Archive for the 'events' Category

Dog the Bounty Hunter, A&E: the real story people should be talking about

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

having started a new job lately I have not been keeping up with the news or my posts lately, sorry ya’ll. however i did want to say something real quick about dog the bounty hunter and his show on A&E tv. it seems to me that the media and general public have missed the real [...]

Reading between the lines of the Petraeus report

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

for months the Petraeus report had been mentioned by everyone; from the blog-o-sphere to prime time it was the “real” report from a man who was untouchable, a man with pride and an impeccable reputation that would tell us, finally, what was happening in Iraq and what should be done. well the bomb dropped yesterday [...]

Bush Saves Scooter Libby from Having to Toss the Salad

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

in a not so surprising move today, President george jr. ensured that scooter libby would never spend a single day in jail for his crimes. i and many others saw this coming of course (see my post here). but, damn, i thought Bushy would wait until he was almost out of office to pull this [...]

An Update on the Tax Dodging Browns of New Hampshire

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Well, it has been several days since i posted about the Brown’s and their silly ass attempt at avoiding paying federal income taxes and not a single person has bothered to make an argument for the illegality of income taxes. perhaps there are more rational people out there in the world than i thought. i [...]

Tax dodging Browns are brave, but likely wrong

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

i was pleased to read about the Brown family that is currently holed up in their private compound, all but daring police and federal authorities to “come and get ‘em”. i truly admire anyone who is willing to put his ass on the line for what he believes, however… People have been arguing for almost [...]

Purdue University posts World Trade Center animation

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

i have been over and over and over this topic with some of my more conspiratorial cohorts and i will admit I wanted desperately to believe in some of the early theories about 9/11. but, after careful consideration, i have given up on just about all of them. but, for those who still need some [...]

UN Secretary General blames Darfur violence on the weather

Monday, June 18th, 2007

defying the USA’s stance on global climate change, the united nation’s head bureaucrat Ban Ki-moon stated today that ecological problems have at least contributed to the violence in darfur. i can not wait to see how the powers-that-be react to this one. the idea that environmental conditions can affect political and social cohesion is not [...]

An example of shoddy reporting

Friday, June 15th, 2007

here is a link to a world tribune article about how American citizens feel about China’s growing influence on the world stage. the content itself is fine and interesting; i would expect that most people would be shitting themselves considering the aura of fear that has been thrust upon us by the bushies. what i [...]

Memorial Day Forgiveness

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Webster’s dictionary defines the word forgive: a: to give up resentment of or claim to requital for <forgive an insult> b: to grant relief from payment of <forgive a debt>2: to cease to feel resentment against (an offender) : pardon <forgive one’s enemies> I was watching an animal show once and I saw something that [...]

Falwell dies and I am going to hell

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

well, the outspoken and bigoted Reverend Falwell died today. and to be respectful, that is all I am gonna say on this subject. In a similar note, i was bar hopping last night and ended up next to a quiet gentleman drinking a rum and coke. drunk as piss myself, i decided to talk to [...]

Best week ever for China

Monday, May 7th, 2007

for those of you not paying attention, China is having a great week: 1. fortune magazine will be reporting next week that china has accrued over $1 trillion dollars in what has got to be one of the largest cash hoards in history. this kind of money can do alot for chinese sovereignty. with this [...]

Digg.com reinstates articles on HD DVD encryption cracking

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

this is a story I had no idea was actually going on, but it is interesting (and kinda cool if I may so myself). it seems that a few days ago some articles that detailed computer code capable of breaking HD DVD copyright management appeared on the site. well, digg.com received an email from the [...]

The night-owl gene and mercury bulbs

Friday, April 27th, 2007

just a quick note on why I stay up so damn late: researchers find Night Owl gene And, a second note on a stupid environmental policy that endangers us: compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury

Cho Seung-Hui’s videos prove his conviction, but nothing else

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

i began hearing about Cho Seung-Hui’s videos that were sent to NBC on the way home. while watching tv after dinner (The Colbert Report) i had this idea to write about how the strength of one’s convictions do not serve as evidence of their truth or validity. {is that similar to a quote from someone [...]

The future of gun control in the wake of the Virginia Tech killings

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

A note on the social contract, the NRA and Cho Seung-Hui’s videos.