Monthly Archives: August 2014

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QT Labor Day countdown update

Cisco CEO
Cisco, which gave CEO John Chambers an 80 percent raise last year, is laying off  6,000 workers as part of a restructuring to save money.

QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Iceland Volcano
News Headline: “Earthquakes shake Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano.”
This should be watched closely.
The volcano has been known to explode with 20 times force of  Mount St. Helens.
Which was. . .  about 1/1,000th the force of Yellowstone’s last eruption.
So then again, never mind.

Status update

News Headline: “Class action against Facebook for privacy violations attracts 60,000 users.”

Where to start?

Humanity at Work
News Headline: “Iraq crisis: U.N. warns of fresh massacre threat.”
QT sometimes watches the news with its dog.
It is not easy explaining humanity to a dog.

QT Labor Day countdown update

Shrimp and Oil
News Headline: “Dramatic downturn in Gulf oyster harvests since BP oil spill.”
News Headline: “Causes of fish lesions ruled out, except for BP oil spill.”
News Headline: “Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival poised for 79th year.”
Well. Maybe with a few minor changes. . . .

This just in. . . .

Ediacaran Rangemorphs
News Headline:
“Simple fractal branching explains Ediacaran rangeomorphs.”
Tell us something we don’t know.

The lVIIIest NFL stats

NFL Training Camp
News Headline: “The lighter side of NFL training camp.”
In other news, with CLXIII days to go until Super Bowl XLIX, it has been reported that at least XXXV players suffered concussions in the first III weeks of NFL preseason practices

Credit where credit is due

News Headline: “Cured Ebola patient before leaving hospital: ‘God saved my life.’ ”
As to responsibility for the existence of the Ebola virus in the first place, God could be seen off in a corner, whistling quietly to Himself.

The price of doing business

Bank Vault
News Headline: “Bank of America in record mortgage fraud settlement.”
News Headline: “Robbers get away with cash.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.

Today’s trend of the week

Chicago Newsstand
News Headline: “Chicago newsstands to be converted to food kiosks.”
As we continue finding new ways to read less and eat more.