Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest...– Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications (referring to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) explained the company’s regulatory philosophy to Michael Pollan in 1998 (via truthstream)
Liz Trotta says women in the military shouldn’t... →
Listen to the video above and you will hear Fox News commentator Liz Trotta say that women in the military are complaining that they have been “raped too much.” How much is too much? I would say once is too much. Trotta’s remarks arose during her Feb. 12 commentary on the Pentagon’s plan to allow women to serve closer to the the front lines. Women in the military have campaigned for this...
Enemies Of The State: The Kochs →
azspot: The Kochs may be looked upon by conservatives as a normal wealthy American family but they have ties to one of the most evil regimes in world history. Fred Koch created his company, Winkler-Koch, here in America, and was sued for patent infringement because of his process for turning crude oil into gasoline. Litigation put Winkler-Koch out of business in the U.S. for several years. In...
Sound Painting Photographs with Paint and Speakers →
Photographer Martin Klimas, whose porcelain figurine photos we shared yesterday, has a series of photographs that look like 3D Jackson Pollock paintings. He spent six months photographing portraits of sound by playing music through a speaker that’s crowned with paint. Klimas dials up the volume and then photographs the paint coming alive from vibrations caused by the sound waves.
Debunking The EU Commission's 'Myths About ACTA →
It’s a sign of the European Commission’s increasing desperation over ACTA that it has been forced to send out a document entitled “10 Myths About ACTA” [pdf] that purports to debunk misinformation that is being put around. Unsurprisingly, the EC’s document is itself full of misinformation. Here are just a few of the more outrageous examples.
Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down... →
Drug warriors often contend that drug use would skyrocket if we were to legalize or decriminalize drugs in the United States. Fortunately, we have a real-world example of the actual effects of ending the violent, expensive War on Drugs and replacing it with a system of treatment for problem users and addicts. Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this...
Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist →
A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of terrorist activity. The document,part of a program called “Communities Against Terrorism”, lists the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” as a sign that a person could be engaged in or...