Graphic of the day: Complete Nonsense
Residents of Hills reject plan for city water system
Are Firefox developers and Google a little too cozy with one another?
Perhaps they're more than just friendly on business terms -- and it's possible that such a relationship creates some hazards and pitfalls. But even if Google were the prime mover behind anything Firefox, they're still less bound-together than Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Live Search. There's still room for a third browser in the market, and though Opera become a better program than it once was, it just hasn't captured much market share.
Dow average plunges, but it doesn't really matter
Just because stock prices fell by 2.6% in a day (compounded over 200 business days in a year, that would be a 99.5% annualized drop) really doesn't mean anything except that some people lost their heads. Did the economy lose 2.6% of its momentum between 4:00 yesterday and 4:00 today? Certainly not. A day like today ought to be a reminder why Warren Buffett is richer than any day-trader alive: He buys based on value, not price.
Sen. Hagel is concerned that a draft may be unavoidable
That's not the same as saying he wants it to happen -- just that he's worried that President Bush may be committing too many American forces in too many places without relief. Says the Senator: "War is nothing noble or good; it's all about brutality and suffering, and that should frighten you and intimidate you into doing what's right, to prevent going to war." A draft would be a terrible thing for the country, since it would de-professionalize the military.
How to combat the silent treatment
A hilarious guide from Basic Instructions, a four-panel comic with some of the driest humor anywhere