We had a new police helicopter circling overhead several times yesterday morning. We later heard that the nearby Hungry Jacks hamburger joint had been robbed. This is the second fast-food hold up in as many days for our suburb. The other heist was at the local Chicken Treat franchise. There's an escalating crime wave taking place throughout the metropolitan area. Many incidents we hear about are never reported by the media.
Being eyeballed from the sky yesterday
I watched the 'debate' between US President Obama and wannabe prez Mr Romney live yesterday. I enjoyed the part where Mr Obama reminded his challenger that less than can mean more with military equipment like warships, horses and bayonets. I thought Mr Obama was the more credible of the two men. It's obviously not easy trying to satisfy some 315 million Americans.
I see that Apple have released some new products overnight: A smaller 'iPad mini' for $329 without a battery charger - recharging the battery is done with a supplied USB cable connected to a computer, or paying extra for an independent charger. Less hardware in the box is a new feature with the updated version of the iMac desktop computers too. No longer do they come with a built in CD/DVD super drive. If you want one you need to buy a separate drive and connect it with a USB cable. A case of back to the future. A basic 27 inch iMac is now about $200 dearer in Australian dollars than in the US which raises the suspicion of gouging, considering the Aussie dollar is actually worth more that the US dollar.
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