atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#639: Nooze!

Oh, there are some doozies in the roundup today.

The Center for Environmental Health warns about the use of pthalates in iPhones. In fact, they're suing Apple.

"The group says that the levels of phthalates found in the iPhone's plastic-covered earbud cords are prohibited in children's toys by the city of San Francisco and by the European Union."

...they're following standards set by San Francisco and the EU?

But there is reason for us to panic!
The two most abundant phthalates in the headphone cables of both the iPhone and the iPod are those classified in Europe as 'toxic to reproduction: category 2,' as a result of their ability to interfere with the sexual development in mammals, especially in males.
In other words, if you use those earbuds, your penis will shink! Your kids will all turn into girls! ZOMGWTFBBQ!!!

...if, that is, you buy a couple cases of the things and then spend all your time licking them.

The University of Iowa history department is 100% Democrat. This is news?

Colleges and universities have been mostly communist for a long time. My grandfather referred to the University of Chicago as the "University of Moscow" in the 1950s, and it was leftist before then.

It's not at all surprising that the hiring practices of universities exclude people with conservative viewpoints. Leftists can't handle viewpoints that disagree with their own.

Mark Steyn reminds us of a few of the stories out of Al Gore's past. I'd forgotten about the tenant who sued him. Heh.

Lastly, but perhaps most important of all, is the story of one of the people the Nobel Peace Prize committee passed over in order to give the thing to Al Gore.

I said that the Nobel Peace Prize is a leftist circle-jerk award, a way for the leftists of the world to congratulate each other on being so "enlightened" and "progressive". I think this kind of proves it.

It's much more important to give the thing to Al Gore than it is to give it to someone who actually did something to save lives and promote peace.

Al Gore is a multi-millionaire who flies around in a private jet and gets paid a lot of money to talk about how global warming is all our fault. This woman?

"In 1943 Irena Sendler was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death by firing squad. ... At the last moment she was saved.... She still bears the scars and disability of her torture."

If anyone deserves the Nobel Peace Prize less than Al Gore...well, I guess it'd have to be Yassir Arafat, actually. But the Nobel Peace Prize should go to people like Irina Sendler, not to useless, ultra-rich chattering class buffoons like Gore.

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