Is There Anything Good About Men? And Other Tricky Questions

By John Tierney |

What percentage of your ancestors were men?

No, it’s not 50 percent, as I’ll explain shortly. But first let me credit the source, Roy F. Baumeister, who answered that question – and a lot of other ones – in an address on Friday at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco. I recommend reading the whole speech: “Is There Anything Good About Men?”

As you might expect, he did find something good to say about men, but the speech wasn’t an apologia for the gender, or a whine about the abuse heaped on men. Rather, it was a shrewd and provocative look at the motivational differences between men and women – and at some of the topics (like the gender imbalance on science faculties) that got Larry Summers in so much trouble at Harvard. Dr. Baumeister, a prominent social psychologist who teaches at Florida State University, began by asking gender warriors to go home. Continue reading Is There Anything Good About Men? And Other Tricky Questions

U.S. Commercial Debt Meltdown

Jim Sinclair |

Now the credit derivative implosion problem has worked its way into the commercial paper market which since last week has declined by $90 billion. The word is that the commercial paper market for all purposes is closed down, yet Professor Bernanke sleeps on. No one can say with a straight face that a shut down commercial paper market will fail to shut down the US Economy. It will.

The Dow was down 300 points until rumors of a secret meeting being held at the Fed made their rounds. When that one ran out of steam the next rumor was a major injection of cash was going to be made into Bear Stearns. That has to give you an idea what people think about Bear Stearns’s financial condition and therefore most other major investment banking firms with prime names. Continue reading U.S. Commercial Debt Meltdown

TED Talks: The Metaverse of Imagery is About to Merge

Seadragon is a program which allows massive amounts of image data to be viewed and organized in whatever way desired. This allows one to view a virtually unlimited amount of visual data including images and text.

The Photosynth software, powered by Seadragon, has the capability to pull together a large collection of photos taken of a certain place. The photos can be spatially related to one another based upon the metadata and graphical analysis. The demo shows a view of the Notre Dame Cathedral that was created by thousands of photos scraped from Flickr.

video: Blaise Aguera y Arcas Demos Photosynth and Seadragon

Evidence of the Existence of Aliens and Extra-Terrestrial Craft

A friend recently showed me some interesting footage, much of which is not widely known of outside of the UFO/ET research community. The footage is enough to make anyone rethink their assumptions about whether or not advanced life-forms are actively interacting with the Earth and its people.

The first video is a NASA video, which was shot their famous “tether mission,” where they unfurled a tether that was several kilometers long. The tether broke and went spinning off into space where it stretched out.

While they were filming the tether, they started seeing several sorts of craft flying all around the tether, both in front of and behind, some of these craft were over 2km in Diameter, judging from their size in relation to the huge tether and their appearance behind it, signifying that the craft must be at least the length of the proportion of the tether which it spans in the image. Continue reading Evidence of the Existence of Aliens and Extra-Terrestrial Craft

Cheney – why we shouldn’t take Baghdad (1994)

Video Surfaces of Cheney, in 1994, Warning That An Invasion of Iraq Would Lead to ‘Quagmire’

By E&P / Editor & Publisher

video: Dick Cheney in 1994, describing why he thought any effort at toppling Saddam’s government would fail.

NEW YORK It’s not the first time that citizen “investigative journalists” have uncovered some embarrassing, or telling, nugget from the past that apparently remained buried for years. But it has happened again with the posting of a now wildly popular video on YouTube that shows Dick Cheney explaining in 1994 that trying to take over Iraq would be a “bad idea” and lead to a “quagmire.”

The people who put it up come from a site called Grand Theft Country, the on-screen source appears to be the conservative American Enterprise Institute, and the date on the screen is April 15, 1994. That looks right, by the look of Cheney. Continue reading Cheney – why we shouldn’t take Baghdad (1994)

Dr. Steven Jones Presents New 9/11 Evidence

Here is a fascinating video of BYU Physicist Steven Jones presenting new evidence regarding the results of his analysis (energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy) of the WTC dust. The dust was found to match with thermite residues, thus providing irrefutable scientific evidence for use of thermite in the demolition of the World Trade Center towers.

This video is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand the scientific evidence for alternative theories about the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11; including new experiments conducted by Dr. Jones which were collected and analyzed over the past 5 years. Continue reading Dr. Steven Jones Presents New 9/11 Evidence

Bush Set To Veto the Bill To Remove Mercury From Infant Vaccines

President Bush would veto the HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Bill because of the cost and “objectionable provisions” such as a measure to ban the use of childhood flu vaccines that contain thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative.

Autism advocacy groups are outraged because President Bush stated in a questionnaire during his 2004 campaign: “I support the removal of Thimerosal from vaccines on the childhood national vaccine schedule. During a second term as President, I will continue to support increased funding to support a wide variety of research initiatives aimed at seeking definitive causes and/or triggers of autism. It is important to note that while there are many possible theories about causes or triggers of autism, no one material has been definitely included or excluded.” Continue reading Bush Set To Veto the Bill To Remove Mercury From Infant Vaccines

Ron Paul : When in the course of human events…

“Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.

– Congressman Ron Paul

This is a short video which exhibits many of the recent media events involving Presidential Candidate Ron Paul. The success of his campaign has been staggering. His campaign is raising more cash than anyone could have dreamed and people all over the country are starting to learn of this man’s views.

This is America’s first opportunity, in recent time, to elect someone who supports the Constitution and the views of the founders of the united States of America. Continue reading Ron Paul : When in the course of human events…