URL Labs’ Website of the Week for April 24, 2010 Website of the Week

http://flowingdata.com It’s time for some big fun with statistics!  No, really.  Paraphrasing from the website, FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to better understand this wacky, mixed up world through data visualization and making real purty pictures in the process.

Friday, April 23 Nine Circles of Hell!

Blagojevich’s subpoena request of Obama full of allegations NBC Chicago (4/22/10) Redactions Revealed: The Six Secrets You Need to Know From the Obama Subpoena Request Former governor Rod Blagojevich’s defense team asked Thursday to issue a trial subpoena to the President of the United States of America. The motion, intended to be heavily redacted, was Read more

Mitchell confused on his history Uncategorized

“On the Charlie Rose programme in January, he recounted a story about a lecture he delivered in Israel a year before his appointment, telling of his involvement in Northern Ireland. Asked afterwards by a member of the audience about the length of the Northern Ireland conflict, Mitchell confirmed it had been 800 years. His questioner Read more

Mitchell confused on his dates Uncategorized

“On the Charlie Rose programme in January, he recounted a story about a lecture he delivered in Israel a year before his appointment, telling of his involvement in Northern Ireland. Asked afterwards by a member of the audience about the length of the Northern Ireland conflict, Mitchell confirmed it had been 800 years. His questioner Read more

Thursday, April 22 Nine Circles of Hell!

Food prices up the most since 1984 The Associated Press (4/22/10) Wholesale prices rise in March as food costs jump Wholesale prices rose more than expected last month as food prices surged by the most in 26 years. But excluding food and energy, prices were nearly flat. The Labor Department said the Producer Price Index Read more

Wednesday, April 21 Nine Circles of Hell!

Offshore oil rig workers missing – or not – after explosion caused by blowout – or not The Times-Picayune (4/21/10) 11 oil rig workers still missing after explosion, Coast Guard says Twelve workers on an oil drilling rig that exploded and caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico late Tuesday are still missing today, the Read more

Tuesday, April 20 Nine Circles of Hell!

Military recruiter misconduct exposed KING5.com (4/19/10) Investigators: New documents reveal military recruiter misconduct New documents obtained by the KING 5 Investigators reveal stunning details about recruiter misconduct in the Washington National Guard. They expose the tactics of one “burned out” recruiter and raise questions about what the Guard did when it caught her and another Read more

Monday, April 19 Nine Circles of Hell!

Bestiality sex tourism busted at Exitpoint Stallions Seattle Times (4/16/10) Felon accused of running animal-sex farm in Whatcom County A Whatcom County man’s friendship and aggressive support for a man convicted in the infamous Enumclaw horse-sex case led to his arrest this week for allegedly operating a bestiality farm just south of the Canadian border, Read more

Podcast for April 17 Shows

On the ‘Latest, Highest This is Hell!‘ we played the following interviews from 2009. Go ahead and  listen: live from Dublin, Julien Mercille is a Professor at the University College of Dublin lecturing in US foreign policy. Julien writes regularly for Foreign Policy in Focus. The week this interview took place, Julien had just posted Read more