Food, money, moms, death, and Chrome

LA’s fast-food ban draws skepticism | Reuters Stupid and arrogant move by the state that thinks it has to control the lives of poor and minorities because the state believes these people are too dumb to make their own decisions. Here’s a novel idea for the politicians to ponder: hold people responsible for their choices.

Rice announces $1 billion in U.S. aid for Georgia | Reuters Heh. This is going to stick in the Russian government’s craw.

U.S. has deep interest in Caucasus allies: Cheney | Reuters Funny how Russia claims it want to stabilize the region and the way that is achieved is for Georgia not to be rebuilt, either civil services or militarily. In other words, Russia wants to be able to bully everyone in the region with impunity.

Sarah Palin controversy stokes Mommy War | Politics | Reuters What war? People need to get over themselves and accept that if a mother wants to work they should be allowed to work and equally so if they chose not to work. A more important question is why is this not an issue for men, who face biases and discrimination as well if they are a single or stay at home parent. Grow up America and stop acting like sexist morons.

Vatican says not questioning moment of death | Science | Reuters Interesting that there’s some debate on the issue. I always figured if one was brain dead that was it- you’re dead. You can’t rely on the heart not working as a baseline for being dead given numerous people every year resuscitated after heart attacks, drownings, etc..

Google backtracks on Chrome license terms | Beyond Binary – A blog by Ina Fried – CNET News This was primarily the reason that made me decide to pass on Chrome. That and the fact that I love Firefox and see no need for another browser from a company with questionable information privacy practices or thinks it has the right to steal its customers work simply because their using their product.

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