Archive for April, 2007

The night-owl gene and mercury bulbs

Friday, April 27th, 2007

just a quick note on why I stay up so damn late: researchers find Night Owl gene And, a second note on a stupid environmental policy that endangers us: compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury

Wicca soldiers win victory (Updated 4/25/07)

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

I am too busy to post much today, but I did want to share this story about soldiers winning the right to have their Wicca faith displayed on their gravestones. the question is: why was this an issue in the first place? i know a Bush is in office, but we still have freedom of [...]

Cho Seung-Hui’s videos prove his conviction, but nothing else

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

i began hearing about Cho Seung-Hui’s videos that were sent to NBC on the way home. while watching tv after dinner (The Colbert Report) i had this idea to write about how the strength of one’s convictions do not serve as evidence of their truth or validity. {is that similar to a quote from someone [...]

The future of gun control in the wake of the Virginia Tech killings

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

A note on the social contract, the NRA and Cho Seung-Hui’s videos.

Bush administration’s “War Czar” spared by Virginia Tech shooter

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

i guess all that praying did do the Bushies some good after all, because Bush wonks had their many prayers answered yesterday in the form of one Cho Seung-hui. with scandals bursting W’s bubbles all over the airwaves, someone was hoping for a tragedy and Cho certainly delivered it. as I am sure all of [...]

The World Bank is for lovers

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Paul wolfowitz, who is the neo-conservative, neo-liberal president of the World Bank, has been fingered for, surprise, a scandal at the WB. a scandal perpetrated by a Bush appointee? no way. a Bush appointee giving financial gain to a close relationship? no way. Unethical use of authority? no fucking way. well, wolfowitz was caught pink [...]

Blogger, jailed for 226 days, freed

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

I am not gonna write much on this subject because most people in their right fucking mind already know that this situation is a bunch of bullshit. this just warrants a post here so that more people know what is going on with bloggers as journalists and the (seemingly) complete abandonment of Josh by the [...]

What Iran hostage crisis?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

I have been ignoring this story since it broke last week. the simple reason why: this is not a story, it is an un-story. it is precisely this because of a few key points that must be understood first: Iranian theocracy is like a Hollywood actress i.e. struggling for respect, attention and personal validity the [...]

New Pope goes Marxist

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

In a surprise move today, the new pope criticized both his own church and the vast western capitalist enclave for essentially enslaving most of the “third world”. echoing the assertions of marxists all over the world, the pope came short of admitting the church’s own culpability in this affair, but surprisingly, did say something intelligent [...]

Kissinger gives Iraq War his kiss of death; Ollie North complains about civilian deaths, no not those kind

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

in yet another blow to W’s tragic war in the Mid-east, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger unequivocally stated that the iraq conflict was un-winnable: read it here. of course the devil is in the details. kissinger actually says that a military victory is not possible. He does not state that we (or us [...]