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Cirque De Forbidden Valley - An evening of song parody and silliness poking fun at the media circus

Cirque De Forbidden Valley - An evening of song parody and silliness poking fun at the media circus 

An evening of song parody and silliness
poking fun at the media circus

Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Nittany Lion Inn

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Many individuals can remember the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980’s. There was fear, confusion, and uncertainty of this new disease and how it originated. Thirty years later, the transmission rates are lower, but still at a staggering rate for the medical advances and prevention education available to the public. Every 9.5 minutes, an individual contracts the disease, and up to 25% of people do not know they are infected.

The AIDS Project of Centre and Clinton counties proudly continues to serve the community by providing prevention education in both counties. TAP has been providing services since 1988 and is based in State College with workers available for programs throughout Centre and Clinton counties. The AIDS Project is committed to remembering and educating the community regarding those who have been lost, those who are currently fighting, and to remember that this virus can be defeated.

The AIDS Project’s Prevention Education program includes educational materials, risk reduction materials, programs in the community, testing for high risk individuals, and individualized plans as needed. TAP is currently funded through local grants, fundraising efforts, and the generosity of the community. For more information regarding obtaining services or to make a donation, please contact The AIDS Project, 141 West Beaver Avenue, State College, or at 814-234-7087.

Two comets are coming! "2013 could be the year of the great comets."

They say another bright comet could be coming in 2013,

Remarkably Ison might not be the only spectacular comet visible next year. Another comet, called 2014 L4 (PanSTARRS), was discovered last year and in March and April it could also be a magnificent object in the evening sky

Then Comet Ison, the Holiday Comet of 2013, gets bright in november and december and may be visible for months. You know, I really hope we get together a sample-return mission - send a robot to the comet to collect samples, then send another ship to follow to bring them back. (Break it up into two missions so you have extra time to prepare).

This was an excellent article - worth the click. Read more »

Pennsylvania Youth Files Climate Change Lawsuit




December 20, 2012

For inquiries or interview requests, please contact:

Kenneth Kristl, 302-477-2053, [email protected]

Julia Olson, 415-786-4825, [email protected]


Pennsylvania Youth Files Climate Change Lawsuit

Making Sixteen Public Trust Cases to Protect the Atmosphere

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Ashley Funk, an 18-year-old from Mount Pleasant, filed a lawsuit today in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on the issue of whether the DEP has a constitutional obligation to protect the atmosphere and other natural resources, even if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not acted to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Ashley’s is the newest Atmospheric Trust Litigation (ATL) case to be filed in the United States, making it the 14th case in the United States along with two international suits and dozens of administrative actions in every other state in the country, all on behalf of youth pleading for their rights.

Over the next 3 days - Dec. 20-22 - an unprecedented wave of LOVE AND KINDNESS will traverse the entire planet.

Dearest Friends & Fellow Earthlings,

I have some wonderful news to share. Over the next 3 days - Dec. 20-22 - an unprecedented wave of LOVE AND KINDNESS will traverse the entire planet. How do I know this? Because I am one of the 17,248 signatories who have already pledged — as I send this message — to make it so.

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Why are males (child-men, calling them 'men' causes nausea and the risk of projectile vomiting) such idiots?

As someone with a lot of experience on the net, I am often appalled by male posters, whose immaturity is only exceded by the utterly predictable and copied stupidity of their opinions.

Males do not become men in our society - they fail utterly, forever trapped in some kind of whining and pathetic emotionally stunted monster-adolescent stage. No pride, no honor, no manhood.

And they wonder why women despise them...


Laurie Penny: A woman's opinion is the mini-skirt of the internet

For criticising neo-liberal economic policymaking, it was suggested I should be made to fellate a row of bankers


"You come to expect it, as a woman writer, particularly if you're political. You come to expect the vitriol, the insults, the death threats. After a while, the emails and tweets and comments containing graphic fantasies of how and where and with what kitchen implements certain pseudonymous people would like to rape you cease to be shocking, and become merely a daily or weekly annoyance, something to phone your girlfriends about, seeking safety in hollow laughter.

Honesty - a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular - Adlai Stevenson


How to Be Honest Without Being Harsh

  1. Focus on how you present your honest assessment of any situation. This is the most important part of reducing any sense of harshness––the how of delivery matters. Begin from a position of kindness, of acceptance that it is better to be tactfully honest than to let someone go on believing something that isn't true. Be prepared to stick to the objective, identifiable facts and avoid making emotional observations. Act from the goodness of exposing a problem in need of a solution. And be aware that this is a communication skill––as with all skills, it will take time and practice to perfect, with a good dose of humility thrown in.
    • Consider the person with whom you must be honest. Don't be brash or too pointed where the person is usually shy or very sensitive. Take into account their nature when adapting your message. There will be a different approach between telling your best friend something delicate and motivating a slack co-worker with whom you're trying to complete a project.
    • If you need to rehearse, do so! It is much better to have gone over what you're going to say to iron out any insensitive or thoughtless comments that might crop up through nervousness or an over-willingness to "set things right". It won't make you sound forced; practice will actually help you to work through whether this is the right thing to do, and which words are the right ones to use.

Will there really be a "Saudi America"? What is the real prospect of US energy "independence?"

What is the real prospect of US energy "independence?"


It is becoming more unsettling clear that there are consequences to how we

navigate our energy future.


These consequences are not only environmental.  There are also consequences

related to the future stability of the US and world societies.


The article attached is a response to the recent International Energy

Agency's proposal that the US could become energy independence in just a

few years.  It has as its objective encouraging the creation of a real and

viable energy future for the US.  This article explores some of the

questions we should ask about developing fossil fuels, addresses the issue

of climate change and speaks to a framework to a more sustainable future.


Merry Christmas from the Bosses

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