Stimulus Weatherization Buys Shoddy Work

October 20, 2010

Report: In Obama’s Chicago, stimulus weatherization money buys shoddy work, widespread fraud | Washington Examiner

Every time I heard the president try to sell weatherization I thought of the same ridiculous claim that inflating tires was going to help with gas prices.

Wasn’t this guy supposed to be smart? Hell, Bush could come up with these ideas with one arm tied behind his brain.


Apple – I Just Don’t Get It

October 20, 2010

Apple unveils new MacBook Air, previews revamped Mac OS X – Yahoo! News

Okay, so some minor build up as Apple announces two new laptop models… MacBook Air 11″ and 13″ models. Here’s what caught my eye (and what I don’t get about the whole Apple thing):

Starting at $1,299 for the new 13-inch Air ($200 cheaper than last year’s entry-level Air) and $999 for the 11.6-inch version, both models sport Intel Core 2 Duo processors…

Core 2 Duo? Thats an old processor model… Intel Core i processors have been out for months – why is Apple attempting to sell new sizzle with an older line of processors? And at those prices?!!

I just bought a 13″ Dell Vostro with Core i5 processor, 4Gb RAM and 230Gb hard drive for $580. That was tax, license, shipping… EVERYTHING… delivered to my door in two days. And I could have gotten it for a lot less if I chose a Core 2 Duo processor!

I just don’t understand how Apple mesmerizes their customers into paying top dollar for what is quite simply older generation performance.

Oh, and I do own an iPod Touch so I’m not just a PC guy slamming anything Apple.

How To Deal With Terrorists

October 11, 2010

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Because, if you haven’t been paying attention, this is how they deal with us.

Global Warming – Redefining Scientists

October 10, 2010

Hal Lewis: My Resignation From The American Physical Society

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

SHOCKER: Rampant Fraud Threat to China

October 7, 2010

Instapundit » Blog Archive » SHOCKER: Rampant Fraud Threat to China’s Brisk Ascent. “The exposure of Mr. Zheng’s faked cred…

This is what I’ve been waiting for all along… everyone is claiming China has their act together, they have the manufacturing sector, the growth, the MONEY. And yet corruption will leave them bankrupt like everyone else.

Wait and see – a country of that size with a communist government able to eliminate inconvenient checks and balances… and you have a situation ripe for fraud.