American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Tired of ebay

Are you tired of Ebay? The idea of auctions intrigues you, but you prefer live interaction with people, the thrill of raising you paddle and out bidding other folks in classic auction style.
Actually being able to see and touch what you are bidding on rather then just have a cheap picture taken with some ones [...]

Super Soldier Day

Today on American Madness we are going to have a bit of a theme- the military and their new ideas for Super Soldiers (with of course some variations on the theme).
First we will start with a bit from The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). According to their site DARPA is “the central research [...]

America’s Funniest Army or Don’t Make Me Laugh

I couldn’t decide on the title, so you have the either or to choose from up there.
Apparently the Department of Defense spent close to $100,000 in 2002 on developing a bullet that, on impact, would explode, releasing laughing gas or another gas agent. The non-lethal bullets would have disarmed opposition by exploding on contact, [...]

Is $54 million really enough?

A Washington D.C. judge is suing his dry cleaner for $54 million over a pair of lost pants. He is claiming that the cleaners misled him with posetd signs that said “Same Day Service” and “Satisfaction Guaranteed,” and he is asking for $54 million and saying that “he is acting in the interest of [...]

I want my DTV

Back in February 2006 Congress passed a law that requires all television broadcasts to be digital by 2009. This means, well, there are a lot of questions as to what this actually means.
If you have an analog television and are using an antenna to watch television you will still be able to get a signal, [...]

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