You now, I have to admit I’m pretty ambivalent when it comes to the death penalty; I don’t like the idea of the state being able to execute someone, but then again I read this and it’s a sentence that seems most appropriate for all involved.
Archive for June, 2011
“…Pink Slime is in most of the ground beef in the USA….it is found in a lot of fast food, canned foods, children’s school lunches, and even in fresh ground beef bought at the local grocery store.” Think of it this way. Drown it in ketchup and onions and fry it till it’s not pink anymore and serve it with big salty chips (and don’t forget to smack those lips at first bite)… Here.
“…cosmologists have estimated that some of these galactic walls may have taken from 80 billion to 100 billion, to 150 billion years to form in a direct challenge to current age estimates of the age of the Universe following the Big Bang.” Here.
- You see, just under the rubric of “democracy” there is the totalitarian undergrowth sprouting up. Hence maintaining an image of democracy will eventually become a paradox; like a mere magician’s trick the illusion of freedom will be revealed even to the most steadfastly incredulous). Here. Here. (Oh, and don’t forget here, a very good opinion piece from the NY Times.)
- On the work front: “No one in Italy, the Netherlands, or Egypt would accept less than $5 for an hour of work…Germany it was $3… Australia…Britain $2…Canada $1.25. Americans accepted by far the lowest figure: just 25 cents.” Here.
- How the mighty morphin carpetbaggers (no relation to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) have fallen. Western capitalists getting lessons on business from China. Here.
- Photography now a crime? Here.
- Don’t worry, the border is well defended–unfortunately it’s the Korean border. Here.
- Halliburton, or a portion thereof, seems to have had a lot of frisky fun in Iraq with its own. Frisky fun? Well after all Ol’ Rushbo called Abu Ghraib a frat party. Here.
- The Grand Banana Republic of RIAA. Here.
- China’s control of the internet involves blocking sites; in the GBR it involves physically dismantling the servers. Here.
It was a long time coming but good healthcare has reached the masses, but there is a precondition. Here.
They know how to march; I swear to god I can’t wait to join:
“…As the restless mob milled about, a 26-year-old Zimbabwean immigrant named Farai Kujirichita emerged from one of the narrow passageways that led to the field. He was wearing a carefully pressed, lilac-colored shirt and talking into his cellphone. By then, many people were coming and going; his arrival was nothing remarkable. And yet some men from the crowd confronted him…” Here. Btw, the fact that this murder took place in Africa is not the point; crowd mentality could produce this anywhere (as it often has here in the Grand Banana Republic with lynchings and mob attacks, for example.)