Sunday, 31 July 2011

Geeks can solve the US Debt Crisis - NOT

Recent reports have indicated that Apple Inc. has more cash on hand than the US Treasury. So......anyone thinking that this might be in the works ?


Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Defecit Chart Republican Hate


The Deficit Chart Republicans Hate

| Wed May. 11, 2011 8:48 AM PDT
I get a little bored repeating over and over that our short-term deficit is almost entirely not Barack Obama's fault. It's mostly the fault of the Bush tax cuts, the Bush wars, and the financial collapse that happened during the Bush presidency. At this point, though, this is more in the nature of a religious debate than a factual one, and conservatives are going to keep repeating the same tired disinformation about the deficit regardless of any evidence one way or the other.
Still, just on the off chance that a few people are still persuadable on this, it's nice of CBPP to update its chart showing the source of the deficit over the next decade. (Farther out than that, Medicare is largely responsible for most deficit projections.) As you can see, by 2013 or so, virtually the entire deficit is due to Bush-era policies/disasters. So cut this out and post it on your refrigerator.

The first Politician ?

Archaeological History is Made

An archaeological team, digging in Washington DC has uncovered 10,000 year old bones and fossil remains of what is believed to be the first Politician.


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Debt Blame Game - Donkey vs. Elephant Edition

Well, August 2nd is just around the corner and you know what that means kids. That's right......The favorite pasttime of American Politicians is in full swing. It's time to let's play

"Your party is responsible for the current economic morass.....No, yours is.....No Yours is.....NO YOURS IS.....BOOM !!"


For a much saner explanation (if you need one) on what the graph above is trying to illustrate, please refer to the Atlantic that I blatantly ripped it off from.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Heat & Apple

Well, it's Hump-Day here (Wednesday) and we're suffering through a mammoth heat wave in Toronto. In fact, I think the whole damn eastern seaboard is suffering from it but who cares about them...especially when I feel like this....

I mean on Sunday it got to something like 37deg C with a Humidex of 10 over that...so yeah...sweat was running in places where it shouldn't EVER be !!
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Next up, we have Apple who just released their astronomical financial reports. Turns out that Apple makes more money per second than...well...anyone it seems...

I've heard that they have something like $75 Billion in cash, on hand... In case of what I'm not sure, I imagine that Steve Jobs could have a brain fart and decide on a whim to go and play poker with Toby McGuire who keeps the ante pretty high but come on...$75 Billion ? People in the USA are living in their cars, one quarter of all kids are living on food stamps and Apple's sitting on a cool pile just incase they need the money quick.


Now don't get me wrong, I love Apple's products. I love the design, I love the innovation etc. In fact, I'm typing this on my MacBook Pro (though it's dying quickly and I won't be able to afford another for a while) BUT....

At least they understand evolution....


For all you geeks out there.....

Make sure to read the comments ;)

.....NOM.....


Saturday, 16 July 2011

Dear Riker: You nailed it.

Sean R. Wilson shared Wil Wheaton's post with you.
Heh...the geeks will get a laugh out of this.....
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You nailed it.

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Your Turn Republicans...

54% of Americans blame G.W Bush for US Economic Situation. (http://bit.ly/ofJw7u)

Somewhat sad that it's taken until his 3rd year of his presidency or Obama to finally be seen doing something "presidential". But...like everyone else, it's refreshing to finally see.

With the recent debt crisis talks floundering in the USA it's heartening to see a politician state that he may be killing off his political future by doing so but he's willing to do whatever it takes to implement commonsense action.

Ball's in your court Boehner....




Obama: I'm a dick.....

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

DubFX & Loopy 2

DubFX has been mesmerizing audiences for a few years now with his looping DanceHall / Reggae inspired music.

If you haven't seen any of his videos I'd suggest browsing through YouTube but in the meantime, here's his latest. It's actually a plug he did for a new iPhone app but it shows you a bit of what he's (and the iPhone) is capable of.

Enjoy !!


Saturday, 9 July 2011

Give us your money AND we'll F@CK you over.....

Recently a man in the US tried to cash a cheque and for his troubles, he lost his freedom, his job and his car.

It seems that the IRS (the US taxman) had given this guy a home buyer rebate which these blood suckers (Chase Bank) then converted into a cashier's cheque.

Now unless you've been living on the dark side of the moon, you know that a cashier's cheque is as good as gold. Sure, you gotta show a ton of ID to prove you're the payee but once that's established, you get your funds. 

Well, that's exactly what this guy did. He handed over his drivers license and a credit card proving his identity, that the cheque was his, it was his money, being cashed in the bank that issued the cheque to him in the first place etc..etc..etc..

Well, for reasons still unfathomable to any rational person, he was charged with trying to pass a bad cheque and was thrown in jail. Now while in jail, he obviously couldn't go to work and so he got fired from his job. His car, which had been sitting in the bank's parking lot was seized by the bank, towed away and auctioned off (over a weekend it seems) so now he's got no car. To top it all off, the bank has yet to apologize for any of it's actions. 

But I bet that somewhere on an American TV there's an ad from this freakin' bank claiming that they love their customers and want you to deposit with them...

I hope that this man sues the living bejesus out of them. I mean for MILLIONS. I want to see his ordeal highlighted on CNN, FOX and MSNBC !!

This guy lost his freedom, his livelihood, his vehicle and these blood sucking parasitical cocksu@kers can't even muster up a "whoops, my bad..." ? Then again, his name is Ikenna Njoku which in the USA seems to be enough to suspect him of something...afterall, you just can't trust them........

SHAME !! 

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Step aside Bieber....The Blues is moving in

If you're a fan of the blues or just appreciate raw talent...enjoy


Peter Tosh would've loved this......"Leagalize it....."

I'm not a pot smoker though I did inhale (a LOT !!) in high school and beyond. Nowadays I prefer to get stupid with a scotch on the rocks or a cold beer. That being said, it's "high" time that lawmakers begin to realize the idiocy of lengthy jail terms for simple marijuana possession. I'm not advocating wholesale pot distribution, in fact, I think it should be treated exactly like alcohol, sold in the same stores, taxed and subject to quality controls but...this is a step in the right direction when it comes to recognizing the evils of weed vs. say meth or crack.


After a lengthy debate, the state House of Representatives gave final legislative approval to a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The vote was 90 to 57 in favor and came after a spirited discussion that stretched on for nearly five hours.
The bill now goes to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who immediately hailed its passage and pledged to sign it when it reaches his desk.
“Final approval of this legislation accepts the reality that the current law does more harm than good — both in the impact it has on people’s lives and the burden it places on police, prosecutors and probation officers of the criminal justice system,” Malloy said in a statement emailed to reporters moments after the vote was tallied.
“Let me make it clear — we are not legalizing the use of marijuana. In modifying this law, we are recognizing that the punishment should fit the crime, and acknowledging the effects of its application. There is no question that the state’s criminal justice resources could be more effectively utilized for convicting, incarcerating and supervising violent and more serious offenders,” Malloy said.
Read more in the Hartford Courant