Saturday Surfing: 1/29/2011

1/29/2011:

Some weekend food for thought – above and beyond the Mile Square…

Meche: Class act

Kansas City Royals pitcher Gil Meche was set to earn $12 million in the final year of his baseball contract. But he felt he wasn’t earning his keep – and decided to retire.

“When I signed my contract, my main goal was to earn it. Once I started to realize I wasn’t earning my money, I felt bad. I was making a crazy amount of money for not even pitching. Honestly, I didn’t feel like I deserved it. I didn’t want to have those feelings again.”

Why are people like this such the minority these days?

Kansas City Royals Class Act Gil Meche - Saturday Surfing: 1/29/2011

Corrupt Judges?

Chicago is considered one of the most corrupt cities in our country. Chicago is also famous for politicians like Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich, and of course Barack Obama.

An appellate court recently ruled that Emanuel didn’t qualify to run for Mayor due to residency requirements (written in black and white.) But the ruling was appealed, and the decision quickly reversed. Why is it that laws and rules are always bent in the favor of politicians? Here, there and everywhere!

Rahm Emanuel Slimy - Saturday Surfing: 1/29/2011

WTF is happening in our world?

A sign of things to come everywhere?

Pay attention to what’s happening in these parts of the world. Think it can’t happen here? Maybe. Maybe not. But “the people’s be angry” and note who they’re going after. Some scary stuff!

Egypt
Tunisia
Jordan
Yemen

And one thing to be very concerned withis how Egypt with just a “flick of a switch”shut down the internet. That put a huge kink in the ability for citizens to communicate and organize. What would happen in this country if they shut the internet down (and/or the telecommunication network?)

Crisis in Egypt - Saturday Surfing: 1/29/2011

Have a great weekend otherwise, Hoboken!

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homeworld
homeworld
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:12 am

It’s sad how Net Neutrality has been hijacked.

tigerpac
tigerpac
Monday, January 31, 2011 10:46 am

I agree with you on this, 411!

truth1
truth1
Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:06 pm

Politicians make the laws and appoint the Judges who make the decisions. OK. 💡

Kaiser Sosay
Kaiser Sosay
Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:15 am

egypy is a mess and i hope like most do that this can be resolved with the least amount of chaos…but just a hypothetical if we had our internet and cell communications shut down in this country?for most it would be like trying to walk again..oh no i cant use facebook to let everyone know that im having a crisis with my hair and now i have to leave the house to shop for groceries,etc..for the people who work from home i will feel for them,income is income and a job is a job.but with this white house,congress and house of reps along with people in this country who believe they know whats best from what we eat to what we listen to, along with regulating everyday rights as people..once again ill take my lumps here because a good portion of this city is full of elitists(not all mind you but a good portion)

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