Archive for October, 2003

Death By Stupidity

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 13:44 Comments Off

Timothy Treadwell is the grizzly bear advocate that got killed by one in Alaska. Apparently, he was not a smart outdoorsman, and he never learned a thing about safety issues with wildlife: Treadwell spent his summers camping in several parks in Alaska, but Katmai National Park, in the southwest corner of the state, became a [...]

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Saving Us From Ourselves

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 13:30 Comments Off

Thank you Feds. For declaring THG “illegal.” On Tuesday, the FDA finished its own testing of this newest steroid and formally declared THG a drug that would require its permission to sell in this country — making any use at this time illegal.

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Keep the Kids on Tethers

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 13:16 Comments Off

The Detroit News runs a piece about school-age kids turning to private sports leagues as opposed to the public school swamp. The thesis is that it is a slam against family, neighborhood, and community to eschew the public realm for the more elitist, private realm. Certainly, it’s quite the opposite. Of course, all the truly [...]

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Detroit South?

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:24 Comments Off

Here we go again. The UAW’s plans are to worm its way into the Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International Inc. Tuscaloosa County Assembly Plant in Alabama. They have long been trying to infiltrate the foreign auto plants in the South, and they have failed miserably. In July, during the start of negotiations with General Motors Corp., Ford [...]

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Traffic Anarchy

Monday, October 27, 2003 15:55 Comments Off

Imagine controlling red/green traffic lights at your merry whim? A $300 device will do it. Of course, if roads were privately built and owned, such devices would be a crime against private property.

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The Anti-Discrimination Nazis

Monday, October 27, 2003 15:48 Comments Off

The essence of freedom is discrimination, and having the ability to freely discriminate unhindered by the directives of the State. Employing price discrimination in one’s business has long been a target of the central planners, especially the insurance industry. Here in Michigan, as in most other states, the anti-discrimination Nazis have long been trying to [...]

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Absolutely Heroic Amazon

Monday, October 27, 2003 8:53 Comments Off

I’ve written about the wonders of in the past. Amazon has now gone ahead and started a searchable book project in addition to all of its other great services. Not only is this service usable for research projects, but it’s a great way to determine if a book is worthy of buying for one’s [...]

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The Slimy Rumsfeld

Thursday, October 23, 2003 2:58 Comments Off

The Washington Post: He said the Pentagon had not “yet made truly bold moves” to reshape itself for the ongoing war and said “relatively little effort” had gone into developing “a long-range plan” to defeat terrorism. He also said the United States even lacks a good set of measures to determine how well it is [...]

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Survive This

Thursday, October 23, 2003 2:53 Comments Off

Due to the popularity of the Survivor show, Michigan is planning to do its own version, entitled Survivor, Michigan Style. The contestants will start in Port Huron, travel to Cadillac, Traverse City, Boyne City, Mackinaw, Houghton Lake and then to Bay City, Flint, Pontiac, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson and Lansing, then back into Port Huron. [...]

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Soldiers Saying No to Iraq

Wednesday, October 22, 2003 12:04 Comments Off

Skipping the war. The US Army Human Resources Command has reported that 28 soldiers have not shown up for their flights back to Iraq and have failed to call to give a reason for their absence, according to Joe Burlas, an army spokesman.

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