Friday, December 14, 2012

Google Zeitgeist 2012

Did you catch Google's latest Zeitgeist video?  No???  Well, here it is.  It would be worth digging back into the old videos for past years, too.  Just do a search on YouTube...

From the Google Official Blog:
"Zeitgeist 2012: What piqued your curiosity this year?"

From Google's YouTube channel:
"Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review"

And the Google Zeitgeist 2012 website:

1.2 trillion searches.
146 languages.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Right to Work

Did you catch the news from Michigan lately?  Did you see the eloquent arguments from union workers, arguing their point of view?  If not, you can find them here:

From MackinacCenter:
"Unions Right-to-Work Protesters Take Down 'Worker Freedom' Tent"

Another from MackinacCenterMackinacCenter:
"The AFP-Michigan Tent: A Casualty of Union Mob Tactics"

From PatriotPost:
"Union Goons Tear Down AFP Tent at Michigan Right-to-Work Rally"

From AforP:
"Brutality & Violence from Union Protestors, AFP Activists Trampled On"

From WatchdogOrg:
"Inside view as unions tear down AFP tent"

From JobCreatorsSolutions:
"Cutting Up AFP Tent on Michigan Capitol Lawn"
This last video has someone questioning the union scum, and the union scum not having any answers to her questions.

That reminds me of my own union experience.  Yes, I was a member of Hotel and Restaurant Workers Local 122 in Milwaukee a long time ago, for about four years.  The biggest impact the union ever had on me was that it protected drunks from getting fired--even though all of us who worked with the drunks would gladly have fired them.  They simply didn't pull their weight on the job.

So naturally, this news story caught my eye.  From the Detroit News:
"Chrysler reinstates 13 workers fired for drinking on job" by Bryce G. Hoffman

Not enough evidence?  Videotape is not evidence?  Amazing.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quote of the Day: Cicero on Government

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Does this quote remind you of any current events?  It should...

"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious."  - Roman philosopher and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Google Shuts Down GMail

What were you doing around 10:45-11a eastern yesterday?  Were you using GMail?  I doubt it!

Did you know WHY Gmail shut down?  From The Onion:
"Google Shuts Down Gmail For Two Hours To Show Its Immense Power",27610/

More information, from Twitter: