TSWIFT: “Never grow up”

Sunday, December 1, 2013

WalMart is using a Taylor Swift song for its commercial “Never Grow Up”.

@tswift13

Hope she’s collecting!

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RANT: Crony Drug War

Sunday, December 1, 2013

http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2013/11/crony-drug-war-a-government-crime-lab-chemist-with-close-relations-to-prosecuters-has-been-caught-intentionally-forging-signatures-and-tampering-with-evidence-in-as-many-as-40000-cases/

Crony Drug War: A government crime lab chemist (with close relations to prosecutors) has been caught intentionally forging signatures and tampering with evidence in as many as 40,000 cases
By Nick Sorrentino on November 27, 2013

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The drug war is a colossal disaster. It is a massive sociological experiment which because of crony capitalist forces (and other forces) continues on. Many groups make lots of money and have gained lots of power because drugs are illegal. They are not going to give up this power just because the lives of millions of Americans are destroyed by the policy every year. Hey, they’ve got to get paid.

There was a time when the war on drugs, as stupid as it is, had the hope of success. (Because it hadn’t been tried.) There was a time when thoughtful people could defend the effort (sort of.) But that time has passed. The below story is a reflection of an asinine, corrupt, horribly unhelpful policy put forward by big government nanny staters.

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So when do we stop this suicidal self-destructive corrosive program?

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RANT: Fox has a “Heidi” moment

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Anyone notice that Fox couldn’t cover the overtime Bears Vikings game due to “league rules”.

Argh!

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INSPIRATIONAL: Google’s self-driving car

Sunday, December 1, 2013

http://www.impactlab.net/2013/11/28/burkhard-bilger-on-googles-self-driving-car/

November 28th, 2013 at 9:28 am
Burkhard Bilger on Google’s self-driving car

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The reality was so close that he could envision each step: The first cars coming to market in five to ten years. Their numbers few at first—strange beasts on a new continent—relying on sensors to get the lay of the land, mapping territory street by street. Then spreading, multiplying, sharing maps and road conditions, accident alerts and traffic updates; moving in packs, drafting off one another to save fuel, dropping off passengers and picking them up, just as Brin had imagined. For once it didn’t seem like a fantasy. “If you look at my track record, I usually do something for two years and then I want to leave,” Levandowski said. “I’m a first-mile kind of guy—the guy who rushes the beach at Normandy, then lets other people fortify it. But I want to see this through. What we’ve done so far is cool; it’s scientifically interesting; but it hasn’t changed people’s lives.”

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A long read but well worth the time.

Maybe in my lifetime?

It would be nice to be driven!

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