Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BlackBerry Outage
BlackBerry service remains down in five continents. It's getting so bad, that at least a half dozen businessmen were forced to speak to their children last night.

Solar Scandal
SunPower got $1.2 billion in government loans and then sent its production to Mexico... but that was only after it was unsuccessful in sending its workers to the sun.

Penalty Poll
A new poll says 35% of Americans oppose the death penalty. Of course, that may be 35% of Americans who are now on death row.

Buffett Cash
Warren Buffett says he made $62 million last year and only paid taxes on $39 million of that. But the biggest outrage is that Buffett still used he senior citizen discount at Denny's all year.

Obama Fundraising
President Obama raised $70 million for his campaign this summer. There's no word yet on whether he'll be giving that money to the 99% of American candidates who don't have any money.

October 13th

54: Nero ascends to the Roman throne. Fire insurance premiums shoot through the roof.

1999: The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, opting instead for the Incomprehensible Test Ban Treaty two days later.

2010: The CopiapĆ³ mining accident in CopiapĆ³, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue. But after a week above ground with their wives they all demand to be put back in the hole.


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