Category: "News"


About those rebellions, and riots, and mishaps...

"A Christmas Message From America's Rich." more »
Leave a comment »  02:20:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Up against the wall, don't gimme no lip son

From the New York Times "Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me?" For young people in my neighborhood, getting stopped and frisked is a rite of passage. We expect the police to jump us at any moment. We know the rules: don’t run and don’t try to explain,… more »
1 comment »  11:16:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Who's that peekin' in my window, now?

"As Banks Start Nosing Around Facebook and Twitter, the Wrong Friends Might Just Sink Your Credit": Lenddo, a Hong Kong-based microlending startup incubated in New York’s FinTech Innovation Lab, calls itself "the first credit scoring service that uses… more »
1 comment »  02:26:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Quote of the Day

"War Criminals in training!": It is both little-known and little-enforced, but Article 12, Section 24-B, Paragraph 7 of the Geneva Convention expressly forbids squatting up and down on the heads of fallen enemy soldiers in order to pantomime… more »
1 comment »  03:14:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Link of the Day

"If the Future of CNN is Donald Trump, the Future of CNN is a Funeral." Incredibly spot-on for a Forbes article. That the American media is frighteningly unapologetic about wasting our time time and time again over people like Trump, who never deserved… more »
1 comment »  09:11:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Phone Tap

"Your Android Phone Is Secretly Recording Everything You Do." I'm going to follow this closely. more »
1 comment »  03:07:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News, Technology


Outrage of the Day

From "Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks $13 Billion" via Bloomberg: The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret. Now, the rest of the world can see what it was missing.… more »
3 comments »  09:29:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Black wire touched red, the car was mine

Every year, I make sure to read the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's list of most stolen vehicles. This year, I was unfortunate enough to read the release of the list on Forbes. I was encouraged by the wise avoidance of hyping the threat… more »
2 comments »  02:54:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Quote of the Day

Well, well, well, one of my pet peeves gets aired in the Wall Street Journal: Everybody's heard the complaints about recruiting lately. But I believe that the real culprits are the employers themselves. With an abundance of workers to choose from,… more »
Leave a comment »  01:21:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


When it comes to the cash, we ain't equal

Michael Tanner of National Review Online asserts that we're becoming "Equally Poorer": According to data just released by the Tax Foundation, the top 1 percent of the wealthiest Americans earned 16.9 percent of all adjusted gross income in the Unit… more »
3 comments »  08:45:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Hey, yo kids! Remember when I used to be dope?

"Google dumps + from Boolean search tool." What I'm still salty about is the undocumented use of synonyms that ruin searches. Google now often replaces "Fedora" with the names of other Linux distributions like "Ubuntu" instead, which isn't a helpful… more »
1 comment »  09:53:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: News, Technology


History is real history

The new movie Anonymous, "dramatizes a fringe theory, unsupported by any historical evidence, according to which the works of Shakespeare were written by an Elizabethan aristocrat, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford." Stephen Marche, a professor of… more »
2 comments »  12:08:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News, Entertainment


Had my baby boy, couldn't get a circumcision

"Circumcision foes should cut it out, experts say." I've listened to the anti-circumcision crowd and I think their best point is that shit must hurt. That kid in that video clip is clearly being hurt, and hurt badly. Still, I must admit that when a… more »
1 comment »  10:24:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: News



Not that I use Yahoo! for anything these days, but reading this made sure I never will again: Thinking about e-mailing your friends and neighbors about the protests against Wall Street happening right now? If you have a Yahoo e-mail account, think… more »
Leave a comment »  01:26:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News, Books, Technology


It may get worse but we'll get through it

"FBI: U.S. violent crime down by 6% last year" Violent crime dropped 6% in 2010, marking the fourth straight year-to-year decline, while property crime was down for the eighth straight year, falling 2.7%, the FBI reported Monday. Robbery fell 10%,… more »
Leave a comment »  01:56:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Daily WTF?

Okay... more »
1 comment »  01:26:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Never in a scandal and I'm never caught schemin'

"And the most tolerant nation for sex scandals is..." from Yahoo! News: A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday shows 57 percent of Mexicans would be either very likely or somewhat likely to tolerate the sexual indiscretions of stars and politici… more »
3 comments »  03:49:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


So, don't believe everything your earlobe captures, it's mostly backwards

"9/11 and the Science of Controlled Demolitions." more »
1 comment »  09:30:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Raise Hell

"Executive Excess 2011: The Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging." [C]orporate tax dodging has gone so out of control that 25 major U.S. corporations last year paid their chief executives more than they paid Uncle Sam in federal income taxes. Taxes… more »
1 comment »  11:11:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved

Some businesses in this economy are hurting, even large corporate behemoths: For its third fiscal 2011 quarter, ending 30 July, Brocade's revenues were $503m, down from the preceding quarter's $548m, and also down from the year-ago quarter's $504m.… more »
1 comment »  01:17:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: News


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