Monday, September 3, 2007

The Next AG

Rumors have it that the next Attorney General nominee will be Ted Olsen, former Solicitor General and former husband of writer Barbara Olsen who was on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.

Mr. Olsen was instrumental in the legal battle over the 2000 Florida presidential election mess and has been on the short list of possible nominees to fill the last two Supreme Court vacancies.


So You Like Your Cell-Phone

As if we didn't have enough to worry about word now comes that researchers have shown that cell-phones really do mess with your brain:

Mobile phones can take as little as ten minutes to trigger changes in the brain associated with cancer, scientists claimed yesterday.

They found even low levels of radiation from handsets interfere with the way brain cells divide. Cell division encourages the growth of tumours.

Israeli scientists exposed human and rat cells in a laboratory to low-level radiation at 875 megahertz - a similar frequency to the one used in many mobile phones.

Although the radiation was far weaker than emissions from a typical handset, it began to switch on a chemical signal inside the cells within ten minutes, the researchers report in the Biochemical Journal.

Next thing they'll be telling us that sitting in front of a television screen for more than ten minutes lowers one's IQ by 20 points. Hmmm.


Got Milk?

If you like creative commercials and don't mind if it actually has nothing to do with the product being advertised try this one.

HT: Hot Air