Archives for November 2008

Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott’s – Review

I recently got to see this release.  I’m used to seeing Jeff Beck from afar, in mid to large sized venues.  Apparently someone approached him about doing a few nights in this intimate little club in England and they decided to tape it.

Good thing, …continue reading

Taxpayer-Sponsored Torture from your Friends at the CIA

Vermont doctor, Robert W. Hyde, was involved in one of the nation’s darkest chapters in medical science: In the 1950s, Hyde conducted drug and psychological experiments at a Boston hospital through funding that apparently originated with the CIA. Later, he became director of …continue reading

You Know it’s Time to Worry When…

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are on their way from the US to India to help in the investigation of Mumbai terror attacks. President George Bush pledged India full support over the Mumbai crisis and the FBI, which is charged with tracking international …continue reading

Trust the FDA – Why Should a few Dead Babies Matter?

Bored?  Let me hit you with this.

The Food and Drug Administration knew for certain that there was melamine in baby food in this country.

So the agency that has been entrusted with our welfare blew the whistle on the companies and now all of …continue reading

Entombed With Marijuana – Centuries Ago

It seems that the effects of marijuana were known centuries ago. The marijuana plant may have been highly regarded and part of a burial ceremonies:

“Researchers say they have located the world’s oldest stash of marijuana, in a tomb in a remote part of China.

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More Melamine Found in Infant Formula

Melamine is an industrial chemical. It is not a natural by-product of foods. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finding more melamine in infant formula:

“…Thursday, the FDA said two tests of a sample of Nestle’s Good Start Supreme Infant Formula with Iron showed …continue reading

Security Updates As Of November 30, 2008

Make sure your system is up to date and has the latest protections in place.

AVG anti-virus: 11/30/08 Avast: 11/30/08 Norton anti-virus: 11/26/08 McAfee anti-virus: 11/26/08 Lavasoft Ad-Aware: 11/28/08 Spybot Search and Destroy: 11/26/08 Microsoft Windows Defender: 11/26/08 Nod32: 11/26/08

Updates as of November 30.  …continue reading

The New York Knicks Are Running

When one team scores 82 points by half time, it is easy to conclude that there is not much defense being played. The final score of the game between the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks was 138 – 125. The Knicks added …continue reading

Today’s Pick – Jonathan Coulton

30 November 2008 POD – Jonathan Coulton

JoCo is one of those individuals who has actually quit his day job. You can read how he did it over at his blog. Mr. Coulton is very liberal on sharing his music and …continue reading

Flying Monkey?

Is the Flying Monkey the Best Stocking Stuffer of 2008, as the latest unsolicited commercial email that invaded my inbox ( suggested? Oh, it looks like a barrel full of fun … until someone pokes an eye out, as will inevitably and sadly happen.  (When …continue reading