Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 29

Superman renounces his "U.S. citizenship" … Politicians soon to follow.

Apparently Superman is ready to go global.  I don’ t know about you, but this storyline seems increasingly similar to views held by some Americans in elected office.  Despite the fact that Superman is an alien immigrant that pays no taxes, has no birth certificate, and cannot vote, Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship in Action Comics #900 released yesterday.    Although Superman was traditionally …

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Apr 29

Superman renounces his “U.S. citizenship” … Politicians soon to follow.

Apparently Superman is ready to go global.  I don’ t know about you, but this storyline seems increasingly similar to views held by some Americans in elected office.  Despite the fact that Superman is an alien immigrant that pays no taxes, has no birth certificate, and cannot vote, Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship in Action Comics #900 released yesterday.    Although Superman was traditionally …

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Apr 28

News You Didn't Expect to Hear: GM is Number One

Toyota announced that their worldwide auto production capacity will not be fully restored until October.  The announcement made a virtually certainty of something that was likely going to happen anyway but nobody expected, certainly not so soon. General Motors is the best selling car company in the world. When Toyota took the number one sales position …

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Apr 28

News You Didn’t Expect to Hear: GM is Number One

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Toyota announced that their worldwide auto production capacity will not be fully restored until October.  The announcement made a virtually certainty of something that was likely going to happen anyway but nobody expected, certainly not so soon. General Motors is the best selling car company in the world. When Toyota took the number one sales position …

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Apr 27

What makes us a great country?

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What makes us a great country?   To many, this is not a hard question, perhaps even rhetorical.   Anyone that took U.S. history 101 can quickly think to our founders and the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776.   The text of the second section of the Declaration of Independence reads: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all …

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Apr 26

LA Lakers offer perspective on capitalism’s fair weather fans

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GQ magazine recently released its ranking of America’s worst sports fans.  While most fans made the list for being “bottle-throwers, couch-torchers, sexual harassers, projectile vomiters” or something equally despicable, the Los Angeles Lakers registered at number 15 simply for being fair weathered.  The magazine cited widespread abandonment in 1991 when Magic Johnson retired and a …

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Apr 25

Apple 2Q-2011: The iPhone as Superhero.

Apple just announced their second quarter earnings.  Once again, the results were impressive: an 83% jump in revenue over the year before and an even higher increase in profits.   What was more interesting was the product breakdown behind the numbers.  It was not what one might have expected.  Also telling was the fact that management’s forecast was …

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Apr 23

The Android Army

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From the title of this article you might be envisioning some cool science fiction story about legions of robots defending the galaxy.  Unfortunately it is actually about soldiers using smartphones, which in its own way is still kind of cool.  It is also definitely not fiction. The Department of Defense has accepted for further development and testing …

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Apr 22

Spending That Pays for Itself

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Occasionally one is faced with a moment of clarity; a choice that forces a display of where someone’s true priorities lie.  This occurs when two professed priorities are placed at odds against each other.  Congressional Republicans recently faced this dilemma.  What was foremost on their minds? Is it reducing the deficit, making the government run sensibly like a business, or shrinking …

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Apr 21

Why Google's +1 button and the narcissistic Internet is a bad idea

Recently, Google introduced a new feature called Google +1.  The announcement is clearly aimed at facebook’s ‘like’ button.  It will begin by adding a ‘+1’ button to each entry in a search result but soon it will be possible to have web sites add Google +1 buttons to go along with the facebook like buttons and …

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