May 14, '08: In the news is a deal where some cops got out of hand in Philadelphia and thirteen were taken off duty. Gee, just hope they can find some new ones that aren't a bunch of bullies. Apparently a cop got killed and the cops thought they had the guys. And
I guess they had the wrong guys.
April 29, '08: A lot of fuss over the fact that there was a photo created by the famous Annie Leibovitz of Miley Cyrus published in a magazine.
April 23, 2008: People in the UK fussing over the fact that Prince Williams landed a Chinook helicopter at his girlfriend's house.
April 9, 2008: In the news lately is all the protest about human rights violations that are going on in Tibet. I feel if they want to protest, they should all be in Utah at the offices of the Olympic committee, because the human rights violations were going on long
before China was chosen to hold the Olympic games.
I could care less about the Olympic games or how China wants to treat its people.
I know of something that bothers me even more. That is how the Chinese mafia is stealing timber from Eastern Siberia.
The police in Russia have just established a new forestry division to conduct spot checks. But because of the corruption there are many pay-offs and there are many points in the new Russian Forest Code that contradict each other. The lack of clarity leaves room for unlicensed logging on a large scale, with poachers avoiding taxes and pocketing huge sums of money.
I found this bit very interesting
@ BBC News
March 14'08 New York
Crane fell in NY. And the question is how much money is going to be spent trying to figure out what went wrong. (Let me save some time and money.) Picture and More
It's only a Ball Game
February 12, 2008:
Funny how the US drops out of a global math and science competition.
Feeling the pain of Clinton's and Greenspan's false economy.
Baby Einstein -
dumber by the day
August 12th, '07
(the column on politics)
I read in the USA Today; 3/10/08 that a kid in Mobile, Alabama fired a gun into the ceiling of his high school gym and then killed himself.
I guess the fact the he was charge in a robbery of a Dairy Queen a few weeks earlier had something to do with it.
Gee, the next criminal who wants to do such a thing, protect the hearing of the other students by doing it outdoors.
One less mess to clean up too.
The other day I read about what the Jacksons are doing. As in the original Jackson 5 that Micheal originated from. While Micheal and his sisters are doing so well, the others are not so much. One is even stacking shelves at a VONS grocery store.
For some reason I can believe that. Because that's just how Americans are. They really don't care about others, even if they are family. People don't take care of each other like the media leads us to believe.
In the News
March 8'08 ANCHORAGE
— Eli Lilly, the drug maker, could and should have warned physicians as early as 1998 about the link between Zyprexa a medicine, and diabetes, an expert witness told jurors Friday in a lawsuit that claims
that Zyprexa has caused many mentally ill people to develop diabetes.
Instead, Lilly hid Zyprexa’s risks from doctors to protect the drug’s sales, according to the
witness, Dr. John Gueriguian. Lilly waited until 2007 to add strong warnings to Zyprexa’s label to reflect the drug’s tendency to cause severe weight gain and blood sugar changes.
Lilly put “profit over concern of the consumer,” Dr. Gueriguian said Friday near the end of four hours of testimony. Zyprexa, a drug for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, is by far Lilly’s top-selling product, with worldwide sales of $4.8 billion last year.
For full article @ NyTimes.com
On March 7th, I saw a little bit on page B3 of the WSJ about the four guys that went down for selling 70,000 tubes of toothpaste containing diethylene glycol, a chemical used in antifreeze. Can you imagine two of the guys got off with Misdemeanor criminal charges.
Vernon Sale, inc, Pres. Kamyab Toofer and Vis. pres. Pejman Mossay each were charged with 14 counts of receiving, selling and delivering an adulterated drug.
Selective Imports Corp. Pres. Frahad Nazarian and Vis pres Yone Ghermezi were each charged with two counts of the same.
Gee, all their names sound Chinese to me.
However, I notice that non of the media groups had picked up on the news that was furnished by Associated Press
2,400 words the media isn’t telling you about,
because of advertising dollars
Check it out
(the central coast)
(Column on Money)
January 23, 2008: Kinna late to mention this but:
In the Dec. 27- Jan. 10th'08 edition of the Rolling Stone magazine, they had a bit on page 15 called - The Death of High Fidelity.
It report on how the way music is being compressed and mixed to be loud, a lot because of the way MP3's have caught on.
Believe me when I say I can tell. It's probably the reason I haven't got into the MP3's by now. I like the idea of the format, where as its not likely going to get a scratch and skip during your favorite song. But the problem is that you can't hear the room of where the song was recorded .
Prince Harry's cover was blown
February 29, 2008: Thanks to some asshole American blogger, Prince Harry's cover was blown and they had to pull him off the lines.
When I first heard that he had joined the military, I couldn't understand why he, a guy from a wealthy, royal family would even want to do such a thing. But just one phrase that was said on the news today made it quite clear. It was because he wanted to be normal just like the next guy.
That pretty much made sense to me because it's just like me and surfing. It's the only time I can be sure that I'm not looked upon as some kind of freak show, I'm just one of the guys. Harry did it to get away from the tabloids and the public microscope.
February 19, 2008: Gee something tells me that it was a good thing to be inspired by a vegetarian few months ago. Because lately I've sure been eating much more fruits and vegetables more than ever. I wondered if I could converted all the way, because I've always been the standard meat
guy. But now I see what kind of stuff happens to the cattle they sell us, fruits, veggies and nuts are finding my shopping bag more and more.
Kinna late on any recall if you ask me. I'd be thinking twice before eating fast food or having any of my kids eating school lunches.
Even a wild game hunter wouldn't want to tag anything that couldn't walk on it's own feet.
Stupid Rule Number 43
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