Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fighting Back, Somebody's Watching You, -and- Heat of the Moment

Fighting Back - wheelchair-bound man shoots, kills home invader
Somebody's Watching You - government monitoring Facebook, Twitter
Heat of the Moment - Russian scientists confirm UK manipulated climate data

On this day in history: December 17, 1969 - The US Air Force terminates Project Blue Book, which investigated reports of UFOs.

Born on this day in history: December 17, 1929 - William Safire
(1929 - 2009)

Born in New York City, journalist William Safire got his big break as a speechwriter for President Richard Nixon in 1968. In 1973, he began work as a columnist for "The New York Times," writing about the intricacies of language. He earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1978 and Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 for his contributions to the written word.

Scripture of the Day: For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:17

Video of the Day: Project Blue Book

Parking spaces were at a premium at Walmart this morning. I did not stop! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
FBI arrests man for pirating Wolverine
Apple to patch zero-day Reader, Acrobat hole
Firefox 3.5.6 patches critical security holes

Laura sent me the MP3 of this song, and I felt compelled to put the video here! If you wish to download the MP3 to your computer, HERE IT IS!