Darkening Financial Times Ahead

Kevin Rudd warns of darkening financial times. That's strange, while far from perfect, things where looking pretty good before Rudd won the election. For example check out these statistics from the 2007-2008 budget, make sure to check out the next couple of pages as well. I suspect that this is just Rudd trying to protect himself from the political fall-out of his pathetic economic policy by blaming "global storm clouds" for any potential future economic woes in Australia.

Categories: Politics, Economics
Date: 2008-07-23 23:03:53, 15 years and 339 days ago

One Million Terrorists

Apparently the US terrorist watch list has now reached 1,000,000 names. Even taking into account the fact that many of these are aliases bringing the number down to only 400,000 people this is ridiculous. Also, make sure to check out the link to Bob Blakley's calculated false-positives and false-negatives rates. As would be expected it's pretty sad.

Date: 2008-07-22 23:03:54, 15 years and 340 days ago

The News

A couple of news articles that need snarky comments:

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Categories: Politics
Date: 2008-07-10 23:03:54, 15 years and 352 days ago

Ice-Free North Pole?

Apparently an US "Expert" believes that the North Pole may have an ice-free period this year. The reason expert is in inverted commas, is because apparently Mr. Serreze, a scientist from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, believes that this has "certainly not [happened before] in modern times", since most people consider 2000 to be "modern times" I'm forced to concluded that Mr. Serreze is a moron or a liar. Either way, his opinions are largely irrelevant.

Categories: Environment
Date: 2008-07-01 23:03:54, 15 years and 361 days ago