Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Headline DS #73 - Pig Farmers Fear Stigma From Flu

"Pig Farmers Fear Stigma From Flu" is from the April 29, 2009 edition of the Express. Even though this particular strain of swine flu cannot be transmitted by eating pork products of any kind, pork sales are down. It's such an unfortunate name. Come on people, pork is a tasty treat! In the words of Vincent Vega, "Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste good!" Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Headline DS #72 - Genome of Cow Mapped

"Genome of Cow Mapped" is from the April 24, 2009 edition of the Express. Now that we know the tasty gene, we can make more tasty cows! We win at science! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Headline DS #71 - Time for Twitter in Tikrit?

"Time for Twitter in Tikrit?" is from the April 23, 2009 edition of the Express. A group of internet entrepreneurs including a co-founder of twitter and representatives from Google and Yahoo are in Baghdad (yes, the mispelling bagdad is on purpose) to meet with Iraqi leadership to discuss business opportunities in what they think is a growing market. Now it may seem silly to hawk your web 2.0 in a country that can't guarantee electricity for the 5% who have internet access that's no better than modem speeds. But almost everyone in Iraq has a cell phone. The mobile web market could be potentially very profitable. Web 2.0, always looking for the quick dangerous buck. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Headline DS #70 - Torture Charges Possible

"Torture Charges Possible" is from the April 22, 2009 edition of the Express. President Obama said he would support a Congressional investigation of the interrogation tactics approved by the previous administration including the practice of water-boarding by the CIA. Thank you! It's about time they were held accountable for something. We can't fight a war on terror when we're torturing prisoners who haven't even been charged with anything. I'm hoping for an independent commission to look into this like the 911 Commission. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Headline DS #69 - Big Banks May Need More Help

"Big Banks May Need More Help" is from the April 20, 2009 edition of the Express. You know, at some point, unless we want to federalize all the failing banks, some of them are just going to have to fail. Period. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Headline DS #68 - Sending E-Mails, Texting Banned in Howard Vehicles

"Sending E-Mails, Texting Banned in Howard Vehicles" is from the April 17, 2009 edition of he Express. County workers in Howard County Maryland will no longer be able to send or receive text messages and email while driving county owned vehicles. Um... DUH! Why is it taking so long for this to be banned nation wide? Distributed by Tubemogul.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Headline DS #67 - Pirates Attack in Retaliation

"Pirates Attack in Retaliation" is from the April 16, 2009 edition of the Express. I'm still completely baffled that pirates are running around in the new millennium. Now that we've thrown down the glove, the violence on the high seas is going to escalate quickly. But until conditions in Somalia improve, which doesn't seem terribly likely, we're in for a long fight. Distributed by Tubemogul.