Morning Links to Check Out

What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water’s Gone?

Camping like an Alien

A Sweet (Smelling) Bed Bug Control Option

The basic reason why there just isn’t enough decent housing for the poor

2,000-year-old toilet paper gives us a whiff of life on the Silk Road in China

Reconstruction of 12,000 year old funeral feast brings ancient burial rituals to life


Hollywood, Astronomy, and the Alien Question. Both science and fiction view possible alien encounters through a lens of politics and global mood.

Rio’s Olympic Village Is Apparently One Big Hot Mess. Well, they’ve got a few days to work out the bugs.

10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century. When new facts come in, we benefit from open minds.

9 Simple Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Home. Not only does every little bit help, but we’re helping to make it cool to be green.

The Best Haunted Mansion Fan Art. This will bring back memories of your last Disney World vacation.

The outrageous rip-off of taxpayer-funded stadiums. You’d think a profitable team could pay for their own home.

The Coldest Places on Earth. Reading about them may help you cool off a bit.

A free people…

“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”
-George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress (8 January 1790)

rape cult here



Hillary, A Donkey’s bottom with eyes

Comrade Obama has had eight years to wreck America, but the work still remains unfinished.

It’s time to bring in a professional.

And we all know which gates lady Hilladriel wil open once she has the One Ring…


The People’s Cube


This my wife and I know quite well, dammit…

Hey, I know you’ve paid into Social Security all your working life through payroll taxes that were automatically deducted from your checks each pay period, but now that you’re eligible to receive those benefits we’re gonna need you to pay income tax on that. I mean, you’re getting money so it counts as income, so we are gonna tax it again
>tax my income
>tax my taxed money
>tax every purchase i make with my taxed money
>tax every business where i made said purchases with taxed money
>tax it some more
>open the door
>get on the floor
>everybody walk the dinosaur

Smoking next to an acetylene tank?