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Perform This Way – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 21:10 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. I’ll say this for Al, he’s really aged well. Must be like hugging gristle though.

Windows Phone 7 on the Carriers’ Pay-No-Mind List?

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 21:04 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, Microsoft

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Here’s a website — Windows Phone Tattletale — dedicated to documenting poor retail treatment of Windows Phone 7 devices. This sort of dismissive treatment can be devastating to a platform. This was the problem facing the Mac during the ’90s.


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  1. I really liked this comment:

    ] Hi Robert… Please if possible try to create a Windows Phone 7 app
    ] so we can post our experiences from the field!!!

    Right, had it been an iPhone, there would have been an app for that. Note that the guy that started the site is a “former Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET and Windows.”

Cartoon

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 18:25 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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The $113 Billion Hole: Ten Things America Gave Up This Year To Pay For The War In Afghanistan

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 11:48 by John Sinteur in category: Mess O'Potamia

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Using data from the National Priorities Project, ThinkProgress calculated ten investments America could’ve afforded if it didn’t spend $113 billion — the allotment made in Fiscal Year 2011 — on the war in Afghanistan. Each one of these policy options represents an equivalent $113 billion cost:

– Provide 57.5 Million Children With Low-Income Health Care For 2011

– Provide 23 Million People With Low-Income Health Coverage In 2011

– Give 20.2 Million $5,500 Pell Grants To Students In 2011

– Provide 14.35 million Military Veterans With VA Medical Care In 2011

– Give 14.7 million Children Head Start Funding In 2011

– Give 14.26 Million Scholarships To University Students In 2011

– Employ 1.93 million Firefighters In 2011

– Hire 1.75 Million Elementary School Teachers In 2011

– Hire 1.65 Million Police Officers In 2011

– Equip 67.8 Million Households With The Ability To Use Wind Power In 2011

– Equip 25.39 Million Households With The Ability To Use Solar Photovoltaic Energy In 2011


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  1. And, do you think that the corporations that profit from this really care?

Stephen Colbert 2011 Commencement Speech at Northwestern University

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 10:44 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!


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Cartoons

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 10:12 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Man robbed bank for $1 to cover jail health care

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 9:21 by John Sinteur in category: Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame)

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That’s right James Verone says he has no medical insurance. He has a growth of some sort on his chest, two ruptured disks and a problem with his left foot. He is 59 years old and with no job and a depleted bank account. He thought jail was the best place he could go for medical care and a roof over his head. Verone is hoping for a three-year sentence.

Only in the USA.


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  1. Not true. There are crazies in every country.

  2. It’s not his mental state I was talking about..

  3. “He thought jail was the best place he could go”

    That’s a crazy person, John. There are lots of better places for him to go. That said, life is not easy for indigents anywhere.

  4. Yes, he is crazy, but again, that’s now what’s interesting here. I’ve never heard somebody – crazy or not – come up with this particular solution in any other country.

  5. If this global economic meltdown continues, I think we’re going to start seeing a number of innovative solutions we haven’t seen before. :)

  6. In Hungary. Serial small value shoplifting. For food and bed. Though that was a long time ago.

  7. “Are there no workhouses?”

    Apparently now there are.

TSA Now Storming Public Places 8,000 Times a Year

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 8:28 by John Sinteur in category: Privacy, Security

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Americans must decide if, in the name of homeland security, they are willing to allow TSA operatives to storm public places in their communities with no warning, pat them down, and search their bags. And they better decide quickly.


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  1. Out of control comes to mind…

Desperate father sets fire to himself in N.H.

Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 4:13 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News

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For a time Wednesday evening, Thomas Ball’s death outside the Cheshire County Court House transformed a familiar spot in the heart of Keene into a landscape of grim-faced first responders, sobbing witnesses, emergency vehicles parked at odd angles and passers-by who held cell phones tight to their ears.

Twenty-four hours later, little evidence remained that Ball, at 5:30 p.m., took his life by setting himself on fire.

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, self-harm is the fourth-leading cause of death for American adults under age 65.

An average of 85 U.S. veterans take their lives each day, according to Paige…“We as a nation need to wake up to suicide,”…


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