December 19, 2009
So Obama helped kill al Quaeda in Yemen. Yay! Right?
Maybe not. Jane is pretty sure the answer is "Definitely not".
Yemen's been busy bombing people, but not necessarily al Quaeda types. There's a strong anti-dictatorship group (claiming to be democrats, I hope so), so maybe we just helped the dictator of Yemen, Saleh, kill some inconvenient people.
Check out Jane's page and just scroll, it's interesting reading. She knows Yemen, enough for the gov't to officially hate her.
So it looks as if Obama just made the US look like a tool of dictators.
We are so screwed.
December 09, 2009
Yeah, I know Moron Central has a post up about the Scandi Lights, but Alice used her secret decoder glasses and discovered a darker truth.
December 07, 2009
This is an accident.
This is an accident.
One of the country's most important industrial companies says the United States is not a good place to manufacture and it will continue moving its assets offshore.
The federal government is "doing everything in [its] manpower [and] capability to destroy U.S. manufacturing," says David Farr, chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Co., in a presentation at the Baird 2009 Industrial Conference in Chicago Ill., on Nov. 11. In comments reported by Bloomberg, Farr added that companies will continue adding jobs in China and India because they are "places where people want the products and where the governments welcome you to actually do something. I am not going to hire anybody in the United States. I'm moving. They are doing everything possible to destroy jobs."
In his Powerpoint presentation available on the Emerson Electric Web site, Farr notes that the federal government is damaging prospects for U.S. economic growth with a $1.41 trillion federal deficit (10 percent of GDP); $12 trillion in government debt that will grow to $20 trillion in 10 years; a policy of printing money; a "non-targeted $800-billion stimulus"; bailouts for Wall Street and the automobile companies; the prospect for cap and trade legislation; a "government takeover" of health care to the tune of more than $1 trillion; increasing taxes and regulations; and a "lack of U.S. $ support" for manufacturing. The global stimulus "soon will fade," says Farr.
What more can I add?
December 03, 2009
This isn't that outrageous - I can say for a fact that there were multiple FAA computers that were running SETI@Home as of a few years ago, and may still be running them. What's outrageous is that the district is saying it's going to cost a million bucks to pull SETI@Home off its computers.
To put this in perspective, Denver Public Schools is the 38th largest district in the nation with over 150 schools and has 17,000 computers in-district. Higley Unified School District has ten schools. The district claims that they have 5,000 computers that have SETI@Home installed.
Yeah, no math on this blog, but...
$1,000,000 ÷ 5,000 = $200 per computer. To remove something that has a clean uninstall that takes a couple of minutes.
Wouldn't this be cheaper if we just took away all their computers?
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