Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Vindicated at Last!

...and after all these years of being told we were paranoid conspiracy theorists.

If you think that is bad, you won't believe this!

CIAin't Kidding.

Must Be Somethin' in the Water

Literally.

It has been reported that Marines in North Carolina drank water contaminated by dry cleaning fluid for 30 years (as many as 75,000 people).

"...the effects of consumers' exposure to drinking water contaminated with PCE are not known. Some health studies have found adverse effects in occupational settings. However, exposure to PCE alone typically does not mean a person will experience adverse health effects," the CDC said.

Riiiight.

Especially if that necessitates medical treatment.

Once again, supporting our troops comes up as a pathetically empty gesture.

Ring a bell?

Okay class... Now say it with us:

"9/11 first responders".

Monday, June 25, 2007

AMERICON IDLE

Good. We have your attention.

After getting off to a great start with the astounding limitations on the rights of employees to seek legal remedies for past employment discrimination and the radical about-face on the Congressional effort to ban a type of abortion-- the new face of the US Supreme Court once again showed how truly fugly it is today!

Where do we even begin?

First there was a ruling that benefits business in an environmental dispute over endangered species.

Another ruling weakens the court's prior precedent regarding campaign finance law in support of Wisconsin Right to Life (i.e. "free" speech if you can afford it).

Next, in a move that many feel violates the seperation of church and state, the court ruled that U.S. taxpayers lack legal standing to challenge a White House initiative that gives religious charities federal money... (which is only fair seeing as how religious types have to pay taxes toward stem cell research).

...and last but not least, a high school kid lost his fight for student free speech involving a silly banner:

There will be no bong hits for Jesus after all.

Thank God for Hands!

It looks like we men are going to be relegated to the junk male pile - throughout the entire animal kingdom.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Days of Future Past ...

"What Mobile Used to Mean" .... ComputerWorld Magazine has opened up their vaults and is running a bunch of computer ads from the past 40 years. There are some real gems - go ahead, have a laugh and see what the world was like before the days of the recording industry shutting down everything and suing everybody's a$$.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Time To Get Your Ass Up Again

"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
-- Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 16, 1787

In an unprecedented move, the agency that oversees postal rates in the United States has approved a plan that would unravel much of what the founding fathers accomplished. Earlier this year, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) rejected a postal rate increase plan offered by the U.S. Postal Service. Instead they opted to implement a modified version of an extraordinarily complicated plan submitted by media giant Time Warner...

...The Time Warner plan represents another step (albeit a giant step) in the gradual reversal of the Founders' public service principles of supporting democracy through the postal service.

Stop the Rate Hikes, Stand Up for Independent Media:
Send a Letter to Congress and the Postal Service.

We aren't in Kansas anymore

...or are we?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A dying industry

...and for once we are not talking about the record industry. Hopefully, Paris has no plans for visiting anytime soon.

SPIDERMAN 4

While we're on the subject of creepy advances, here's yet another brought to you this time courtesy of the military.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Baby don't got back

...or at least just a back and a crack.

Looks like the 2008 Olympic motto is going to be: "Less bounce to the ounce"

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Patents Pending

Gotta love what can be found while scouring the internet for dirt to report on (and there certainly isn't a shortage). Today we'll be having a look at recent developments in the World of intellectual property laws!

From stupid to scary.

The following excerpt regarding ridiculous patents that have actually been granted is from www.thelawyer.com:

"The McDonald's patent for "method and apparatus for making a sandwich" is hard to beat for shear legal overkill. Imagine Jamie Oliver saying: "The food worker removes the sandwich filling 38, which may be cold or unheated, from a refrigerated source, for example, from the flash steamer, and places it on top of sandwich S optionally with cheese 42." Mouthwatering.

Remember, always consult your local IP litigator before making a cheese sandwich at home. The last thing you need is an expensive patent dispute against McDonald's."

Too funny.

That is where we stumbled upon the motherload that is www.patentlysilly.com - enjoy.

A bit off the beaten path

Here's an interesting look at one artist's perspective on the change over time in our everyday surroundings. In this case, 65 E. 125th St in Harlem. This could be anywhere, though.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tuesday, June 5, 2007