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Which Kills More: Terrorists Or Air Polluters?

Reducing air pollution doesn’t involve the creation of a new cabinet department, starting new wars, or violating the Bill of Rights, but as you can see, it’s a much more deadly problem than terrorism. […]

The Limits Of The Phrase: Passed Away

What are the limits of the phrase “passed away”? Can we say that a person “passed away” in an accident involving an industrial rock crushing machine? […]

I'm Alive. I'm Dead. I'm Missing Parts. I Can't Move. I Am A Dog. I Am Cotard's Syndrome.

It’s commonly described as the walking dead disease, but Cotard’s syndrome is broader than that.

New Scientist has interviewed a man who once believed that he was dead (he got better). The man had attempted to kill himself by electrocuting himself in a bathtub, but had succeeded only in badly damaging his brain. His belief […]

Death Means Business

Statistics on death at work. […]

Skull Appreciation

Why do we fear skulls, yet keep images of them all around us? […]

Death Is The Ultimate Conformity

Finally, you’re willing to settle down and fit in, with a sarcastically smiling skull announcing that you are eventually going to be like everyone else… when you die. […]

Climate Change Raises Stakes Of Economic Inequality

The report notes that one of the major impacts of climate change has been and will continue to be extreme weather events. The report also points out that over 95% of deaths from natural disasters have taken place in “developing countries” – the poorer nations of the earth. […]

Skeletal Social Media

Is social media dead… or is it changing its users into the living dead? […]

Slavish Conservative Bootlicking: Let Government Do Anything to Keep 1 Person Safe

James Delingpole sarcastically takes the New York Times to task for telling the world about Bush’s secret, illegal and unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping program that spied on innocent people. His 296th Way to Drive a Liberal Crazy is:

296. Praise the Grey Lady for its principled decision in 2005 to expose President Bush’s Terrorist Surveillance wiretap […]

You Didn’t Die In A Terrorist Attack Yesterday

Well, you didn’t. Nobody else in the USA did either, despite generous dollops of dire prediction. Loads of Americans died yesterday from other causes. Many of those deaths were preventable. No one read their names.

Smog Killer Dwarfs September 11 Terrorism

We don’t have the allow the month of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2011 to be the month that we set the stage for another massacre. We could make this the occasion to take a stand against environmental terrorism by the fossil fuels corporations. More people are being killed by smog every year than were killed in the terrorist attack of September 11. Unfortunately, Barack Obama is standing with Big Oil, and not doing what it takes to defend the American people. […]