Daily Archives: May 21, 2011

India: Raising the Minimum Deterrent

India may expand nuclear program, says top adviser – Syndey Morning Herald

Thorium also is mentioned.

Some analysts say Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world. There are fears this will force India to increase its stockpile and trigger a fresh nuclear arms race in the volatile south Asia region.

… But Dr Kalam, who is here as a guest of Sydney University, has urged Australia to co-operate with India in the development of nuclear reactors that use thorium instead of uranium to produce electricity.

Dr Kalam ... "strength respects strength".
Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam … “strength respects strength”. Photo: Peter Rae

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Bat Out of Heaven

Lady Gaga: icon or just eye-candy? – Telegraph

Everything about Lady Gaga’s new album speaks of empire-building ambition. It is full-on, full-throttle, brash, big-statement pop. 

Lady Gaga

related: Auteur producers who made pop a matter of record – Telegraph

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2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake

All revenue from the purchase of this book will be used to help the earthquake victims through the Japanese Red Cross Society. You can also donate to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.

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Post-Quake Tokyo: Slightly Darker

via Pink Tentacle

music : Sounds From The Past by mindthings

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Gene Simmons on Obama: “He has no f-ing idea…”

Gene Simmons pulling no punches.

Make me a benevolent dictator – CNBC

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Knocking the Wind out of Renewable Energy

Pickens’ New Plan: No Wind : Roll Call Lobbying

With wind energy projects not proving as financially viable as he anticipated, Pickens has tabled the renewable energy portion of his acclaimed Pickens Plan for clean energy and turned his focus exclusively to increasing development of natural gas. 


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Is Happiness Overrated?

A New Gauge Helps to See What’s Beyond Happiness – NYTimes.com

“If we just wanted positive emotions, our species would have died out a
long time ago… ”

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God vs The Large Hadron Collider

Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the earth yet?

How about The Rapture?

One possible way the Higgs boson might cause rapture

Rapture via Higgs boson method

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End the IMF | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

The sex scandal involving the just-departed International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is of course no reason to abolish the agency – but then we didn’t need another reason. The agency, centerpiece of J. M. Keynes’s postwar inflationary Bretton Woods brainchild, should never have been created in the first place, since it was another calculated step toward global government-controlled money.


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Precipitating the end of Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Europe ‘stealing Iran’s rain’ – Telegraph

President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the United Nations: Britain walks out of Iran's Ahmadinejad's anti-Semitic speech at UN

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The Bock Stops Here

Alan W. Bock, RIP – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

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No Dogs Go to Heaven: Post-Rapture Pet Boarding

Post-Rapture pet care: What will happen to your cats and dogs on Judgment Day? – By Julia Felsenthal – Slate Magazine

Judgement day. Click image to expand.

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TSA in a Galaxy Far Far Away

Renovated Disney ride gets a TSA checkpoint – Boing Boing

When it’s your turn to go through the passenger scan (a thermal body scan), you may be verbally accosted by a security droid. 

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