Friday, September 15, 2006

Build it and they WONT come...

Today the house approved the building of a 700 mile fence along the Mexico-US border. This fence will cover approximately one third of the entire border area, and is expected to cost around $2 billion dollars to complete. The entire border "zone" is nearly 2000 miles long, and as of now we only have 75 miles of fencing to protect us from illegal immigration or terrorists crossing from Mexico. In my opinion this has been a long time coming, and it couldn’t have come quick enough. In recent months the border patrol has caught numerous men of "non-Mexican or Spanish decent", and upon further research it was determined that they were actually of Arab decent. This has lead to increasing concerns that terrorists are looking to use our porous southern border to sneak into this country. I look at this as a two tiered benefit; first we dramatically slow the influx of Spanish speaking illegals who are costing tax payers billions per year. Secondly, we can prevent terrorists from literally walking into our country with any number of weapons or “weaponized” agents. There is no good reason NOT to have a wall given that the Mexican authorities seem unwilling to help prevent people from heading north. Stopping illegal immigrant and stopping terrorism is a GOOD thing, and this wall can’t go up fast enough.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pass da 'dro man!

BMW has just announced that they will be building a limited number of hydrogen powered cars in 2007. The vehicle will be called the BMW Hydrogen 7, and it will be a 260 horse power 12 cylinder sedan based on the current 7 series. The vehicle will have a modified internal combustion engine that allows it to run on either regular gasoline or hydrogen fuel. BMW will be building 100 of the vehicles as an exclusive test, and "giving" 25 of them to us lucky Yanks. By giving the vehicle two tanks (one for gasoline and one for hydrogen), the range is expected to be over 400 miles with both tanks full. There is no price yet announced for the car, although it is based on the 760Li which carries a base sticker price of $118,900.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

I want my USC!

A man who was rejected by USC (University of Southern California) decided it was unfair and that he wanted to get even. He hacked into the school's computer system and stole personal information about other potential students from the database. The accessed records included applicants' names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers. This "brilliant" individual then proceeded to write about his crimes on his blog, and was eventually caught. In response to this incident, USC set up a toll-free line, and contacted the former applicants to urge them to carefully review their credit history.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

It's a sad day...

Steve Irwin, known to millions of people around the world as “The Crocodile Hunter” was killed in a freak accident yesterday. The Australian TV personality gained world wide attention when he began working on television shows for Animal Planet and the Discover Channel in 1996. He was known for his over the top antics and his apparent lack of fear when approaching dangerous animals. Steve was seen as both an avid environmentalist and one of the most knowledgeable reptile experts in the world. Steve was killed by a Bull Stingray that was hidden under the sand late Monday afternoon in Australia. He was filming a documentary and passed over the top of a submerged ray who then stabbed it's poisoned barb into his chest. It was a very unfortunate accident and Steve died within minutes. Steve Irwin is sure to be missed. I for one, will always remember his cries of "Crikey!" as he chased around the creatures he loved so much.

Have it YOUR way!

Welcome back fellow readers! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. In response to popular demand, I am opening up the comments section to anyone who wishes to post comments. YOU NO LONGER NEED TO REGISTER TO POST COMMENTS! My hope is that this will encourage more people to speak their mind.