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  • John Calhoun's Mouse Utopia Experiment

    12/07/2022 1:56:17 PM PST · by packagingguy · 27 replies
    The Physics of Life ^ | no date | Jan Kuban
    In July 1968 four pairs of mice were introduced into the Utopian universe. The universe was a 9-foot (2.7 m) square metal pen with 54-inch-high (1.4 m) sides. Each side had four groups of four vertical, wire mesh "tunnels". The "tunnels" gave access to nesting boxes, food hoppers, and water dispensers. There was no shortage of food or water or nesting material. There were no predators. The only adversity was the limit on space. Initially the population grew rapidly, doubling every 55 days. The population reached 620 by day 315, after which the population growth dropped markedly. The last surviving...
  • Musical Interlude topic for November 2022

    10/31/2022 12:28:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    YouTube etc ^ | June 18, 2012 etc | Boris Karloff et al
    Here's a 29 minute 57 second video of the Shindig Halloween Show from 1965. The only copy available available has a missing five minute segment that had four cut songs including Boris Karloff singing The Monster Mash! The missing audio segment was recorded by Lionelatwill in 1965, when he was only a kid, (a smart kid) and those missing minutes were edited in to the video from the 13:17 to 19:15 section. I edited some of the show's other video clips and then synched to Lionelatwil's audio. Here's the closest thing to the complete episode available. Enjoy the blast from...
  • Musical Interlude topic for September 2022

    09/03/2022 6:01:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    YouTube etc ^ | August 13, 2013 etcetera | Horslips et al
    originally appeared on album "The Tain".Horslips - Dearg Doom (1973) HQ | August 13, 2013 | lunarmountains
  • Inside billionaire Marc Lore’s utopian city: ‘Telosa’

    08/27/2022 12:34:27 PM PDT · by Twotone · 51 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 25, 2022 | Zachary Kussin
    What does the city of tomorrow look like? For billionaire Marc Lore, it’s eco-friendly buildings constructed from scratch and spread across some 150,000 acres in the Southwest desert. Lore, 51, has recently released details for his “Telosa” metropolis — Telosa being a name derived from the Greek word for “highest purpose,” Axios first reported. It’s one of nearly a dozen proposals across the world aiming to build sustainable and ultra-modern cities from scratch that seem more science fiction than reality. For Lore, Telosa will encompass 36 districts across a swath of Nevada, Arizona or Utah. It will be home to...
  • Amid inflation, salvage food stores that sell dented, dated items for cheap gain traction

    08/23/2022 2:13:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2022 | Angelica Stabile
    As today's high inflation pushes Americans to reconsider how, when and where they shop, salvage food stores are gaining traction. Nicholas Duke, manager of Uplifting Deals in Asheville, N.C., joined "Fox & Friends" on Monday to explain how salvage food stores buy overstock from traditional retailers to then resell in their own stores. Duke said the existence of "best-by" or "sell-by" dates on items indicates to retailers when to freshen their food stock. The products, though, are still salvageable.
  • ‘Woke’ NYC Starbucks now a haven for junkies, drunks and homeless

    08/13/2022 5:41:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2022 1:41pm | Griffin Kelly
    A NoHo Starbucks is dealing with more than just a constant flow of caffeine junkies looking to get their fix. The café at the corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street regularly contends with drug users, mentally disturbed people and homeless folks looking to take a nap, The Post witnessed. “Starbucks got too woke too fast,” said java joint regular Konstantin Dobryakov. “Now some customers are too scared to go in because you’ve got a bunch of homeless people sleeping in there. They got to be ready to kick people out and not give everyone a free cup of coffee....
  • Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Profit Wiped Out by Commodity Costs

    06/16/2022 10:08:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 15, 2022 | Keith Naughton
    Ford Motor Co.’s hot-selling Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and other plug-in models are being rendered unprofitable by rising raw material costs. “We actually had a positive bottom line profit when we launched the Mach-E, commodity costs have wiped that out,” Chief Financial Officer John Lawler said Wednesday at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference, referring to 2020, when the vehicle went on sale. “You’re going to see pressure on the bottom line when we launch our EVs, they’re not going to be positive.”
  • Robocalls

    06/06/2022 5:12:21 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 114 replies
    Self | June 6, 2022 | Jim Noble
    I recently discontinued cable TV, which also provided phone service. I decided to get a wireline service, mostly because it works when the power goes off. Problem: 99% of the calls are robocalls. I looked into how to stop this, which (according to the internet) is expensive, difficult, and something about which the FCC and the rest of the State is powerless. This seems absurd to me. Why can't this practice be outlawed, and its practitioners be executed?
  • Men and the Future of America

    02/04/2022 6:07:08 AM PST · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    American Mind ^ | 02.03.2022 | Thomas D. Klingenstein
    Men and the Future of AmericaSenator Josh Hawley has struck a powerful rhetorical blow against woke communism.Senator Josh Hawley recently gave a much commented upon speech on the virtues of masculinity. It was a very fine speech; indeed, it may have been one of the most significant senatorial speeches of his generation.Hawley understands that the traditional traits of masculinity—stoicism, competitiveness, conquest, achievement and aggression—are good and necessary for a self-governing society, as long as they are channeled into behaviors, such as productive work and providing for a family, that serve the common good. He also knows that if these natural...
  • PHOTOS: San Francisco’s Union Square Boards Up for Christmas After Mass Looting

    12/01/2021 3:28:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2021 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    San Francisco’s Union Square, the high-end shopping district at the center of the city, is boarding up for the Christmas shopping season after a string of “mass looting” events that began on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Normally, Union Square is festive and bright in December. Its giant Christmas tree and menorah attract visitors from across the region, as does its outdoor ice skating rink. Situated alongside the city’s famous cable car, it is an oasis of prosperity in a gritty downtown. However, this year is different, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports: As San Francisco approached the critical December shopping...
  • ‘Squid Game’ smuggler set to die by firing squad in North Korea: report

    11/25/2021 4:13:22 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    NY ^ | 11/25/21 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    ‘Squid Game’ smuggler set to die by firing squad in North Korea: report A smuggler who sold copies of Netflix’s smash hit series “Squid Game” in North Korea has been sentenced to death by firing squad, according to a report. The man allegedly smuggled copies of the Korean-language show on USB drives from China into North Korea, where seven high school students were caught watching the footage, sources told Radio Free Asia. A student who bought one of the flash drives received a life sentence, while six others who watched the footage have been sentenced to five years of hard...
  • a more Liberty-focused and specific Constitution

    08/06/2019 12:32:26 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 16 replies
    United Territories of Liberty ^ | 2018 | Liberty Lifeboat Project
    Have you had enough of: U.S. Government now approaching 23 Trillion dollars in debt, and still borrowing about One Trillion more dollars every year. That’s about 3 Billion new dollars borrowed every day. Congress funding abortions with your tax dollars Government taking one-fourth of the average paycheck, while sending money to other people who refuse to work…and occasionally bailing out companies like General Motors and CIT Group, who have failed to repay billions of dollars to the taxpayers Courts forcing private business owners to fill orders that violate their ethical standards...
  • Billionaire entrepreneur Marc Lore wants to build nation’s first woke city

    09/07/2021 5:12:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 106 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 9/7/21 | Will Feuer
    Former Walmart executive and e-commerce billionaire Marc Lore wants to build the world’s first woke city from scratch — somewhere in the US. Lore last week unveiled plans for his utopia, called Telosa, from the ancient Greek word Telos, meaning "highest purpose." "The mission of Telosa is to create a more equitable, sustainable future. That’s our North Star," Lore said in a promotional video. "We are going to be the most open, the most fair and the most inclusive city in the world." Key to the city’s plans is Lore’s economic vision, called "Equitism," in which the land upon which...
  • Peru arrests state hospital workers for charging COVID-19 patients $21,000 per bed

    07/22/2021 2:29:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 21 Jul 2021 | Marco Aquino and Dave Sherwood; Editing by Aurora Ellis)
    LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian police said on Wednesday they had dismantled an alleged criminal ring that had charged as much $21,000 per bed for seriously ill COVID-19 patients in a state-run hospital, aggravating care in a country hit by one of the world's deadliest outbreaks of the virus.... ...The hospital involved in the more recent scandal, administered by the EsSalud social security system, provides free care. Patients must endure a long waiting list for the 80 ICU beds the hospital offers. During the peak of the pandemic, many patients paid large sums of money to private clinics as the public...
  • The Black Hole of Organizational Dysfunction

    06/19/2021 2:10:54 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 1 replies
    James R. Fisher, Jr., Ph.D. ^ | June 17, 2021 | William L. Livingston, IV
    The Black Hole of Organizational DysfunctionDystopia Note: When this book was prepared, the terms Dystopia and Utopia were widely used to describe the two complementary but opposite categories of the social system. As progress continued, we evolved away from those popular, but vaguely-defined terms. When you encounter “dystopia,” think organizational dysfunction. When you encounter “Utopia,” think happy prosperity. General Remarks Book 1 of the Pilgrimage to Utopia (P2U), “Philosophy,” presented the purpose of the pilgrimage. It is assumed the reason you’re here is that you are interested in joining one. Following along with the derivation of the paradigm of the...
  • A man lives in a society where citizens police each other with their mobile phones. | Utopia

    04/19/2021 5:45:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-12-21 | omeleto
    Jack has just come back to his homeland of Australia after over a decade away in paradise. But after being met at the airport by his brother Frank, Jack discovers that the country has radically changed. Citizens report and fine one another for various civil infractions, using their mobile phones to record and upload offenses to a government app. Jack is in disbelief as he arrives at Frank's home with his wife Margaret, and he can't even believe that swearing is fined and alcohol is banned. There are cameras everywhere, and the only safe place in people's homes is the...
  • Dem Touts Wealth Tax [semi-satire]

    03/07/2021 10:37:56 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 March 2021 | John Semmens
    The Democrat bill to levy a 2% wealth tax on rich Americans was stoutly defended by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). "The private pursuit and accumulation of wealth has been a serious problem for this country since the very beginning," she asserted. "The bill to gradually phase out this blight is a modest endeavor with great ultimate impact." "At 2% per year it would take 50 years to eliminate the entire upper class in America," Jayapal pointed out. "By pushing these elites down into the middle and lower classes we will achieve a greater equality than any other nation has achieved....
  • Socialists Demand Monthly $2,000 Checks [semi-satire]

    01/30/2021 9:53:03 AM PST · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 January 2021 | John Semmens
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) and 50 other House members are pushing President Biden to issue an Executive Order that would authorize “monthly $2,000 stimulus checks to every person in the country until the pandemic ends.” “This would mean that a family of four would receive a federal subsidy of $80,000 per year,” Omar exclaimed. “At the stroke of a pen, every family—citizens and non-citizens alike—would never need to work again to support a comfortable lifestyle.” With several COVID experts, like Dr. Anthony Fauci and vaccine maker Moderna, declaring that this virus may...
  • Pelosi Criticizes Pro-Lifers' "Warped Values" [semi-satire]

    01/24/2021 9:33:14 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 January 2021 | John Semmens
    In a podcast with Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) sharply criticized opponents of abortion. "First they helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election because he promised to protect the lives of unborn babies," she said. "Now that voters have massively elected the most pro-choice president in American history, pro-lifers stubbornly resist the unity our nation so desperately needs." "It is one thing to privately hold onto warped values out of loyalty to out-dated concepts of morality," the Speaker contended. "It is quite another to resist the new reality. In a democracy the determination of what is right or...
  • Watering The Tree By Which You’ll Hang: The Liberal Path to Utopia

    01/18/2021 6:10:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-18-21 | MOTUS
    The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot sayJ.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the RingAlong that road you will come upon many trees.The Tree of Life and Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil among themSome you will climb, some will provide you with fruit in season, some you will cut down for firewood or to build...