Marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations “Earth Summit” on global development, the international Occupy movement is calling for protesters to gather in Rio de Janeiro from June 20-22 to stage social movement pressure on the invitation-only participants in Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Countering last year’s (fair) criticism of […]
The experience of driving a Porsche Cayenne SUV is advertised to be something like this:
They call it “sporty”, and for the amount of money that a person has to pay to drive a Porsche Cayenne – over $100,000 – you might think that the vehicle could accomplish sporty easily enough. Sporty ought to […]
Ram Bomjon, aka Palden Dorje aka Dharma Sanga aka Tamang Tulku Rimpoche, was said to be an enlightened Buddha Boy. More recently, however, he’s been holding people prisoner and physically attacking anybody who challenges his authority. […]
Over at Free Rice, the website that rewards knowledge with donations of free rice to hungry people, the group rankings board shows the #2 group to be “Atheists Giving Aid,” with 62,179,160 grains donated. The #3 group, with 58,333,280 grains of rice donated, is “Christians Fighting World Hunger.” The #1 group, with 70,598,830 grains of […]
I’m announcing a contest. Let’s call it a Drivel Hunt. Find one sentence or phrase containing a particularly idiotic piece of pseudo-intellectualism, and post it as a comment here. […]
The Obama White House is attacking the Endangered Species Act. In 2012, Barack Obama is not a good choice for citizens who care more about the environment than they do about partisan victories. […]
These UU congregations all promote one particular religion – Christianity – over all others, in just about the same ratio. There’s not just a lack of diversity within Unitarian Universalist congregations. There also seems to be a lack of diversity between congregations. Unitarian Universalism insists that it isn’t promoting any creed, but these results show that it is promoting a particular creed – a special blend consisting mostly of Christianity, with a drop of Buddhism mixed in. […]
We’ve created this Bachmann-Gacy 2012 tshirt to remind Iowa voters that Michele Bachmann hasn’t really kept much of her Iowa heritage, and to remind Americans that to elect Bachmann President would be to put crazy in the White House. […]
Steampunk is so compellingly weird.