It has been a week of news that makes you just want to say "DUH"no sh*t what rock have they been liveing under ;)
But Hillary tops them all,for the about time award ;)
Clinton Urges Backers to Look to November
By Anne E. Kornblut
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 8, 2008; Page A01
..."officially ended her campaign yesterday with a forceful promise to
help elect Sen. Barack Obama..."Full Story
Drum roll,please.was a hard choice for my own "Darwin Award" this week but this guy just fell into it ;)
Man on Skydiving Trip Dies After Jumping Without Parachute
"DUANESBURG, N.Y. — A 29-year-old man leaped out of a plane at 10,000 feet with a camera but no parachute Saturday. His body was found next to a house with a damaged roof, police said.
Sloan Carafello of Schenectady, who was observing on the flight, followed an instructor, student and videographer out the door, wearing no skydiving gear, officials said.
Police said they did not suspect foul play but would not elaborate.
Robert Rawlins, pilot and owner of the Duanesburg Skydiving Club, said he was flying the single-engine plane and had begun to close the door when Carafello jumped.
His body was found next to a house west of Albany"Full Story
What has to be the weeks best 'DUH" headline comes from "The Wall Street Journal"
Recession Fears Reignited
By KELLY EVANS and KRIS MAHER
June 7, 2008; Page A1
..."Unemployment rose sharply and payrolls shrank for the fifth consecutive month. The economy news came on a day that oil surged to record prices, the dollar weakened and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged nearly 400 points. The deteriorating job numbers led markets to scale back the odds that the Federal Reserve will boost short-term interest rates this fall to ward off inflation.
Gee thanks there brainiac,I'm sure no consumer in the US noticed we have been in a Recession for a while now.DUH...
And from our friends across the pond we have this little bit of understatement
ID cards 'could threaten privacy'
..."The National Identity Scheme is due to start rolling out later this year, and will eventually hold details on everyone in Britain over the age of 16.
The select committee said in a report: "It should collect only what is essential, to be stored only for as long as is necessary.
"We are concerned... about the potential for 'function creep' in terms of the surveillance potential of the national identity scheme.
"Any ambiguity about the objectives of the scheme puts in jeopardy the public's trust in the scheme itself and in the government's ability to run it." ...Full Story