Monthly Archives: March 2008

Tunes For Nuclear Workers

Untitled document As someone who has spent a large part of his career in the nuclear energy field, I can assure you that this video is brilliant. The industry has been trying, for years now, to keep radiation dose to workers … Continue reading

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Howard Dean Defines “Opportunist”

Untitled document For your edification, "Screaming" Howard Dean has provided a handy definition of the word 'opportunist': While we honor McCain's military service, the fact is Americans want a real leader who offers real solutions, not a blatant opportunist who … Continue reading

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You Know You’ve Had Too Much To Drink

Untitled document When you reach up to brush something off your shoulder and realize it's the floor. You really, really know you've had too much when you wake up in a garbage truck. William M. Bowen, 27, awoke about 6:30 … Continue reading

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Who’s Running The Asylum?

Untitled document Why, the Johnson county (Iowa) board of supervisors, of course. The board voted to allow self-proclaimed ghost hunters access to a former insane asylum located in that county. Mind you, there have never been any ghosts reported there. Brandon … Continue reading

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Feel Safe?

Untitled document The folks who believe their Apple computers are much safer than computers running Microsoft operating systems might want to take note of this item. At the latest CanSecWest security conference it took someone exactly two minutes to break … Continue reading

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Sockpuppet Politics

Untitled document I rather like much of what Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal writes. But in some ways, I think he missed an important point in his column today. He agonizes a bit over the way the internet … Continue reading

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Whining In The Big Apple

Untitled document It seems that unions are behind the latest whining campaign – especially in New York City – over biometric scanning being used to clock employees in and out of their workplace. A new system is supposed to begin … Continue reading

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Buddy Can You Spare A Dime?

Untitled document You might want to ask that question, should you ever need to, in a red state, not a blue one. George Will notes something that I have posted about before: left-leaning people tend to be parsimonious when it … Continue reading

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Untitled document Regardless of the confident assurances from the supporters of Barack Obama that the controversy over Reverend Jeremiah Wright is nothing to worry about, the candidate himself today signaled that he is very worried, indeed. He has thrown Wright … Continue reading

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Gimme Some More Of That Snake Oil, Pardner

Untitled document The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has taken a rather dim view of the entrepreneurial adventure of a Texas rattlesnake rancher. It seems his "ancient Asian elixir" – a rattlesnake in a bottle of cheap vodka – has drawn … Continue reading

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Endeavour Coming Home

Untitled document Space shuttle Endeavour has fired its main engines and is inbound for a landing at the Kennedy Space Center at 8:39 PM EDT. Space shuttle Endeavour has fired its engines, slowing it enough to drop out of orbit. … Continue reading

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And It Really Hasn’t Gotten Ugly Yet

Untitled document As down and dirty as the Democratic nomination race has gotten to date, it still has not reached epic proportions. One candidate or the other is going to have the party step in and take away their chance … Continue reading

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Sounds Eerily Familiar Somehow

Untitled document From the BBC: 'Slaves' saved from Italy circus Two teenage Bulgarian sisters have been rescued by Italian police from a circus in which one of them is said to have been forced to swim with piranhas. Police say … Continue reading

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Closing In On Cooper?

Untitled document Children playing in southwest Washington state found what appears to be a parachute buried in the ground in an area that the FBI once considered a likely area for hijacker "Dan Cooper" to have jumped near. The FBI … Continue reading

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Poor, Poor, Pitiful Michelle

Untitled document So, Barack Obama has released the tax returns of the Obamas from 200 through 2006. Byron York takes a rather jaundiced look at the figures and wonders exactly what Michelle Obama was on about when she was whimpering … Continue reading

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