Daily Archives: August 30, 2011

PolitiFact – Of 11000 attempts to amend U.S. Constitution only 27 amendments have passed


PolitiFact - Of 11000 attempts to amend U.S. Constitution only 27 amendments have passed

PolitiFact - Of 11000 attempts to amend U.S. Constitution only 27 amendments have passed

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PBS: Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Renews Energy vs. Environment Debate


Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Renews Energy vs. Environment Debate

Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Renews Energy vs. Environment Debate

Vermont Radio Democracy Now – Station Provides Crucial Details for Flooded Residents amidst Historic Devastation


Vermont Radio Station Provides Crucial Details for Flooded Residents amidst Historic Devastation

Vermont Radio Station Provides Crucial Details for Flooded Residents amidst Historic Devastation

NTSB hits pipeline owner, regulators in deadly California blast


NTSB hits pipeline owner_ regulators in deadly California blast

NTSB hits pipeline owner_ regulators in deadly California blast

Today’s Birthday: Nancy Wake (1912)


Nancy Wake (1912)

Wake, who passed away weeks ago at the age of 98, was one of WWII‘s most decorated servicewomen. A New Zealand native, she left home at 16 and eventually settled in Paris. When the Germans occupied France, Wake joined the resistance. Pursued by the Gestapo, she fled to Britain, where she joined the Special Operations Executive. In 1944, she parachuted back into France to help establish communications between the British military and French Resistance. What nickname did the Gestapo have for her? More… Discuss

Quotation: Francis Bacon – of atheism


A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.  
(from Essays, Civil and Moral, Chapter 16–Of Atheism.)

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss
http://www.bartleby.com/3/1/16.html

Merriam-Webster Adds Tweet and Bromance to Lexicon


Merriam-Webster Adds Tweet and Bromance to Lexicon

According to the people at Merriam-Webster, a tweet is no longer just the chirping sound a bird makes, it is also “a post made on the Twitter online message service.” Other words making their debut in the latest edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary include “boomerang child,” referring to a “young adult who returns to live at his or her family home, especially for financial reasons”; “bromance,” describing a “close, non-sexual relationship between men”; and “fist bump,” a “gesture in which two people bump their fists together, as in greeting or celebration.” In all, editors selected 150 new words to add to the dictionary. More… Discuss

Sîrba tot pe loc: Carmina Tenera