8. July, 2002 - Are we being lied to?
- Busy weeks around here usually mean that something ends up slipping through the cracks. A couple weeks ago, it was missing MacHack because I was too busy to figure out when my high school reunion was. But when I get too busy on a weekend (which is almost always related to going to a Sunday Saints game) the thing that usually goes wrong is the Monday morning trash collection. I wake up shortly after 7am, look out the front window and realize that none of the other dozen people living in the house (it's a four-plex), nor the landlord or any of his hired help have moved the trash bins the 20 feet from the driveway to the curb that ensures the old, stinky trash will be taken away. And a few minutes later (before I get outside), I hear the noise of the truck picking up the neighbors' leavings. It's not a huge crisis in the winter, but by next Monday, we're going to have some major league funk going on out there. Sigh.
- What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?, where "it" is the idea that eating fat makes you fatter. [boing boing]
- Strike looms for Major League Baseball. It's an ugly situation, and it's not going to get better until baseball gets its collective finances in order. Bet on a work-stoppage sometime between now and the start of next season. [strib]
- Looking for more cooked books? Try U.S. government. At least with Enron or Worldcom, you aren't forced to buy the stock. With the government, there's not much choice, and the accounting practices are even worse than in the shadiest of corporations. [strib]
- Labels to Net Radio: Die Now. Perhaps the reason they're trying to kill web radio is because they're worried about small labels having a chance of competing? [scripting]
- Saturday's Star Tribune had an editorial regarding Police collusion in killings of Catholics in Northern Ireland. The report from the official inquiry into this has been delayed, but the BBC did a report - PANORAMA | A Licence to Murder that verifies what everyone already knew. The Police and the British Secret Service actively assisted in the killings of Republicans in Northern Ireland. [Jim]
Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek.
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