Politics, Information Technology, and Genomics

Bottomed out?

You know how they keep saying the economy has bottomed out and things are starting to turn around? Don't be too sure. This "recovery" is all on borrowed money. Sooner or later, the piper will come calling. Watch the video below where Peter Schiff explains how the fundamentals of our economy are far from sound (see this post for some background on Mr. Schiff). The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p /... Full Post

The evil that scientists do

By now it is well know that scientists are horrible people. It is clear from reports like that found last month in PLoS ONE that all scientists (OK, well more than 72%) are lying data falsifiers with questionable morals. This week we find out from the (n)ever insightful Sharon Begley of Newsweek that researchers are withholding life-saving information to further their careers. The selfish beasts! Just think of all the children whose lives could be... Full Post

Do some good

To begin to wash off all the evil that scientists do, why not do some good by helping a worthy charity like the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery has several events coming up. There are wine tastings on June 18, 2009 in Chesterfield, MO (see details (pdf)) and on June 25, 2009 in St. Charles County. On August 20, 2009, the Nursery will host its annual Celebrity Waiters' and Waitresses' Night at Cardwell's... Full Post

Video of St. Louis Perl Mongers talk

Those fine folks at St. Louis Perl Mongers have posted videos of my talk this past February. Looks like I am going to have to come up with a whole new talk for OSCON. Full Post


I frequently get asked how the name of this blog should be pronounced. I typically pronounce it puh-lit-i-je-noh-miks. I have also heard people call it pol-eye-tee-je-noh-miks. But, you can just call it PIG. Full Post