Archive for September 2002

Myth Dispelled: Shoe Size, Penis Size Not Linked

Yahoo! News – Myth Dispelled: Shoe Size, Penis Size Not Linked

Science marches on. I wish I could blame this on socialized medicine, but I can’t.

How much do you want to bet that these two guys wear something like size 6 shoes?

Thousands of Daddy’s Dollars Wasted at IMF Protests

US Press- Thousands of Daddy’s Dollars Wasted at IMF Protests

Funny shit.

“It is Impossible to Make Peace With the Jews”

“It is Impossible to Make Peace With the Jews”

Any time I start to think that modern Arab Islam is a religeon is peace, I just have to go to someplace like MEMRI and read translations of what is being said to the believers.

Saudi Arabia to build 600 houses for Palestinians

ArabNews: Saudi Arabia to build 600 houses for Palestinians

This is support for terrorism. It is time for Saudi Arabia to head the list of nations supporting terrorism.

Car bomb blast kills German in Riyadh

ArabNews: Car bomb blast kills German in RiyadhThis is a continuation of a trend in Saudi Arabia. I’m on the fence; I really don’t have a feel for whether or not this is terrorism or gangland warfare. I can certainly buy the alcohol smuggling angle — prohibition in any form breeds violence.

On the other hand, I haven’t heard any stories about any non-Westerners being targetted in these bombings. I think that I am starting to lean towards terrorism. Before Bin Laden, you could count on terrorists to claim their strikes. Al Quiada started a new trend of not claiming attacks, but simply couching them to achieve the goal. One of Bin Landen’s professed goals is to remove non-Muslims from his Holy land of Saudi Arabia. This attack swayed me to believe that this is a continuation of that philosophy, if not under his direction (and probably not, since he is probably dead.)

Ecstasy: Experts Disagree on Dangers

TalkLeft: Ecstasy: Experts Disagree on Dangers

It disappoints me to read these articles, but I don’t expect them to end any time soon. “Drugs are bad, m’kay?” Well, turns out that the tests show that they aren’t that bad. What do we do? Change the test! Still isn’t that bad? Fake the results! Gotta have that gummint funding!

“Prohibition is an awful flop.
We like it.
It can’t stop what it’s meant to stop.
We like it.
It’s left a path of graft and slime,
It don’t prohibit worth a dime,
It’s filled our land with vice and crime.
Nevertheless, we’re for it.”

Franklin P. Adams, 1931

How to Be Happy

OpinionJournal – How to Be Happy

This was a pretty thought provoking article for me. I had always had this gut feeling as a libertarian, but it was interesting to see it verbalized. We are the sum of our choices. Too many people are being told that the wrong choices will make them happy.