Conservatives enraged over Obama school speech –

“Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me,” suburban Colorado mother Shanneen Barron told CNN Denver affiliate KMGH. “I’m an American. They are Americans, and I don’t feel that’s OK. I feel very scared to be in this country with our leadership right now.”

via Conservatives enraged over Obama school speech –

Listen moron, I almost don’t know what to say to you. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS AN AMERICAN! Holy crap people, how have we gotten to this point?!

WoodStation Weather Display | Uncrate

Get your weather updates the more natural way with the WoodStation Weather Display ($100). This nifty gadget displays a weather forecast icon, indoor temperature and humidity, the time, and the date, all with a clever motion-activated LED display that shines through the WoodStation’s wood veneer front when activated, allowing it to look like a stylish wood sculpture when off.

via WoodStation Weather Display | Uncrate.

The World’s Largest Gummy Bear: A 5 pound gummi bear!

The World’s Largest Gummy Bear is the lion of the candy world. There is no candy more magnificent or more powerful. This five-pound beast is the equivalent of 1,400 regular sized gummy bears and packs a whopping 12,600 calories.

Its monstrous size is only matched by its enormous taste. The World’s Largest Gummy Bear tastes just as delicious as its pint-sized counterpart.

via The World’s Largest Gummy Bear: A 5 pound gummi bear!.


Tadd and the Sirens’ Song

taddgiles: You catch me drinking a soda, you slap me full on in the face. Permission granted. I’m serious!

This is such an awesome example of precommitment! It ranks right up there with Ulysses having himself tied to the mast. Now I am thinking of ways I should be precommiting myself, and publicly commiting myself, to achieve my goals.

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Nearly Car-Free

Vauban, Germany, is an affluent new suburban community that differs from traditional suburbs in many respects. The most important difference is that cars are forbidden on most of Vauban’s streets, and houses cannot have driveways or garages. Though not quite car-free, Vauban, a district of Freiburg, near the Swiss border, is a highly “car-reduced” suburb.

via Nearly Car-Free – The New York Times > Science > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 9.

Google crosses line with controversial old Tokyo maps

But [Burakumin] still face prejudice, based almost entirely on where they live or their ancestors lived. Moving is little help, because employers or parents of potential spouses can hire agencies to check for buraku ancestry through Japan’s elaborate family records, which can span back over 100 years.

An employee at a large, well-known Japanese company, who works in personnel and has direct knowledge of its hiring practices, said the company actively screens out burakumin-linked job seekers.

“If we suspect that an applicant is a burakumin, we always do a background check to find out,” she said. She agreed to discuss the practice only on condition that neither she nor her company be identified.

via Google crosses line with controversial old Tokyo maps | The Japan Times Online.