Friday, March 13, 2009
"Listen, kid, we're all in it together."
Thursday, March 12, 2009
You've probably heard "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
New research suggests a plump apple bottom might do the same.
FOX 10's Diane Ryan takes a closer look at why a big backside may mean better health.If that is true, Vida Guerra will probably live for ever.
Confirm the research by watching Vida on Living the Low Life on the Speed Channel.
She stuck her tee in the ground, teed up a Top Flite range ball and took aim on the 100-yard first hole at Cypress Links, a nine-hole, par-3 course in St. Petersburg. Haskell swung as hard as she could with her purple Wilson ProStaff 12 degree driver. The shot went about 75 yards, avoided the bunker on the left, bounced onto the green and rolled in the hole.
First hole of her life. First swing on a course. Hole-in-one.
I don't play golf but that is kinda cool.
02/25/2009 - A Maine man who was shot and killed by his wife last December had some of the components and instructions to build a dirty bomb, according to a leaked Washington, DC, law enforcement intelligence report.
The report from the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis reports that the FBI found "radiological dispersal device components and literature and radioactive materials" at the Dublin, Maine, home of 29-year-old, James Cummings, who may have had ties to white supremacist groups.
WikiLeaks, a popular Web site that leaks confidential government documents, posted the document online January 19.
Killed by his wife? Presidential pardon?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The inappropriate student-teacher relationships involved Utah studies teacher and cheerleading adviser Linda R. Nef, 46 and Valynne Bowers, 39, a math teacher, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Yes your read that correctly, TWO teachers. This kid's "street cred" just went in to the legendary category.
That's kinda funny in an ironic sort of way, if you think about how Utah is automatically associated with the Morman church.
What do these women think is going to happen when they do this? We have queeried in the past about this being a self esteem issue or now I'm thinking it could be self destructive behavior.
Obama could sign the $410 billion spending package as early as Wednesday, although he remains "troubled" by the so-called earmarks in the bill that Republicans and moderate Democrats have assailed as unworthy pork-barrel spending. The president planned to use theto announce earmark reforms.
NPR reported this morning that, "There are thousands of earmarks in the spending package."
So while Obama is signing the bill, and then telling us how he wants to reform the earmarks process, look for the legislators and lobbyists in the back snickering.
The country is bleeding jobs and cash and the fat cats in Washington still think money grows on trees or we can just print more. This is not the time for this type of crap. There has to be a direction and it must be toward recovery. This country must learn to get together on this, especially in dangerous times like today.
Come back this time next year when earmarks are not in the public focus and see if anything ever got done about it.
The actual engraving reads "Jonathan Dillon April 13-1861 Fort Sumpter was attacked by the rebels on the above date J Dillon April 13-1861 Washington thank God we have a government Jonth Dillon."
"My gosh, that was Lincoln's watch," he said, "and my ancestor put graffiti on it!"
How freakin' cool is that? Well it's pretty cool if you are a history nerd. Yay nerds.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
With 8,000 Marines about to be sent to Afghanistan to quell rising violence, Lt. Gen. George Flynn cautioned members of Congress against wrapping them in so much protective gear they can't hunt down more agile insurgents who use the country's rugged peaks and valleys to their advantage.
I'm right there with them. Less might be more, but once you've been saved by wearing armor I wonder if you might have a overly cautious attitude.
Thank you for your service.
Excellent. Why not just charge people who buy Nike and New Balance athletic shoes more money because they will be using them for exercise? That way people can be encouraged to buy flip-flops, because they pollute less.
The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) "lost knowledge" of how to make a mysterious but very hazardous material codenamed Fogbank. As a result, the warhead refurbishment programme was put back by at least a year, and racked up an extra $69 million.Awesome. These are the same management problems all large bureaucracies have. I'd like to bash my employer but what would be the point? The idiots that cause these problems don't know how to log in to their computers to read internet news.
Somewhere there is a middle management guy out there saying, "I told them this would happen in that memo I wrote in 1996, when Bob told me he was the last guy in the known universe that knew how to make that stuff. We all had a big laugh and went back to cooking."
"They find that each extra close friend in high school is associated with earnings that are 2 percent higher later in life after controlling for other factors. While not a huge effect, it does suggest that either that A) the same factors that make you popular in high school help you in a job setting, or B) that high-school friends can do you favors later in life that will earn you higher wages."
Well that wasn't the case in my high school. While the "quarterback" went on to medical school and success as an anesthesiologist, he was arguably not a popular kid in high school. As for the popular kids in my graduating class, I have to say "the nerds" or the seemingly less popular were more successful.
Now, the study says "each extra close friend in high school is associated with earnings that are 2 percent higher later in life". The commenter of the article implies that NERDS did not have lots of friends. I had LOTS of close friends when I left high school AND I was a nerd, a band nerd to be exact. And I added even more friends when I went on to college. So maybe it was the socially popular nerd that succeeded the most? Who knows.
Monday, March 9, 2009
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Pentagon said Monday that Chinese ships harassed a U.S. surveillance ship Sunday in the South China Sea in the latest of several instances of "increasingly aggressive conduct" in the past week.
During the incident, five Chinese vessels "shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity to USNS Impeccable, in an apparent coordinated effort to harass the U.S. ocean surveillance ship while it was conducting routine operations in international waters," the Pentagon said in a written statement.
I say we sink one of their ships...just for fun. I think the world should be happy I'm not a dictator or president of a country with a powerful navy.
Whether it's daring someone to "Show me the money!" before sealing a deal, proclaiming "Houston, we have a problem" when something goes wrong or shouting "I'm the king of the world" on a particularly good day, there's a simple pleasure in using those instantly recognizable nuggets of dialogue.
I used this line just this last Saturday to describe and argument between two of my friends. "What we have here is failure to communicate." - Cool Hand Luke