The residents of Juneau, Alaska, are good, hard-working Americans. Certain politicians would probably even call them “real Americans.” And on Monday, there was a terrorist attack on their grid.
Authorities say that an eagle dropped a foot-long piece of metal on a power line, which caused an outage for the good people of Juneau. For well over 40 minutes these folks had to endure life without electricity. All because of an attack on our infrastructure by the animals.
Symbol of America or not, it is well past time that we finished off the bald eagles once and for all.
It’s finally happening: LED light bulbs!
For people who date (yet somehow read this Web site), LED stands for light-emitting diode and is the same technology used for your computer and monitor’s status lights. (Right there, on the front.) Notice how they never burn out until the rest of the computer goes down?
In addition to their long life (20 years!), they use 80-percent less energy and–unlike those twisty fluorescents–are capable of dimming and being thrown away without a guilt trip.
The only problem is that we’re stuck with previously mentioned fluorescent bulbs until they finally burn out in a couple of years.
One year in prison and suspension for three years over … 2.5 yen in electricity?
According to the current exchange rate, 2.5 yen is about $.02. Yasumasa Hirai, 46, was busted for stealing that value in electricity from a shared outlet in his apartment building.
That doesn’t sound like much, but the Osaka District Court ruled that this thief failed to pay his electricity bills and was too lazy to work. He didn’t stop nabbing all of that electricity despite being warned by the apartment manager. The apartment manager (and the judge, apparently!) were pissed off because he broke the cover to an outlet in the hallway and ran a cord to use electricity in his apartment.
2.5 yen in electricity. Anybody feel like coming up with a collection fund for the guy?
So we just got through an election and the first half of Thanksgristmas, and that means I had to listen to a lot of stupid. This is the third time we’ve gone through this, so I shouldn’t have to explain it to you.
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