Monday, November 01, 2010

NOT Going to Pot, Stupid Criminals, -and- Rural Legend

NOT Going to Pot - California's marijuana measure failing in latest polls
Stupid Criminals - bank robber offers bystanders $1,000 for getaway ride
Rural Legend - The 8-legged monster behind Chupacabra mystery

On this day in history: November 1, 1950 - Attempt by Puerto Rican nationalists to assassinate President Truman at Blair House fails, leaving one of them dead.

Born on this day in history: November 1, 1942 - Larry Flynt (1942 - ) Born in Lakeville, Kentucky, publisher and civil liberties advocate Larry Flynt founded the magazine "Hustler" in 1974, then spent years challenging government limits to rights to free speech. In 1978, he was shot and paralyzed. In 1996, Flynt was the subject of a movie starring Woody Harrelson.

Scripture of the Day: I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. — Ephesians 1:18

Video of the Day: Governor Ronald Reagan with Sonny and Cher

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Facebook developers sold user IDs to data brokers
Supreme Court to hear violent video game controversy Tuesday
Google speeds up its new Web video software