Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Water Bored

Must read.

It simply doesn't work.

FBI Whistleblower Testimony: Gonzales Imposed Brutal Interrogation Tactics


I really can't grasp all of the conservative talking heads argument that 'waterboarding' isn't really that bad or harmful. If that's the case, then why do it? Why not use cotton candy and pixie dust to torture, then?

IG Report: Waterboarding Was Neither "Efficacious Or Medically Safe":

"And the conclusion seems pretty clear: Not only did interrogators, for a period of time, use waterboarding that was deemed by U.S. officials to be more frequent and intense than was medically safe, it did so to apparently limited results."

Napolitano is about the only shining political star in a state full of political douchebags.

I could go for this.

Obama's Shortlist For Supreme Court: Napolitano Added


My memory is shit, but I can access info and cross reference like a mofo.

Very interesting read.

The Internet and You | Mother Jones:

"Reading on the web is almost certainly affecting the way we process information, but it’s not making us stupid. Instead, it’s changing the way we’re smart. Rather than storehouses of in-depth information, the web is turning our brains into indexes. These days, it’s not what you know — it’s what you know you can access, and cross reference."

If you've ever stepped in a fire ant mound, then your new best friend is this fly.

Great way to start a science article.

Parasitic flies turn fire ants into zombies:

"It sounds like something out of science fiction: zombie fire ants. But it's all too real.

Fire ants wander aimlessly away from the mound.

Eventually their heads fall off, and they die."

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