Windows 8 comes embedded with Internet Explorer 10 with the Bing search engine
Bing search for former Nova Scotia Premier G.I. Smith draws a blank
This is my second day of using Windows 8 all the time for work.
Today the thing that sticks in my craw is how bad Bing is at finding topics.
Google beats Bing as a search engine no matter how bullish I feel towards Microsoft and Windows 8.
Continue reading Bing will have to work harder to beat Google
Microsoft and Yahoo are selling political campaigns the ability to target voters online with tailored ads
Yahoo and Microsoft selling data to political parties
by Lois Beckett
ProPublica – Yahoo and Microsoft are using names, Zip codes and other registration information that users provide when they sign up for free email and other services.
The Web giants provide users no notification that their information is being used for political targeting.
Continue reading Microsoft and Yahoo Are Selling Politicians Access to You
PEI Premier Ghiz let $500 million in development money slip away with no industrial development
Premier Ghiz of PEI worried about EI changes that affect 78% of Islanders (Photo CBC News)
Did Premier Ghiz see the shifting sands of Canada coming to hit him with the triple threat of reduction in Employment Insurance benefits, Federal transfer payments and massive layoffs of public servants?
If he had, perhaps some of the $500 million PNP money would have been spent on industrial development and not buying luxury homes and cars, propping up bankrupt businesses and essentially squandered on anything that had a pulse with a partisan connection.
Continue reading EI Reform and the Folly of PEI
Famed artists who sang ‘don’t follow leaders’ will accept the highest civilian honor from President Obama, the leader of the free world
"Don't follow leaders, watch your parking meters" - Bob Dylan 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'
The US White House announced that singer songwriter, writer, and actor Bob Dylan will receive the the
Presidential Medal of Freedom.
To followers of the iconic leader of baby boomer counter culture, the award has some irony. But then we were all younger then, we’re older than that now.
Continue reading Bob Dylan to get Presidential Medal of Freedom
Ellen’s inflated crime reduction claims may have deep six’d otherwise fun episode
Everyone was thrilled by the exploits of Newark Mayor Cory Booker when he saved his neighbor from a burning building.
Well perhaps his Republican opponents were less than enthused by the Super Hero Mayor.
Ellen did a video interview with Mayor Booker, posted it on her website and on YouTube then pulled it.
Continue reading Why did Ellen pull Cory Booker video
Mayor Cory Booker was already a super mayor – now he is a super hero by saving a woman from a burning house
Newark Mayor Cory Booker appeared on
Ellen today to talk about his adventure saving his neighbor from her burning home.
Update – for some reason the “Ellen” clip was removed from YouTube.
There are some men who are heroes and Cory Brooker is one.
Continue reading Cory Booker Superhero Mayor of Newark NJ
Many thoughtful people can see the corruption of the economic system
Former Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis arrested at OWS
City governments and police that are arresting Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters are making a big mistake.
Authorities who refuse to work on the problem are breaching democratic rights to free speech and free assembly.
Continue reading Occupy Wall Street is not about homeless lazy bums
The City of Charlottetown pays lips service to accessibility while toasting newspaper heroes like Rick Hansen
Wheelchair cut out at Charlottetown Mall
People in wheelchairs don’t take long to come up against barriers in Charlottetown, PEI.
The City of Charlottetown has the appropriate by-laws for accessibility but will not enforce them.
Continue reading Charlottetown one of Canada’s least accessible cities
For those with jobs, life is a drudgery – for those with capital, life is a comedy
The 99% protest at Occupy Toronto (photo CBC)
The Canadian and US tax systems reinforce the concentration of wealth in the hands of the 1%.
It will take a major shift in how the government structures the tax system to see any transfer in wealth from the 1% to the 99%.
Continue reading Tax system benefits 1% Wealthy