For the first time, astronomers have produced a complete description of a black hole, a concentration of mass so dense that not even light can escape its powerful gravitational pull. Their precise measurements have allowed them to reconstruct the history of the object from its birth some six million years ago.
When mankind finally makes the big leap from Earth to space, it's probably not going to be the time-warping black holes or mouth-raping aliens that do him in. In fact, tomorrow's astronauts will be on the lookout for dangers that are laughably mundane. For every one dude who gets awesomely exploded by lasers or asteroids, hundreds will die of ...
PACK YOUR BAGS... WE'RE GOING TO WAR. YOU WILL NEED: TWO BLACK SHIRTS, TWO PAIR OF BLACK PANTS, ONE PAIR OF BLACK BOOTS, TWO PAIR BLACK SOCKS, ONE BLACK JACKET, BURIAL MONEY, SENSE OF HUMOR (OPTIONAL).
The State Department's proposed new passport form asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information.
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Contrast “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
“This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.” Then the dispatcher asked, “O.K., and this guy — is he white, black or Hispanic?” Only then did Mr. Zimmerman say, “He looks black.”
The 48-hour walkout by Greek workers on Wednesday and Thursday has been dubbed "the mother of all strikes" by leading Greek daily Ta Nea. These are the biggest strikes since the debt crisis began in the country almost two years ago. By noon on Wednesday, thousands of protesters were ringing parliament as part of massive demonstrations against the latest raft of austerity measures — measures that parliament is expected to pass this week.
It looks like Obama's newly released birth certificate is a fake. A super crappy, obvious fake. We all know this issue is a distraction, but what is the ruling class's motivation for releasing a blatantly, obviously doctored "birth certificate", and hyping up the issue RIGHT NOW, after all this time?
Of course it's all about non-issues and distractions. But why this, why now? Consider the hubris necessary to release something like this, and fabricate such a ridiculous controversy. I think this issue raises a lot of interesting questions...