Friday, July 15, 2005

Blogs are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.

London Update-the Terrorists next door
London authorities apparently have already identified the bombers who attacked the city last week. Especially frightening is the four homicide bombers were native born, and the typical kids next door. One was an active cricket fan, another the young father of an 8-month old child. Somehow, someone planted a seed of hatred that resulted in them killing themselves and 53 others. Plus injuring hundreds more. Worst of all, they all carried British passports and could have entered our country very easily. Others may already have.

How do you say stupid justice tricks in German?
Remember the havoc caused last year by the Sasser Computer Worm? This nasty little bug was created by a German Teenager, Sven Jaschan, and it must have been “national slap on the wrist day” in Germany as the kid got a suspended sentence, even though he continued to update the virus when it was already creating cyber havoc around the world. Computer viruses are just among the many things you need to be aware of these days and we make it a point to keep you up to date on the latest news and protections available to you as part of our website. This information is free and open to anyone to use. Check it out. You’ll be glad you did.
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Ex-WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers, will now be referred to by number with his address for the next 25 years being a Federal Prison in Mississipi. Responsible for the biggest corporate fraud in history, looting investors to the tune of 11-BILLION dollars, he’ll be doing his partying in the license plate division from now on. Once in a while, but nearly often enough, justice is served and the guilty are punished. His greed wiped out a lot of honest, hard-working people’s savings and retirement plans. Would you like the top or lower bunk Mr. Ebbers?
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Speaking of a billion
Just how much is a billion anyways? Well, a billion seconds ago it was 1959. A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive. A billion years ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. And the Federal Government spends a billion dollars every 8 hours and 20 minutes.

Space Shuttle return to flight delayed.
Better safe than sorry. They’ll fly only when everything is A-OK. Follow the mission at

School drops textbooks for laptops
Time for this blog to act as a future shock-shock absorber. A school district in Arizona is dropping textbooks and replacing them with laptops with all course materials available online. Actually, Arizona is taking a leadership role in computing, kids and education.
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The future is now, you can be part of it or be left behind, but either way the world is moving ahead assuming you have knowledge of, and access to, computer technology. If you want to keep up, look no further than and we’ll help you get to the Promised Land.

New meaning for home-grown
Ok, now things are getting a little weird.

NHL’s new deal not such a good deal.
Players and owners are trumpeting their new agreement. So far neither side has apologized to the fans yet. And get this; the new deal results in an average 24 percent pay CUT for the players. Plus the deal makes some assumptions that there will be revenue this season. Only if fans forgive and forget. Not all will, as baseball found out. Plus, no TV deal. Brilliant.

The “A’s” have it
Make it 8 wins in a row for the American League in the All-Star game. Many are wondering why the American League has been so successful. Maybe it’s because they score more runs than the National League.

But Major League Baseball’s many problems were showcased by the appearance of Texas Rangers Pitcher Kenny Rogers. He’s been suspended for 20 games for assaulting (caught on tape for all to see) a news photographer. The photographer ended up in the hospital, Rogers ends up in the All-Star game. Nice message.

All hail the Golden Bear
Jack Nicklaus wraps up arguably the most brilliant career in the history of golf this week, suitably at the historic links of St. Andrews, a course he’s bested twice. Hail and farewell.

BCS Poll
The folks who run the Bowl Championship Series have simplified the way they decide who is #1. Now anyone with a Master’s Degree in Statistics can figure it out in just a few minutes.
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Summer Learning Series
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Site o’ the week
I never understood Rock-Paper-Scissors. For those who do, enjoy!

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