Sunday Surfing

Gene patenting…you knew it was going to be ugly when we started letting corporations own bits of the geome didn’t ya? Well, here’s the tip of the iceburg: A key breast cancer test can no longer be done in Canada because an American company, Myriad Genetics has the gene patent and refuses to make the test affordable.

Speaking of stupid patents…didja know that IBM tried to patent going to the potty? What’s even better? The patent office awarded the patent. Gotta love the federal government, no?

On the topic of people on the federal payroll…it seems that Senator John McCain was too busy rehearsing for SNL to vote on $355 billion defense spending bill. So, it’s nice to see that our Senators are earning that big fat pay raise they gave themselves. Remember kids…incumbent is a dirty, dirty word.

Remember the good ol days, when you could just execute your enemies? Na, me either…but hey, Lego Death is the next best thing!

And just as a head start for tomorrow: On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.

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