Thursday, May 26, 2011

Newsworthy: 26th of May, 2011 ]
So much for "transparency". There's [ this ], too. If health insurance becomes so costly, it's going to disappear. Not all at once, necessarily- but it'll happen, and then the so-called travesty of not being insured will become the status quo. ]
Too bad. As someone who travels via plane often enough to be up-to-date on the security policy of the TSA (relevant: XKCD) and how it seems like a farce- if they truly wanted to be secure, they wouldn't allow anyone or anything on the plane. It defeats the point of travel by flight, though.

As for HB 1937, I'm thinking that they might need to make the verbiage either more specific or more general- “A criminal act for security personnel to touch a person’s private areas without probable cause as a condition of travel or as a condition of entry into a public place,” is close enough at the moment, but the DOJ/TSA/Fed throwdown is a dangerous show of a government that is not unified in principles. ]
Ruh-roh. Oil's still expensive, but I think it's just lighting the fire beneath the frying pan- at some point we'll need to find a way to synthesize crude (better yet, useful processed hydrocarbons) OR a way to utilize something like fission to power our vehicles. If we can develop the tech to create small stars and use those to power things, I'd think that we'd be less green but more environmentally-friendly.

It'd also get us off of this whole corn-as-gas thing. ]
Please excuse the Vanity Fair. I figure it's worth noting, though-

"Reminiscent of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington is being sued by two political consultants, Peter Daou and James Boyce, who claim a critical role in creating her top-ranked Web site, the Huffington Post."

Seems like our litigious society takes the cake (and eats the whole thing) as far as being obsessed with money is concerned, anyway.

On a slightly related note, [!/BREAKINGNEWS ].

That's all for now.

1 comment:

  1. If I only had a time machine to go back and get into the oil business, it's amazing to me the profits in that business and there's no end in sight to it.


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