Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sarah Palin, Beat Poet?

This was just too good, I had to share this.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Paving America with your money

I was happy to see that our state was able to get the relatively cheap $500 signs for our local American Recovery and Reinvestment Act paving project, unlike some of the other states. On my ride to Peterborough, I was greeted with this.

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At least half of my ride was smooth sailing.

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The signs cost $500 apiece in Maryland and New Hampshire, $1,700 in Georgia, $2,000 in Pennsylvania and New York, and $3,000 per project in New Jersey.

Our Senator Judd Gregg railed on a bit about this on a ABC News Video spot in spite of getting bargain priced signage. Geez!

I love the smell of fresh asphalt in the morning… it smells like “Recovery”.

Hi, it’s John Poltrack for {insert product here}

How would you like to have your Facebook profile photos used to advertise a product to your friends? Isn’t that a fun way to sell products? You probably didn’t realize that you agreed to this chicanery, but you did (yes you did!). You can un-agree to this by going to your profile and ….

Settings -> Privacy -> News Feed and Wall -> Facebook Ads –> (Appearance in Facebook Ads) and click "no one."

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Will they use your photo? Read this posting on Download Squad.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Health Care in America

I'm re-posting these comments of my sister in this blog because this is an important subject for discussion (has some dated references). The film in question is Michael Moore's "Sicko"


I have always been very interested in health care issues and am
wondering where the National proposals will go.. I found this movie
helpful to see the testimonies in front of congress, Americans living
abroad attitudes about health care in other places and other points
about the system.. The new surgeon general mentioned some of these
issues about access to health care this week...

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The Movie Channel, this evening, will be airing the Oscar-nominated
documentary, "Sicko," Michael Moore's film about a villain known as
the health insurance industry. With the debate raging in Washington,
D.C. -- Republicans trying to scuttle it, the President trying to hang
on to his public option, and nearly a hundred members of Congress
pushing for a single-payer system -- showing "Sicko" tonight is very
time......why private insurance companies are never going to side with
what's best for the American people.

"Sicko" airs on The Movie Channel tonight at 8:00 PM. It's also
scheduled to air on The Movie Channel on July 27th at 4:05 PM and on
TMC Xtra on August 2nd at 10:45 PM and August 5th at 2:15 AM and 7:30
AM. Click here for showtimes.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Please no rain on July 15th, we’ve had enough!

St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair (no more)

St. Swithin’s day is July 15th. I think it has already rained for 40 days and 40 nights. It is raining now. I understand the weather is quite nice in London and Seattle. Is this a result of global warming?