Showing posts from March 14, 2004
Not made in the USA. July 2003 : Bush bans imports from Burma. March 2004. Bush uses Burmese slave labour (at the whopping rate of 7¢ per hour) to produce the official apparel on the bush04 website. Clever. That wouldn't have anything to do with o-u-t-s-o-u-r-c-i-n-g would it? Or being a h-y-p-p-o-c-r-i-t-e?
Tsssss hot hot hot. Remember two weeks ago we had nearly 50cm of snow on the ground? Today it's a balmy 23°C outside. Yes, summer is definitely on the way. We don't need that silly "spring" thing. Went to find out about buffalograss this morning. Seems like we've chosen a good replacement for our lawn. The fun starts in four weeks or so.
This is an odd story, which is likely totally true. If it is, it's a lapse of Judgement for Apple: The surviving members of The Beatles are about to sue Apple Computers over the iPod, iTunes and Apple Music. Several years ago Apple Computers paid the Beatles a whopping $48 million for copyright infringement. Why? The Beatles record label was called "Apple Records". Apparently Apple Computers signed an agreement with the Beatles' Apple Records that they would never ever ever have a company called Apple Music and that they would never ever ever go into the music business. But when Steve Jobs launched the iPod and all its ancillary products....... It seems the lawsuit is imminent and the only remaining question is "which jurisdiction it falls in - the U.S. or the U.K?" The Beatles' songs are just about the only ones not carried on the iTunes service. Now you know why.
Here's another shocker. Sort of. Well maybe not. The Bush Administration is being investigated for producing “ready made” television news packages where actors were paid to pose as journalists. “TV news releases” were sent to local stations to be run as part of main news programmes. The Feds have launched an investigation into whether the adverts were “propaganda”, amid allegations that they were an attempt to “manipulate the press”. And the topic? Bush's Medicare bill. Basically in an attempt to bamboozle the public, they hired actors, faked the news stories about it being "a good idea" and sent the tapes to be aired on the evening news.
Looks like it's the same old story. Last of the snow has gone, temperature is up in the mid teens and we're heading for 24°C this weekend. Summer's here! We've skipped spring as usual and gone straight from winter to summer :-)