New Orleans is Screwed

Ever since we read John Kennedy Toole’s brilliant book The Confederacy of Dunces, we’ve wanted to visit New Orleans. We finally got to visit New Orleans earlier this year, about two and half years after Hurricane Katrina basically destroyed the city. As we pulled into the Ninth Ward driven by morbid curiosity to see one […]

Obama Wins Nomination; End of Clinton Nightmare (Hopefully)

The contrasts couldn’t have been clearer between the sore loser Hillary Clinton and Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama this evening. A defiant Hillary refused to concede defeat in a speech in New York even after Obama passed the 2,118 delegates needed to be nominated at the Democratic party’s convention in Denver in August. He is also […]

U.S. Job Killer H1-B Visa Reaches Cap for Fiscal 2009

H1-B Visa program, the scourge of American software programmers and other professionals, has reached its cap of 65,000 within seven days of opening the gates for fiscal 2009. Most likely, the cap was reached on April 1 itself although the official announcement from USCIS came today. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said today […]

U.S. Army Welcomes Criminals and Convicts

Most folks would be loath to join the U.S. armed forces in the midst of a war where soldiers are getting their limbs, heads and bodies blown off in a faroff land, right? So, what does the U.S. Army do? In desperation, the U.S. Army has been forced to hire criminals, convicts, high-school failures and […]

1 in 4 U.S. Teenage Girls has VD

U.S. teenage girls have a high rate of venereal disease a.k.a. sexually transmitted infections (STI). One in every four teenage girls in U.S. has at least one of the most common venereal diseases, according to a recent study conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on the study, the authors conservatively estimate that 3.2 million […]