August 11th, 2018 - 9:37 am § in Misc.


Length: 91 ft 10 in You’ve never heard of the Kalinin K-7? That’s probably because only 1 was built, and that was destroyed in a crash. The K-7 first flew on August 11, 1933 but showed instability and massive vibration issues to the airframe.[...]

August 11th, 2018 - 12:27 am § in Misc.

Canada Bans Coal Powered Electricity

Spokane’s Avista’s ownership in a Montana coal plant; under scrutiny in Ontario, which has banned coal-fired electricity[...]

August 10th, 2018 - 12:52 am § in Misc.


HOW TRUMP IS HELPING AL QAEDA IN SYRIA As the Caliphate falls, what to do with captured women and children of ISIS? Boring Technology Poised for a Revolution Japan’s emergency tariffs on frozen beef imports likely to irk U.S.[...]

August 8th, 2018 - 8:37 am § in Misc.

Science Lesson

Mr. Smythe had been giving his second-grade students a short lesson on science. He had explained about magnets and showed them how they would pick up nails and other bits of iron. A week later, the students are back in the science class with Mr. Smythe. Before he starts a new topic, he asks a [&hell[...]

August 8th, 2018 - 2:17 am § in Misc.

Why bother


August 8th, 2018 - 12:38 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: Who is it?


August 7th, 2018 - 9:52 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Missouri voters annihilate GOP’s “right to work” law

Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum overturning a Republican-passed “right to work” law Tuesday, by more than a 2-to-1 margin. It was a major victory for labor. “Right to work” laws, which exist in 27 states, are anti-union measures that keep wages low. Read st[...]

August 7th, 2018 - 4:45 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Don’t Republicans ever fact-check anything?

No, Churchill didn’t say that. Read story here. Photo: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spews a whopper[...]

August 7th, 2018 - 4:38 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Virginia probes GOP signature fraud

A Virginia special prosecutor has launched an investigation into whether a GOP congressman’s staffers forged voters’ signatures to get an independent candidate on the ballot to draw votes away from his Democratic opponent. Among the signatures are those of an activist who died before sig[...]

August 7th, 2018 - 3:56 pm § in Misc.

MAGA: Making Asbestos Great Again

Trump claims asbestos is “safe,” wants to reintroduce asbestos to consumer goods; a Russian asbestos mining company will benefit The Trump administration wants to relax restrictions on asbestos. He falsely claimed asbestos is “100% safe” in his 1997 book “The Art of the[...]