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Against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty following the hostage taking in Sydney, thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.

Trending worldwide, the #illridewithyou hashtag was a response to a number of Muslim listeners who called Australian radio stations to say they were scared to travel in public as the siege unfolded.

Paraguayan home Caja Oscura, by local architects Javier Corvalán and Laboratorio de Arquitectura, consists of a basement structure, with a manually-operated tilting metal box placed atop. With no natural light available when the box is closed, this unusual dwelling is probably not suitable for those who fear being trapped in a small enclosed space, but it is arguably the perfect place to ride out the Apocalypse …

I really love this stuff. I’m the only member of my extended family here in New Mexico who hasn’t ever been a pilot. But, I always wanted to be one – when I was a kid.

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In 2008 the banks almost collapsed the American economy when they took our money and gambled it away at the Wall Street casino trading derivatives. As part of the recovery Congress passed laws to prevent the banks from doing the same thing again. Now Citibank slipped a law into the budget package that allows banks to do it again.

Banks can now gamble with our deposits, our savings, our pensions, and if they lose the taxpayer is stuck with the bill. And this time they just legalized the stealing. America, as a nation, is on the verge of committing suicide. And we have to do this so members of Congress can be home for Christmas. Where is the outrage? Only Elizabeth Warren can save us now.

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The Norwegian manufacturers of Comfyballs underwear said the U.S. patent office told them the brand name is too “vulgar” to trademark.

 

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Notice how the cowboy takes a backseat to the hot chick on a motorcycle…..not that there’s anything wrong with that. LMAO.

It’s been 50 years since Hawking was given 2 years to live. Amazing what this guy has accomplished in that time.

This guy – Michael Dowd, Reverend Reality, calls the God of the Bible Stories impotent, trivial, and inconsequential in front of a church and they like it! I’m calling that a miracle. This is what a Reality evangelist sounds like!

This is a God that even an Atheist can believe in.

 


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The pig was ordered off a U.S. Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday after crewmembers determined the animal had become disruptive, Laura Masvidal, a spokeswoman for U.S. Airways parent American Airlines, said Friday.

The pig had been brought aboard the flight by a passenger as an emotional support animal, Masvidal said. She said both the pig and its owner left the aircraft before it took off. She had no other details and did not immediately know where the flight was headed.

Jonathan Skolnik, a University of Massachusetts professor who was on the flight, said he initially thought the female passenger was carrying a duffel bag. Then he smelled a stench.

“It’s no duffel bag but a rather stout PIG … on a leash,” he said in an email sent to The Associated Press. “Am I dreaming?”

The woman sat next to him and tethered the pig to the armrest, Skolnik said.

“Oh no, it gets worse: the pig is incontinent,” he wrote. Emotional support animals are allowed on commercial flights under U.S. Department of Transportation rules as long as they are not disruptive, Masdival said.

Apparently, any moran can purchase a letter from the Emotional Support Animal Registration of America. The New Yorker did an hilarious piece on this back in October.

Hot Atheists,

 

Lenore Skenazy is a public speaker and founder of the book and blog Free-Range Kids. Her show “World’s Worst Mom” airs on Discovery/TLC international.

The Richland, WA, school district is phasing out swings on its playgrounds. As the district’s spokesman recently told KEPR TV: “It’s just really a safety issue. Swings have been determined to be the most unsafe of all the playground equipment on a playground.”

Ah yes, those dangling doom machines. All they sow is death and despair.

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