25 September 2009

Because I'm A KISS Fan

31 August 2009

Is anyone still out there?

Are we all still alive?

27 July 2009

Nat'l ID could help in India's fight against poverty

In one of the largest information technology projects in the world, India is introducing a national identification card. The measure is an effort to eliminate some of the inefficiencies and fraud associated with social programs that help ensure food and other staples for citizens. The project has near universal approval, though there are some critics concerned that the system will be abused.

GOP budget could mean firefighter layoff in Hburg

State Senate Republicans have proposed a budget that would involve $1.2 million in cuts for the capital's fire department budget. The city is currently suffering a shortage of firefighters with an additional 30 eligible to retire by 2012. State legislators are currently battling over the budget, which is quickly approaching a month past due. State Democrats posit that the Republican budget, which cuts millions in state spending rather than raise any taxes, will lead to cuts in vital services such as fire departments.

How to fix California, 101

23 July 2009

BREAKING: Proof Obama Born in Kenya

From the '[T]imes:

. . .[T]his morning,Americans for Freedom of Information released the following photograph, which shows the the newborn Barack Obama being held by his mother, Ann Dunham, with Sarah Hussein Obama, at the Obama Commune, in front of a road sign which clearly reads, “Nairobi”. The last time I checked, there was no city of Nairobi in Hawaii!
Yes yes, Fidel vacations in Kenya, don't worry about it.

XKCD: Estimation

"They could say 'the connection is probably lost,' but it's more fun to do naive time-averaging to give you hope that if you wait around for 1,163 hours, it will finally finish."

World likes U.S. more because of Obama

New polling data indicates that the world's view of America has drastically improved since President Obama took office. Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan organization, conducted the poll.
"Positive opinions about the United States have returned to higher levels not seen since before President George W. Bush took office in 2001. The Bush presidency marked a steep decline in U.S. popularity overseas, notably after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, because of a perception that the post-9/11 war on terrorism was targeted at Muslims."

How much more evidence do we need?