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Do you like fractals?  Do you like Art?  How about fractal art?

Do you like fractals? Do you like Art? How about fractal art?

Dive in at Enchgallery.  You could spend quite a while at this site taking in the fractal sites.   Those fractals are common in nature, there is something other-worldly about these works of art.

May 26, 2007 | By | 15 Replies More
Walk a mile in my over-muscled cramp-prone freakish physique

Walk a mile in my over-muscled cramp-prone freakish physique

I don’t know anything about bodybuilding, or I didn’t until I watched Raising the Bar 2, a brand-new documentary by Mike Pulcinella (Mike wrote it, shot and edited it).  Mike often submits comments to this site, and we have corresponded by e-mail a number of times.  A couple weeks ago, Mike asked me whether I’d […]

May 26, 2007 | By | 63 Replies More
If you want a fast and cheap Internet connection, you can have it, but not in the U.S.

If you want a fast and cheap Internet connection, you can have it, but not in the U.S.

These stats are mind-boggling.  The U.S. is not a good place to have access to a fast or reasonably priced Internet connection: The average broadband download speed in the US is only 1.9 megabits per second, compared to 61 Mbps in Japan, 45 Mbps in South Korea, 18 Mbps in Sweden, 17 Mpbs in France, […]

May 25, 2007 | By | 10 Replies More
Bush was warned that Iraq would turn into . . . Iraq

Bush was warned that Iraq would turn into . . . Iraq

Huffpo is reporting what secret papers revealed to Bush before he decided to invade Iraq.  Intelligence analysts predicted, in secret papers circulated within the government before the Iraq invasion, that al-Qaida would see U.S. military action as an opportunity to increase its operations and that Iran would try to shape a post-Saddam Iraq. The top […]

May 25, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
Support American troops:  send them to die

Support American troops: send them to die

Congressional weasels…er, I mean Democrats…voted this week to ‘stay the course’ in Iraq, despite the fact that many were elected on promises to bring American troops home.  Instead, many caved in to the Republican motto that “support American troops” means “keep them in Iraq.”  Yes, the same Republican party that calls political repression the “Patriot” Act, […]

May 25, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
What’s really in pet food?

What’s really in pet food?

Interesting article from Salon.com.  The bottom line is that you’re not going to find a lot of the kind of meat you’d buy for your own consumption at a grocery store.   Yes, there is a reason that you can get a huge bag of dog food for not a lot of money: Traditionally, much of […]

May 24, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Sterilize chronically abusive parents

Sterilize chronically abusive parents

We like to think of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as days when young children give lots of hugs to their loving parents.  We don’t like to consider that these days are also days when thousands of innocent children are beaten by their parents, their anguished cries often not heard outside of their dysfunctional homes.  Saddest of all, […]

May 23, 2007 | By | 11 Replies More
The Hawk: Urban pest control

The Hawk: Urban pest control

I was drilling titanium in my basement when my wife called me up to see what the grackles in our sycamore were complaining about. I barely had time to grab my camera and get a snapshot before he gave up on his latest kill, a pigeon lying in the street. After he flew the proverbial […]

May 23, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
The Hummer might die?

The Hummer might die?

Just wanted to pass along this link to an article by one of favorite columnists.  He goes over the edge some days, but most of the time he is spot on in his rantings! Enjoy –

May 23, 2007 | By | 6 Replies More