Are China and Russia setting themselves up for a war against the US, and possibly NATO allies? Recent events within and between the two nations seem to point in that rather ominous direction.
I was at my parent’s house in Tampa yesterday, visiting the folks for mother’s day. Sometime during the morning, Mom asked me to get the newspaper. “Isn’t that the dog’s job?” I asked, wondering whether I could continue my quest of doing nothing of significance for a day (other than taking her out for dinner… Read more Tampa Newspapers are Pathetic
Gotham’s defenders take down drug kingpin. In Britain. Looks like I’m not the only one on a comic book kick.
This quote says it all: “They said the reason they hadn’t covered the stories was that they only had a limited amount of time and space, and that I was an academic, sitting there, criticizing.” But Jensen had an answer: There was plenty of time and space. It was just being filled with fluff. So,… Read more Top 10 News Items You Didn’t Hear About
To honor the life of the Crocodile Hunter, I thought I’d post a few of the videos which have been cropping up in YouTube since his death on Monday. While I didn’t get to watch the show too often — I don’t have cable, hence no Animal Planet or Discovery — I got a chance… Read more Video Tribute to Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter
Last night, Fidel Castro ceded power to his brother, “Flaming Homersexual” Raul Castro. No sooner did the news break than the party started in Hialeah and Little Havana. Since about 9:00pm last night, it’s just about dominated the news. Just about: there’s a little tropical storm called “Chris” in the southern Atlantic that seems to… Read more Castro Down, Cuba One Step Closer to Freedom?
I just caught this on Fark. Basically, here’s the story: Man walks into a car dealership and buys a truck at $8,100, paying cash. The deal is checked by the sales person and sales manager. Papers are signed, and the buyer goes home. Man who bought the truck receives a call from the dealership that… Read more Never Ever Buy a Car from a Bill Heard Car Dealership
For the first time in what seems like forever, this morning I was finally able to go through and read all my RSS feeds. It seems like today was one of those days when weird news just seemed to come out of nowhere, which means it’s time for another episode of Le Linkage! This one… Read more Le Linkage #6: Just Plain Weird
I just got this and thought it important enough to put here. Normally, I delete forwarded mails as soon as they hit my inbox (lest they be work- or business-related), however this one seemed a bit too important to pass up. Subject: Cell Phone Do Not Call List Effective in 18 days, telemarketers will be… Read more Cell Phone National “Do Not Call” List
Trillion: The numeral trillion refers to one of two number values, depending on the context of where and how it is being used. It is the largest numerical value in everyday non-scientific use in the English language. It comes between a billion and a quadrillion. Examples of usage: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will… Read more $9,000,000,000,000