Well, let's start off on a high note.
Finally! Too long have innocent people been brutalized by angry, hurtful words, and one country is finally stepping up to the plate and doing something about it:
Psychological Violence a Criminal Offence in France
So watch those bad thoughts, ladies and gentlemen.
We'll be listening.
I agree wholeheartedly with this guy, and he didn't even touch on everything.
The near-future of TV? It's not on the Web
Just Rewards Dept:
The scoundrels at Dell Computers are finally getting a comeuppance. I remember hearing about this nightmare way back in the day:
From 2003 to 2005, Dell sold computers with faulty capacitors that allegedly caused most motherboards on two Dell Optiplex models to break, rendering the computers useless. Dell was aware of the issue, according to recently unsealed court documents from a pending lawsuit, yet continued to sell the computers anyway.
Though the juiciest details are still sealed by the court, several internal company e-mails show that Dell instructed its sales staff to downplay the malfunctions to customers.
Dell faces fresh threat from old PC failures
Of mild amusement:
6 Famous Women Who Have Been Slapped With Restraining Orders
Before Dennis Hopper passed, he filed a restraining order against his estranged wife, Victoria Hopper, in the hopes that it would extend his life.
Can't blame a guy for tryin'.
One of the biggest disappointments in the global warmalarming hoax has been the response of NOAA and the USGS. While everybody knows NASA runs on politics and it shouldn't be too surprising that they've been corrupted by Jim Hansen and his ilk, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey are supposed to be above the politics of the day and focus on matters at hand. Yet both have been just as bad as NASA when it comes to jumping on the AGW bandwagon.
A few years ago, I would have read the following, thought, "Oh, come on, every agency blows a few bucks on some perks, what's the big deal. Leave NOAA alone!"
Audit: Fishery Cops Misspent Fines on Cars, Boats
But these days, I tend to agree with this guy:
Inspector General Todd Zinser investigated after fishermen complained for years about arbitrary enforcement of the nation's fishery laws, saying the fines amounted to a bounty because NOAA kept the money.
Gloucester fishermen Richard Burgess, who has fought $85,000 in fines, said NOAA should pay fishermen back every dime.
"We've all known that they're criminals," Burgess said of the law enforcement office. "Every one of them has got to go."
What's notable about this is that you've got some guy hollerin' to throw all of the bums out — actually calling them criminals — and all of this is taking place on... the uber-liberal, uber-Obamafan ABC News?
As Tiger Woods' star fades slowly into the sunset, here's a (hopefully last) pictorial tribute to what he had (pictured above), what he gained, and what it cost him. Besides his golfing career, that is.
This Chick Just Got $750 Million Richer
You're a director of operations with the top Russian spy agency. Your assignment is to plant a sleeper cell deep in the United States of America. You assemble two separate teams, one composed of professionals and the other composed of a bunch of bozos who can barely keep their laptops running.
Confirmed: Russian spies really, really dumb (Hot Air)
Dan Drezner follows the trail of idiocy and wonders what possible mission could have been assigned to these morons. Given that they weren’t in particularly close contact with anyone involved in U.S. national defense, their scoops seem to be limited to the sort of stuff you can find on Google.
So, mission accomplished?
Indonesian Movie on Obama's Childhood Kicks Into Gear