May 12, 2011

I wonder how much taxpayer funding is involved here.

Headline: Scientists report changes in vegetation determine how animals migrate. Well no sh*t, Sherlock. I wonder how much taxpayer money went into the funding of that study.

Headline: Widespread Flaws in Weather Stations Networks Used to Track National Temperature Trends, Says New Study. Like the old saying goes when it comes to computing, “garbage in, garbage out”.

Headline: White House calls rapper Common ’socially conscious,’ opposes cop killing lyrics. OK, White House, so which is it?

Headline: Michigan Cops Cage Caped Crusader In Bizarre Rooftop Incident. No word on whether Robin was anywhere to be found.

Headline: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent. Amazing what your poll numbers will show when your Dem/Rep/Ind split oversamples Democrats by a whopping 17%, when in the recent mid-terms the split was 31/28/26. Not that I expect any kind of journalistic integrity from the AP, but don’t they realize anyone with five minutes of time could analyze their sample and see how nutty it was?

Headline: Postal Service reports billions in losses. You call that news? I’ll tell you what would be news, if the USPS posted a profit. Last week I mailed my Mother’s Day card on a Monday from Arizona, and it took a week – a week! – for my mom to get it in Massachusetts. If there was ever a government agency that could be replaced by the private sector it would be the USPS.

Headline: Philip Morris Int. CEO: Cigs not that hard to quit. I mean, that’s just absurd.

Headline: Scientists stung by theft of research bees. Heh. Now there’s someone who knows how to write a catchy headline.

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  1. Making the postal service private would simply hasten its demise. The government doesn’t mind losing money hand over fist year after year but the private sector won’t tolerate it. Their competition is just too tough. Email is faster and cheaper for most communication. To turn a profit just carrying the mail they do carry, they’d have to raise prices into the Fedex and UPS price ranges. That said, I think I prefer the quick death to the slow one, too. The specter of postal workers marching on Washington scares me, though. 🙂

    Comment by Rob — May 12, 2011 @ 3:34 pm


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