Archive for the 'PSA' Category


A warm and happy friday to you all 0

…with a little help from Walter Wanderley.

Gay Marriage Will Replace Corporate Farming 0

It’s true, I saws it on the internets.

via Dkos

Unanimous 0

Glad Iowa is taking the lead in this.

Gay marriage legal in Iowa

STP Wherever You Are 0

I consider this a public service.


Discover Stone Temple Pilots!

 

Deezer +1

Ridiculousness Disguised As Government 0

If you have been paying attention, you may have noticed that the United States government has reached a level of [choose your favorite] stupidity, ludicrousness, lack of institutional memory, brazen disregard for anything resembling reality, inferred hallucinogenic drug use, soul crushing asshattery, and intelligence insulting rhetoric that has surpassed any and all measure. I lament for our descendants and am redefining the upper bound of contemptuousness for the Federalist system.

Case in point, as beautifully and satisfyingly portrayed on Mr. Stewart’s lovely show:

I hope there will be a return to accountability and common sense within my lifetime. I also hope to live forever. I think the chances for both are just about equal.

BONUS: Pictures from the conflict zone taken by a local. [EnglishRussia.com]

Localized Costs 0

From Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan’s weekly email blast comes this factoid:

Taxpayers in Johnson County, Iowa will pay $191.3 million for total Iraq war spending approved to date.
For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

  • 57,241 People with Health Care for One Year OR
  • 215,208 Homes with Renewable Electricity for One Year OR
  • 4,572 Public Safety Officers for One year OR
  • 31,176 Scholarships for University Students for One Year or
  • 2,380 Affordable Housing Units OR
  • 4,282 Elementary School Teachers for One Year.

That is correct – those figures are the cost for Johnson County alone!
(Source: Costofwar.com)

I’m sure there’s play either way in those numbers, but as a tool of perspective I think it says volumes.

Coming to a Jazz Fest Near Me 0

It’s Medeski, Martin and Wood:




Appearing Friday, July 4th at the Iowa City Jazz Fest. If you don’t have the time, steal it. 😛

Facemined 0

It still boggles my logic unit that people don’t get that Facebook is the equivalent of a school locker that everyone can go through.

BBC Writes Facebook Data Mining Application

Some people don’t care. Others are just unbelievably naive.

Have a credit card? 0

Then you should watch this:

The Secret History of the Credit Card

WiFi In Iowa City 2

The folks over at City Channel 4 in Iowa City have put together a nice Google Map overlay of WiFi hotspots in Iowa City. Check it out and go utilize those connections:

Iowa City WiFi Hotspots