Archive for April, 2004

The Draft and Senator Vandenberg

Monday, April 26, 2004 15:28 Comments Off

David Greenberg, an historian, with a solid piece on the prospects for a draft, with an emphasis on American history as proof that the “equality notion” of conscription is an illusion, at best. Of course, those that insist that draft = fairness, such as Rep. Charles Rangel, forget that a volunteer military is just that: [...]

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Brown vs. Board: 50 Years Later

Monday, April 26, 2004 14:58 Comments Off

Abolish the public school social laboratory, let people freely segregate or integrate, let them be responsible for the education of their own kids, and this won’t be a problem. As long as education is a public good, however, the grab for the goodies and the redistribution of wealth has little opportunity cost to those that [...]

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Witmer Sisters

Sunday, April 25, 2004 8:35 Comments Off

Jacob Hornberger on another unfortunate death in Iraq: Saturday, April 17, 2004 Last week 20-year-old Michelle Witmer, who had joined the National Guard as a military policeman to help with her college expenses, was buried, having been killed in an ambush in Iraq. The U.S. Army is now offering her two sisters, who also were [...]

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Another Heroic Deed of Dogs

Saturday, April 24, 2004 18:10 Comments Off

They sniff out human-killing molds. Research at Alabama’s Auburn University seems to back up her claim. Scientists at the university’s Canine and Detection Research Institute found that dogs can detect a scent that is only present in 1 part per every 2 billion air parts. Another bonus with the dogs, Rasmussen said, is speed. “It [...]

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Danger Maestro! Falling Prices

Saturday, April 24, 2004 18:05 Comments Off

Let the last half of this paragraph tickle your funny bone: Greenspan acknowledged that the economy is heating up and beginning to create jobs

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The Hottest IPO in the Land

Saturday, April 24, 2004 18:00 Comments Off

Google, as it prepares to bare its intentions to go public. A great company, but once again, the bullish, mainstream analysts have attributed to Google a market value that is way overboard. The current prediction is that Google, if it decides to sell shares to investors this year, would probably end up with a market [...]

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BloggerLand HateFest

Saturday, April 24, 2004 7:59 Comments Off

Matthew Barganier with an interesting column on the warmonger obsession with Iraqi blogger Salam Pax that turned into hatred when he stopped doing their bidding for them. I can’t say that I missed this stuff over the last few months, while I was involved elsewhere. Already, after only blogging one week, and not even publishing [...]

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Bruce Bartlett on Iraq

Friday, April 23, 2004 12:28 Comments Off

I find it fascinating that Bruce Bartlett took the time to leave a comment at Lew Rockwell’s post on the Mises blog. Bruce says: “For the record, I don’t believe that I have changed my position. What has changed are the facts. My earlier column made it clear that WMD’s were my primary reason for [...]

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From the NFL to Afghanistan to Dead

Friday, April 23, 2004 10:49 Comments Off

In a war-worshipping stunt, Pat Tillman quit the NFL, and went off to war to serve The Regime. Apparently, he’s been killed in Afghanistan.

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Ohhh – Those Dangerous Keyboards

Friday, April 23, 2004 10:36 Comments Off

Though my current computer keyboard is over a year old, for the first time, this morning, I looked down and noted a “warning” label on the board itself. It reads: Warning: Some experts believe that the use of any keyboard may cause serious injury. Consult statement on the back of this keyboard. The back of [...]

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