Category: news item

  • A 6 ton satellite fell on my house and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

    As of 9:30 p.m. EDT Sept. 22, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 110 mi by 115 mi (175 km by 185 km). Re-entry is possible sometime during the afternoon or early evening of Sept. 23, Eastern Daylight Time. The satellite will not be passing over North America during that time period. It is still […]

  • POLL: Are you willing to pay to read news online?

    From subscription to free to subscription and back Quietly, newspapers are starting to charge online visitors subscription fees for full access to their sites. In just a few days, The New York Times, will noticeably switch from a free system to a 3-tiered pay system. I believe The New York Times Company, like Rupert Murdoch […]

  • TSA Resistance

    Sometimes I embarrass my wife. And on our July trip to Haiti I offered her one very embarrassing moment when I refused to go through the new backscatter TSA screening machines while opting for a manual pat down instead. The TSA made the process of opting-out a hassle. While there were plenty of officers on […]

  • Portrait of a Thriving Family

    So, to be a cover family of a thriving family, this must be what people are looking for… White Married Kids Middle-class Patriotic Dear Lord, I hope your portrait of a thriving family is much broader.  Its my prayer that Heaven is full of people who aren’t like me yet thrived in their life with […]

  • Whale Wars

    If you are like me and like the show Whale Wars, you’ll find this interesting. More info on the sinking of the Sea Shepherd ship Ady Gil by Japanese whalers.

  • Fear Makes You Stupid

    Yesterday morning I woke up to the news of a massive earthquake in Chile. The world seemed to hold its breath and wonder how bad the damage would be. “If a 7.0 earthquake killed 200,000+ people and flattened Port-au-Prince, Haiti– what would an earthquake 500 times stronger do?” Those fears and concerns were legitimate. Fortunately, […]

  • Extreme Makeover Needed in Haiti

    You know those TV shows that brag about building a house in a week for a family? We need those folks to go do an extreme makeover at the port in Haiti. Listen carefully to the reporters questions… the aid that we can fly in to Haiti is temporary. In order to get large, sustained […]

  • HAITI: Calling Out Jesus’ Name

    Wounded people, white with dust, filled the streets. Women clutched their babies, desperate to find help. Others stretched their arms skyward, calling out Jesus’ name. link Like the rest of the world, today I woke up to the news I feared as I went to bed. The earthquake in Haiti has left the nations capital, […]

  • Al Franken on Medical Bankruptcy

    Check out this sarcastic line of questions from Senator Al Franken. I love it that he sets her up to look so stupid. At the end of the day the health insurance industry is perfectly fine with the uninsured going bankrupt. Remember, it is not the poor or the rich who are struggling with health […]

  • Beat up by my elderly neighbor

    This story rocks. It’s living proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Apparently, this 24 year old man thought he could intimidate his elderly neighbor. Instead he got the beating of his life. Gregory McCalium, 24, was left with severe facial wounds after the knife-wielding thug attempted to rob his elderly neighbor […]