Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Links and a Rant or two

Regarding the Day of Silence at a local High School: "Wheres Are Special Day?"

America needs more students like Matthew LaClair. Thank you Matthew, you rock.

Proof of Voting Machine Errors. Pretty much all voting machines currently on the market are crap and should be dumped, the companies that made them and pretended they were secure sued into oblivion, and new laws put in place to prevent this kind of screw up from happening again.

McCain Health Care: pay your own way. And if you can't afford, then DIE. Only politicians need government paid health care. Like, oh, McCain.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Originally, biofuel was about turning agricultural waste, stuff that wasn't going to be food for anything, into fuel. How did we go from that to making fuel out of corn? My best guess, and this is pure conjecture with no facts backing it, is that as soon as subsidies for making biofuel came into play, people went for the easiest and cheapest biofuel to make: taking food and processing it into fuel. For biofuel to be useful, it has to be made out of waste material, not out of food.

I was a bright-eyed optimist about the possibilities of biofuel, but it seems like people can manage to screw up even the best ideas.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Voting Problems Already...

Brad Blog reports on problems with voting machines and poorly designed ballots in Pennsylvania.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Speaking of Sports

Yay! The M's are at .500 again! Yay!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Seattle Sonics

I honestly don't care a flip for the Seattle Supersonics. I've never been a fan of basketball, not when I played it nor when I timed it in High School. I enjoy the Seahawks and the Mariners, but I've never really cared about the Sonics.

However, I hope the city sues the butts off the current Sonics owners now that we know for certain they were lying, instead of just suspecting they were. They bought the team with the intention of moving it, and therefore purchased it under false pretenses. I hope the city sues the owners into the poorhouse. Not because I care about the Sonics, but because I don't think rich people should be getting away with lies like that to entire cities.

Perhaps we should sue Oklahoma City, too, for making the liars welcome. And the NBA for supporting the liars attempts to move the team from the city. Heck, maybe we can get enough money out of the various scumbags trying to move the team that we can start our own basketball league. Maybe even one that's actually fun to watch, instead of the crappy NBA egotist club.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Stupid Website Tricks

Joe Lieberman owes an apology to Ned Lamont for lying about him during the 2006 campaign. The FBI also owes Lamont an apology for discovering the truth before the election, but NOT telling the public that Lieberman was lying.

If you haven't heard of this one, Lieberman's website was hosted on a cheap provider that was quickly overwhelmed in the days leading up to the election. Rather than pay for a good provider, Lieberman claimed that the website going down was a conspiracy by his opponent. He then used that claim repeatedly in ads in the days leading up to the election, making it seem to the non-technical that Lamont was pulling a dirty trick. The FBI discovered the truth before the election, but the information was not released until now. Lieberman won the election, partly because of his lies.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Few Links

Why voting can never be truly fair, Arrow's Theorem.

E-Voting is expensive.

Net Neutrality in a Nutshell: "do you want an Internet that operates like the one we have today, or one that operates like cable TV, where Comcast decides which content to carry, and offers it to you only in bundles of its own devising?"

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Baseball Season! Duck Season! Baseball Season!

Yay. The M's won their first game. I can say they are undefeated for a little while longer.