Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

By | Oct 10, 2009

photo credit: Jack at Wikipedia President Obama had an interesting wake up call this Friday. Just imagine the look of groggy confusion that must have been on his face when Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke him up just before 6am to tell him he had won the Nobel Prize. The White House had no advance […]

Sweden, home of the pirates?

By | Apr 2, 2009

A new law came into effect yesterday in Sweden, which forces internet service providers to give up information about users on governmental request in order to track who is sharing files.  Apparently, internet traffic in Sweden immediately fell from 120gb a day to 80gb.  According to a spokesman from the Swedish Pirate Party – I’m […]

MPs to reconsider Act of Settlement

By | Apr 1, 2009

I saw on the news the other day that British MPs are considering reevaluating the Act of Settlement, 1701.  This piece of legislation establishes the rules regarding monarchical succession and behaviour.  It ensures that no Catholic can sit on the throne, nor can any sitting monarch marry a Catholic.  It also establishes an order of […]

There’s still an unknown world out there…

By | Jan 30, 2009

I draw your attention today to this BBC audio slideshow summarizing the discoveries of Mr. Johnathan Timberlake’s team of scientists from the London Royal Botanic Garden.  It seems that by using Google Earth, their attention was drawn to a forest on Mount Mabu in northern Mozambique – they realized something was there and would be worth having […]

January 2009 in Review

By | Jan 28, 2009

As February approaches, I thought it’d be worthwhile to look back and consider some of the issues and events that our world has faced this past month. 1- The Inauguration of President Obama – Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America On Jan 20, 2009.  He was the first African-American […]

Obama’s First Couple Days

By | Jan 24, 2009

President Obama has had a busy first couple days.  He closed CIA detention centres overseas (including Guantanamo Bay), canceled midnight legislation pushed through by the Bush regime, and is working on his economic stimulus package.  He’s made moves for an open and accountable administration, which is especially encouraging in light of the criticisms that were […]

Obama’s Big Day

By | Jan 20, 2009

As everyone knows, today is the day Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States.  Congratulations to him and his supporters.  Many people will remember this day as a historic – I use that term with Reservations I will explain – day, and I’m sure many people will talk in years about where […]

Teen killed in Halo 3 row

By | Jan 16, 2009

Recently a 17 year old boy shot his parents in revenge after they took away his Halo 3 video game. I grimace in anticipation of all the media outlets once again blaming video games for crime.  This has happened every time a video game is connected to any crime in one form or another. I […]

The News

By | Jan 14, 2009

I sometimes sit down at my desk, ready to find out what’s happening in the world and wonder where I can actually see the news.  In today’s world2 of 24 hour coverage, the news has become less of an informative tool (in my opinion) and more of an entertainment industry where stories must sell and […]

Roland Burris and the Senate issue

By | Jan 8, 2009

The recent controversy over the ‘junior senator from Illinois’ and his appointment to the Senate by the Illinois Governor Blagojevich is an interesting case and reminds me of many similar cases that have occured in more senior legislatures, such as English House of Commons.  Although I have very little understanding of the procedures of the […]

Next Page »

© 2007 Ignorant Mouth, - WordPress Themes by DBT