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Bailiff @ The Mill. Feb 4, 2012 Iowa City, IA 0

Posting here so Anthony can find it.

Marooned: From the makers of ‘Iowa Nice’ 0

I am a supporter of this project, and you should be too!

The Day’s Wanderings 0

All in under an hour…

Liviu Librescu

F.D.A. Finds Short Supply of Attention Deficit Drugs

Installing Jenkins on Ubuntu


Firefox Setup 9.0.1

Iowa GOP


Google Search: Buddy Roemer

Worth Repeating [HJR 6] 0

His parents should be proud.

I hope the Iowa Senate keeps with their pledge to let this awful, backward bill die.

A new cloud 0

A formation of clouds over Cedar Rapids 3 years ago is on the verge of being classified as a new cloud type. Oddly, the world has taken notice. Pictures at the links below.

Gazette Story

BBC Photoset [includes one of CR!]

Unanimous 0

Glad Iowa is taking the lead in this.

Gay marriage legal in Iowa

Score? 0

This made the front of Digg. From the StarTribune:

While the Iowa Hawkeyes were scoring at will on the field Saturday night, two fans from the Hawkeye State were scoring elsewhere in the Metrodome.

Police say a man and woman were “having relations” in a bathroom stall as a crowd cheered them on.

Ross M. Walsh, 26, of Linden, Iowa, and Lois K. Feldman, 38, of Carroll, Iowa, were cited for misdemeanor indecent conduct. Walsh was released to his girlfriend and Feldman to her husband, police said.

A security guard came upon the scene in the handicapped stall, police said. Police were summoned, and they separated the two.

Both were intoxicated, said University Deputy Police Chief Chuck Miner.


German Hawkeye Fans React 0

Ye gods, this is hilarious.

Thanks to Mr. Tommy Lang for passing this one along.

Localized Costs 0

From Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan’s weekly email blast comes this factoid:

Taxpayers in Johnson County, Iowa will pay $191.3 million for total Iraq war spending approved to date.
For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

  • 57,241 People with Health Care for One Year OR
  • 215,208 Homes with Renewable Electricity for One Year OR
  • 4,572 Public Safety Officers for One year OR
  • 31,176 Scholarships for University Students for One Year or
  • 2,380 Affordable Housing Units OR
  • 4,282 Elementary School Teachers for One Year.

That is correct – those figures are the cost for Johnson County alone!

I’m sure there’s play either way in those numbers, but as a tool of perspective I think it says volumes.

ACM-Midwest Conference Highlight Reel 0

ACM = Alliance for Community Media

In my capacity of general community media support and a bit of Telecommunications Commissioner, I was in attendance at the ACM-Midwest’s annual conference held at the lovely Columbia College in Chicago.

I’m in the video below (web video guy).

I got to talking a little fast. Sorry.

The powerpoint I talk about is here.

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