Saturday Surfing: 2/5/2011


Some more weekend web tidbits – above and beyond the Mile Square… including reader suggestions!

Saturday Surfing Hoboken NJ February 5 2011

Trump: Economic collapse coming

Hoboken411 reader Tony sent this link in, saying that even Donald Trump is warning about an economic collapse. Some points made were:

#2 “….you’re going to pay $25 for a loaf of bread pretty soon. Look at what’s happening with our food prices. They’re going through the roof. We could end up being another Egypt. You could have riots in our streets also.”


#7 “We’re like a whipping post for other countries. We are standing there and just being beaten by South Korea, by Mexico, by China, by India.”

This might be a smartphone worth having

Yanko Design Flip Phone ConceptWhile I use a Blackberry for email purposes here at Hoboken411 – I’m a bit apprehensive to jump on every last smartphone trend. Have you noticed the up-tick in ads and commercials for 4G smartphones? Is that how people find worth in their lives these days? Status updates?

However, this cool “concept phone” I saw recently really is a piece of work. If something like this future flip phone can become a reality one of these days, I’d consider switching.

Wired said:

“In its triangular position (seen above), the phone rests on flat surfaces elegantly, reminiscent of a bedside alarm clock at some futuristic Motel 6. But if you don’t have plans to dream of electric sheep any time soon, the Flip can shift into a slimmer version of itself, collapsing and tucking away one of its three super AMOLED screens between the outer two.

Each of the Flip’s three sides are connected by steel mesh links, so snapping it apart comes as no easy feat. And if you absentmindedly happen to sit on the phone, the Gorilla Glass screen covers can withstand a good ass whupping.”

How do you like this concept? Could it ever come to fruition?

More smoking bans in NYC

Buying and smoking cigarettes is completely legal in the United States. The U.S. Government collects billions of dollars in taxes from this industry every year. Yet laws are constantly passed restricting use of this legal product. This week, the NYC City Council voted to ban smoking in city parks and beaches too! (Another hidden tax for those who use this legal substance in prohibited places).

One of the dissenting council members said: “the ban is going against our liberty of the people of New York City. As someone who wants to breathe clean air, I think we are going too far and being intrusive.”

You’d have to go to Indonesia to have the right to do whatever you want:

Enjoy your weekend!

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 8:27 am

I’m on Atkins so I don’t mind the $25 loaf of bread.

That interview reminded me of the Chris Farley interviewing Paul Mccartney bit on SNL. What high school is she interviewing him for? Second, you’re going to listen to a guy in regards to economics who files for bankruptcy every other week? He might have the records in this category.

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