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In further news, the US House of Representatives has continued their plans to bring about the Apocalypse, passing a bill (on almost exactly party lines) to effectively ban scientists from being on the EPA's scientific advisory board. Under these new rules, anyone who has done research on anything which the board studies is considered to have a conflict of interest, and therefore cannot sit on the board. Fortunately, simply having a financial stake in the matters which the board studies does not constitute a conflict of interest, so the scientific advisory board continues to be open to corporate public affairs officers, demented preachers, or roving madmen off the street.

The bill now proceeds to the Senate, where it has been referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. This is the committee chaired by Sen. Inhofe of Oklahoma, author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future and other light classics, in which he tells us that because of the existence of God, the "arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is... outrageous." So in all, it's a good year for public affairs officers, demented preachers, and roving madmen off the street in all aspects of our government, and I forecast excellent career opportunities for each of these categories going forward. 

h/t +Peter da Silva for the link.
The GOP-dominated House passed a bill Tuesday that effectively prevents scientists who are peer-reviewed experts in their field from advising the EPA.
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Another step towards the Idiocracy!
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Bank of Canada urges ‘Star Trek’ fans to stop ‘Spocking’ their fivers

Dearest Canada, keep "Spocking" 'em, please!
  Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Sir Wilfrid now sports, on certain bills at least, pointy ears, the signature Vulcan haircut and eyebrows and Spock’s mantra “Live long and prosper.” According to Bank of Ca...
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Leonard Nimoy, actor who played Mr Spock on Star Trek, dies aged 83

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"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."

-William Shatner

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Republican FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler To Delay Net Neutrality Vote, Release Proposal
02/23/2015 - The Daily Caller via The Drudge Report

Three days before the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on the most significant Internet regulations in history, two commissioners are asking Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay the vote and release his proposal to the public.

“We respectfully request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a reasonable period of not less than 30 days to carefully study it,” Republican Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly said in a statement Monday. “Then, after the commission reviews the specific input it receives from the American public and makes any modifications to the plan as appropriate, we could proceed to a final vote.” (RELATED: FCC/FEC Commissioners: Net Neutrality Regs Threaten Political Free Speech Online)

http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/23/republican-fcc-commissioners-ask-wheeler-to-delay-net-neutrality-vote-release-proposal/

#netneutrality   #fcc  
Three days before the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on the most significant Internet regulations in history, two commissioners are asking Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay the vot
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Perhaps if it were a bipartisan request for delay... but it smells of desperation when its split at the party line.
 Let's also not forget that Verizon and Comcast brought his upon themselves when they challenged the FCC's authority.
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Takei tweeted a photo of himself and his husband "flipping off" the camera with their wedding rings. The actor urged others to do the same in response to the Alabama Supreme Court order t...
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Google’s artificial intelligence studio Deep Mind has created a computer program that can play Pong. Here is why that feat is more impressive than it sounds
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Hah...
"Space Invaders" was one of the first to introduce a smooth difficulty curve, the invaders speeding up as they get closer. Incredibly, this was actually a bug: the archaic processor was able to handle the movement more efficiently when there were fewer objects on screen.
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You DO NOT want to be on a bridge when it collapses due to political complacency and years of neglect.

Spread the word Americans- your gas tax must be raised.

It doesn't seem like +John Boehner​ cares.

Thanks +Last Week Tonight with John Oliver​.

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Mr. Nimoy won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-Vulcan first officer in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek.”
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