Week In Review

Quote of the week

“I am ashamed to have laughed at such incompetence and government bungling that is destroying America and, putting a serious look on my face, I say that the lesson to be learned here is that we have been betrayed by Congress, again and again, as it screws up everything it touches, which is what government routinely does, which is why it is obvious that the Constitution never meant for them to be doing this.” – The Mogambo Guru

I.O.U.S.A Screening August 21st

I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. As the Baby Boomer generation prepares to retire, will there even be any Social Security benefits left to collect? Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions. more…

McMansion Ghost Towns

“Since real-estate tanked, many new planned communities across the country are half-empty, with for-sale signs outnumbering residents by a large margin. Daily life in these developments seems a bit post-cataclysmic. Children play on elaborate but empty playgrounds. They walk their dogs past rows of shiny houses that have never been lived in. Voices echo up and down the block. Unfinished houses and vacant lots strewn with construction debris clutter the horizon.” more…

The Market Process in Action

“‘The market’ is not an outcome, nor is it an end unto itself. Rather, the market is a process by which people discover effective (and not so effective) ways to satisfy our needs and wants. Entrepreneurship is essential; this consists of appraising the factors of production in the market and undertaking new production plans based on the expectation that such an endeavor will be profitable. Those who choose wisely are rewarded with profits. Those who choose poorly are punished with losses.” more…

IBM, Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free Desktops Worldwide

For the first time, IBM and leading Linux distributors Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell and Red Hat will join forces globally with their hardware partners to deliver Microsoft-free personal computing choices with Lotus Notes and Lotus Symphony in the one billion-unit desktop market worldwide by 2009. more…

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act

Amazing revelations have emerged concerning already existing government plans to overhaul the way the internet functions in order to apply much greater restrictions and control over the web. more…

And now the numbers

Which I do not have this week, and what’s more it’s almost next week, which because of my move is surely going to be a little light. We’ll see… I get internet at home on Thursday. If I can catch up with my reading I will. Otherwise it will be “just the numbers”. Sorry for the delay in getting this out. No time on Sunday or Monday. No internet Friday or Saturday.

The drive to Ann Arbor was good, no surprises. Our stuff is unloaded, but still needs arranging. The dogs are settling in. The neighborhood is great. The couple across the street baked us a pumpkin spice cake! There’s this little orange and white cat Sammy that likes to visit everyone on the block and come in their houses. I hope my dogs don’t eat him.

Until next time, have a great week!

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