Monday, January 14, 2008

Weird "Cures"

From an article on AOL, you can read about "6 Uncommon Cures"

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Good Old Sears Spyware

Sears, in prior times known as "Sears, Roebuck & Co." was always a place where you got value for your dollar. Craftsman brand tools were known for their quality and came with a lifetime guarantee. Clothing, hardware, auto parts, furniture, you could get it all at Sears.

Now Sears is continueing their tradition of giving consumers more for their dollar.

Online customers who sign up for "My SHC Community" are also given a nifty little program called "VoiceFive". What's VoiceFive do? Read it from the privacy agreement Sears makes customers agree to before installing the software"

"Once you install our application, it monitors all of the Internet behavior that occurs on the computer on which you install the application, including both your normal web browsing and the activity that you undertake during secure sessions, such as filling a shopping basket, completing an application form or checking your online accounts, which may include personal financial or health information."

Nice guys,huh?

Read more at by clicking here.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Maybe Next Year, Mark

The Baseball Hall Of Fame balloting results were announced today. Mark McGwire missed again, getting the exact same number of votes he got last year, 128.

McGwire has been pilloried over the steroid issue. For some reason people seem to think it is unfair that a hitter like McGwire or Bonds used steriods, that it caused an uneven playing field. Maybe he was juiced, maybe Bonds was too. But as the Mitchell report indicated, so were many pitchers. How is it unfair for hitters, but ok for pitchers?

We'll never know exactly who and how many players "juiced" during the 90s and early 2000s. Do we blot that whole era out? I think not. It is time to go forward, recognize the accomplishments of the players who did play then and work to make the game better in the future.

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Hey Buddy, Can You Spare An Ark?

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we've been getting slammed for the past few days. Plenty of rain, which has been needed. We don't need it all at once! LOL PG&E has been dealing with power outages all over the area. On the rasio today they claimed they were having to replace over 500 miles of power lines destroyed by the storm. Naturally, there are those who complain that their power wasn't restored quick enough. Even though I'm no fan of PG&E, their storm response is nothing short of amazing, in my opinion. From a peak on Friday where 984,000 were reported to be without power, they were down to 10,000 this morning. That's good work and for that they should be applauded.

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Iranians Feeling Jiggy?

I heard on the radio this morning that Iranian Republican Guard troops in fast attack boats were buzzing a few of our navy ships as they were preparing to enter The Straight of Hormuz. In addition, they dropped boxes in the waters and made threats over the radio to the navy ships. The broadcaster said one ship was very close to "defending itself" against the Iranian boats.

I wish it had. Apparently the Iranians are feeling their oats and feel they can harass us with impunity. It's time to bitch slap them back into their place.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year