Category: News

Obama Says No To The Assault Weapons Ban

Obama Says No To The Assault Weapons Ban

So can we stop the bitter tears for a bit?  Just a little? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30232095 U.S. president signals he won’t seek reinstatement of assault weapons ban MEXICO CITY – Acknowledging a Mexican drug war that is “sowing chaos in our communities,”...

CharlieDigital’s Guide to “Teabaggin”

This recent phenomenon of “teabaggin” (lol) amongst conservatives has been humorous on many fronts.  But it’s gotten me thinking: are there people really this stupid?  I mean, that’s a lot of stupid.  Some of the signs I’ve seen are pretty...

Stupid Questions

Stupid Questions

This one comes courtesy of Andrew Sorkin of the New York Times: Do we really have to foot the bill for those bonuses at the American International Group? Fittingly, he provides a stupid answer as well: So here is a...

Why We’re Nearly FUBAR’d

Why We’re Nearly FUBAR’d

The financial ignorance of the Average American is so widespread, that you — yes you: sitting in your cubicle, making close to six figures at a stable white collar job — you are probably sitting next to someone who’s financially...

Spansion Fires 35% of Workforce; Reinstates Executive Pay

Spansion Fires 35% of Workforce; Reinstates Executive Pay

An interesting story (with some heated comments) with regards to a recent move by Spansion: While Spansion Inc. was cutting 35 percent of its workforce, or 3,000 jobs on Monday, the company’s board was restoring full pay to its top...

Battling Heroin in Afghanistan, Chinese New Year, Work, and Family

Battling Heroin in Afghanistan, Chinese New Year, Work, and Family

Heroin in Afghanistan A cool story on how some enterprising individuals are working to battle the heroin trade originating in Afghanistan: A former homeless drug abuser from Swindon is the unlikely champion of an initiative that aims to fight Afghanistan’s...

The Coolest Thing I’ve Read This Year

The Coolest Thing I’ve Read This Year

Well, so far anyways: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/3981697/Scientists-plan-to-ignite-tiny-man-made-star.html While it has seemed an impossible goal for nearly 100 years, scientists now believe that they are on brink of cracking one of the biggest problems in physics by harnessing the power of nuclear fusion,...

Michael Lewis on the Financial Meltdown

Michael Lewis on the Financial Meltdown

There’s a pretty fascinating article over at Portfolio.com by Michael Lewis fittingly titled The End which gives insight into the grimey details of how the collapse of our seemingly infallible financial markets came to be.  Contrary to the right-wing nuttery that...

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One of my favorite quotes from the news coverage: “[Barack Obama] is the first 21st century president.” – Chuck Todd, MSNBC What our peers across the pond think: They did it. They really did it. So often crudely caricatured by...

Disaster Averted!

Disaster Averted!

That the election was only about 6 percentage points apart in the popular vote speaks volumes about the general stupidity of a large portion of the population and the movement towards anti-intellectualism over the last 8 years. But thank goodness...