narcberry writes "Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab flew to Detroit with a bomb on board. Incompetence guided the design of his trigger, and our government agencies that didn't register him on the no-fly list. So what did Big Brother do? Well they did put him into a database of suspected terrorists.
This whole mess, and the thousands preceding it, begs one big question. How far does big brother have to go to actually make us safe? And at what point can we say it isn't working?" Link to Original Source top
Recession reduces your chance of being eaten alive
narcberry writes "Shark attacks worldwide in 2008 dipped to their lowest level in five years, a sign that Americans may be forgoing vacation trips to the beach, said George Burgess, ichthyologist and director of the International Shark Attack File, which is housed at UF.
According to the latest statistics released today, the total number of shark attacks declined from 71 in 2007 to 59 in 2008, the fewest since 2003, when there were 57, said Burgess, who works at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus.
"I can't help but think that contributing to that reduction may have been the reticence of some people to take holidays and go to the beach for economic reasons," Burgess said. "We noticed similar declines during the recession that followed the events of 2001, despite the fact that human populations continued to rise."" Link to Original Source top
narcberry writes "After complaints of one-sided reporting, the Washington Post checked their own articles and agreed. Obama was clearly favored, throughout his campaign, in terms of more favorable articles, less criticism, better page real-estate, more pictures, and total disregard for problems such as his drug use." Link to Original Source top
narcberry writes "According to the recent set of polls, our electoral map is quite set (http://www.270towin.com/). Statistical error leaves less than 1% chance for McCain to win the office of president.
One day prior to the election, a deposition (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00046.htm) is held regarding the "flipping" of votes in the 2004 election.
With statistical and conspirical evidence suggesting the vote is already decided (one way or the other), is there a reason to go to the polls anymore?" top
narcberry writes "The BBC reports of a scientific community still holding to flat earth theories. From their article:
Are there any genuine flat-earthers left? Surely in our era of space exploration — where satellites take photos of our blue and clearly globular planet from space, and robots send back info about soil and water from Mars — no one can seriously still believe that the Earth is flat?
Flat earth theory is still around. On the internet and in small meeting rooms in Britain and the US, flat earth believers get together to challenge the "conspiracy" that the Earth is round." Link to Original Source