Thursday, June 16, 2011

Somebody's Watching You, Go Fish!, -and- "Land of the Free"?

In the News Today:
  • Somebody's Watching You - Apple to ban iPhone filming at events
  • Go Fish! - San Francisco mulls banning sale of goldfish
  • "Land of the Free"? - California, New York, New Jersey come out at the bottom of individual freedoms study

    Technology in the News Today:
  • LulzSec Hackers Take Down CIA Web site
  • Manage Your Online Identity With Google's "Me on the Web"
  • Google Homepage Doodle Provides Lunar Eclipse Live Feed

    On this Day in History:
    June 16, 1948 - In the first skyjacking of a commercial plane, three armed men storm the cockpit of the Miss Macao, a passenger seaplane operated by Cathay Pacific airline. When the pilot refuses to turn over the controls, he is shot dead and the plane crashes into the ocean. The only survivor among the 27 people on board is the leader of the terrorists.

    Born on this Day in History: June 16, 1971 - Tupac Shakur (1971 - 1996) Born in New York, Tupac Shakur got his start after his poetry teacher organized a concert featuring his rap group. The performance eventually led to a record deal. Shakur's album All Eyez on Me is one of the highest-selling rap albums of all time and, even after his death in 1996, continues to be one of the best-selling artists in the world.

    Scripture of the Day:

    Video of the Day: - This is the view that has plagued me since last Thursday!

    "Fixing the Sidewalk"

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