Safe…

There is an ongoing thread, that I have been reading. Today I posted this on it, in response to Sargent Mac, a police officer, somewhere in the USofA. Due to the 1000 character limit on the comments, the post is broken into a bunch of little posts. Sargent Mac is in bold at the beginning.…

Shindig…

“AS the last Alka Seltzer plink-plonk fizzes you back to the real world, it’s time to start thinking about New Year . . . and all the resolutions that go with it. Richard Wilson, aka Victor Meldrew, for example, is vowing to cut down on the booze. Richard, left, said at a recent charity shindig:…

Bushwhacked…

“During his surprise Christmas Eve trip to Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld referred to the flight being shot down – long a suspicion because of the danger the flight posed to Washington landmarks and population centers. On the Sept. 16, 2001, edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Vice President Dick Cheney, while not addressing Flight…

The Train Job…

“A TRAIN passenger who went “berserk” and tried to open the emergency door while travelling at 70mph has claimed she did it because she was scared of the person she was with.” Those wacky Brits… More here… “Do you know what the chain of command is here? It’s the chain I go get and beat…

Serenity…

The reviews of Joss Whedon’s follow-up movie to the Firefly series have been very favorable. Read the reviews here… I am a big fan of Firefly and am looking forward to the release of the movie, that is now scheduled for late next year (it was supposed ot be in april, but movie politics changed…

How do you fix a Ponzi Scheme?

The fact is,… you can’t. Ponzi schemes are crimes of fraud precisely because they cannot be made to work on a profitable basis. What can you do about a Ponzi scheme? The first thing is to recognize one when you see it, then simply don’t participate. The second thing would be to go after the…

On this day in history…

…the Wright Brothers conducted the first powered flight of an aeroplane. Click here to learn the steps the brothers took to achieve this incredible feat, as decribed by Orville, in his own words. The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to…