Daily Archives: July 20, 2011

A Degenerate Nation Of Looters

Every few days Drudge has been running a collection of squibs like this:

The monetary damages are incredible versus the payoff the looters are getting.

So as well as looting at the top, we have it at the bottom now too.

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Brother, Can You Spare A Future?

A Rhode Island City Turns to Pensioners to Avoid Bankruptcy

The city’s 141 retired firefighters and police officers were asked at a meeting Tuesday night to voluntarily give up as much as half of their pensions. It’s called the “big ask,” and with the library and community center already shut down, the city is running out of options to fix its dire financial prospects.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Eight


Click = big

Google is listening.

And beyond that, they are acting. And fast.

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Spotify Is Eating My Life

Spotify is exactly what Napster should have been allowed to legally evolve into.

I’ve listened to more and different music in the past five days than I have in the past five years.

Being able to connect with other people and playlists (as Napster allowed people to connect with other people’s hard drives) has allowed me to zip through over 600 tracks just yesterday to discover new music.

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If You Missed The J.K. Rowling TV Movie

Yeah, you better bookmark that to see it there.

Because there are no copies floating around the Net that I can find.

Hey! For Research Purposes Only.

If you want spoilers:

Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story Review

Yeah, yeah, “cheesy” isn’t going to stop me from seeing it.

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This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Seven

New Twitter Has Become Browser Poison is, at the time of this post, the most-read post at this blog.

A search term that led to this blog today:

“new twitter” firefox cpu 100% 2011

Yep. Twitter is browser poison again:

http://twitter.com/#!/mikecane/status/90896766702059520

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