Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Don't Pick Pickens Plan


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I outright SUPPORT increasing the use of alternative energy. After I saw the above on TV, I thought, "Wow, a former oil pioneer supporting it too? Awesome!". Even better is that he is willing to burden the costs of constructing a massive wind farm across America's heartlands with his own company. Having one standard wind turbine manager is definitely efficient. But then I found out that he is a hardcore Republican who has lots of money (and donated massive amounts to Republican candidates as well as lying about making peace with John Kerry's swift boat controversy) and by giving one company an exclusive right to supply 20% of the nation's energy sounds just like a monopoly to me. Monopolies=BAD. I guess it was just too good to be true.

>>>Judge for yourself: PickensPlan

Monday, July 21, 2008

Insured by Michael Moore

Is your health insurance company denying you coverage? Are you not getting a crucial treatment because your HMO is greedy? Then join Michael Moore's SiCKO Health Care Program! Simply showing your card or blackmail your HMO and have a chance to live!

OK, maybe it won't work every time, but it is an interesting attempt at mocking the horrendous American health care scenario. And yes, I have seen his documentary, SiCKO. You should too.

>>>Michael - What Can I Do: SiCKO Health Care Card

Friday, July 11, 2008

What Happened to Free Speech?

A video from on how a peaceful promotion campaign last year in New York City about hunger in America leads to its mascot being harassed numerous times by a WNBC4 worker and by 2 NYPD cops, who kept on claiming that he was "violating the law" and should "leave." Absolutely ridiculous.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Don't Tell the Cops

So this past weekend was the Fourth of July weekend. To kick it off were three major fireworks displays: the famous Macy's one in New York City (NBC), the one that comes on afterwards in Boston (CBS), and the one in Washington D.C. (Thirteen). The best one in my opinion was the Macy's show since it was the most creative as well as being the most synced with the music. Winning second place is the one in Boston. The Washington D.C. one was just plain horrible. The crescendos in the music were paired with less-than-average fireworks patterns. Oh, and happy birthday to Macy's, which is celebrating its 150th birthday this year!

When I went back to work today, I asked the kids I supervised if anyone saw the July 4th fireworks.

One kid responded, "I saw it on TV." I said, "Me too!"

Another, "I saw it in person in Manhattan." I said, "It must've been amazing, especially with the new Waterfalls."

Then one kid boldly remarked, "I saw it in my backyard." I chuckled and the student sitting next to him asked him, "Isn't that illegal?"

Another fun-filled day of work. :)