Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thursday

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Another Bushco plot?

'Insider trading conviction of Soros is upheld'

PARIS The highest court in France on Wednesday rejected a bid by George Soros, the billionaire investor, to overturn a conviction for insider trading in a case dating back nearly 20 years. The panel, the Cour de Cassation, upheld the conviction of Soros, 75, an American citizen, for buying and selling Société Générale shares in 1988 after receiving (insider) information.



I'm a liberal I'm O.K. ....... listens to me iPod all night, all day.

iPod 'slave' claims investigated

Apple is investigating a newspaper report that staff in some of its Chinese iPod factories work long hours for low pay and in "slave" conditions. The article in the Mail on Sunday alleged that workers received as little as £27 a month, doing 15-hour shifts making the iconic mp3 player. Employees at the factory lived in dormitories housing 100 people and outsiders were banned, the paper said.



Did a meteor kill the dinosaurs? Well we all assume that they, the dinos were stupid. And if it weren't a meteor, likely they would have never evolved a thumb. Whither goes the music industry?

RIAA Says No Dancing To Music On YouTube


RIAA is apparently sending out cease-and-desist letters to YouTube users who dare to put up videos of things such as themselves dancing to music they haven't licensed.



Ever wonder why the service at Home Depot is so bad? I don't, I just accept it. I don't like it, but I do accept it.

'Drug caches found in Home Depot vanities'

A contractor late last week discovered two 50-pound "bricks" of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags inside a bathroom vanity he had purchased at a Home Depot store in Tewksbury, said Chief of Detectives Lt. Dennis Peterson. Similar incidents have occurred in other parts of the state.

A plumber purchased a vanity in western Massachusetts on Monday in which he later found 3 kilograms of cocaine and around 40 pounds of marijuana, according to the Southwick Police Department.




How I love Google, let me count the ways.

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Can you say Titanic? Sure you can little blog reader, sure you can.



Dueling headlines

Hawking: Humans Must Spread Out in Space

Space Shuttle Crew Arrives in Florida


4:50 p.m.

Devolution in realtime.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) unveiling a certification program for ring tones
that meet the Multi- Platinum, Platinum and Gold guidelines.

The following songs meet the certification standards set forth today by the RIAA for Gold (500,000 downloads), Platinum (1 million downloads) and Multi-Platinum (starting at 2 million and following in increments of 1 million thereafter) achievement ......


Friday, 4:00 a.m.

Just say no to dig (ital).

'The iPod that let's you roll with it'

Combining a portable music player and a toilet paper dispenser. The device - called an iCarta - makes it easier for people to listen to beats while using the bathroom. It is designed, according to the manufacturer, to "enhance your experience in the smallest room". The gadget costs around $99.

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