Enron: Getting Lay & Skilling…

Enron: Getting Lay & Skilling not easy Federal prosecutors said last week that the conviction of Michael Kopper on fraud charges was just the opening act in their pursuit of former Enron executives.  The obvious next target is his boss,…

A blue curse on the…

A blue curse on the corn In a major corn growing area in Mexico, corn doesn’t grow well anymore and water is vanishing or becoming poisoned.  Why?  Too many manufacturing plants and no environmental safeguards. Maize cultivation has flourished in…

Did Saudis pay bin Laden…

Did Saudis pay bin Laden to stay away? The media and talk shows are hot with news that the Saudi royal family paid bin Laden $300 million to not attack them or their country. The Sunday Times said the accusation…

The above is

The above is a) the former headquarters of a failed dot comb) an art museum in Milan, Italy.c) the new 200 million dollar cathedral in Los Angeles If you guessed c), you are correct!  It is indeed the new 200 million dollar cathedral in…

Alaska instant runoff voting

Alaska instant runoff votingOn Tuesday, Alaska voters decide whether to use instant runoff voting (IRV).  If it passes, and it looks like it could, Alaska will be the first state to go to IRV.  This could be big, and lead to other…

U.S. should not act alone…

U.S. should not act alone against Iraq, James Baker  Former Secretary of State, James Baker said Sunday the political and economic cost of ousting Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein could be great if the United States acts alone and urged the…

Good point…

Good point… Terrorist Caught In U.S.. A “terrorist” cell has been captured by police in Flordia – but it’s not what you think. Will this “enemy combatant” see time in jail, without a lawyer? Unlikely. [kuro5hin.org] This “terrorist” apparently wanted…

Drugs, thugs, and banks

Drugs, thugs, and banks Afghan heroin crop nears record levels Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is close to record levels a year after being nearly wiped out under the hard-line Taliban regime, the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “It is…

California state quarter design contest

California state quarter design contest Help the State of California choose a design for the California state quarter. The Governor’s website has full information on the contest and lots of really boring ideas.  Birds, surfers, Yosemite – yawn.  How uninspired. California…