Archive for February 1st, 2008

Superbowl madness

| February 1, 2008 | 7 Replies
Superbowl madness

Readers in the U.S. know that the ‘Big Game’ is this weekend, and many of you will be watching it, either to watch the game itself or to see the very expensive advertisements. Here are a couple of things to ponder while you’re eating munchies and savoring the beverage of your choice: 1) A football […]

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A big dose of economic gloom, and more

| February 1, 2008 | Reply
A big dose of economic gloom, and more

Here’s the bad news, from TomDispatch.com: The latest economic news is striking. The U.S. economy has come to a “virtual standstill.” The bubble has burst and, with anxious global markets registering the shock, other bubble economies worldwide continue to shudder at the possibility that American consumers might be forced to rein in their decade-long buying […]

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Planet-seeking telescope funding denied, thanks to you-know-what.

| February 1, 2008 | 6 Replies
Planet-seeking telescope funding denied, thanks to you-know-what.

Is there a better way to spend the money we are currently spending in Iraq? The January 18, 2008 issue of Nature reports that Congress is telling NASA that NASA needs to dig up $60 Million in funding for a planet-hunting telescope out of its general budget, money that simple doesn’t exist (this article is available […]

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Vacationing at home

| February 1, 2008 | 20 Replies
Vacationing at home

I just finished with an intense period of work, including trying part of a jury case that ended in a mistrial when the opposing attorney was rushed to the hospital with internal bleeding.   Trying lawsuits can be exhausing work.  Really exhausting.  My wife (Anne) saw that look in my eyes, and insisted that I could really […]

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