Read a little. Learn a lot. • Tightly-written news, views and stuff • Follow us on TwitterBe a Facebook FanTumble us!

26 Jun 2010 10:34


U.S.: That judge in the drilling moratorium case just sold Exxon stock

  • $15,000 worth of stock sold source
  • » Why did he sell it? Simple. Because he realized Exxon owned one of the wells he was ruling on, and that it was a blatant conflict of interest.

12 Mar 2010 11:20


Tech: The iPad is now on pre-order, and would look great in this case

24 Dec 2009 12:24


U.S.: A Delaware pediatrician may have done lots of bad things. LOTS.

  • 33 felony charges against Dr. Earl Bradley so far, for alleged child molestation and rape of seven victims, who were very young
  • 100 victims could be named in the end for the doctor, whose practice resembled a carnival, due to a “mountain of evidence” source

14 Dec 2009 11:14


U.S.: The Supreme Court skips out on defining Gitmo prisoner rights

Four Guantanamo prisoners (including these two) sued over torture allegations. An appeals court dismissed their case; now the Supreme Court does the same. source

04 Dec 2009 18:37


03 Dec 2009 10:04


Culture: Tiger’s neighbor says he was “snoring,” not running from his wife

  • I saw Tiger laying on the ground. Elin was talking to him. And from that point, I immediately ran back to the house, got the phone, called 911 and ran back out of the house again to see if she needed any assistance or whatever the case was going on. … At that point, he was snoring.
  • Jarius Lavar Adams • Tiger Woods’ neighbor, who called 911 and helped the golfer after the incident. If Adams’ account is correct, Woods potentially has a case against all the gossip sites – especially TMZ – about the attack. Because that means that Woods – while he may have cheated – wasn’t being run after by his golf-club wielding wife. Unless he was sleep-running. source

13 Nov 2009 11:27


Culture: It’s official; the Balloon Boy parents plead guilty

  • No word on if they’ll be sentenced to a tomato-thowing at the town square. Richard and Mayumi Heene made things easy on the American public by pleading guilty today – Richard on a felony charge and Mayumi on a misdemeanor. Hopefully the court can legally prevent them from profiting off their non-story so we can ignore them for once and for all. source

16 Oct 2009 16:27


Biz: A major insider-trading case rocks Wall Street. It’s no Madoff, though.

  • $17 million was blue-collar crimed by Galleon Group’s founder source

31 Aug 2009 10:30


U.S.: Hmm: Jaycee Dugard’s family had an unremarkable public life

  • Her children went to a birthday party just two weeks ago. Obviously, there are many strange things about the Jaycee Dugard/Phillip Garrido saga, but the strangest is that from the outside, their lives seemed somewhat normal. One person who knows Garrido and his family, Cheyvonne Molino, says that the media “made it seem like these little girls were living like wolves or jungle kids in the backyard dungeon.” What did stand out: One of Garrido’s customers says that the teenage girls dressed “very conservatively.” Hmm. source

19 Aug 2009 20:43


Culture: District Attorney: Conrad Murray charges “totally false”

  • Fox News reported it first. Blame them. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has weighed in on Fox News’ report that Conrad Murray will get charged with manslaughter in the Michael Jackson case. They say it’s baloney. And not the kind that is from obscure pig parts, either. Fox News has yet to take down their report, though. Interesting. source