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Daily Show Drug Tests Florida Politicians

State Rep. Scott Plakon of Florida argues that welfare recipients must get drug tested before getting money from state taxpayers. Aasiv Mandvi of the Daily Show makes sure that Plakon is getting paid by the state, then demands that he takes a drug test, exposing this moron's hypocrisy. Mandvi then asks Governor Rick Scott to pee into a cup for the same reason. Hilarious.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/325987/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-poor-pee-ple?c=0%3A0

Pete Hoekstra Is A Coward

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Pete Hoekstra is running to be a Congressional representative from Michigan. He posted a Super Bowl ad where a Chinese woman speaking broken English thanks his opponent for sending jobs to America and thereby making the Chinese economy stronger.



Hoekstra claims that this was not racist at all. Rather, he says that this demonstrate how educated the Chinese are. Imagine! Chinese peasants are bicycling around rice paddies speaking English mocking us!
But the kerfuffle hides the main issue. Pete Hoekstra is an unqualified Washington insider who has done many stupid things in his political life. He held a press conference claiming that there had been weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq. Of course, that was not true at all. Then Hoekstra said that Iran had created weapons grade uranium. Again, that wasn't true. Hoekstra had promised the voters that he would respect term limits, but then broke that promise by running for a seventh term. Apparently, it was interests of national secu…

Setting Up Phone Service With 8x8 (Packet 8) VOIP

I recently moved offices and decided it was time to have a real phone system. At first, I looked at expandable phone systems such as the Panasonic KX-TS4200B but the reviews weren't too favorable, and it would require some new wiring to be run. Next, I considered the XBlue X16, which sounded great. However, there was not a lot of information about the company so I decided to chose a vendor that would stick around and deliver customer service in the future. I considered running my own Asterisk VOIP PBX server, but that was just too involved and unreliable. Finally, I decided upon VOIP phone service with 8x8 (formerly known as Packet 8). VOIP is short for Voice Over IP, or phone calls over the Internet. I'm pretty comfortable with the technology, but many users may prefer to stick with regular copper phone lines for better reliability.