Month: September 2008

Virtual Travelling: Portland, Oregon

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Overhead Circle of Fire, originally uploaded by Mr. Monroe. The story behind this picture of a… Read More ›

TARP Watch

TARP = Troubled Asset Relief Program i.e. the Bush administration’s proposed bailout legislation for corporations that have overextended and overexposed themselves to dodgy derivative financial instruments. Some perspectives exercising opinionators in particular are the no-strings attached nature (the corporations being… Read More ›

Happy equinox!

Equinox: The Sun from Solstice to Solstice image by: Tunç Tezel (TWAN) via Astronomy Picture of The Day The picture is a composite of hourly images taken of the Sun above Bursa, Turkey on key days from solstice to equinox… Read More ›

A matter of emphasis

The Book of Leviticus has many many more verses (indeed chapters) about redistributing wealth to the poor (via tithes, the prohibition against gleaning, etc) and preserving the fertility of the land through compulsory fallow periods, as well as rules preventing… Read More ›