March 19th, 2009

News

Overpopulation, Japan, and phantom limbs

"Growing world population will cause a 'perfect storm' of food, energy and water shortages by 2030."

THURSDAY NEWS:
* Ooh! Obama's first judicial nominees.
* Pentagon set to phase out stop-loss program.
* The Pope needs to stop spreading mistruths about condoms.
* On the ground: dealing with recession in Japan.
* New Mexico repeals the death penalty.
* Step in the right direction: no more automatic pay raises for the Senate.
* The administration steps back on medicinal marijuana.
* New world order: Egyptian women find freedom online.
* "How do you amputate a phantom limb?"
* Actress Natasha Richardson passed away.

TV

oh hell naw

Courtesy squishydish: the SciFi Channel is changing its name to SyFy, in yet another attempt to alienate its original core audience. So look out Spike, there's a new kid on the block. Of lame, generic basic cable channels.