Friday, January 30, 2009
What do I have to do to get better? Anyone, anyone? We have 250 daily readers and no doctors? Well actually that makes sense because doctors are busy WORKING and not reading news blogs. But I digress...I caught what my doctor on Thursday said was, "a very nasty stomach virus". He said it was, "going around, and several people are in the hospital over it". My wife alternately thinks I have a faulty gallbladder or some other incurable malady. The results of the blood tests are due in today.
So in one week I managed to get food poisoning and a stomach virus. Needless to say my employer is wondering if I will come down with dengue fever next week.
Anyway, hopefully I've turned the corner and will begin recovery today.
Thanks for getting some posts out Fritz, good stuff.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (CNN) -- The Illinois Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to remove impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.
Blagojevich was arrested on federal corruption charges in December. Federal authorities allege, among other things, that he was trying to sell or trade the Senate seat that became vacant after Barack Obama was elected president. After the governor's arrest, the state House voted overwhelmingly to impeach him.
The Senate vote was 59-0.Moments after removing him from office, the Illinois Senate also voted unanimously to prevent Blagojevich from ever holding political office in the state again.
That's what happens when you make decisions based on greed. Good luck finding a new job, cause your political career is over! 59-0 that's impressive that there was unity of that magnitude.
Hackers change public safety message
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin drivers making their morning commute were in for a surprise when two road signs on a busy stretch of road were taken over by hackers. The signs near the intersection of Lamar and Martin Luther King boulevards usually warn drivers about upcoming construction, but Monday morning they warned of� "zombies ahead."
"I thought it was pretty funny," said University of Texas sophomore Jane Shin, who saw the signs while driving down Lamar Bouelvard with friends Sunday night. "We wondered who did it."
This crime is a class C misdemeanor in Texas, and Hartley said it endangers the public.
"The big problem is public safety," said Hartley. "Those signs are out there to help our traffic on the roadway to stay safe and to know what's coming up."
KXAN Austin News cameras caught many drivers slowing down to read the signs as they approached. Some read, "Zombies ahead! Run for your lives!"
lol, awesome sauce. Silly hackers, when they get board, they get creative. Least it wasn't destructive. Remember zombie's can't jump or swim, so in the event of a zombie attack, head to the water and jump from car top to car top or roof top to roof top. Also aim for the neck for maximum decapitation.
Video Goodness :)
"The level of seismic activity" has "increased markedly" in recent days at the 10,197-foot peak located about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, the state's most populous city, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
"We don't have a crystal ball," said Peter Cervelli, a research geophysicist with the observatory, which is aggressively monitoring the volcano.
The activity has consisted "of a combination of discrete, relatively small earthquakes and periods of more continuous volcanic tremor," Cervelli said.
Scientists raised the alert status Sunday to a "watch" level, the second-highest, based on seismic activity detected January 23.
The "watch" status means the "volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, time frame uncertain, or eruption is under way but poses limited hazards," according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Maureen Burke, 29, a coffee shop manager in Anchorage, said she remembers the last eruption and isn't too worried this time.
She said living in Alaska and being close to nature, residents just laugh such events off, dealing with them as they come.Get a mask and enjoy the show! Oh wait, I mean the world is going to end, we must panic and rush around..umm yeah. Sorry wasn't being very news reporter there.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The Michigan Attorney died of hypothermia after a municipal power company restricted his electricity use.Office is reviewing the case of a 93-year-old man who
The temperature insidehouse was below 32 degrees and the water in the kitchen sink had frozen, said Dr. , the Oakland County deputy chief medical examiner who performed the autopsy on , a World War II veteran.
"He probably had a lot of burning pain in his fingers and toes. Gradually his body gave out," he said. "It takes many, many hours to come to the end."
, who had no children, owed more than $1,000 to Bay City Electric Light & Power, the city's municipal power company, City Manager Robert told The Associated Press Monday. wife, a retired school teacher, died several years ago.
WTH?!?!? You limit a persons power in the middle of winter? I don't know what to say about this. It's absolutely that a person who fought his ass off for our freedoms died this way. You'd think that the power company could have talked to him and let him know what was going on and offer to help him with a payment plan or something, considering they make 25 million dollars per quarter profit. What a disgrace. IMO Bay City Electric Light & Power murdered this man. I hope someone fired for this. I ' care how much you owe, no one should have their power turned off/limited in cold winter months, especially a 93 year old living in Michigan.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sick. I got either food poisoning on Friday night or caught a serious intestinal virus. They act the same on your body so who knows. Saturday was a lovely 24 hours of impending death. So maybe I wasn't going to die but I thought I was and that's half the battle...or something.
Sunday was the exciting part of recovering from the attack, including the oft anticipated metallic flavor in your mouth from unbalanced electrolytes and the every thing you eat tastes like crap, followed by the dehydration headache. Overall I lost 8 pounds over the weekend.
And today we had, as my good friend called it, Icepocalypse 2009. If you listen to our weather guys we are starting a new ice age today. Good news is it will be over tomorrow or Thursday. But that doesn't stop them from sensationalizing the weather at levels only approached when they are sensationalizing the 10% chance on any Spring day in Oklahoma that we might have a thunderstorm that might possibly produce a wall cloud that perhaps maybe will produce a tornado. So tune in tomorrow for more pictures of our weather staff standing beside a highway with moving cars on it, telling you what you already know...that it is snowing/sleeting/raining/sun is shining/clouds are in the sky.
Right now we have what is approaching 4 inches of sleet on the ground on top of a quarter inch of ice, grocery stores with empty shelves and Cromagdon man hunting parties ranging South from Canada, which is a recipe for fun driving.
Monday, January 26, 2009
BERN, Switzerland — A German woman missing for 12 years has been found living in the woods on the outskirts of the Swiss capital with nothing more than an umbrella and tarpaulin for shelter, police said Monday.
The 52-year-old woman, whose name was undisclosed, appeared to be healthy after living in the simple shelter near the community of Bolligen for the past year.
Even the ranger who makes regular checks of the woods had failed to notice her before a hiker told police this month that he had seen a woman living there, said Juerg Mosimann, spokesman for the Bern police.
Bolligen's Mayor Rudolf Burger said he was told about the woman on Thursday and found her the next day in the makeshift tent she had constructed.
Wait what? That's hardcore. She goes missing but has a tarp and an umbrella, and lives that way for 12 years! How the hell do you live somewhere for 12 years, in a tarp and an umbrella and not get noticed. Amazing.