The Way It Is (I Think)


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Saturday, June 14, 2003

The on-going double standard

Heather Wokusch writes:
Disturbing new evidence puts the US military's use of radioactive weaponry in the spotlight, casting doubt on the Bush administration's upbeat estimates on civilian war casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq. A study by the Washington, D.C. based Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC) suggests coalition forces used Afghanistan as a testing ground for radioactive weaponry, thereby placing generations of civilians - not to mention US service members - at unspeakable future risk.


The ultimate irony, of course, is that America may have used radioactive weaponry to justify invading other countries to search for radioactive weaponry.

Friday, June 13, 2003

Better than day trading!

The website lets you play the first-person shooter Return to Castle Wolfenstein online against others, for money. Shooting opponents adds money to your account, while dying will put you all that much closer to bankruptcy. I wonder who will make their first million from this site?

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Model Rocket Terrorism

Model RocketModel rocket enthusiasts say new government restrictions aimed at terrorists threaten to ground a hobby that can get youngsters fired up about science. Homeland security regulations that took effect in May require a background check, fingerprinting and a $25 federal permit for people wanting to buy high-powered rocket engines.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Martha Admits All Wrong-doing

In order to avoid prosecution, Martha Stewart confesses.
I am DB Cooper. I am Joseph Mengele. I am the mistress of Osama Bin Laden. Saddam Hussein is one of my best friends.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Government without limits

In response to Bush's Jan. 2003 State of the Union address, David Boaz asks,
Where are [the] bounds? If the federal government should build cars, train mentors for children and treat AIDS in Africa, what are the limits of its responsibilities?
Excellent question. It certainly appears that the federal government no longer has bounds. And this from the Republican party which is supposed to espouse conservative ideals.

Quick, who said that?

If we don't stop extending our troops all around the world in nation building missions, then we're going to have a serious problem coming down the road.
Was it an anti-war, anti-occupation protestor? Democratic legislator from the East coast? Perhaps a Bush rival?

It was none of the above. The honor goes to George W. Bush, who said it during a debate with Al Gore.