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Is Safe Pot The Clean Coal Of The Left?

Given that Jill Stein is a medical doctor, it’s particularly disturbing to me that she would make a blanket statement that marijuana is only unsafe because it is illegal. […]

Market Automation Leaves Travelers Hungry In LaGuardia Airport

Cotto’s automated market system doesn’t even work reliably. When I tried it this morning, the restaurant’s credit card system wasn’t initializing properly. […]

The Four Hundred Aztec Rabbits of Drunkenness

The Totochtli were the children of Mayahuel, a goddess who discovered pulque, an alcoholic drink made from a part of the agave plant. The agave itself is depicted as having 400 breasts, feeding the 400 rabbits, and Mayahuel is also depicted in this way. As a divinity of fertility, Mayahuel has the Virgin Mary beat, hands down. […]

An Index Of Witches And Herbs, Burned

– Elspeth Reoch was accused of being a witch on the grounds that she collected yarrow, in Orkney in 1616. She was killed for the crime

– Alison Pearson was burned at the stake as a witch because she knew herbal remedies. She was burned at the stake

– Sigurdur Jonsso was seized in Vigur, […]

Is There An App For Going Off The Grid?

Sometimes, what’s more important than the words in the message that a person sends is the context of their communication. That’s the case with the image you see below.

This image was downloaded from GettyImages.com, then uploaded onto Pinterest.com in order to direct people to an article on HuffingtonPost.com, sponsored by Stayfree.com with a […]

Go Volotic

The user makes loops of the sort that one might hear in the background of a video game by placing icons on a grid, and hurling balls of musical mojo at them. […]

The Real Origin Of Valentine’s Day

Whatever the twists and turns in the threads of historical connection between then and now, it’s clear that the association of February 14 with love and sex predates anyone carrying the name of Valentine. […]

Is It True That No One Remembers Barack Obama Attending College?

Right wingers can’t stand the idea that Barack Obama has been a more successful President than their hero, George W. Bush. They argued throughout the 2008 campaign that Obama couldn’t be President because some of his ancestry is African, and they stick with that racist idea no matter how often reality proves it wrong. Instead, […]

In The Long Run We Are All Dead

Friday seems an apt time for this reminder: Economist John Maynard Keynes advised, “In the long run we are all dead.” Invest wisely.

A Religious Lesson About Forgiveness

It’s a common claim that religions around the world teach the wisdom of forgiveness.

MoneyMatters101 writes, “Every major world religion teaches that forgiveness is necessary and important. Forgiveness is truly a universally accepted principle and provides common ground for love, acceptance, harmony and true happiness.”

“All major religions teach the necessity of forgiveness,” writes Help […]

Extraterrestrial Art History Opportunity

No, I’m not talking about aliens doing watercolors.

There’s an opportunity to mark the historical significance of earth-bound humans, but to do so on the planet Mercury.

There are five unnamed craters on Mercury, and the Mercury Surface Space Environment Geochemistry and Ranging Team is sponsoring a contest to determine names for them. Up through […]