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Survey: Do You Know How Many Adults in the U.S.A. are Muslim?

As the right-wing media froth about the imminent implementation of sharia law in America, let’s take a step back and consider what would have to occur for that to happen. There are actually many different understandings and implementations of sharia in various Muslim countries, a fact that is usually ignored by the likes of FOX […]

Prediction of Environmental Apocalypse: Will the Oil Spill Take World Population Down to 1 Billion?

While homeland security zealots have predicted a nuclear weapon attack on United States soil will occur this July 4, a visitor to Irregular Times asserts that we have an apocalypse now. You may have noticed Tom’s frequent comments here that the world as we know it is doomed and that efforts to prevent global civilization-ending […]

Los Angeles Tops in Magnitude of Green Buildings, Not Surprisingly. What Surprises are there in the Energy Star listings?

A New Scientist article this month reports surprise that Los Angeles would top this year’s EPA list of metropolitan areas with green Energy Star buildings:

WHICH US city is the greenest of all, in terms of numbers of energy-efficient commercial buildings? The surprising answer is Los Angeles, with 293, well ahead of Washington DC with […]

Disappearing Urchins on Maine Coast, Seen Statistically and First Hand

Over a few summers back in the 1980s I had the first-hand experience of visiting Tenants Harbor and clambering about on the rocky Maine shore. A friend of my mother’s had a cabin on the coast there and let our family use it for one week of the year. We brought an aquarium tank, filled […]

Electricity Demand Outpaces Population Increase

We could be using 26 percent less electricity in 2030, rather than 26 percent more. The estimates of the Department of Energy are not our nation’s destiny. […]

Why Most Tourists End Up at the Crowded Spaces

Sitting on top of Mount Battie in sunny Maine today got me to thinking about the constraints and loopholes of social structure. As dozens of children ran around me on the mountaintop, each exclaiming loudly to the next that they had to see this, I found myself reflecting on the tourist’s lament: no matter where […]

Watch the World Population Clock

The world’s population increased by 800 just in the time it took me to write this short article. […]

Deceptive Claims of Gaza Demographic Armament Behind Call for the Ethnic Cleansing of Gaza

Over the past six months the interest groups taking sides in the Israeli-Gaza conflict have ratcheted up their dueling e-mail campaigns. Irregular Times now gets at least five e-mail blasts a day from groups asking us to do something or other like “Make This a Weekend for Gaza” and at least five e-mail blasts a […]

Catholic Replacement for Progressive Radio in Columbus Illuminates

Until the end of last month, AM 1580 in Columbus, Ohio was formatted as a progressive radio outlet combining programs like the Stephanie Miller Show with syndicated Air America Radio content. That’s all in the past. Now 1580 AM is St. Gabriel Radio, Catholic radio endorsed by the Bishop of Columbus and featuring talk shows […]