Sunday, 29 May 2011

  • Oh no!  CCTV cameras actually used to catch people who commit crimes ?  Who would have thought of that when they put those cameras in?
           Next thing you know they will be saying that publishing libel on twitter is just as bad as publishing it in a newspaper.
            We have to stop this trend.  Soon their won't be any place left to cause physical, psychological or economic damage with impunity.
  • In our secular, gender-equal culture, the only people who wear masks are thieves and people requiring medical protection.
           Wearing a Burqha is the height of cultural insensitivity - the equivalent of a woman with bare head, bare shoulders and bare legs walking into the men's entrance of a mosque.  It shows either pig-ignorance or a deliberate attempt to insult.    Who are these women, so high and mighty that the rest of us peons dare not look upon their faces?  A cat may look at a king.
  • Well, they are funny.  But most are not gaffes - except in the modern sense that it is a gaffe for a public figure to ever speak the truth.
Taliban Executes New Tactic: High-Profile Inside Jobs

Taliban Executes New Tactic: High-Profile Inside Jobs

Commented May 29, 2011 at 23:33:56 in World

“It is unusual for the mohareb Taliban to target the military and police, as they normally prefer killing civilians. As usual, those killed were faithful Muslims: the Taliban would far rather kill them than kafir.
Brother of a Different Mother

Brother of a Different Mother

Commented May 27, 2011 at 12:10:38 in Divorce

“And, it is clear, Silberberg is most upset about the possibilit­y that he will not be able to publish the nitty-grit­ty details”
Alan Simpson Still Confused About Social Security Numbers

Alan Simpson Still Confused About Social Security Numbers

Commented May 26, 2011 at 07:18:02 in Politics

“Social security is easy to understand­:
1) You give your money to the government so they will invest it for you and pay it back when you stop work
2) Instead of investing your money, the government uses it for what ever they want and credits you as part of an investment pool with a derisory level of interest.
3) When you want it paid back, the government has to borrow it (at a higher interest rate than they credited you).
4) Eventually the system goes bankrupt. 
5) Surprise, Surprise!

  • Rep Ryan has said his proposal is just like the regime he gets as a member of congress.  Unless he is a liar, that means the government would fund 72% of any healthcare plan I choose.  Doesn't it seem that this would be  a lot more expensive than the current medicare system?
  • All colleges, for-profit or not, should have to pay back the portion of the loans that their students do not.   This would ensure that colleges teach financial responsibility and get serious about finding jobs for their graduates.