A new attachment will equip anybody’s cellphone camera for taking pictures in the dark. Perhaps you should be less interested in using this than in who else will be using it?
The price of electricity reached a record high in October, up some 42% in a decade. We should be grateful that as the government assures us, there is little or no inflation and we should be even happier that the Feds in Washington are doing their best to kill the use of coal for generating electric power…it’s fhe cheapest source.
Re electric power, the Feds have fined an electric windfarm some $1 M for killing 14 american eagles that tried to migrate through the windmills. This is the first such fine, though far from the first batch of dead birds. Maybe we’d best get used to spiraling electricity costs…you know who ends up paying for such things.
The U.N. is pushing the protection of online privacy per reports; the U.S. is said to oppose the protection program…might have to scrap billions in NSA, CIA and FBI buildings, gear and personnel?
A really unpleasant question is washing ashore at the Capitol building, where great effort is going into ignoring it. How are the Social Security payments of present retirees and the oncoming flood of baby boomer retirements going to be funded? The present Social Security fund is in deficit already and the boomers are just starting to hit. These can be funded only so long as the deficit spending can continue…and increase. (Reality check!)
Not to worry about money we guess; clearly the government folks don’t. A batch of them, now that it’s cold out, are jetting to the Caribbean at taxpayer expense. Who do they think they are, anyway…Congress?
A couple’s 11 year old boy was found handcuffed to their porch, with a dead chicken around his neck; needless to say generating a fuss. (The chicken’s presence, not the dead bird itself.)At risk of adding to said fuss, we can summon images of 11 year old boy behavior that might support the sentence, except perhaps for the handcuffs. But we know it was perfectly appropriate no matter what anyone says; the woman is a Department of Social Services employee…
The world’s largest and most expensive ever carrier, the brand new USS Gerald R. Ford, has slid down the ways into the sea. The U.S. Navy is now the proud daddy of the world’s largest, most expensive missile target. Who on earth can compete with that?
The GOP closed the gap in voter preference polling; it arrived at parity with the Dems at 39% each. Unfortunately if you are a Republican and more unfortunately if you are a Democrat, this new political equality was arrived at by Democratic decline, not by GOP improvement in voter esteem…
The operators of the 911 emergency service reported a call from a man who rang up to complain of the loud snoring of his sex partner in bed.
And finally, England’s Prince Charles this last Thursday, became eligible for his retirement pension. A storybook case of making a career of awaiting a career. Perhaps he should have chosen a mother who was a mere mortal? In any event, he managed somehow to qualify for a pension without ever working at his intended job, which is a sort of accomplishment. We think.
His Highness served as our dessert; we hope you have enjoyed the repast…