What's going on?
Blame It On Bison
The state's Department of Environmental Protection is pointing the finger at Buttonwood Park's hoofed residents for high E-coli counts and pollution in the bay.
Fecal matter from bison, deer and waterfowl in Buttonwood Park Zoo is suspected of contributing to high bacteria levels in Buttonwood Brook, which flows through the zoo grounds and empties into Dartmouth's Apponagansett Bay. (New Bedford Standard Times)
If bullshit causes pollution, we might want to take a closer look at some of the politicians in local municipal governments. For the sake of the environment!
File it under "hazards of social networking." It's never a good policy to Tweet where you eat.
When a job applicant was offered a position at Cisco, he tweeted he was weighing his "fatty paycheck" vs. the work he was going to hate. Guess what? Cisco employees use the Internet, too! "Cisco Fatty" has now become a "thing" on Twitter's search.
Pope Sez: Condoms Worsen AIDS Problem
This has been causing quite a stir. The Pope apparently said that condoms risk making the problem of AIDS worse. I'm not sure I understand the outrage. Hasn't the Pope always been against condom use?
In any case, I think we have a huge problem in AIDS, and especially in Africa (where, incidentally, the Catholic Church is growing most rapidly.)
Closer to home, we recently discovered that in our nation's capital, 3 percent of the residents are infected with HIV/AIDS. That's according to the Washington Post and a DOH Epidemiological update. To give you some perspective, at 1 percent the situation is considered a "generalized and severe" epidemic. DC's problem is three times that size.
If Bush wants to point to a legacy abroad on AIDS, the only way to do that is to ignore what happened in his backyard.
Arrogance + Incompetence + Greed = AIG
I hear the CEO is planning to ask the bonus recipients to give half of their bonuses back.
Are you going to be half as angry? Does this mean people are only going to lynch half as many of them? I need to know what this all means.
Other "word on the street" is that Republicans are seeing this as an election opportunity. Maybe they don't get that it was the first bailout that essentially funded these bonuses, as no executive compensation limits weren't included.
Congress and the president aren't off the hook. In a move that reeks of caving to lobbyists, executive compensation regulations have had a way of quietly disappearing from legislation after it's been approved but before it gets to the president's desk.
Where did those restrictions go? Nobody is saying.Posted by James at March 18, 2009 2:29 PM