The Island Packet – September 17, 2014

It’s time for Congress to have an up-or-down vote on authorizing the use of force. Sadly, that doesn’t appear likely. And not because Congress is too busy on other matters of similar import. Last week, the House voted to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers act and to rename the Bainbridge island Japanese-American memorial.

Bluster? Concur? Delay? Deplore?
But, declare your VOTE about going to WAR.


The Wall Street Journal- September 9, 2014

The process of substituting adhesives for welds, rivets, screws, and bolts has been so gradual over recent decades that few people have noticed.

We applaud these gluing innovations.
(If they hold in sticky situations.)


The Wall Street Journal – September 13, 2014

“People want special workmanship , lovely dials, all handcrafted, they want something that is unique to them,” said Paul Herzog, who manages the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique on Zurich’s exclusive Bahnhofstrasse, which sells watches that cost between $6000 and $260,000.

Their watches boast the ultimate app,
A buyer with a serious market cap.


NPR September 10, 2014

Mountains of “little blue pills” and their chemical kin have transformed the way many people think about sex and aging.

Fulfilling it’s stated prospectus:
First aid for homo erectus.


BBC News – August 29, 2014

A heated argument broke out between a male and female passenger when the man attempted to use a Knee-Defender – a device which prevents the person travelling in front from reclining the seat.

Reclining flyers fail to heed,
Requests for room from those “in kneed.”