I Can Haz Friday Post? Kthxbai

4 Apr

Jeff Jarvis ponders a Wal*Mart that adopts Google’s simple “Don’t Be Evil” credo.

Bill Clinton has been whining about Bill Richardson’s endorsement of Obama. Get over it, Bill.

Mugabe suggests he’ll quit if he and his top aides aren’t prosecuted. Since he’s lost the election for President, and ZANU-PF have lost their parliamentary majority, seems to me he’s in no position to make demands. The MDC could, of course, call a general strike, but given the shambolic economy, no one would know the difference.

Sokwanele has a post up about the “beginnings” of a Mugabe crackdown, including the arrest of two American journalists for practicing journalism “without a license”.

What a difference a year makes.

In Moscow, they have Porsche Cayenne and Maybachs as taxi cabs.

Joe Golombek suggests that city council elections be nonpartisan.

Germany’s rail system may indeed be the envy of the world, but unfortunately our passenger rail system – particularly upstate – is all but nonexistent. High speed rail to Toronto & Montreal, and to upstate cities and Boston and New York would be great indeed. My idea the other day would be like this:

A low-cost carrier such as EasyJet or RyanAir buys a couple of Airbus A380s and runs low-fare runs from Europe to North America. One of their destinations would be Toronto-Niagara (Niagara Falls International) – the runway accommodates the gargantuan A380. They would go on to build a high-speed rail link to that airport from the arkets it intends to serve. Given the high taxes and cost for flights from Toronto-Pearson, it would be huge for Ontarians and Western New Yorkers.

Wanna buy in to a Vespa / scooter dealership in Buffalo? Get $50k and call this guy.

And if you’re just bored, try the Failblog and the latest LOLcats.

3 Responses to “I Can Haz Friday Post? Kthxbai”

  1. Dan April 4, 2008 at 9:16 am #

  2. al-alo April 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm #

    im all about high speed rail, however, most great systems are not PPP. the english system where virgin rail operates is still recovering from the partial privatization.

    and selling the canadians on such a system would be really tough.

    dont set preconditions like a virgin rail PPP, and it might be possible.

  3. jen April 5, 2008 at 8:48 am #

    Visited Germany two years ago and took a train from Hamburg to Berlin. Well worth the price of the ticket. Modern, clean, comfortable, lovely.

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