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News: 02-05-2008 – Super Tuesday, McCain’s Conservatism, Arctic Ice, and Reducing Methane

Posted by The Diatribe Guy on February 5, 2008

It’s Super Tuesday!!

Well, obviously the big news today is in the political arena. This is just one story that tells us about all the races taking place. As of this writing, we know that Romney won Maine a few days ago (after hints that Paul may actually sneak in there) and this was generally ignored. In delegate count, McCain and Romney are projected very close at the moment, but you wouldn’t know it to hear that McCain has supposedly all but wrapped things up.

Romney took another hit today in West Virginia, where all 18 delegates went to Mike Huckabee. It is alleged that there was a maneuver by the McCain folks to vote for Huckabee after it was clear that McCain would not win the delegates. By doing this, they kept Romney from gaining any momentum. Perhaps a bit shifty, but it’s politics and certainly is nothing unheard of.

Anyway, it is expected that McCain will take a large lead tonight, but that there may be no clear Democratic front-runner. We shall see.

What is clear is that there is a lot of dissention in conservative ranks about McCain, in particular from Rush Limbaugh. A few days ago, Ann Coulter also said she would back Clinton over McCain.

While I respect the opinion of these fine conservative voices, I have to take issue with actually suggesting that it is a good idea to support the Democratic candidate for any reason other than believing they are the best candidate. I would think the better strategy is to find a Third Party candidate who is conservative (such as the Constitution Party). Read the rest of this entry »


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News: 02-01-2008 – Search and Monopolize, China winter Syndrome, Antarctic Ice, Noah’s Ark of Seeds

Posted by The Diatribe Guy on February 1, 2008

I Guess We Have Time for a Quick Merge…

This was the big news of the day in the business world. Two giants in the tech industry talking about getting together and taking down Google. I post it here because my radio and TV and Internet told me that this was a big deal.

Here’s the thing I don’t really understand. Taken from the point of view of a random consumer, why do I care? I have my Yahoo! Mailbox and I search with Google. By now, it’s habit. I am trying to imagine a scenario where that habit is broken. I’m sure some will check it all out, but I’m too lazy. Seems like a lot of money, especially when you see the actual Yahoo! Market share. Combine the two entities and it still doesn’t touch Google.

This is becoming a humanitarian crisis

I alluded to the winter weather in China, but things just get worse. It looks like there are more storms on the way, too. I’ve seen a picture from China where the Palm Trees are covered in snow. Amazing stuff. Thankfully, I saw a news report today that said some trains started running. I can’t imagine how long it will take to get this situation handled, but at least there’s some hope. Read the rest of this entry »

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