Category Archives: General

I’m Sure It’s Coincidence – U.S. Inquiry Said to Focus on S.&P. Ratings

While the investigation may have been going on before the downgrade of the U.S., I wonder if the investigation got a little more sense of “urgency” after it happened. The Justice Department is investigating whether the nation’s largest credit ratings … Continue reading

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Dog Is ‘Totaled’ By Insurance Company

A lady’s dog got hit by a car… According to ABC11, the drivers insurance company offered to pay for one or two trips to the vet, after which the dog would be totaled. The company offered to buy Pinkstaff a … Continue reading

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How To Win A Drug War

Maybe one day we’ll be smart enough to solve our problems instead of making them worse. Health experts in Portugal said Friday that Portugal’s decision 10 years ago to decriminalise drug use and treat addicts rather than punishing them is … Continue reading

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U2 Goes For The Money Grab, To Reissue Achtung Baby

I’m stoked by video, audio and unreleased music from that era but i’m not stoked when people talk like this and treat their customers like ATM’s. I think someone has lost the plot. Its likely there will be separate reissues … Continue reading

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67th Anniversary of D-Day

Today is the 67th anniversary of D-Day. Some great color photos from LIFE. Before and After D-Day: In Color – Photo Gallery – LIFE.

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Terrorist ‘pre-crime’ detector field tested in United States

I can’t think of anything that could possibly go wrong with this. Planning a sojourn in the northeastern United States? You could soon be taking part in a novel security programme that can supposedly ‘sense’ whether you are planning to … Continue reading

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One Man A Capella and Instrument Performances

This is pretty impressive. One guy doing it all, no instruments. Alaa Wardis A Capella Performances Of Arabic Hits Go Viral In Middle East VIDEO.

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Making the Rich Look Poor

Interesting. All about the presentation. As a public service, I’ve redrawn the chart for the Journal. On the left is the original. On the right is the chart that shows the actual amount of money earned by the tiny handful … Continue reading

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Reassessing The Cost Of The Post-9/11 Era

I’m not interested in revisiting what happened to get us to this point but I think it’s an important time to look where we are headed. There’s the human toll. More than twice as many Americans — over 6,000 — … Continue reading

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American Media

“There is, especially in the American media, a deep belief that insincerity is better than no sincerity at all.” – Christopher Hitchens

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