Jim Werbaneth's Blog – March 2010 Archive (5)

Area 51 Veterans Break Silence

After fifty years, contract workers for the Central Intelligence Agency who worked at the storied Area 51 in Nevada are now free to talk about their experiences.

Two stories recently appeared in the media, in which Area 51 veterans recounted their stories of extreme secrecy and the cutting edge of American defense technology. The… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 31, 2010 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Zombies for the Small Screen

AMC used to be a pretty dreadful free movie channel, filling its time with crappy old movies and the occasional, I mean very occasional, good old classic, lending some little truth to the name American Movie Classics. They didn't have commercials, but they didn't much worth watching under any circumstances.

Then they reinvented themselves. The movies got newer and better, and if commercials came, they were a small price to… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 30, 2010 at 3:24pm — 3 Comments

Private Security Guards Kill Pirate Off Coast of Somalia

Somali pirates attacked the Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel MV Almezaan for the third time in a year. However, private security guards about the Almezaan repelled the attack, and killed one pirate, the first known killing of a pirate in the hazardous seas off the Horn of Africa on record.

A helicopter from the Spanish frigate Navarra, operating in the area as… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The World's Worst Baby Clothes

She was bored and had a newborn baby. That is a recipe for baby fashion catastrophe.


Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 18, 2010 at 5:26pm — 6 Comments

Functional Illiteracy at the Top

As a professional educator, I was most interested in the story of Otis Mathis, the President of the Detroit public school [DPS] board. Though the leader of the school system of a major metropolitan area, Mr. Mathis has a problem: He can't write. It's not that he can't write very well, the problem is that Mr. Mathis is incapable of putting together a complete sentence in the English language.

According to…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 7, 2010 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

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