This weekend is ‘Labor Day weekend’, and I wish the best for all workers around the globe. From children working in sweatshops for WalMart quality clothes, to Doctors filling out endless insurance forms, here is to you! I also want to give a shout out to those workers whose efforts I don’t always support, but they always risk the possibility of being shot in the face at anytime. Yes, I mean Policemen and Dick Cheney’s close friends.
I wanted to share with you readers, some interesting news items I have been recently reading, for my latest post:
Some local political candidate, Christopher Knight, created his own video to help his candidacy. He was surprised when he found that Viacom used his video, without requesting permission, on their VH1 channel. So Chris copied the clip off of VH1, and posted it to YouTube to show what was stolen. Then Viacom cried ‘copyright infringement!. You stole from us what we stole from you, or something.’
If you have not been following the recent major struggles involving the RIAA, all the information you could possibly need is in the link at the bottom of this paragraph. In brief, the top recording companies belong to a ‘trade group’ called the RIAA who work to create and protect profits for the industry. One manner they use for profit is the intimidation of people who may possibly have been engaged in copying music files into giving them exorbitant amounts of money. The information used to coerce these people into paying or go to court, are highly questionable, and they have sued most likely innocent people – including very old ladies who don’t use the computer and kids as young as 12. Because of this long struggle, I boycott all music from these companies.
How much caffeine does your soft drink, soda, pop have? Look at this chart to find out.
Diet Coke has more than Diet Pepsi?(error corrected) You are better off going to thinkgeek and buying caffeinated water.
Read the rude pundit, if you dare. Today’s article begins…” George W. Bush is a terrible human being, and the world would have been better off if he had died in a drunk driving accident back in the 1970s…” Then the cursing starts.
This government has engaged in illegal wiretapping of its own citizens, against the will of the people and the freedom that is the backbone of America. All 3 branches of the government are in collusion with this: Republican, Democrat, and Corporate. The people, through EFF, has sued AT&T and Verizon for their part in wiretapping their users (for a surcharge, I am guessing), and the DOJ is fighting to protect the companies. No surprise there, but it is infuriating to see, and underscores the importance of all of our efforts.
I am still trying to memorize everything in this website.
This just in, it takes 11 years to figure out to fix a lottery. (joking) “They should tax people who are bad at math. Oh wait, they do – the lottery.” Emo Phillips
Larry Craig, the latest Republican politician gay sex scandal participant, has been the star of audio interrogation all over the news today. As much as I dislike this guy’s policies and hate his hypocrisy, I am not sure he is guilty. I do believe now that the policeman’s many arrests for similar type actions in bathrooms reek of a pattern of entrapment. Also, if you believe the cop’s version completely (and I think policemen always lie, other than those reading my website or anyone they know) then the entire ‘proof’ of guilt is: 1) Craig’s foot touched the officers in the next stall; 2) Craig tried to look through the spaces into the cops’ stall; and 3) Craig used his left hand to rub the bottom of the stall dividers. Ew, wash your hands dirty senator. Exactly which part is illegal? Or is it the combination? At most, it can be construed that he was looking for sex. How can it be illegal to ask for sex from a potentially consenting adults, even if it is in a creepy way?