Ach ja or nicht nicht?

If you're eating brunch with Christian friends, and there's no one else around that's gonna seduce you into sin, that's okay. ... Ach ja.
Mar 03
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bum dum chih!
Score one for the man team

bum dum chih!
Score one for the man team

Mar 02
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See a big canal, and I say word!

A bunch more aerial shots of Venice (composed of 118 separate islands, resting on foundations 1,000 years old) on the click-through link

See a big canal, and I say word!

A bunch more aerial shots of Venice (composed of 118 separate islands, resting on foundations 1,000 years old) on the click-through link

Feb 09
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Good News or Bad News?

Headline from Yahoo!: Italian woman in right-to-die debate dies

Feb 05
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You just can’t make this stuff up.

Obama is kind of a dick.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Obama is kind of a dick.

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Why Bill Gates is kind of a pimp:
At the TED Conference today he unleashed a jar of mosquitoes to emphasize the urgency of eliminating malaria worldwide.
Why this is cool:
1. Malaria is the most dangerous infectious disease in the world, next to AIDS
2. It wouldn’t be all that expensive to almost completely eradicate malaria — it might cost $8 billion or so.
3. Bill Gates gave $168 million to malaria eradication efforts.
4. TED is a kick ass conference

In my dream world, Obama pushes through the senate a $200m initiative at part of the stimulus bill to produce anti-malarials, mosquito nets and insecticide spraying to vaccinate populations and wipe out some anophele mosquito populations

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488348,00.html

Why Bill Gates is kind of a pimp:
At the TED Conference today he unleashed a jar of mosquitoes to emphasize the urgency of eliminating malaria worldwide.
Why this is cool:
1. Malaria is the most dangerous infectious disease in the world, next to AIDS
2. It wouldn’t be all that expensive to almost completely eradicate malaria — it might cost $8 billion or so.
3. Bill Gates gave $168 million to malaria eradication efforts.
4. TED is a kick ass conference

In my dream world, Obama pushes through the senate a $200m initiative at part of the stimulus bill to produce anti-malarials, mosquito nets and insecticide spraying to vaccinate populations and wipe out some anophele mosquito populations

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488348,00.html

Feb 04
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Mastercard does not accept penis

Awesome story on the click-through link

Mastercard does not accept penis

Awesome story on the click-through link

Jan 31
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What happens when military and humanitarian interests converge?

So what’s the fate of the world anyhow? I can never really decide if we are headed downward towards a broken ecology and oppressive international economy or a super-fun capitalist megaparty.

This Economist article http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13035718 suggests that capitalism and democracy might align the interests of the powerful with the interests of the elite. Today ungoverned territories pose a greater threat to the US than do hostile nation-states, and spreading liberal democracy is a prime objective of the US. Assuming this can be attempted by someone more capable than George W, will we see the proliferation of good, just government everywhere? Since good governance is a critical ingredient of developing a rich and safe country (see Nigeria or Russia), are we heading towards a strictly enforced land of plenty?

Francis Fukuyama floats the popular idea that we face “The End of History” — Mankind is on a new path and war is finally on its way out:
“What we may be witnessing is… the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”

Should I be more pessimistic?

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The guy who does this must live in a shake-proof house.

The guy who does this must live in a shake-proof house.

Jan 13
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Concise as always:
juliawilson:

Burris suuuuuuuucks.
Concise as always:

juliawilson:

Burris suuuuuuuucks.