Daily Archives: August 23, 2002

Fun With Referrer Logs Have a little trouble wi…

Fun With Referrer Logs

Have a little trouble with parking tickets, do we?

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AP Wire | 08/23/2002 | N. Korea, Russia Talk Econo…

AP Wire | 08/23/2002 | N. Korea, Russia Talk Economics

Well, that’s a real meeting of the minds. Next up, the English and Scots will discuss cookery, and we’re getting together with the French to thrash out how to run a Presidential election.

Georgia School Board Requires Balance of Evolution…

Georgia School Board Requires Balance of Evolution and Bible

Ladies and gentlemen, the Cobb County Board of Education is a gaggle of morons.

After the vote, Gordon O’Neill, a board member, led his colleagues in a prayer: “Heavenly father, we ask that you provide to all of us a clear understanding of our fellow man and an acceptance of a diversity of thinking. Amen.”

Way to look unbiased, Gord.

The Nando Times: Armitage arrives in India amid wo…

The Nando Times: Armitage arrives in India amid worsening tensions

Yes, Richard Armitage to the rescue!

The Nando Times: U.S. warplanes bomb air defense s…

The Nando Times: U.S. warplanes bomb air defense site in Iraq, military says

Are we really sure we aren’t already at war with Iraq?

Jackson busts 55th alleged meth lab That’s 55 t…

Jackson busts 55th alleged meth lab

That’s 55 this year alone. Jackson County is located in the northeast corner of the state — closer to Chattanooga than any major city in Alabama — and is primarily rural. Its projected population in 2000 was 52,224, meaning we’re talking about approximately one meth lab per 1000 people. That doesn’t seem sustainable to me unless at least ten percent of the population is on drugs.

Another bit from the Skeptical Inquirer… From "…

Another bit from the Skeptical Inquirer… From “A Skeptical Look at September 11th: How We Can Defeat Terrorism by Reacting to It More Rationally”:

To conclude, we suggest that most homeland security expenditures, which in the zero-sum budget game are diverted from other vital purposes, are terribly expensive and disproportionate to competing needs for preventing other causes of death and misery in our society. While prudent, focused improvements in security are called for, the sheer costs of most security initiatives greatly distort the way we address the many threats to our individual and collective well-being. Our greatest vulnerability to terrorism is the persisting, irrational fear of terrorism that has gripped our country. We must start behaving like the informed, reasoning beings we profess to be.