Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whine Lovers

We've terrorized ourselves.

Daily Kos: 10 Suicides a Month at Fort Hood Texas:

"Fort Hood, Texas has the highest number of suicides of any military base in America. PTSD from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan was the likely primary cause of this year's 75 suicides through July. The shooting tragedy in Texas is part of a larger mental health epidemic at Fort Hood.

This year alone, the base is averaging over 10 suicides each month - at least 75 have been recorded through July of this year alone.

Speculation on the background and motives of the shooter in Texas is a diversion from the severe mental health problems many of our soldiers are strugglin"

Then again...

BBC NEWS | Health | Feeling grumpy 'is good for you':

"In a bad mood? Don't worry - according to research, it's good for you.

An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly.

In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible, his experiments showed.

While cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess breeds attentiveness and careful thinking, Professor Joe Forgas told Australian Science Magazine."

Somebody is projecting a bit much:

Limbaugh’s fetish? Mentions ‘anal poisoning’ 13 times in 2 years | Raw Story:

"MSNBC's Keith Olbermann named Rush Limbaugh one of the world's worst people Thursday evening for saying that an HBO special about President Barack Obama should get 'anal poisoning.'

In fact, Olbermann noted, Limbaugh has mentioned 'anal poisoning' 13 times in the past 2 years. Limbaugh has also referenced 'men bending over and grabbing their ankles' 19 times. Olbermann suggests that Limbaugh could have a medical condition that lead to his fascination with that region of the body.

'There is actually no disease called anal poisoning,' Olbermann quips. 'The best anyone could come up with by explanation is that it's a term frequently used in pornography.'"

Cool. Oceans are not just for drilling... baby.

Underwater Kite Harnesses Ocean Energy : CleanTechnica:
"A completely new concept of underwater wave energy using a simple 7 ton kite turbine design has been developed by Minesto; which is a spinoff from the Swedish military and aircraft design firm Saab. The Deep Green underwater turbine captures the power of the ocean just like a kite in wind.

The system could generate 18 terawatthours of energy annually, enough to provide nearly 4 million British households with reliably green electricity every year. UK households now use about a third of what average US households use in energy"

5 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Wine Lovers

AppleInsider | Report: Apple to launch Verizon iPhone in Q3 2010


Youth Mobile 2030: 6 Amazing Cars From The Future (PHOTOS, POLL)


Will You Read This Post? | Psychology Today


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