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Maggie’s Notebook has a list of foreign countries receiving billions in Stimulus funds.  (via Doug Ross) As long as we’re talking about Billions, Bruce McQuain at Q and O talks about the $5 billion the IRS sent to identity thieves last year. Tell me Child Protective Services won’t be all over this guy. The Czar […]

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Only three, but worth checking out. 1)  A collection of images related to the “you didn’t build that” meme. (via SDA) 2)  A video done in the style of the anti-drug films they used to show us in the 70’s.  Who knew catnip could be so dangerous? 3)  A link to a link and a […]

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More stuff I planned to write about but didn’t and/or stuff I just meant to pass on.  (In other words, I’m cleaning out my browser tabs…) A reason to feel sorry for the President. Frank J. Fleming explains how to not appear to be crazy on the internet. OK.  Enough with the humor/sarcasm/stuff that would […]

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Time to clean out the browser tabs. 6 facts it’s okay to forget you know (via GeekPress) How many seconds would it take to break your password? (also via GeekPress).  I’ve talked about this before, but it bears talking about again.  Those of us who have worked in government have often run up against rules […]

Video Links

People send me links to videos regularly.  I rarely watch them all the way through, especially the political ones.  Probably because I have the attention span of a ferret on meth, I find the arguments, statements, and the “gotcha” moments mostly tedious.  I even have trouble watching most of the “cute” and “amazing” videos that […]

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Sunday night link dump

1. Leg-iron on why computerized bureaucracy will fail: If the EU did create a Skynet it would spend all its time looking for smokers in pubs and counting how many calories we all eat. It would consume gigawatts of power to monitor our TVs and kettles. It would record every single Email, blog post, chat […]

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Quote of the Week

Wait.  I already did that this week.  Maybe I’ll just have to go with a Quote of the Day.  Anyway, here are four more Quotes of the Whatever. From Law Dog, another of his answers to the 2nd Amendment “20 questions“: Do you believe that 30,000 gun deaths a year is too many? Compared to […]

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Time to clear the browser tabs

Here’s the stuff I’ve been accumulating for the last week, intending to write long, pithy essays about each: You may have heard that the poverty rate has increased lately (obviously, those of us who are employed need pay more taxes so the Government can do something about it, right?)  Actual poverty rate numbers from Carpe […]

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