The Watering Hole, Tuesday September 30, 2014: Environmental News and Food Politics

Study calculates that water on Earth is actually older than our Sun!

The heathens who conduct science in this country strike another blow against the ‘earth is 8000 years old theory. It turns out that the water here on earth may be from interplanetary sources older than our sun (which itself is a bit older than 8000 years old).

Read on…

National monument expanding

Looks like Obama muffed another one. Large portions of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument increased in size by a factor of six.

Obama’s fault.


Born free… again


I just knew that this study would come out of Oregon (OSU to be precise)

If Hops aid cognitive function in mice, maybe beer will do it in humans

Pass, pass pass that bottle of beer.

Sunday Roast: White House beer recipes!

President and Mrs Obama brew their own beer in the White House.  How awesome is that?

Here’s a video:

Well?  Get started on that shopping list!

This is our daily open thread — The Obamas brew beer in the White House!

The Division Among Us: A Scene from a Navel Gazing Media

The beer meeting between the President, VP, Officer Crowley, and Prof. Gates could not have gone more badly.  Simply look at the beer list:

POTUS: Bud Light
VPOTUS: Bucklers
Gates: Sam Adams Light
Crowley: Blue Moon

A complete division among the particpants.  What can we divine from this?  I think it’s pretty obvious that the divisions between the races are as large as ever, as well as the fact that even Vice President Joe Biden has become convinced that Barack Obama is on the verge of tyranny.  It’s all written right there.  In the beers.  And Bud Light?  Reeks of elitism.  So effete.

European Press Roundup

Author’s note: Whenever I speak of the European press, I have to admit, that I am leaving out Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, I simply lack the language skills to read what is written there. The sources I use are usually the websites of the German, Swiss, Austrian, British, French, Italian and Spanish leading newspapers. For news from other countries I have to rely on second-hand information provided by the sources mentioned above.

This said, let’s proceed to today’s roundup:

Obviously, the death of Luciano Pavarotti, the singer with the voice of gold, has made it to the front page of every single webpage I have visited this morning. Here’s the obituary from the British “Guardian”, and please honor this great artist by visiting the post below and hear him sing the aria “nessun dorma”. The one aria which he sang as if it was written just for him.

Iraq again: There have been airstrikes into a Baghdad neighbourhood, by the US military. At least 14 people have been killed.

Terrorism is, not quite unexpectedly, another big issue. While almost all newspapers/websites are reporting on yesterday’s arrests in Germany, the German newspapers “Der Spiegel” and “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” are already covering the political implications. On the right aisle of the government was a quick move to reintroduce the topic of “online-searches” into the political debate. Nice try, but they’re being a little too obvious.

Another topic that made all the sites is the nonchalant handling of atomic warheads by the US government. In case you can’t get enough of it, here’s the London “Times”.

Switzerland helped itself to its very own federal attorney firing scandal. There are allegations, that the Swiss Minister for Justice might have been involved in a plot to oust the federal attorney. The FA has already resigned in July 2006. The Minister for Justice is up for re-election this fall.

More news are a shipwreck off Cadiz with five sailors still missing and snowfall and flooding in Austria.

I wish you all a very good morning and stay safe!