Monday, November 26, 2007
People of the Web - Rolling in cash
... It was 1994 and she wanted to teach herself how to design a website. Since she lived on the prairie in southwest Kansas, where rolling tumbleweeds are sometimes the only dynamic feature of an endless flat horizon, she invented a farm that sold tumbleweeds ...
You can never tell what the next great business idea will be.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Eighth wonder of the world? The stunning temples secretly carved out below ground by 'paranormal' eccentric
But the 'Temples of Damanhur' are not the great legacy of some long-lost civilisation, they are the work of a 57-year-old former insurance broker from northern Italy who, inspired by a childhood vision, began digging into the rock.
Have you started your home improvement projects yet? Amazing!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
US military meets recruiting goals
The US military met its monthly recruiting goals for October, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday, calling it "good news" for a force that has been strained by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sadly, this is after again lowering standards for health, criminal record, education, and intelligence.
If this trend continues, a typical inductee will be almost as bad as members of the
Monday, November 12, 2007
The Economic Consequences of Mr. Bush
When we look back someday at the catastrophe that was the Bush administration, we will think of many things: the tragedy of the Iraq war, the shame of Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib, the erosion of civil liberties. The damage done to the American economy does not make front-page headlines every day, but the repercussions will be felt beyond the lifetime of anyone reading this page.
Friday, November 09, 2007
The Neoconservative Agenda for a War against Iran
On August 30, 2007, a B-52 bomber loaded with six Advanced Cruise missiles with adjustable nuclear warheads from five to 150 kilotons flew across the U.S. in a covert mission to the Middle East. The B-52 was scheduled to be used against Iran in an operation that would have coincided with Israel's secret attack on Syria on September 6. This covert operation was secretly ordered by Vice President Dick Cheney who attempted an end-run around objections by the Joint Chiefs of Staff who first in April 2006 and again in 2007 had conclusively rejected the use of nuclear weapons in any war to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. Air Force personnel involved in the leaking of news of the nuclear armed B-52 bomber and stood down orders to complete the mission were scapegoated in an official Air Force investigation released on October 19. Two days earlier on October 17, President Bush delivered a Press Conference claiming that World World III was worth starting in order to prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons. On October 21, Vice President Cheney began warning of "serious consequences" if Iran doesn't comply with U.S. demands. This was the same language that preceeded the military intervention in Iraq in March 2003.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
7 Countries Considering Abandoning the US Dollar (and what it means)
It’s no secret that the dollar is on a downward spiral. Its value is dropping, and the Fed isn’t doing a whole lot to change that. As a result, a number of countries are considering a shift away from the dollar to preserve their assets. These are seven of the countries currently considering a move from the dollar, and how they’ll have an effect on its value and the US economy.
The Bush administration's Terrorist attack on the United States continues!
Friday, November 02, 2007
Tennessee town has run out of water
The severe drought tightening like a vise across the Southeast has threatened the water supply of cities large and small, sending politicians scrambling for solutions. But Orme, about 40 miles west of Chattanooga and 150 miles northwest of Atlanta, is a town where the worst-case scenario has already come to pass: The water has run out.