Robert Reich: Why There’s No Outcry for a Revolution in America Why There’s No Outcry for a Revolution in America Posted on Jan 27, 2014 By Robert Reich This post originally ran on Robert Reich’s Web page. People ask me all the time why we don’t have a revolution in America, or at least a major wave of reform similar to that of the Progressive Era or the New Deal or the Great Society. Safe and Affordable Jetpack: Just $90,000 For years, man has been trying to build a jetpack which would actually be safe and cheap enough to be used by anyone other than Lee Majors on the title sequence of The Fall Guy. It turns out that we’ve been doing it wrong. Instead of starting with a pack and adding on the jet, we should have torn the giant engines from a plane and strapped them to some poor schmuck. This is what the New Zealand Martin Aircraft Company did, resulting in the Martin Jetpack.
Where History Happened: The Birth of the Railways Thundering along at previously unimaginable speeds, early steam locomotives were a frightening prospect for their Victorian passengers. Before the opening of the first major railway line, the Liverpool & Manchester in 1830, there were fears it would be impossible to breathe while travelling at such a velocity, or that the passengers’ eyes would be damaged by having to adjust to the motion. Little more than 20 years later, their fears allayed, people flocked to this exciting new form of transport, and by mid-century, millions were dashing across the country on tracks stretching thousands of miles. From professional football and the Penny Post to suburban living and seaside excursions, the railways changed the face of Victorian Britain. “The railways were absolutely central to the spread of the Industrial Revolution,” insists railway historian Christian Wolmar.
Virtual Economy Home page of the Virtual Economy on Biz/ed. Virtual Economy Home Page Welcome to the Biz/ed / Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Virtual Economy. This has been produced with the generous support of a grant from the Nuffield Foundation. At the heart of the Virtual Economy are sophisticated computer models which are very similar to those the Chancellor and his advisers use to prepare the Budget and to keep the economy on track. 7 Huge Misconceptions About Communism (and Capitalism) Photo Credit: By John Mayall [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons February 2, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list:
Very Demotivational - The Demotivational Posters Blog - Page 2 Most Upvoted 814 votes Watch Applicants React to this Insane Job Description 315 votes WikiLeaks under attack: the definitive timeline On Sunday 28 November WikiLeaks began releasing the first of its 250,000 leaked US embassy cables. Almost immediately, a hacking attack known as a "DDoS" – distributed denial of service – attack tried to knock it off the net. These are the attacks that have followed in the succeeding days. Sunday 28 November 2010 • TECH: DDoS attack hits WikiLeaks as first set of US diplomatic cables is published. Earth revolves around the sun? 1 in 4 Americans say nope Please let's be honest about this: knowledge is a dangerous thing. If everyone knew everything, this would only lead to anarchy. There are some basics, however, that are always useful when chatting with strangers in bars or going on a blind date with a very attractive scientist. It helps, for example, to know that the Earth isn't the center of the universe.