If you have even the slightest interest in some of the physiological effects that the war overseas has caused soldiers, you should, at the very least, check out Vice’s interview with Jim Frederick, author of the novel Black Hearts.
The interview covers a portion of the hardships endured by a platoon of the 101st Airborne Division while they were fighting in an area called the “Triangle of Death”. It’s crazy stuff and really makes you wonder how often things of this nature occur. Spoiler alert, they would have gotten away with it if everyone had kept their mouths shut.
On a lighter note, have you seen this 3-D printer? You scan any object, make any modifications that you’d like (such as the coloring of a certain area) and this printer will actually make a tangible replica of whatever you’ve scanned. You can check it out at LiveLeaks. I can’t imagine this being at all affordable but it’s still interesting, nonetheless.
Also, this video is awesome. Hooray for risking your life!
South Carolina’s legislature could soon enact a new rule that would force USC and other colleges to accept fewer out-of-state students.
It’s a dumb regulation from a legislature that refuses to fund higher education but seems extremely excited to regulate it. Leave higher education alone. Seriously. Or fund it. But that’s a rant for another day.
What’s equally idiotic to the legislature’s actions is the response from USC administrators.
It's easy to be critical of USC's Student Government for its inefficiency. But a new proposal that would provide free taxicab rides to students is brilliant.
If the taxicab proposal is enacted, any student can hail a cab, free of charge. It will go within 5 miles of campus and is paid for by student activity fees. It will effectively replace Cocky's Caravan, the failed bus service.
The Christmas and New Year's holidays typically mean time with family, lots of resting up and New Year’s resolutions. The presidential family was no different from others these holidays as they spent theirs near the president’s hometown in Hawaii.
The Mama Grizzly herself, Sarah Palin, is coming to Books-a-Million in Sandhills on Dec. 3 to promote her new book, “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag.”