Always thinking outside of the box someone came up with the following ideas I thought were pretty clever…..flagranny2
[We have lost a legend, prayers go out to her family…flagranny2]
Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
[At least they don’t have to worry about peeping toms :)…flagranny2]
WHEN Bob Zielinski, a former marine who owns a glass manufacturing company here, and his wife, Kim, showed contractors plans for the house they wanted to build — a 53-foot-long glass-and-steel wedge cantilevered over their factory contractors said it couldn’t be done.
They said “You’d have to get guys who build bridges and do highway work to create the support system for something like that”
“We wanted to make this bridge flexible so that when the earthquake comes in, the flexibility of the system is such that it basically rides the earthquake,” said its lead designer, Marwan Nader, a vice president at the engineering firm T. Y. Lin International.
Read more…Bridge built to sway
A replacement bridge rises on the bay…see interactive media
[This is one of the craziest articles I’ve posted. Some people will do/say anything to avoid a DUI ….flagranny2]
WASHINGTON — In an effort to regain public trust, the Senate voted Monday to take up a bill that would prohibit members of Congress from trading stocks and other securities on the basis of confidential information they receive as lawmakers.
The vote was 93-2
[Is this a shocker to you or am I the only one who wasn’t aware of this??
I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised but don’t you think it’s just a wee bit “what’s right for me is wrong for you” or better yet, “we make the rules but they don’t apply to us” government practices. Trust me I’m not a big fan of Martha Stewart in any shape or form but didn’t the courts find her guilty of something that lawmakers are allowed to do with no questions asked?…… flagranny2]
The bill states that members and employees of Congress are not exempt from the federal law and regulations that ban insider trading.
“No member of Congress and no employee of Congress shall use any nonpublic information derived from the individual’s position as a member of Congress or employee of Congress, or gained from performance of the individual’s duties, for personal benefit,” the bill says.