Forget about Steve Job’s keynote speech. Never mind Bill Gates’, either. If you see one speech, if you watch one movie or documentary this year, if you care about this planet we live on at all, watch An Inconvenient Truth. Never mind that Al Gore got screwed out of his presidency, whether you like him or not, this is too important to ignore. There is some truly astonishing predictions here that if they come true, and so far they all have, could leave cities like New York, San Francisco, the whole of the Netherlands, and more under water in as soon as ten years. Please, do yourself a favor and educate yourself, and then start to change.
I bet people will buy into this, too:
Claiming U.S. dollars used to purchase gasoline made from Middle East oil funds terrorism, a group called the Terror-Free Oil Initiative opened the nation’s first “terror-free” gas station.
By the way, later in the story it says that the first contributor of this group buys some of its oil from the same place that every other company does…
Oh and just to make another point… 80% of Americans didn’t buy or read a book last year. Sad.
On August 15, 2006 21:30 EST the United States will have been at war in Iraq longer than it was at war with Germany in World War II.
“We’re counting from the day Germany declared war on the US (December 11, 1941) to VE day (May 8, 1945). This is 1244 days. The Invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003 at 21:34 EST when the US began their first air strike on Baghdad.
On August 15, 2006 21:30 EST the United States will have been at war in Iraq longer than it was at war with Germany in World War II.”read more | digg story
Ok, I’m officially fucking scared now.
The campaign contributor accidentally shot and wounded by Vice President Dick Cheney during a weekend quail hunt is “doing well” and will be released early this week, a spokesman at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, said Monday.
So many things have happened since polls closed in BC last night at 7pm. The Conservatives have the most elected seats and will form a minority government. Paul Martin has decided he will step down after his Liberal party lost this election (big surprise there). What’s really interesting to me and very very wrong with our electoral system is that the NDP received 17% of the overall votes, but only 29 seats. Compare this to the Bloc de Quebe Crap or whatever it’s called and they only have 10% of the votes while holding 50 seats in parliament! Wtf? Yeah, I can see that the will of the people was served here. Anyways, change should be good. Let’s see how long this will last. More at CBC.
By CURT ANDERSON
Associated Press Writer
Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.
Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank building, check the IDs of everyone going in and out and hand out leaflets about terror threats.
“This is an in-your-face type of strategy. It’s letting the terrorists know we are out there,” Fernandez said.
I can not express how sorry I am for anyone with an IQ greater than a chair leg that’s living in the US….Funny
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No fines maybe, but plenty of harsh words for our teachers. The judge froze their Union’s assets so the strikers now get paid nothing. Good! Nothing like an illegal strike to get me riled up. This is the only profession that gets 2 months off every summer. I don’t care if they have a gripe about their pay or benefits – striking is not the way and I’ve always been of that opinion. It just looks like a bunch of grownups throwing a hissy fit because they don’t get what they want. Don’t wanna work? Fine – you don’t get paid for holding a sign and loitering at the side of the road.
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
Dear Mr. Bush:
Any idea where all our helicopters are? It’s Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.
Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren’t there to begin with?