Archive for May, 2007

Credit Card Rules Revised

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Law, Money

This is definitely good news. From Wash Post: The new rules would require companies to tell customers 45 days before terms of a credit card contract are changed, compared with 15 days now. And the rules would expand the list of changes requiring advance notice to include those involving penalty interest rates, which often range […]

May 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Video: Sony’s Flexible Video Screen

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Science, Technology, Video

We’ve had flexible video screens before, but none with this resolution. The applications for this technology will be endless, and could especially help our soldiers in the field. In any event, very cool stuff here. Tweet

May 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Video: Media Starts Focusing On Ron Paul

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Video

He was on CNN on Sunday, and the interview was posted to YouTube. I really like what he’s saying. Here are some interesting stats about Paul… * He has never voted to raise taxes. * He has never voted for an unbalanced budget. * He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership. […]

May 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Turning Salt Water Into Fuel?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Science, Technology

Sounds crazy, but just read… SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — A Florida man may have accidentally invented a machine that could solve the gasoline and energy crisis plaguing the U.S., WPBF News 25 reported. Sanibel Island resident John Kanzius is a former broadcast executive from Pennsylvania who wondered if his background in physics and radio could […]

May 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 75 Comments »

Tainted Food From China Cause For Concern

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Foreign Policy, The World

Talk about scary. Just read… From Washington Post: Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical. Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics. Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria. Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides. These were among the 107 food imports from China that the Food and Drug Administration detained at U.S. ports just last month, […]

May 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Military Personnel Losing Faith In Iraq Mission

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iraq, Military, War

We’re not just losing their hearts and minds, we’re losing our hearts and minds.

May 28th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

War Is Hell

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Science, War

An interesting post over at The Moderate Voice caught my attention today. It’s about the scars that war leaves behind…the scars that nobody can see. From Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés: You hear it a lot: Men and women soldiers went to war. When they came home, they would not often speak of what they’d done […]

May 28th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

A Death By Any Other Name Would Not Be Accepted

By Daniel DiRito | Related entries in General Politics, Iraq, Military, Religion, War

Sometimes when writing a posting, one knows in advance that it may be controversial and has the potential to be met with anger…and sometimes that leads one to decide against ever publishing it. Other times, despite the probabilities, one pushes ahead and publishes such words because one believes they need to be spoken regardless. This […]

May 27th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Video: Ron Paul Takes It To Giuliani Over 9/11

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The War On Terrorism, Video

Let’s be honest, it’s hard to toe the Republican party line on the WoT and not run into credibility problems. We can say we’re innocents, but we’re also not making any sort of dent in the proliferation of terrorism. Case in point, terrorism has gone up after 9/11. So what now? I’m sure Rudy’s well […]

May 25th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Video: Iraq Funding Bill Passed With Benchmarks

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money, Video, War

Dems are divided, but they weren’t going to get their bill passed anyway, and we can’t just defund the war. If you want a losing political strategy, that’s it. At least we’re getting some benchmarks in there so we can move forward with getting Iraq ready. Then hopefully the next time this funding bill comes […]

May 25th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »