How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests | Politics News | Rolling Stone Excellent article !
The growing tension between capitalism and democracy - The Washington Post | The future looks bleak if the corporations are not brought to heel..... I found the link on Jim Philips - Google+
Joe Paterno had to go: a religious argument - The Washington Post | I agree with the Rabbi here; Joe Paterno did have a moral obligation to follow through. Actually the person who witnessed the incident should have intervened or called police immediately. In defense of both Paterno and the actual witness; I think sometimes … Continue reading Some thoughts on Joe Paterno….
Timelapse: Irene rolls into Washington D.C. - The Washington Post
The temptation to respond by emulating them is an insidious delayed reaction that in some ways is worse than the intial mayhem of the terrorist act... When I heard the Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg respond to the attacks by saying "You will not destroy us, you will not destroy our democracy and our idea for … Continue reading “When I heard the Norwegian Prime Minis …
http://goo.gl/wNls1 Article about an American soldier doing consecutive life terms in prison for killing an entire Iraqi family after raping the daughters. Such a waste 4 people killed, 1 in prison for life. All of these people had friends and loved ones; their lives are profoundly altered. I'm sure the consequences don't stop there either. … Continue reading War is such a waste….
Giant To Limit Salvation Army Collections At Its Stores - DCist. BOOO ! Giant ! Perhaps they should go to Hell too....
The Other Religion at Ground Zero - Newsweek - They ought to let these guys rebuild; they were there way before the WTC was even thought of. I don't have a problem with the Mosque either but I would advise against it because of the intense opposition; if they did build it I suspect the … Continue reading The Other Religion at Ground Zero – Newsweek
Oil Rig Explodes In Gulf Of Mexico : NPR - Here we go again....
New rules, new traps for credit cards - Feb. 17, 2010 - Much to lenient on the banks ! My long term goal is to get rid of the credit cards !
Six-year-old sent to reform school for bringing a "weapon" (Cub Scout camping cutlery) to school - Boing Boing - yep, another example of grossly depraved stupidity by school officials !
Global News Blog » Blog Archive » Are Pentagon contracts funding the Taliban? | Blogs | -- we sure as Hell need to put a lid on that stuff. I don't care what the reason is; passing out money to people whom we are at war with is just absurd !
The case is about dogfighting videos, but critics argue that it could apply to anything from photos in Field and Stream magazine or hunting videos, to Arnold Schwarzenegger punching a camel in Conan the Barbarian. - seems to me there should be some way of dealing with trashy activities like this without getting into the … Continue reading dog fights….
Here' some good news for "boomers". We are semi-immune to H1N1 flu.... People born before 1957 were exposed to ancestors of the new pandemic virus, which are in a lineage that goes back to the notorious H1N1 virus that touched off the raging pandemic of 1918-19. That's why people older than 52 are likely to … Continue reading Here’ some good news for “boomers”; w …
Polanski indicated Monday that he will fight extradition to California from Switzerland, where his capture on a 31-year-old fugitive warrant for child rape has prompted an international political and legal struggle. - my opinion is that if he has been staying out of trouble for 31 years there is no good reason to go after … Continue reading Polanski indicated Monday that he will f …
Twitter / CBS News: CBSNews Poll: 51 percent o ... Twitter / CBS News: 71 percent of Americans be ... I'm all for the advancement of technology and increasing human knowledge but I think our efforts and resources could be better used right here on Earth. I really don't see any pressing necessity to spend … Continue reading space race….
some links to items found on the web this morning......64 Things Every Geek Should Know - LaptopLogic.com - some useful and interesting knowledge here. LOL, no I don't know all of these....How to Reset RAM in a Computer - one of the 64 Things listed above; describes how to download and install a program to … Continue reading some misc eclectic linkage….
Smitty emailed these pics showing recovery of the plane from the river....
Smitty sent me this fable illustrating why the American auto industry is in deep trouble while the Japanese car makers are faring so much better. The premise of the story, top heavy management, seems entirely reasonable to me; although I have no idea whether or not the statistics cited at the end are true or … Continue reading top heavy….
White extremists lash out over election of first black president - Los Angeles Times - this is outrageous and appalling ! I'm not an Obama supporter because I am Pro-Life; his being Black did not even enter into my voting decision. It's really hard to comprehend that this kind of garbage still happens ! Come … Continue reading white extremists lash out….