Man, two good points up today:
1) Vice President Joe Biden says spending $53 billion on high-speed trains is necessary if we want to "seize the future." Yeah, just like you'd drain all the oil out of a car if you wanted to seize the engine.
2) In England, property owners are being warned not to put wire mesh over their shed windows, because burglars might injure themselves on it while breaking in. Good point. I suggest installing bear traps to keep them away from the dangerous windows.
To the second one: wha.....?
Sure enough, there it is, in black and white
. My favorite bit:
Some have been warned by police that using wire mesh to reinforce shed windows was ''dangerous’’ and could lead to criminals claiming compensation if they ''hurt themselves’’.