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BP Decides to Stop Cleaning Up the Gulf

PIC: USCG (PD) It was mainly a PR exercise anyway.  Andrea Germanos writes at Common Dreams: BP announced on Tuesday it was ending “active shoreline cleanup” from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 people, spewed millions of gallons of oil, contaminated beaches and ecosystems, and unleashed ongoing threats to marine life.

Powdered Alcohol Debuts

This stuff is about as far from a single malt or cult cabernet as you can get, but sadly Palcohol is probably going to be more popular than either.

Hacker ‘Weev’: I Went to Prison Because Ronald Reagan Was Senile

Abby Martin speaks with hacker and notorious internet troll Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer, discussing the overturning of his prison sentence after being charged with conspiracy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

The Importance of Living: Lin Yutang Meets the Dude – An Esoteric Take on ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Part 2

[Readers may wish to read An Esoteric Take on The Big Lebowski prior to reading this post] Razzle, dazzle, drazzle, drone, time for this one to come home Razzle, dazzle, drazzle, die, time for this one to come alive And hold my life until I’m ready to use it Hold my life because I just might lose it Because I just might lose it – from Paul Westerberg’s Hold My Life Lin Yutang There are a few works out there, be they novels, movies or even pieces of music, that manage to make the esoteric, exoteric.

Lab Is Missing 2,000 Vials Of The Deadly SARS Virus

What did you misplace today? Via ABC News: A French lab has lost more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus, which killed nearly 800 people in a 2003 epidemic across four continents.

RIP Columbian Master of Magic Realism Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Pic: Jose Lara (CC) Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time of Cholera, and many other works is dead of cancer at the age of 87.

Man Forced to Leave Town After Internet Message Board Comments Destroy His Reputation

This week’s episode of This American Life featured a story about Gene Cooley of Blairsville, Georgia, a microscopic town of approximately 600 residents.

NORML Calls Out ‘Marijuana Causes Brain Changes’ As Sensationalistic Scare Piece

PIC: Thanks for the cool picture, DEA! (PD) Many of you who responded with skepticism to the “casual marijuana use causes brain changes” story that was in the news last week will probably enjoy NORML deputy director Paul Armentano’s take on the study: Via Alternet: The mainstream media launched into a reefer mad frenzy this week after researchers from Harvard University in Boston and Northwestern University in Chicago published the results of a neuroimaging study assessing the brains of a small cohort of regular marijuana smokers and non-users.

White-Washing White Terrorism

PIC: Frazier Glenn Miller (Booking Photo -PD) Ajamu Baraka writes at CounterPunch: Overland Park, a city of fewer than 200,000 in the heartland of the U.S.

Lee Camp: Scientific Study Proves US Is Not A Democracy!

The post Lee Camp: Scientific Study Proves US Is Not A Democracy! appeared first on disinformation.

Essential Vitamin B3 May Have Arrived From Space On Meteorites

Did life spring from space residue? Via ScienceDaily: Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers.

Terasem: Rapture of the Nerds

TIME reports on the Terasem Movement, a transhumanist school of thought focused on promoting joy, diversity, and the prospect of technological immortality via mind uploading and geoethical nanotechnology: In the backyard of a cottage here overlooking the water, two poles with metal slats shaped like ribcages jut out from the ground.

Michael Ruppert’s Suicide Note

Many a disinfonaut will have noted the suicide of former LAPD cop and conspiracy theory stalwart Michael C.

The Mortsafe: How To Protect Yourself From Bodysnatchers

Via Kuriositas, this was a must-have for personal security during the height of the Victorian corpse-snatching era: Medical students in the United Kingdom of the nineteenth century faced a quandary.

Can Fire Ice Save The World?

A burning methane hydrate chunk – inlay is a lattice of the clathrate. USGS. Methane hydrate, colloquially known as Fire Ice, is being discussed as the energy of the future that will render peak oil and all the other expiring fossil fuel sources irrelevant.

Talib Kweli Breaks the Set on the Obama Presidency, the Prison Industrial Complex & Real Hip Hop

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with hip hop artist Talib Kweli, discussing the role of government, Obama’s presidency, the prison industrial complex, and establishment hip hop.

Conspiracy Guy – Fukushima

Conspiracy Guy – Fukushima The Conspiracy Guy is back, and this time he’s taking a girl out for dinner!

Grams Lets You Search The Dark Net

Not too many of us are experts at using Tor, but now we don’t have to be: a search engine for the so-called Dark Web has launched reports Wired: The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

Don’t email in capital letters, court tells ‘insensitive’ father in custody dispute

PIC: CC An “insensitive” father banned by the courts from seeing his children has been warned by a judge not to type his emails to them in capitals – because it looks like he is shouting.

Abby Martin’s Personal Tribute to Investigative Journalist Michael C. Ruppert

Abby Martin gives a heartfelt tribute to investigative journalist and former LAPD detective, Michael C.