SCIENCE: What the Cellphone Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About Radiation Concerns

A pretty long article talking about various science studies, and the cell phone corporations’ war against science – including a copy of one of their own memos where they talk about thwarting science.

One of the best articles I’ve read on the topic.


CORPORATIONS: Wells Fargo Forecloses On Homeowner For Making Early Mortgage Payments

Of course the worst stories (like these) are disproportionately non-white people…. which makes me wonder just how deliberate this type of targeting is.

So glad I took all my money away from these assholes, and dropped it in a local credit union instead!

Everyone should follow suit.


RANTS: Fuck Steve Jobs

I would have said a lot more, but this is a start.


LOCAL: No Toll Road Toll Increase – sign the petition!

“Hopefully [the new Virginia beltway HOT lanes] will work well and reduce congestion. If so, this is a great step towards using tolls effectively to provide a value-added benefit to toll payers.

The Dulles Toll Road (DTR) is a classic example of the opposite: tolls being mis-used on other projects instead of providing a transportation solution.

Tolls had already paid for the DTR, and now are being rapidly increased to pay for a transit project with no benefit to most toll-payers. The result will be toll-avoidance diversion of traffic to local roads bringing gridlock and reduced mobility to the region.

If the Beltway express lanes work, VDOT should retake the DTR from corrupt MWAA [using eminent domain], make it free again, and MWAA could turn the Dulles Airport Access Rd. into HOT lanes modeled after the beltway project.

Revenues from airport users and commuters willing and able to pay could fund the rail project, while local residents’ already-paid-for-road would be made accessible to them again.

Sign the petition and read about more solutions at”


APPLE: Apple Rejects Drone Strike App – Slashdot

when you popularize apple, you popularize a dangerous homogeneity of single worldview and technological capability. now with a potential life and death cost. but they’re brown, what do we care…


CORPORATION: My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court

I have no doubt about this, as Progressive lied and did not act in my own interest when I had them as well. They are fucking liars.

There’s a reason they are the cheapest – because they don’t pay out, apparently.

Defending someone who doesn’t have a Progressive policy in order to not pay the person who has the policy — simply because that saves the corporation money — is incredibly immoral.


I switched to NationWide, and they seem much better. But all the companies are a little evil, right?  Progressive took the cake with their lies to me & Carolyn, though.


SEXUAL FREEDOM: The Chick Fellatio: stuck in the craw

This explains the Chik-Fil-A hoopla more than you, I, or any of our friends’ facebook “debates” ever could. This. Explains. Everything.

Please read, regardless of which side of the issue you are on.