Monday, February 28, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bad Reporting in Wisconsin

When reporters take their points from one of the belligerents in a dispute, they should do a bit of independent thinking to detect the hogwash. Even the governor doesn't seem to understand that for every dollar the public workers get in benefits, they pay in 100 cents. It isn't about making the workers a larger share for benefits, it's about just paying them less all around.

Andy Stern

In an interview, past SEIU leader, Andy Stern talks about Wisconsin and how today's unions need to modernize their approach.

Texas Terrorist

At least we can catch the stupid ones. Exposing your plans in email to yourself. Truly amazing.

Predicting Eruptions

They may have broken the code on being able to predict when a given volcano will erupt. There are some common frequencies of vibration across all kinds of volcanoes that indicate that magma is on the move.

Stretchable solar cells

When stretchable solar cells can be coupled with nanosensors, the possibilities are huge for detecting all kinds of material in all kinds of places.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another Republican Lie

When you create a budget shortfall by giving $140 million in tax breaks then try to blame the unions for the budget problem you are lying. The union-busting days are back and are coming to a state near you, especially if your governor is a Republican.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Real Financial Problem

SEC enforcement has no teeth. In fact, the defenders of the interests of the public have pretty much become the defenders of the criminals. This needs more attention. Given what Wall Street has done to this country, every taxpayer should be outraged.

Second F-35 Engine voted down

This is what cutting the pork looks like. If your job is to build something that isn't wanted or needed, the country needs to find a better way to use your talents. Boehner has had quite a few rough days since picking up that gavel.

FCC's Copps calls for more media independence.

The FCC Commissioner talks about exercising regulatory muscle to break up media conglomerates and bring in more real journalism.

Truth about Social Security

Contrary to the popular right-wing myth, Social Security is doing just fine, both now and for our children's future. To maintain current benefit levels out as far as one can plan, only a few minor tweaks are needed. It shouldn't be lumped with Medicare and Medicaid as a budget concern.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A game-changing weapon

After only 55 rounds being fired, "the Punisher" is a weapon that has proven its worth in Afghanistan. With range-aware explosive rounds it reaches those guys who tried to hide behind the boulders. This is good only as long as the only the good guys have the weapons. When the enemy acquires it, things will be different.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011