North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il reported dead >> Reflections

It has been a tumultuous year in regards to geopolitics  sociopolitics with several rather infamous world figures having died over the past year. First, Osama Bin Laden, then, Muammar Gaddafi, and now Kim Jong-Il. Twitter, the blogoshpere , Facebook, and the news networks are all buzzing non-stop over North Korean Continue Reading →

Top 5 Lunch Break Tweets

London Ranks At The Top For Most Fashionable City In The World — Complex (@ComplexMag) August 18, 2011 Vote James T. O'Neill. Your vote is appreciated. Poll: AoM Put Up Your Dukes Photo Contest — Jose Feliciano (@lifeclearhazy) August 18, 2011 New post: Japanese mummies! — Tofugu Continue Reading →

Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano erupting (via BBC)

The world may not have ended, but air travel in Europe may run into some nature-induced trouble again. ~~~~~~~~~~ Iceland’s most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting, scientists say. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes…Read More: Iceland’s Grimsvotn Continue Reading →

Susquehanna River Top Most Threatened for 2011

Pennsylvania has landed the top spot on a national list, but unfortunately the list is America’s Most Endangered Rivers. According to the national environmental group American Rivers, the Susquehanna River is America’s most endangered river . The group said the Susquehanna is being damaged by hydraulic fracturing, also known as Continue Reading →

LED bulbs hit 100 watts as federal ban looms (via Associated Press)

The warm, amber light of incandescent light bulbs is on its way out, ending a 130-year relationship with Thomas Edison’s invention that brightened the modern world. While this does mean that mood lighting will be a lot harder to come by, developments in technologies are now moving forward with more Continue Reading →

No More Hiroshimas and Nagasakis

The title of this post refers to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945 and of Nagasaki at 11:02 am on August 9, 1945. This year, a U.S. representative participated for the first time Friday in Japan’s annual commemoration of the American atomic bombing of Continue Reading →

Monday Musings on Mortality and the Icelandic Volcano

On April 14 2010, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano resumed erupting after a brief pause following an eruption in March. This time, the eruption was from the top crater in the center of the glacier, causing melt water floods. Meanwhile, the ash cloud produced by the volcano has been blowing over much Continue Reading →

February Celebrations

February is Black History Month. Did you also know that there is a whole set of month long holidays also celebrated in February. After doing multiple searches online, I found that February is also: American Heart Month Canned Food Month Creative Romance Month Great American Pie Month National Cherry Month Continue Reading →

Dallas police ticketed 39 drivers in 3 years for not speaking English

The above title was the headline in this morning’s The Dallas Morning News. The U.S. South hasn’t been painting a good picture of itself over the past week and a half in regards to racism.First, there was the incident with the Justice of the Peace in Louisiana and now this Continue Reading →

Interracial couple denied a marriage license in Louisiana

“Interracial couple denied a marriage license in Louisiana” read the title this Associated Press article from October 15, 2009. It’s 2009, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government cannot decide who and who can’t get married and yet, we have instances like this. I can’t really say I’m surprised Continue Reading →