Saturday, December 31, 2005

Bush Didn't ...... Lie?

Got this from the Chicago Tribune, Seems they set off to see whether Bush really did mislead the country so much, Read the whole thing, very interesting, it's also interesting that this is an actual mainstream media outlet that doesn't seem particularly biased, score a point for the Tribune, and top see that maybe intelligence based on pictures taken from space thousands of miles away maybe isn't the best answer for finding out about things.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Hmm... What next?

The whirlwind life of Scott Peterson continues, as he's now got new counsel for his appeals against his death sentence he received earlier this year. The two lawyers he's gotten are the same lawyers that are representing the Menendez Brothers for the same thing. Seems his high profile case won't get out of the limelight. We'll be hearing about Scott Peterson for a long time to come.

what a waste

I am so sick of reading news like this, as it seems that the thugs that do this have absolutley no regard for life, and it truly is a horrific shame that there is a serious loss of life on the Streets of San Francisco. Sad part is, I really don't think that the handgun ban that will come into effect soon in the city will do any good, there seems to be a bit of a disconnect in believing that banning guns will take the guns away from the evil punks that kill, like they're gonna hand in their guns like any other law abiding citizen. It's a crying shame that these things happen to people, and it makes me sick that I still read about this kind of stuff going on.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Brief return

Been dormant for a while, but decided to get back up, been getting some great material lately, and wanted to post this.
After a brief training session on the new Maxus, one of my co-workers shook his head and said "I give LDV 6 months. Well, LDV has recently been purchased by a private equity group to save the ailing business. The Maxus was set for release a couple years ago, but their joint venture with Daewoo went bust when Daewoo couldnt go through on the deal with their own problems. LDV makes news because it is basically the last genuine British vehicle manufacturer that exists. Foden was purchased by Paccar about a decade ago, and Paccar has announced that Foden production will cease in 2006, due to ailing sales. ERF was purchased by MAN, and I can't see MAN putting the effort to keep ERF afloat much longer either. What has caused the British MAnufacturers to all have such serious problems? One can look to the story of Rover MG for a good answer. Will pursue that angle tomorrow.