Jewish date: 27 Ṭeveth 5770 (Parashath Wa’era’).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Bad Back Day, International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction.
Today’s news and commentary:
Worthy causes of the day: “Sign the Petition | UANI: Support Human Rights in Iran”, “Portect Children From Toxic Pesticide Clouds - The Petition Site”, “Take Action: Don't let polluters strip the Clean Air Act”, and “Repower America | Save our clean air”.
- “Santa Fe Wi-Fi Fears Keep Getting Weirder - Man sues neighbor for refusing to turn off wireless”: Correctly noted is that sensitivity to electromagnetic fields has not been shown to occur and those who claim it are experiencing a psychosomatic disorder.
- “Kitteh Called to Jury Duty”
- “Quanta of Cage: Standard Deviation of Nicolas Cage Movies’ IMDB Ratings”: Somebody applied basic statistics to the quality of Nicolas Cage’s movies. He also did the same to the movies of Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks for comparison.
- “The War on Salt”
- “Focus on Divorce, Not Gays, to Fix the Family”