December 21, 2011
BRUCE A. BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND
The news as I see it and the views as I want them.
December 21 is … Look At The Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day, National French Fried Shrimp Day, and Hamburger Day
WHAT A DAY TODAY IS!
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The Korean guy is still dead. Good deal.
This headline tells quite a bit about what is wrong with the moral and ethical fabric of America.
Whoopi Goldberg Denies Farting On 'The View'
I hope the contract required the private prison operator to have adequate insurance. Colorado taxpayers are going to pay somebody something for this accident. The Colorado State Patrol says a guard and an inmate have died after a prison van lost control on an icy highway.
The van was pulling a trailer when it rolled over Monday on Interstate 70 about five miles east of Limon. Nine inmates and two Corrections Corporation of America employees were in the vehicle.
Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA says the van was one of two taking inmates from the private company's Kit Carson Correctional Facility in Burlington to the Limon Correctional Facility. Survivors were taken to hospitals with moderate to serious injuries. Troopers say the female guard driving the van was the only person wearing a seatbelt. She died at the scene. There was freezing drizzle near Limon at the time. CCA said high winds may have contributed to the accident.
Shares of Bank of America Corp traded below $5 on Monday for the first time since the depths of the current bear market in March 2009.
The stock hit a session low of $4.96, and with more than 245 million shares traded so far its volume-weighted average price was $5.0432. The stock closed at $5.20 on Friday. Shares of financial institutions have declined on worries about the global economy and the possible exposure to sovereign defaults in Europe.
I think that major public relations snafu Bank of UnAmerica created when it announced it was going to start charging customers $5.00 per month to do business with them started the downfall. They have since backed off the monthly fee. Don’t we all remember the New Coke? That did not work either. Americans are only so stupid and every so often a major company discovers this.
Just in time for Christmas, the annual, obligatory story about Jesus is below, as reported on HuffPost. A series of experiments conducted by Italian researchers indicate the Shroud of Turin is likely authentic, but the team has not yet reached a definite conclusion.
Decades of research on Jesus' proposed burial cloth have revealed an array of conflicting ideas surrounding the shroud's authenticity. However, researchers from Italy's National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development believe their findings undermine previous theories that the shroud was faked in the medieval period, the Telegraph reports. The new claim seems to again be stirring controversy, as many point to previous research to the contrary.
Last year scientists were able to replicate marks on the cloth using highly advanced ultraviolet techniques that weren't available 2,000 years ago -- nor during the medieval times, for that matter.
Research in the 1980s suggests the image was "forged" on the cloth between 1260 and 1390, but scientists have determined the hypothesis was based on testing material from a patch likely used to repair the cloth after a fire, the BBC reports. Since the shroud and "all its facets" still cannot be replicated using today's top-notch technology, researchers suggest it is impossible that the original image could have been created in either period. However, scientists are willing to point out the flaw in their findings. The Vatican Insider reports:
“This inability to repeat (and therefore falsify) the image on the Shroud makes it impossible to formulate a reliable hypothesis on how the impression was made.”
JUST BELIEVE; JUST BELIEVE.
Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think about.
BRUCE A. BRENNAN
DEKALB, IL 60115
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Holmes the Ripper
A Revengeful Mix of Short Fiction