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld

The men who stole the 2000 election and promised not to waste American military resources continue to flounder in a foreign policy debacle, dragging the US down like a lead balloon. A study brings forward many concerned experts trying to sound the warning: Eighty-four percent believe the United States is losing the “war on terror,” … Continue reading More bad news for Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld

The ticking cell clock

The Bush administration’s “ban” on federal funding of stem-cell research apparently has led innovators and scientists to find paths of private funding, with “firewalls” to protect other federal grants in the same research facility. Yes, firewalls. This means a much higher cost to research since a whole new redundant infrastructure is required, without any of … Continue reading The ticking cell clock

Stanislav Evgrafovich Petrov Day

I agree with Cosmic Variance that there should be an international Stanislav Evgrafovich Petrov Day to celebrate human reasoning. Those with the most compassion and experience (call it intelligence, if you must) seem the least likely to jump to false conclusions, and therefore are worthy of recognition for the hugely beneficial role they play in … Continue reading Stanislav Evgrafovich Petrov Day


Delicious stuff, but the word Kvass (Russian word for leaven?) seems more like a sound of exasperation than a delectible treat. I highly recommend it, not least of all because the ingredients are just so darn simple. Rye, sugar, water. Either some Ukranians have found a way to make real food for real people, or … Continue reading Kvass