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Tripping Out

I read in passing a typical urban myth concerning LSD, something to do with “rival LSD gangs” dosing each other. they give them waaay too much liquid LSD, enough to permanently remove them from...


Mexican Diaspora

Roughly 10 percent of Mexico’s population of about 107 million is now living in the United States, estimates show. About 15 percent of Mexico’s labor force is working in the United States. One in...


Wheels Within Wheels

Reflecting this, [AIPAC’s] board is thick with corporate lawyers, Wall Street investors, business executives, and heirs to family fortunes. Within the board itself, power is concentrated in an extremely rich subgroup, known as the...



I have a suspicion that in a few hundred years the idea and creation of Israel (as a homeland for expatriated people of many different ethnicites sharing a common class of religious behaviours categorized...


Chocolate Cleansing

“Be gone by evening prayers or we will kill you,” warned one of four men who called at the house of Leila Mohammed, a pregnant mother of three children in the city of Baquba,...


Stem Cell Problems

An interesting snippet in Nature demonstrated that increasing the expression of the p53 tumour suppressor genes can lead to accelerated ageing in lab mice. This is an important result. The conventional answer as to...


Axis of Approachable

A classified National Intelligence Estimate on North Korea, which was circulated among senior [US] officials earlier this year, concluded that the North had probably fabricated the fuel for more than a half-dozen nuclear weapons...


No Batteries Required

Des sent me this: Shlomo, a Leeds Human Beatbox with a techno flavour. Apparently, beatboxing is enjoying some kind of retro boost and the UK even has at least one booking agency devoted solely...


Not His Finest Hour

I saw a reference to a rather detestable HP Lovecraft poem, On the Creation of Niggers, but unfortunately the only extant verses I could find were slightly incorrect versions on Nazi sites like