Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More Whitehouse Climate Censorship

I'm about ready to blow a gasket. Apparently the White House eviscerated a climate report from the CDC to a Senate committee, cutting 10 pages of details on how climate shift will exacerbate disease.

What the hell is going on? Here we sit with southern California burning, and the White House Office of Management and Budget sees fit to chop the teeth out of this report that attempts to warn against potential biological disasters as bad or worse as drought-caused wildfires.

Talk about fiddling while Rome burns.

This, on top of all the previous climate censorship successes perpetrated by the Bush Administration, is beyond the pale.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Teen Read Saturday

Tomorrow I'll be attending an event in Tacoma for Teen Read Week with Stephen Radney-McFarland. We'll talk about being game designers to interested Teen Readers. (http://www.piercec ds-teens/teens/teen -read-week.htm). Depending on how many people show up, we might even be able to run a few demo games--but of course, not if there are too many. We're told about 60 teens showed up last year, which sounds like too many to sit down and demo for, by a factor of 10.

Previous Halsocan Comments:

Thank you both very much for putting this on. TK had a blast!
Liberty | 10.20.07 - 10:10 pm | #

It was a fun event . Glad we were able to split up the kids and play.
Bruce | 10.21.07 - 3:47 pm | #

Sunday, October 14, 2007

If you have a cat, perhaps you will find this somewhat familiar. I certainly do.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Brain-Eating Amoebas and Intelligent Design

As I'm sure many of you have read, brain-eating amoebas enter the body through the nose, whereupon they travel to the brain to feed. Lately, they've killed several people.

Intelligent Design likes to claim that all creatures were created by a benevolent higher entity they call the the "designer" (which is a code word for the Abrahamic God).

Then along come brain-eating amoebas. The mere fact brain-eating amoebas exist disprove the idea of an intelligent designer.

Or, more accurately, brain-eating amoebas disprove the idea of a benign intelligent designer. [cue scary music]