Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Warning: This may cause a sudden realization

I was listening to Rick and Bubba this morning on the radio while driving to work. Ususally I try to find music, but this was on and I didn't change the station. I was glad I didn't. My drive was short, but this morning I deducted they were talking politics to some extent. The statement that caught my attention was something like Rick saying, 'This is a huge realization for many people - it was for me'. Now, please realize, that's VERY paraphrased. Bubba then relayed the following story:

He recently talked with a Russian Communist visitor to the U.S. Bubba was promoting capitalism and democracy (yes, I know we're not actually a democracy, but that's not the point...), and discussing the differences in the U.S. and Russia, when the Russian asked the following question:

R: Do you own your property?
B: Yes, I own my property. I have a deed. It says it's mine.
R: You pay property taxes, correct?
B: Yes, I pay property taxes.
R: And, if you didn't pay your property taxes, the government would take your property, yes?
B: Yes.
R: Then, you don't own your property. The government owns your property, just like in Russia. You just rent it from the government.

Yes, I know...let the realization sink in. I was just sorta stunnned when it hit me. He makes a good point.

So, just some food for thought. How can we make informed decisions if we are uninformed?

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Question of the moment?

If I've never had what I'm gonna get, would I miss it if I never got it?

Monday, May 14, 2007

Why wasn't this a headline in the news????

iPods can glitch out pacemakers, teen warns

Perhaps it was and I missed it. I would hate to think that the media wouldn't publize this to a large extent due to the fact that the iPod is probably Apple's most popular and best-selling product.

It should at least be noted.

Maybe have an accompanying warning label. Caution: Could interfere with Pacemakers. You know, just like McDonald's coffee cups now have, Caution: Hot contents inside.

Saturday, May 12, 2007



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Monday, May 07, 2007

Check out these HEADLINES in the NEWS

Article Numero Uno:

The price of a mom: $138,095

Yep, that's correct. Based on mom's jobs, such as housekeeper, laundry machine operator, van driver, CEO, and psychologist - just to name a few, mind you - Salary.Com has derived that mom's time and effort is worth about $138,095. They also duly noted that mom works a LOT of overtime, working about 92 hours per week.

How they can put a price on MOMMA beats me. I would say it's priceless, but, I suppose purely mathematically speaking, they did the best they could.



Article Numero Dos: I can't find it. But, I read last week on a really neato article about a bionic hand that the Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago has developed. It can actually sense and feel, using nerves in the torso (I think). Tests have proved that a man can pick up a styrofoam cup without crushing it, due to having the ability to sense the cup and detect the precise amount of grip needed. Right now the technology is being developed for veterans of the war who come home with amputated limbs. But, I predict that in the future we will be hearing a lot more about bionic limbs. For more information, look at the RIC's website.


And finally, should Paris Hilton go to jail or not? Do you even care? Do you even know what she was arrested for? (To be perfectly honest, I haven't a clue.)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Gilmore Girls Say Goodbye

"The sharp-witted saga of an independent mother and daughter that added to the luster of the young WB network, will end its run after seven seasons."

Oh, I haven't the words for how much I LOVE this show. Two weeks of mourning to follow this post :(