The commerce clause

Commerce clause, the 14th amendment and quite some over-reach… Podcast: More Perfect – One Nation, Under Money An unassuming string of 16 words tucked into the Constitution grants Congress extensive power to make laws that impact the entire nation. The Commerce Clause has allowed Congress to intervene in all kinds of situations — from penalizing…

Where the Sun Don’t Shine

If there’s one thing you were to listen to today, let it be this! August 25, 2012. Apparently that’s when they estimate the voyager crossed the final frontier and entered interstellar space. Cruising at about 35,000 miles/hour it’s the ONLY man made object to enter these realms…All this with technology that’s 45 years old! Podcast:…

Podcast: Breaking News

We’re building tools that will push us not to trust ANYTHING we see at levels much worse than where we already stand. Visual media will possibly get heavily diluted(polluted) and then possibly written media will gain more prevelance? Bookmark: Breaking News Today, two new technological tricks that together could invade our most deeply held beliefs…

Null and Void

Yet another brilliant podcast from Radiolab. The first time I heard about the jury system here in the US, I was pleasantly surprised. This was a concept I never knew existed and while weighing the pros and cons of the system, I could never really decide which side weighed more.

This talk runs along that fine ridge and broaches – jury nullification, yet another mighty ‘toolset’ the jury holds.

Nukes

Two controls at the very end of the command and none at the beginning..Watching the Ghazi attack this week and so much of this resonates!

Shorts: Double Blasted

Survives the Hiroshima bomb despite being exposed just a mile from the drop zone. Makes his way to Nagasaki only to get struck again, lives on to 93 years…Wonders of the p53 gene..And wait he first thinks of heading to work right after being jolted off his feet? Phew!