Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:August:01 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
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2008/8/1-8 [Reference/BayArea, Academia/Berkeley] UID:50752 Activity:nil
8/1     do the various people on the various Berkeley city committees
        make a salary?  rent board?  peace and justice ?
        \_ My GF is on a Berkeley committee and gets no compensation.  There
           is a bit of expense (the city supplies a secratary, the meeting
           area "costs" the city (but in their case it is one city budget
           paying another city budget) and they have some minimal amount of
           cash to spend on a once a year event, mostly food and flyers I
           think.  That being said Berkeley has been culling a bunch of
           random comittees, mostly because of the secretarial costs.
        \_ There's a peace and justice board in Berkeley?  How come there was
           so little of either?
           \_ I wonder that every day as I lay down suppresive fire in
              preperation for the mad dash to my car.  One of these days
              I know I'm not going to make it, but until then you've just
              got to pretend.
              \_ You drive a car?  Well, there's your problem.
               \_ I'm not sure why everyone thinks Berkeley is car unfriendly.
                  What they are is student parking unfriendly.  Which makes
                  sense because there are far too many students to be
                  otherwise.  Berkeley isn't the suburb you grew up in.
                  Get over it already.
                  \_ What about all those crazy barricades, that make
                     it impossible to use side streets?
                     \_ As I said, Berkeley isn't the suburb you grew up
                        in.
2008/8/1-8 [Science, Politics] UID:50753 Activity:nil
8/1     "The power to bargain for higher wages, a power that we assume was
        dismantled, may not be so feeble"
        -Richard Fisher, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
        I doubt it.  Calm down, Skippy. -me
2008/8/1-9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:50754 Activity:nil
7/31    U.S. GDP Q4 2007 revised from +0.6% to -0.2%
        \_ And so Q1 2008 is 1.9%, does that mean we're in a rebound?
           \_ Q2 2008 revised to +3.3%
              \_ yay net exports, accounting for +3.1% of that +3.3%
        \_ URL? And when did it become July?
           \_ It's a blast from the past.
2008/8/1-5 [Reference/Tax] UID:50755 Activity:nil
7/31    http://preview.tinyurl.com/6dodgz
        Exxon profit slightly better than 1/3 of the taxes it paid!
        \_ How much subsidy does Exxon get?
2008/8/1-5 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Korea, Recreation/Food] UID:50756 Activity:nil
7/31    NK food crisis redux
        http://csua.org/u/lzp
        \_ Koreans have been doing this for so long
           that I don't give a shit anymore.
2008/8/1 [Uncategorized] UID:50757 Activity:nil
7/31    ANWR sure is beautiful:
        http://www.glennbeck.com/images/news/2008/07/073108plains.jpg
        \_ You can't fool me, that's Kansas!
2008/8/1-5 [Science/Space] UID:50758 Activity:nil
7/31    Confirmed: Water on Mars
        http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/news/phoenix-20080731.html
        "Laboratory tests aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander have identified
         water in a soil sample."
        \_ Further proof that God is hinting to us that we can and we should
           repopulate Mars and discourage gayness and provide freedom,
           liberty and the pursuit of happiness by giving guns to
           every single Martian Earthlings so that they can protect
           themselves from other Martians and that they are all
           entitled to live freely and lavishly in the Martian
           suburb of their choice and that free market should
           trump their lives e.g. by shopping at Martianmart.
        \_ They've been confirming or at least hinting at this for so long
           that I don't give a shit anymore.
           \_ You have been classified as: petty.
              \- you must pay me 5cents
                 \_ Fair use: parody. ok tnx
2008/8/1-5 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:50759 Activity:nil
7/31    "You Know Gas Prices Are High When Texans Start Driving Golf Carts"
        http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121746229279198963.html
        '"You wouldn't think it, but it's a chick-magnet," says the unmarried,
        40-year-old chemical engineer,'
        'The Peterses' cars get about 30 miles from a full charge, ...... or
        two cents a mile. Compare that with 20 cents a mile for a car that
        goes 20 miles on one $4 gallon of gasoline.'
2008/8/1-5 [Uncategorized] UID:50760 Activity:nil 50%like:50747
7/31    Whaddya Know? Enforcement Works!
        http://preview.tinyurl.com/5scvgw [NRO]
        No, the url isn't broken
        \_ But you are still the kind of boring ass who everyone studiously
           avoids at parties.
2008/8/1-8 [Computer/Companies/Apple] UID:50761 Activity:nil
8/1     Apple U (University) is awesome! I downloaded a bunch of lectures
        and I can view it on iTunes or iPhone. I'm currently learning how
        to read Hebrew. I love Jewish people, they're the coolest in
        the world. Try out Apple U!
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