Saturday, April 17, 2010

Big Ben Roethlisberger Cops A Feel

Big Ben Roethlisberger joins President Bill Clinton in having accomplices for his sexual escapades with twenty-something females. Clinton had the Secret Service watch the doors to the Oval Office during his encounter(s) with Monica Lewinsky, and Roethlisberger apparently had Pennsylvania State Trooper Ed Joyner and Coraopolis, PA, police officer Anthony Barravecchio ensure his privacy during an encounter with a college student in a Milledgeville, GA nightclub, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Newspapers.

He may have had a little help from Milledgeville Police Sergeant Jerry Blash as well.

That's another way of using protection, I guess.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Preventable Tragedy at Upper Big Branch Mine

The tragedy of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster is not just the terrible loss of 29 miners and the devastating impact on their families and communities. It’s magnified by the fact that it was preventable. Its cause was greed. Mining operations continued while safety citations were fought in court. The mine had 48 “unwarrantable failure orders,” issued when a mine operator knowingly violates a mine safety regulation, last year. The real tragedy will take place if Massey Energy and CEO Don Blankenship are allowed to return to business as usual.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A Step Backward for Creative R&D

The market normally rewards creative solutions to problems. And creative was the perfect description of the Whizzinator, developed by Gerald W. Wills, 67, of Los Angeles. The Whizzinator, a male prosthetic device, along with a product called Number 1, provided the perfect way for pilots, truck drivers and others to cheat on drug tests.

Wills and his partner, Robert D. Catalano, 65, of Huntington Beach, California, pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiracy to sell drug paraphernalia.

Now that's what I call a head shop.