Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dews Tuesday Rundown...

Hard to settle back into the long work week after a three-day weekend and all, but there have been quite a few things going on in the world to report on.

Leading off today is the big 35th Anniversary of the landmark legal decision in "Roe vs Wade", which was decided January 22nd, 1973. I'm sure there will be pictures to follow this (as yours truly happens to be kinda close to the corporate headquarters in downtown DC), because they're usually kind of entertaining unless they get too graphic. I would normally be a little worried about one of these nuts doing something, but having survived 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, I'm pretty much invincible now I think.


Continuing with more domestic issues, the economy continues to make its slide into the toilet. Recession appears inevitable if not already the current economic situation:

It was the first time the Fed altered the target federal funds rate between
scheduled meetings since the markets reopened after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks. The cut was the biggest one-day rate move by the Fed since it lowered
rates by a full percentage point in December 1991, when the country was trying
to emerge from recession.

Seems like it was a good idea to elect a president that was a business major afterall huh? That damn Clinton Lawyer guy did such a crappy job with the economy for so long and all, I'm not at all surprised the damn sheep in the midwest elected these thugs.


Finally Google is doing something that creeps me the hell out...

Normally Google can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, but with the launch of a new service called "23andme", I'm starting to get a little worried how they plan to integrate this new info into the likes of Google Docs and Gmail...

The Web site, which takes its name from the 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up each person's genome, says it will display more than half a million data points
in users' genomes in a form they can visualize and understand
The site does not currently make interpretations about a user's risk for developing such diseases as cancers, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, though users could in
some cases get help from experts to make some basic assessments..

This just opens up a world of issues to me. Mostly with insurance companies having access to any information that may expose a condition that your DNA is betraying that you may be more likely to have... Truly some scary stuff for the future of healthcare.


Finally, having watched the Democratic debates last night and realizing (quoting my good friend "Speculation Amok" on this) that the only adult running for President on the Democratic side is former Senator John Edwards, I have decided to throw my support behind his candidacy (for whatever that is worth :) ).

Seriously, watching Hillary and Obama bicker and bitch the entire time just disgusted me to no end. That and I have yet to hear a real idea from Obama other then some "hope and change" jingoistic nonesense in lieu of any real policy.

Its not too late America! Stop backing those two jackasses and jump on board the "Adult" bandwagon! Support a candidate that has some real ideas about what to do to solve our problems and isn't totally in the pockets of the same old groups...

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