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ISIS scumbags using sledgehammers and power drills destroy 3,000 year-old priceless statues in Mosul's Nineveh Museum

Daily Mail: Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures in Iraq dating back thousands of years.

Extremists used sledgehammers and power drills to smash ancient artwork as they rampaged through a museum in the northern city of Mosul. 26 more words


Reality Check

He stood off to the side with his pal, though, for the life of him, he had no idea what he was doing there. He was no criminal, no gangster or thug. 449 more words

As Usual, Where There's Transphobia...

Professional MMA fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith has been suspended and fined by the UFC after she tested positive for banned substances following UFC 181 in December. 

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And we are told this is "science"

Early in my career, I did a lot of mathematical modeling.  You know, making computer simulations of various things.  It is big in the chemical industry, where the models form the basis of plant design. 165 more words

Climate Mafia

Eleanor Catton- Artists petition for "more free speech" but really, they're against it

RNZ reports-

More than 100 artists have signed a public letter calling for greater freedom of speech, in support of the writer Eleanor Catton. The artists are supporting her criticism of the government, neo-liberal values and anti-intellectualism during a speech she gave in India.

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NZ Politics


it’s cold outside.  And I mean frigid.  I have been in buffalo, NY this week, and on Monday, 16 Feb 2015, the temperature at the house was -12 F (around -24 C) when I finally dragged myself downstairs for breakfast.  55 more words

Climate Mafia

More Spying: The Original Story

With the news buzzing about the United States and United Kingdom breaking and entering (again) to better spy on billions of people worldwide, here’s the original story from… 29 more words

The American Experience