Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Worst Decade

Good stuff in this S&R post.

Scholars and Rogues � The 2000s in review: worst decade of the decade:

"This was a decade during which a man with the equivalent of a sixth grade education appeared to run the Western World. This was a decade in which the political hacks who actually did took the “free” out of “free market” while pirating U.S. coffers like crack-addicted sexaholics in a Tijuana whorehouse. This was a decade in which the methodical thinker who replaced the Three Stooges in the White House was given eight weeks to recreate the Garden of Eden."

"This was a decade during which the Dow opened around 11,600 and closed around 10,500. Meanwhile, the national debt began around $5.6 trillion and reached around $12.9 trillion. Don’t worry, though. Lots of people got rich. Just not us."

A Decade of the Internet - Yahoo! News:

"Over the past 10 years, the phenomenal growth of the Web has fundamentally changed the way we live, work and communicate. In November, a Pew Research Center study showed some startling changes in how we use the Internet:

- 2000: 46% of adults used the Internet
- 2009: 77-79% of adults use the Internet

- 2000: 5% of households had broadband
- 2009: 63% of households have broadband

- 2000: 0% connected to Internet wirelessly
- 2009: 54-56% connect to the Internet wirelessly"

But it's so far away.....

Woman shot, killed in Zip City | TimesDaily.com | The Times Daily | Florence, AL


Water, water everywhere....

AFP: Scientists discover Earth-like, water-rich planet: study

Glint of sunlight confirms liquid in lake on Saturn's moon Titan


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