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transparency

Here's a good idea:

Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Barack Obama's (D-IL) bill creating a "google" for government spending was just voted out of committee and heads to the Senate floor. The new government feature, courtesy of the OMB, creates a single searchable database that lists the amount of taxpayer dollars received in the past 10 fiscal years and an itemized breakdown of each spending project (thanks to Rightmarch.com for the email pointing this out). Five words: What took them so long?

trolltechs-greenphone

Trolltech announced their Greenphone today. It is a development worth watching for those of us in the wireless application development space.

tsa-worker-sentenced-for-falsifying-reports

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Robert Wilson, 51, of Ellenwood, Ga. will be doing four months in federal prison for falsifying records.

From about November 2004 to January 2005, Wilson filed at least eight inspection reports with TSA that contained false information. For example, Wilson falsely claimed that he inspected gates that were in fact closed and inaccessible due to construction. Wilson also falsely reported that he had made an inspection of an airline to ensure its compliance with security regulations. Wilson also falsely reported that he performed some inspections with TSA employees who, according to time and attendance records, were not on duty at the time.

understanding-risk-and-reward

When he was 27, he became co-owner of a motorcycle shop in Moses Lake, Wash. To attract customers, he announced he would jump his motorcycle 40 feet over parked cars and a box of rattlesnakes and continue on past a mountain lion tethered at the other end. Before 1,000 people, he did the stunt as promised but failed to fly far enough; his bike came down on the rattlesnakes. The audience was in awe.

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