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The General is a genius

I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!.

NOTE I didn't mean to say "genius." I meant to say "fucking genius." Sorry. Read more about The General is a genius

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Immigration raid at Swift plant creates jobs

Please don’t ever say “we” won’t do these jobs. An immigration raid left, in its wake, work.

 

By Fernando Quintero, Rocky Mountain

The line of applicants hoping to fill jobs vacated by undocumented workers taken away by immigration agents at the Swift & Co. meat-processing plant earlier this week was out the door Thursday. Read more about Immigration raid at Swift plant creates jobs

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Thought controls robots: 3,2, 1 – Contact!

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Wow. I can’t believe that we are here. This is huge. Wow. Dude - trippy.

Rajesh Rao, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and his students have demonstrated that an individual can "order" a robot to move to specific locations and pick up specific objects by generating the proper brain waves that reflect the individual's instructions. The results were presented last week at the Current Trends in Brain-Computer Interfacing meeting in Whistler, British Columbia.

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...helping out the elves ...

Season's greetings, everyone. Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Festive Kwanzaa. My wish for you all: Love should overcome, peace should arise, equality should emerge, liberty should endure. Read more about ...helping out the elves ...

Abizaid bails

Shades of Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre. (For the young uns, that's when Nixon tried to get someone to fire the Special Prosecutor investigating Watergate. Honorable Republicans Eliot Richardson (Attorney General) and William Ruckelshaus (Assistant Attorney General) resigned rather than carry out the order. After they did, the acting Attorney General, Robert Bork, did the deed. The past isn't dead. It isn't even past.)

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Just Because It's An Old Idea Doesn't Mean It's A Bad Idea

Just Because It's An Old Idea Doesn't Mean It's A Bad Idea One of the characteristics of the illness I call "americanism" is the tendency to pay attention to style and hype rather than truth. Read more about Just Because It's An Old Idea Doesn't Mean It's A Bad Idea

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Stupid is As Stupid Does, or, "Niggers Can't Be Preznits."

Throwaway post as I'm off to the airport, but I just want to add this to the list of reasons why it's silly to back Obama. I'm very sorry to say it, but: A Black man will not be president in this country for a long time yet. How do I know this? Read more about Stupid is As Stupid Does, or, "Niggers Can't Be Preznits."

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Quit!

So a family member has inspired me to look into Chantix. Like most people with a habit, I've reached that point in my life when it is Really Important that I quit smoking. I'm one of those 'serious addicts' and have never been able to make it more than 10 days without a smoke. Read more about Quit!

Christianist loons call for Gingrich, Hastert, Livingston, Melman, Foley to be put to death. And that's just the start

I went over to WaPo to read the Episcopal Bishop's response to the Scaife-funded Christianist loons (sorry for the triple redundancy, there) who are splitting the Episcopal church over teh gay (and female bishops (and female priests (and, for you cognoscenti, the 1928 Prayerbook))), and read a lot of Christianist yammering about how homosexuali Read more about Christianist loons call for Gingrich, Hastert, Livingston, Melman, Foley to be put to death. And that's just the start

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Last gas(p) before new year

Bush held his last presser of the year today.

His solution for what ails us: "I encourage you all to go shopping more."

If we don't, how will we achieve that biblical ideal of "a shining mall on a hill"?

A few quick takes...

Though reporters have taken up his "surge" framing to describe throwing more young American bodies onto the funeral pyre that is the O.I.L. mission, he was tentative about saying that the new troops he wants will be added to Iraq — as opposed to, maybe, relieving some of our overtaxed soldiers or giving us five or ten guys who can guard us while the rest of our forces chow down on Iraqi chocolates. Read more about Last gas(p) before new year

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Isn't It a Crime to Prank-Call the FBI?

Via Phoenix Woman, we find out that Lieberman is full of shit. I hope the Lamont campaign gets the apology they deserve, although I highly doubt they will.
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Iran, Oil and Euros

I have no idea how significant this is, but I've read a lot of chatter about euros, dollars and oil. Any reader who wants to help me out here please chime in. Irna:
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Political clock speed

Jim Downing at Smart Mobs caught this article on semi-automatic marketing based fund raising in politics. Read more about Political clock speed

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