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Non-Apology - 2 Cents
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Classic non-apology from Lori Berenson, convicted of aiding terrorists in Peru.

"If my coming to Peru has meant harm to the country, I am sorry and I regret it."

And: "If my participation, although secondary, contributed to violence in society, I am deeply sorry and I regret it."

IF?!
16 Aug 2010
Mark Nichols 
Sleazy Business - 5 Cents
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Do companies have souls? I know at least one that doesn't.
15 Aug 2010
Mark Nichols 
Comment - 2 Cents
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Another winner comment from the web. In an article featured on Yahoo! about MacGyver and awesome things he's done, many in the comment section fell back to the standard posts - "you misspell words and are thus stupid." "Obama this" and "Bush that".

This loo loo is a win:
"In a future episode [MacGyver] uses the binary code to not only delete posts that declare someone stupid just because they misspell a word, but also shock them with their own keyboard, killing all 3 remaining brain cells."
21 May 2010
Mark Nichols 
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"When are we going to have an environmental catastrophe that only kills mosquitoes?"
14 May 2010
Mark Nichols 
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Energy Efficient Yahoo article

The above link is an article discussing how to get the US government's energy efficient stamp of approval.

The problem being they don't verify energy efficiency. The article claims once the product is launched testing is then done. Classic "get the program set up and we'll figure it out later" organization. Granted, checking after product launch is probably still important because product specs could change before launching in market.

But this feels eerily similar to the recent health bill passage. Set it up, and we'll figure it out later.

Hopefully things work out, though, for the better.... I still haven't reviewed the health bill and all of its possible ramifications (and probably neither has Congress...).
26 Mar 2010
Mark Nichols 
Hand Sanitizer - 2 Cents
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The world needs to know that hand sanitizer is not a substitute for washing your hands. If you pick through a pile of poo then use hand sanitizer, all you have is sanitized poo on your hands. You still need to wash them.

The principle holds when considering filters and boiling water. If you have an iffy water source and you just boil your water, all you have is sanitized dirty water. If you don't want to drink dirt, you need to filter it, too.

Just sayin'.
28 Jan 2010
Mark Nichols 
Jackson Pollock - 2 Cents
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Smithsonian article about Jackson Pollock's breakout painting, Mural. He apparently painted his name in the background of the work... but I think I can find my name in the painting too, which makes him an über-genius since he didn't even know me back in 1943!
26 Sep 2009
Mark Nichols 
Irksome Driving - 2 Cents
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Pretty good article on bad driving habits. The gist is, "Focus on driving" and "'Doing your thing' doesn't matter when driving is a community experience. Pay attention."
03 Aug 2009
Mark Nichols 
Article link about condo owners finding reason to hold up a development and claiming they were right and settling for a bazillion dollars even though they were offered way more than value originally because they were going to drag their feet and hold up the show just because they wanted to live the new "American Dream" of getting rich quick without justification because why should anyone earn it anymore when you can find a quarterback or corporation or hospital to sue where the legal headaches you create are worse than the parting of money?

(Would the above be a run-on sentence? Actually, would it be a run-on question?) : )
25 Jul 2009
Mark Nichols 
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