Barack Obama Looking at Awesome Things Call me a whistleblower if you want, but the truth is the truth. President Obama spends most of his time looking at awesome things. Not to be confused with Obama feigning interest in mundane things.
Via Oklahoma Rock Newsblog.
Video is full of great advice with real world examples… density, variety, people on display, and NO surface parking lots!
There’s plenty in the way of this happening, but at least they’re thinking big. The United States used to not be afraid of grand national projects. Let’s hope we rediscover our courage to try. London to Beijing in two days on new high-speed rail network Passengers will be able to travel by train from King’s […]
Scientists supersize quantum mechanics : Nature News A team of scientists has succeeded in putting an object large enough to be visible to the naked eye into a mixed quantum state of moving and not moving.
Fee to Overthrow the Government: Five Dollars South Carolina Lawmaker Seeks to Overthrow 1951 Law Requiring “Subversive Agents” to Register With Government Download the form here.
What is the process for obtaining a beard exception? | honorcode.byu.edu A student who wishes to obtain a beard exception must visit a BYU Student Health Center doctor by appointment (422.5156). The doctor will fax his recommendation. The student then needs to come to the Honor Code Office to fill out some paperwork and receive […]
Roger Ebert: The Essential Man – Esquire It has been nearly four years since Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw and his ability to speak. Now television’s most famous movie critic is rarely seen and never heard, but his words have never stopped.
We should stop making pennies and while we’re at it stop making dollars so people will actually use dollar coins. Also bring back the Sacagaweas, those were the best ones.
Pennies, now with Captain America shields for some reason, still totally useless.
Some of these are pretty good. I especially like “Whatever This Is” and “International Synergy.” Google Voice Transcriptions Formatted and Annotated As Poetry I think I’ve noticed something about these Google Voice transcriptions: I see an authorial sensibility taking form, like a face emerging from a cloud bank. These transcriptions can be read as poetry.
11 voters pass Crutcho’s $1M school bond | NewsOK.com CRUTCHO — With less than a dozen votes, the Crutcho School District has passed a $1 million bond issue. On Tuesday, 11 people voted yes on a proposal that school officials said will pay for new rest-rooms, updated plumbing and roof repairs. Three people voted against […]
We like to imagine “sex offenders” as irredeemable monsters, but situations like this are far more common than what you see on Law & Order: SVU. No longer a registered sex offender, but the stigma remains – CNN.com As a teenager, Ricky Blackman carried an Oklahoma driver’s license with the words “sex offender” stamped in […]
The Man Who Never Was « Iconic Photos Early morning on the 1st of May 1943, a Spanish fisherman discovered a corpse clothed in British military attire which had washed ashore. Apparently a casualty of an airplane accident at sea, he had a briefcase chained to him. …
The end result of anti-government, anti-tax mania: Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many – The Denver Post This tax-averse city is about to learn what it looks and feels like when budget cuts slash services most Americans consider part of the urban fabric. More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado […]
The article is from 2003, but I would bet not much has changed. The stories of discrimination by OKC bus drivers are especially disturbing. The Marriage Cure | NewAmerica.net One July morning last year in Oklahoma City, in a public-housing project named Sooner Haven, twenty-two-year-old Kim Henderson pulled a pair of low-rider jeans over a […]
Considering that I’d support almost all of these ideas (not so sure about the education stuff), it seems unlikely that tea partiers would buy them. But it would be nice to have some populist fervor in support of actually reforming the system, instead of just pissing off liberals and discriminating against Hispanics. Policy ideas for […]
Really interesting article that goes beyond the familiar storyline of man vs. machine. We can build computers with ever greater processing power, but we are just scratching the surface at understanding how humans and computers can collaborate using different but complementary ways of thinking. The Chess Master and the Computer – The New York Review […]
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