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  • As Atlantis Flies, NASA Future Unclear

    At 11:29 July 8, 2011, space shuttle Atlantis left its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS), bringing with it the collective history of 30 years and more than 350 men and women. The final mission...
  • Mandela biopic tackles South Africa's tangled history

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Directed by Justin Chadwick Opens Dec. 25 In one of the more poignant scenes in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the elderly Nelson Mandela (expertly played by Idris Elba, The Wire's Stringer Bell) makes his way to...
  • The End

    At the start of this blog, I predicted that the financial crash would cause the government to spend huge money bailing out the people who caused it, adding a great deal to the national debt and sparking a crisis of confidence in the country's ability to...
  • Senate Passes Budget With Full Funding for James Webb Space Telescope

    [caption id="attachment_11123" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Artist's conception of James Webb."][/caption] The Senate today passed its Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) 2012 Appropriations Bill, which includes full funding...
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski, Supernova

    [caption id="attachment_12882" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Adam Riess shows Sen. Mikulski a plaque in her honor. "][/caption] Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) near Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus today honored Sen....
  • More links in the drone kill chain

    The U.S. Justice Department has apparently given a dubious legal OK for senior Obama Administration officials--not just the President himself--to order the killing of any U.S. citizen abroad if he is thought to be a "senior operational leader of al-...
  • Guide to the Government Shutdown

    As you may have heard, the federal government began to shut down today. It's more revolting than we could possibly have imagined, as today's Daily News cover implies with John Boehner's shit-stained hands. Among the many things making us angry today are...
  • Kiss My Bumper? Senate Insurance in Bankruptcy, Called Ponzi Scheme

    Senate Insurance bills itself as "a local company that looks out for you," not like those big nationwide insurance companies. Selling car insurance for 25 years out of an office in Laurel, the company is locally famous for its upbeat radio ads with the...
  • Why should any Baltimorean ever want to indulge in a fine fiction novel, when we have stuff popping here that you could not even script?

    Why should any Baltimorean ever want to indulge in a fine fiction novel, when we have stuff popping here that you could not even script? My reference is to the "pajama party" Tavon White ran out of the erstwhile known BDC (Baltimore Detention Center)...
  • Delays in implementing federal rail guidelines likely contributed to Rosedale crash

    The May 28 train crash and explosion in Rosedale plays out as these things normally do. A security video from Eastern Truck and Trailer overlooking the private crossing shows what looks like a trash-packer truck pulling onto the tracks just ahead of...
  • Happy Endings

    Cops sometimes bring to light conduct the Nose would rather not think about-and after a long absence, we're now returning to contemplate, well, sex acts. Republican Anne Arundel County executive John Leopold's catheter bag, for instance. OK, so there's...
  • I know some guys find a furry crack to be a big turn-on. I am not one of them.

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) How we react to the sound of the wind gives clues to our temperament, said philosopher Theodor W. Adorno. The unhappy person thinks of "the fragility of his house," and suffers from "shallow sleep and violent dreams." But for the...