Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Nixon Review Clears Staff In Watergate Probe

Chicago plumber's union ecstatic over findings.

Obama review clears staff in Blagojevich probe
President-elect Barack Obama and a top aide have been interviewed by prosecutors investigating Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but an internal report released on Tuesday cleared them of any wrongdoing.

The report said Jarrett and strategist David Axelrod did not have any contact with Blagojevich or his office, while Dr. Eric Whitaker, an Obama family friend who was not a member of the transition team, was approached and asked for information by a member of the governor's circle -- unbeknownst to top Obama aides.

"No one in the Obama circle was aware of what was going on in the governor's office or in the governor's mind until such time as he was arrested," Craig said.

I know that this changes my mind! But then, I've always been a GoBama type of guy thus when I finally get my title to the Brooklyn Bridge via mail I am only going to make rich people pay tolls.

Christmas Lights Mean Coal In Your Stocking

I know, he's just saying...

Scientists warn Christmas lights harm the planet

SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs.
CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases.

Dr Glenn Platt, who leads research on energy demand, said Australia got 80 per cent of its electricity by burning coal which pumps harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

He said: "Energy efficient bulbs, such as LEDs, and putting your Christmas lights on a timer are two very easy ways to minimise the amount of electricity you use to power your lights."

He said the nation's electricity came from "centralised carbon intensive, coal-based power stations" which were responsible for emitting over one third of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr Platt added: "For a zero-emission Christmas light show, you may consider using solar powered lights or sourcing your electricity from verified green power suppliers.

Merry Christmas Dr Platt. May the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, of which you are employed, enjoy the season and you government funding. Now, shut up and allow the rest of us to enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ.