Submitted by jasonn on May 16, 2005 - 5:35pm
As part of a larger rollout of its fall television schedule, NBC said
"The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" will air Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.
beginning next fall. - CNN
No doubt, Martha Stewart is twice as tough as Donald Trump. She's the woman Americans love to hate and love to admire. Self-made, rich, tough, and smart, not only is she a good bet for the role of tough business woman, but she's also proven television talent. My bet is this show will be gold.
Submitted by jasonn on May 16, 2005 - 5:15pm
With gasoline prices soaring, President Bush urged Congress on Monday to encourage development of alternate fuels like biodiesel and ethanol to make the United States less dependent on
"Our dependence on foreign oil is like a foreign tax on the American dream, and that tax is growing every year," Bush said at the Virginia BioDiesel Refinery about 140 miles south of Washington. - AP
Submitted by jasonn on May 15, 2005 - 11:17pm
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday
reversed a lower court's decision ruling in Miss Simpson's favor. A
U.S. District Court magistrate judge in 2003 ruled that the county's
policy violated the Constitution by stating a preference for a set of
religious beliefs. - Washington Times
Submitted by jasonn on May 15, 2005 - 5:30pm
The head of the state's department of tourism is concerned that the
Cullman City Council is considering funding expansion of a local park
by levying a 3 percent lodging tax on travelers -- 99 percent of whom
will never use those facilities. - Cullman Times
But, of course a lodging tax is unfair! Who better to tax than people who have no representation? The whole idea of a lodging tax, and the reason it's already higher than any tax on the local citizenry, is that it's a tax on people that have no say. It is not a tax designed to help fund improvements in the travel industry or to fulfill any other lofty public service ideal. Lodging taxes aren't about being fair, they are about raking in money.
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Submitted by jasonn on May 10, 2005 - 1:06pm
"I'm not happy about losing three days work and having to do a full
rebuild but am somewhat amused by the irony. As a long-term Mac user
and previous net admin, who can't remember seeing a malicious Apple
virus/Trojan ever it seems only right that I should be exposed to this
trauma as a result of poorly written [anti-]Virus software." - James Hackett quoted on The Register
Submitted by jasonn on May 10, 2005 - 10:06am
Watching Supersize Me, it doesn't take long to recognize the tofu eaters' point of view. However, despite the obviously anti-corporate, anti-fast food bias of the filmmaker and his cliche, the message is strong. Fat is bad. His McDonald's diet was unhealthy. And, we Americans are getting fatter and more unhealthy daily in large part to our own Mcdiets.
Submitted by jasonn on May 3, 2005 - 12:19am
I still don't understand why communist states have money. If you get a paycheck or have to sell your goods to collect money so you can buy food for your family, isn't that basically capitalism?
The wealth gap is certainly unfair! The price of chemical fertiliser is increasing but the price at which we can sell grain has dropped. - Mi Yushan quoted in BBC News
Submitted by jasonn on April 28, 2005 - 10:22am
When I went to Guatemala in 99' it ruined my perception of technology. I walked in an internet cafe to send my wife an email, and noticed a Cisco 2501 on the wall. I commented to the owner that I had the exact same router at my office. She told me she was connected through fiber optic. It once took me four months to get a single PRI (twisted pair T1) installed at my office in Cullman, AL and she had fiberoptic internet in the third world!