Taxpayer-Sponsored Torture from your Friends at the CIA

Vermont doctor, Robert W. Hyde, was involved in one of the nation’s darkest chapters in medical science: In the 1950s, Hyde conducted drug and psychological experiments at a Boston hospital through funding that apparently originated with the CIA. Later, he became director of research at the Vermont State Hospital… In addition to patient Karen Wetmore’s…

You Know it’s Time to Worry When…

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are on their way from the US to India to help in the investigation of Mumbai terror attacks. President George Bush pledged India full support over the Mumbai crisis and the FBI, which is charged with tracking international and domestic terrorists, has sent a team of investigators. Hi, we’re from…

Entombed With Marijuana – Centuries Ago

It seems that the effects of marijuana were known centuries ago. The marijuana plant may have been highly regarded and part of a burial ceremonies: “Researchers say they have located the world’s oldest stash of marijuana, in a tomb in a remote part of China. The cache of cannabis is about 2,700 years old and…

More Melamine Found in Infant Formula

Melamine is an industrial chemical. It is not a natural by-product of foods. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finding more melamine in infant formula: “…Thursday, the FDA said two tests of a sample of Nestle’s Good Start Supreme Infant Formula with Iron showed melamine at levels of 137 and 140 parts per billion….

Security Updates As Of November 30, 2008

Make sure your system is up to date and has the latest protections in place. AVG anti-virus: 11/30/08 Avast: 11/30/08 Norton anti-virus: 11/26/08 McAfee anti-virus: 11/26/08 Lavasoft Ad-Aware: 11/28/08 Spybot Search and Destroy: 11/26/08 Microsoft Windows Defender: 11/26/08 Nod32: 11/26/08 Updates as of November 30.  2008 6:00am CDT.

The New York Knicks Are Running

When one team scores 82 points by half time, it is easy to conclude that there is not much defense being played. The final score of the game between the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks was 138 – 125. The Knicks added to their 82 first half points with 34 points in…

Today’s Pick – Jonathan Coulton

30 November 2008 POD – Jonathan Coulton JoCo is one of those individuals who has actually quit his day job. You can read how he did it over at his blog. Mr. Coulton is very liberal on sharing his music and very Pro Creative Commons. He is more likely known to you than unknown to…

Flying Monkey?

Is the Flying Monkey the Best Stocking Stuffer of 2008, as the latest unsolicited commercial email that invaded my inbox (ever.so.strongly) suggested? Oh, it looks like a barrel full of fun … until someone pokes an eye out, as will inevitably and sadly happen.  (When the Flying Monkey lawsuits begin, will there be a manufacturer…