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December 27, 2007

Post-Christmas Comics I Didn’t Understand

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Yes I know what schadenfreude means. I just don’t understand how it relates to Santa and The Donald.

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If Grandma had gotten run over by a reindeer, at least I’d have known what the joke was supposed to be; but…

December 4, 2007

Unless the Guy in the Window is Floating Because He’s 99 44/100 % Pure, I’m Stumped

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, elephants, humor, ivory, Leigh Rubin, police, Rubes — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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October 18, 2007

Big Brother is Driving You

In 2009, General Motors plans to add Stolen Vehicle Slowdown to its OnStar system. This new technology will allow police, once they’ve located a car that’s been reported stolen, to remotely cut power to the engine and slow the vehicle to a stop.

Stolen Vehicle Slowdown will be added to the OnStar service by default, but customers will be allowed to opt out of it.

Given the many ways this could be abused, or even hacked into by people not at all related to law enforcement, would you be completely comfortable with a system allowing outside access to your car?

September 11, 2007

McDemeanor Reckless Conduct

This is sort of a follow-up to the Nifong story, below:

Also on Friday, in Georgia, a 20-year-old McDonald’s employee was arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct after serving a police officer an overly-salted hamburger which he said made him ill.

Like Mr. Nifong, she spent Friday night in jail; though unlike Mr. Nifong, Kendra Bull isn’t off the hook with the criminal justice system.

Ms. Bull admits that she accidentally spilled salt on the batch of chopped meat that was used to make the hamburger (Bull ate a hamburger from that same batch without consequence), and that she told her supervisor about the spill right after it happened. A co-worker then tried to remove the excess salt from the meat.

What puzzles me about all this is… Why is Ms. Bull being held responsible for this at all? McDonalds staff are, for the most part, either students or fairly unskilled workers, earning minimum wage. They’re neither trained or paid enough to make judgment calls. Once she told her supervisor about the over-salted meat, and presumably her supervisor told her to use it, it was no longer her responsibility.

July 19, 2007

July 19 Crimeweek

July 13, 2007

Car 54

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