Friday, 11/15/13, Public Square



by | November 15, 2013 · 6:10 am

4 responses to “Friday, 11/15/13, Public Square

  1. That’s a good one, Fnord. And it perfectly describes the good men here at PPP. That’s why we love ’em!

  2. CONS are too busy lapping up Rush Limbaugh’s cotton candy flavored pablum with his tirades about women being feminazis to understand the true meaning of feminism.

    But, what’s the surprise here?

    Because I am Pro-Choice – I’ve been called a baby killer. And that is not my position – at all. I just don’t believe it is the government’s role – or anyone else’s role – to be the judge and jury for a pregnant woman.

    How hard is that to understand?

    But…..the same CONS who scream and rant about too much government control – are saying that the same government has the right to tell a pregnant woman what she can and cannot do with her own health decisions?

    Personally, I don’t like abortion. But that is what pro-choice means to me.

    I make that choice…..not some government official, white-robed man wearing a pointy hat or some Fundy X-tian mob in front of the doctor’s clinic.

  3. Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

    Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.