Friday, July 13, 2012

It's been a whole year since I posted on this blog! Time flies.

I've been working on a new project in photography. Check out my new photo website at


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A shedload of aid money, and little noticeable effect, what gives?

"If I can't eat the number, when were talking about N&N's (sic), I can't conceive of it..... Our little monkey brains didn't evolve to deal with numbers that don't mean anything to our survival..." - Teller

Over one billion dollars of Aid money has bee 'pumped' into South Sudan. There are no really noticeable effects. Where did it all go!?

It's all there you see, you just can't conceive of it.

Ask Roving Bandit, who has a great little post on the quantity fallacy of ineffective aid. Check it out.

Reminds me of this post on what a trillion of dollars looks like. (You know you can fit a million US in a plastic shopping bag?!)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Robert Reich tells America like it is, in less than 2:15

A little simplified, but in good spirit... and then this douche tries fallaciously to rebut him. Favorite paraphrase, "When people grow up they actually make more money, not less." Moron!

ht: Jeannie Morgan

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Linkies of the week

Monsanto hands USAID a 4 million dollar bomb and they plant it in Haiti. 

Oops, World Food Program forgets about PPP when calculating how much you can buy on a dollar a day in this video.

The selection process for the Managing Director of the the IMF, worlds most powerful lender (perhaps),  is rigged!

The Economist starts what I hope will be come a seminal debate on the importance of a manufacturing phase of development.... between Ha-Joon Chang and Jagdish Baghwati! Guess who is on which side?

Built to commemorate Russian soldiers in Bulgaria, this prime example of socialist realism now reads "Moving with the times". Brilliant!

Spot Ronald McDonald back there?!

Zimbabwe has the lowest Human Development Index rank in the world. How can Zim climb the HDI ladder?

Pfizer must be relieved that the mass rapes in Libya seem to be a false claim. Meanwhile Nato still bombs the f@#$ out of them.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Holes in the Earth

Im thinking of going to see the Blue Hole in Belize this summer. Isn't it stunning?!

Apparently holes like this can open up and swallow you in.

Such as this one did in June last year in Guatemala!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jeune fille endormie raises 13 million pounds for science

The University of Sydney just sold this lovely piece to an unknown collector, with all proceeds going to scientific research. Read more...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Refugee Week In England...

...and this fellow has a song to sing about 'foreigners':

... oh and 'muslamic rape gangs'?

Does it get any worse that this fellow right here? So sad and wrong you just want to laugh.

ht: roving bandit

Mind/Memory control a reality

"Flip the switch on, and the rats remember. Flip it off, and the rats forget," said Theodore Berger of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Of course, this comes out under the guise of repairing memory loss.

Is it just me or does it smack of mind control...

Check out the whole article on PRNewswire.

ht: Mike Thicke

A Supreme court get out of jail free card

Sunday, June 19, 2011