OOD DAY FOR: Universal surfage, after Finland became the first nation to name broadband Internet access as legal right. Finland already has 95 percent Internet connectivity, but come July 2010, every citizen will be connected at no less than 1 megabit per second. “We think it’s something you cannot live without in modern society,” said communications ministry official Laura Vilkkonen, “like banking services or water or electricity.” (CNN)
BAD DAY FOR: Filling the Hummer, after the Defense Department said it spends about $400 per gallon of fuel to fill combat vehicles and aircraft in Afghanistan. The cost is so high because the fuel has to be trucked or flown in from Pakistan, and some fuel is lost to roadside bombs. “It is a number that we were not aware of and it is worrisome,” Rep. John Murtha (D, Pa.). (The Hill)
Thursday: Good day for Rupert Murdoch, Bad day for shopaholism
Wednesday: Good day for recycling, Bad day for asking for a raise
Tuesday: Good day for second chances, Bad day for thinking small
Monday: Good day for spiritual growth, Bad day for a reliable sidekick
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 7 ways to be the most interesting person in any room
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Why is American internet so slow?
- Colorado’s new ‘drive high, get a DUI’ commercials are actually pretty clever
- 22 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Who are the real gay marriage bigots?
- What the collapse of the Ming Dynasty can tell us about American decline
- Sorry Belle Knox, porn still oppresses women
- Watch The Daily Show mock Fox News' confused man-crush on Vladimir Putin
- Religious liberty should be a liberal value, too
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