Has Silicon Valley Been Duped?

Silicon Valley

In a post on Breitbart.com, Wynton Hall reports the following:

“What we shared is a belief in changing the world from the bottom up, not from the top down,” Obama told Google employees.

Google employees have been among Obama’s top campaign contributors, donating $814,540 in 2008 and $801,770 for his reelection campaign.

The likes of Apple, Facebook and others have been racing to reporters to say that they were unaware of the existence of “Prism” and would never knowingly provide information to the U.S. Government without the proper legal documentation.

As with all others listening to Obama’s mantra of “fundamental change”, has Silicon Valley been duped into providing information by “trusting” the Obama administration?

If the shit doesn’t hit the fan soon and if Silicon Valley doesn’t start naming names, are we already hosed?

E-Cig Mania

e-cigs

I have to admit, I’ve been a smoker for number of years. Lately, a number of my friends have turned to electronic cigarettes. There seems to be a certain amount of “trendiness” to it. You can spend well over a hundred dollars on equipment and fancy-tasting liquids, but all I want is an alternative to smoking. The goal is to quit!

If you’ve had any experience with all the fancy stuff available, please weigh in.

Hoosier Pride

Hoosiers

Anyone familiar with my back story knows I graduated from Indiana University. The basketball team went undefeated my Senior year and won the National Championship. In recent years, the basketball program fell into disarray following recruiting violations by their then-coach, Kelvin Sampson. The proud tradition of IU basketball went through very hard times as their new coach, Tom Crean, rebuilt the program.

Last year was the first year since the Kelvin Sampson debacle that the Hoosiers appeared to be coming out of the wilderness and becoming a relevant and competitive program again. This year had very high hopes and, after winning the outright Big Ten Championship, eyes were once again focused on the NCAA Championship.

It wasn’t meant to be. IU was defeated by Syracuse last night in their Sweet Sixteen matchup, ending their magnificent drive back to prominence in men’s college basketball. It was a tough loss!

Nonetheless, I want to share a video my son shared with me that exemplifies the enthusiasm that has returned to Indiana University regarding the basketball program. It definitely cheered me up after last night’s devastating loss.

Side note: Why are they called “Hoosiers”? The way I was taught is that the early settlers of Indiana were fairly welcoming when a visitor knocked on their door, calling out “Who’s There?”, but doing so in a much more colloquial fashion, such as “Hoo ‘shere?”