Tampa Newspapers are Pathetic

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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 and buying her some books). …

Top 10 News Items You Didn’t Hear About

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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, in reply, Jensen started the …

Video Tribute to Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter

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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 to enjoy seeing the guy …

Castro Down, Cuba One Step Closer to Freedom?

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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 be gunning for South Florida …

Never Ever Buy a Car from a Bill Heard Car Dealership

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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 night telling him that they …

Cell Phone National “Do Not Call” List

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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 able to get access to …

$9,000,000,000,000

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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 cost the U.S. over $1-trillion …