There are so many goodies from the internet today that I can hardly believe I'm going to squeeze them all into one post. But I will. You know me.
First off, in the financial world (ooh la la), today's digest from The Simple Dollar provided a supplement to yesterday's Setting and Reaching Short Term Personal Finance Goals (see yesterday's post), not so surprisingly titled Setting and Reaching Long Term Personal Finance Goals. Check it out. It's good times. Part of the financial-goal-series. TSD also linked to an article about why the author doesn't like borrowing money (from friends, family, credit cards...). I didn't learn anything new here really, but it was interesting. Also, I found (also from TSD) an article about Financial Freedom, in which the author details his money's post-paycheck journey, step-by-step, from receiving the paycheck to investing the extra cash.
In the news...Bush is asserting his views on abortion, yet again. It's so silly to me, this whole "pro-life vs. pro-choice" thing. It's not like if the country turns pro-choice, the pro-lifers suddenly have to abort their babies. It simply gives women control over their bodies, and really, I think if a woman believes she cannot provide for a child, or does not want to carry the child of the man who raped her, or if pregnancy poses health risks, she should not be required to have a baby. America is supposed to be about personal freedom and options, right? So why would we have a law that eliminates those things? That just seems hypocritical (um, duh). Honestly, why do a bunch of middle-aged white men get to decide whether or not women have babies? Unless these women are carrying the legitimate sons of these men, I don't think they should have any say in the matter whatsoever. So there. // Miss America, whose platform apparently is internet safety for children, has helped the cops in an undercover sting against internet predators. It's kind of cool. // A passenger was found dead in the bathroom on an American Airlines plane, after the plane de-boarded and was being cleaned. He had a heart attack at age 66. His wife is wondering the same thing I am...how did they not find him sooner? I know Southwest does several passenger checks before take-off and landing, to make sure everyone is in his or her seat. Had American Airlines done this, they would have found the guy sooner, at least. Maybe in time to save his life, maybe not, but still...it's a little disconcerting that his presence (or lack thereof) went unnoticed. What about the people sitting next to him? I know I'd notice if the guy next to me never came back from the bathroom. // I have discovered a new SF Chronicle columnist that I am going to start reading. He's sarcastic and silly, and amusing to read. Good times. I read his article, The Hippies Were Right, at Google the other day, and today's Al Qaeda Hates Your Commute was even better. Thank goodness for people like you, Mark Morford. You make the morning fly by. // NukAlert. A keychain that detects high levels of radiation. I think it's pretty silly, and even the website doesn't make it look too serious. Ha.
That's all for now, folks. Enjoy your Friday afternoon read.