Friday, November 30, 2007

News Roll Call

November 26, 2007
Supreme Court and gunsFort Wayne Journal Gazette - Latest from AP, A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

The last time I checked this was one of the key points in our constitution. Maybe I am nuts but I never thought they were going to change that.

Crews gain upper hand on Malibu fireReuters - By Dana Ford MALIBU, California (Reuters) - Firefighters gained the upper hand on Sunday against a fierce wildfire that destroyed 49 homes in the exclusive beachside community of Malibu, where residents were allowed to return and assess the damage.

All those million dollar homes just going up in flames! I hope they had million dollar policies. It sucks to find out at the 12th hour that your insurance only covers a fraction of what you loss.


Study: NY immigrants "central component" in economic growthNew York Daily News - BY JOE MAHONEY Immigrants in New York - here legally and otherwise - have become a "central component" in the state's economic growth, according to a new report by a labor-backed think tank.

Noooo waaaaay! For real? I am totally shocked at this information. Stupid asses. How about a big DUH, for ya!

Once Upon a Big Box Office...E! Online - by Joal Ryan Enchanted, the Disney princess adventure that aimed to poke fun at Disney princess adventures, grossed $50 million over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, per estimates compiled Sunday by Exhibitor Relations.

Hulk Hogan Headed for DivorceE! Online - by Sarah Hall The retired wrestler was reportedly blindsided by the news that his wife, Linda Marie Bollea, had filed for divorce after 24 years together.

His son is about to get sued like you would not believe for being a spoiled street racer and now his wife wants to leave him. Poor hulk ... ... ... ... ... ... Not! (Think Borat).

November 27, 2007
Court Asked to Declare Fossett DeadThe Associated Press - CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who disappeared while flying his plane in September in rugged Western terrain, ...

I was wondering what was going on with this guy. It is such a shame they never found him. I wonder if I would keep looking or finally have him declared dead. I think option two if the evidence is overwhelming that he could not survive. We could always declare him undead if he should resurface.

Move Over, 'Cyber Monday'BusinessWeek - by Catherine Holahan Two years ago, a group of savvy marketers deemed the first workday after Thanksgiving the biggest online shopping day of the year.

So this is basically saying that internet shopping does not really peak until about two weeks later when people have had the chance to evaluation the sales and take inventory of what they still need. I have always done online shopping but only for certain things.

US Mortgage Crisis Slams Property Values, State Tax ReceiptsBloomberg - By Michael B. Marois Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The worst US housing recession in 16 years will drive down property values by $1.2 trillion next year and slash tax revenue by more than $6.6 billion, according to a report by the US Conference of Mayors.Study Warns of Decline In Value of Homes Wall Street Journal

I would not mind my property taxes going down. The only problem is that it affects all of our city or county run services. So if they are not getting money then we are getting something cut or the cost passed on to us. Really, either way we are screwed.

Fed to Inject $8 Billion to Lubricate EconomyNew York Times, United States - By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Seeking to reassure banks amid the continuing credit crisis, the Federal Reserve said yesterday that it would provide $8 billion in ...

I cannot be the only one that sees a problem with the logic behind this. Here is the deal. The Feds are going to loan 8 billion dollars to banks so that they can inturn feel better about lending to consumers during the holiday season because they typically get a little squeamish due to the increase in request especially with the credit market the way it has been. Sooo, let me understand this. Feds are going to give banks more money so they can lend people more money to increase the debt chokehold already plaguing American families. Hmmmm, of course I am not a financial guru. I bet somehow this makes sense.

Google’s Gdrive allegedly coming; Still late to the partyZDNet - Google is preparing to roll out its long rumored–and still mostly rumored–Gdrive online storage service. Google is preparing a service that would let users store on its computers essentially all of the files they might keep on their personal-computer ...

I am not a fan of this for fear of someone hacking in and getting all my information cuz you know I have top secret stuff that I am working on and the world would want to know it. LOL. Right, but still, I don't want someone getting control of my stuff. I will just stick with the good old external hard drive. Boring, I know.

NFL Star Taylor Dies After GunshotTMZ.com, CA - Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins safety who was shot early Monday at his home in Miami, has died, according to a family friend. He was just 24. ...

This is just sad. It is always sad when someone dies a senseless death.

Dolphins are soggy and winlessLos Angeles Times - Steelers receiver Hines Ward heads to the soggy turf by Miami's Cameron Worrell during the second quarter. The inclement conditions created a scoreless game until Pittsburgh kicked a field goal in the final minute for a 3-0 victory over the winless ...

This is just a darn shame. For real!
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