News headline: "Rain in Arizona!"
April 21st, 2007 - 4:51pm MST (-0700)

In the global news society we have today, where the current happenings on the other side of the world are just seconds away thanks to CNN, I cannot believe that the headline news on the local NBC-channel was "We had rain today in Arizona!"

There are wars going on, people starve to death, people escape floods and diseases are spreading all over the world. Every day, scientists make amazing discoveries, new inventions pop up everywhere and people's lives are saved thanks to the heroism of others.

But no, none of this is as worthy of being headline news on NBC as "We had rain today!" Un-be-liev-able.

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Hello Sir, welcome to India!
April 13th, 2007 - 11:47pm MST (-0700)

Apparently, it's called "outsourcing". Someone, somewhere, at some point, had the brilliant idea to move parts of a company's operations to another country in which the costs for each employee is substantially less compared to where it was in the first place.

I won't deny that I'm not aware of the economic reasoning behind this idea, but please, corporate big mucky-mucks, can't you see it's really screwing the rest of us?

A while back, I was personally affected by this stupid idea when I had reasons to call Customer Support at HP. I was in process of purchasing a HP Pavilion dv9000t laptop (and more to come about that whole mess at a later time), and had hit a roadblock that forced me to pick up the phone.

I was redirected through the phone lines of the world to... India.

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Let's hear it for Snoop Dogg!
March 8th, 2007 - 3:04am MST (-0700)

Somehow, I think the United States is about the only place in the world where the following story can take place:

So there I was, quietly asleep in my bed. It was either very late - or very early - and the whole city was asleep. Everyone, except the few intelligent youngsters who believed it such a great idea to take their car in the middle of the night, turn up the volume on the stereo to absurd levels, and then do a trip around the block...

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Nickels, dimes, quarters and no one's the wiser
February 27th, 2007 - 12:27am MST (-0700)

American coins make no sense. At all. I was at Wal-Mart's today (yeah, I am getting Americanized), and they wanted to charge me 16 dollars and 9 cents for a Dave Matthews Band CD. Fine, I thought, and digged up a 20 dollar bill. Then, I figured I might as well give the cashier some of the coin collection in my wallet, if only to prevent further adding to it.

Chaos ensued.

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