Ozzy’s kid doing Thai Boxing

Ozzy, son get their muay Thai kicks in Pattaya Superstars Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne – stars of the popular reality television series “The Osbournes”– watched from ringside yesterday as their only son fought in his first muay-Thai bout in Pattaya. “Fighting Jack” Osbourne donned the muay-Thai mongkon (traditional headband) and boxing gloves to fight against… Continue reading Ozzy’s kid doing Thai Boxing

Norwegian Court Convicts First Woman for Rape

From Reuters/Yahoo News: Norwegian Court Convicts First Woman for Rape OSLO (Reuters) – A Norwegian court has sentenced a woman to nine months in jail for raping a man, the first such conviction in the Scandinavian country that prides itself for its egalitarianism. The 31-year-old man fell asleep on a sofa at a party in… Continue reading Norwegian Court Convicts First Woman for Rape

“I have a cunning plan!”

We’d All Be 3 Times As Rich, If Not For Republicans! The average GDP growth over this time is 3.56% (I’m rounding off the actual numbers used). Under GOP presidents it was 1.83%, under Dem presidents it was 5.07%–that’s 178% higher. … This suggests a very simple Democratic Plan on how to save Social Security:… Continue reading “I have a cunning plan!”

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A must for any time traveller

Joseph LeConte, 1823-1901: Instructions for the Manufacture of Saltpetre. (Columbia, S.C.: Charles P. Pelham, State Printer, 1862.) At the UNC Chapel Hill online library. Very cool, and if you’ve ready much time travel fiction, you’ll know exactly why this is so handy if you ever get trapped in the pre-industrial past. I love the internet.

After a week at the new job…

…all is cool, though I’m trying to do more work and procrastinate less than I was doing at Panta. So far I’m succeeding, so no updates here in a while. I’m annoyingly behind on my political blogs, although my sense of things is that a lot of the big moves are in wait-and-see mode anyway.… Continue reading After a week at the new job…

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I actually SAW one for once…

…rather than just reading about it afterwards. I’m referring to a fare pricing error, this time on USAir. About $38-40 post tax for fares from pretty much anywhere into Lebanon, NH (and according to the news story, a few other cities… those I didn’t see.) LEB is the airport nearest Hanover, NH which is where… Continue reading I actually SAW one for once…

Answer the question, Justice Scalia

From the NYU Washington Square News: In asking about Scalia’s dissent in Lawrence v. Texas and his view that privacy is not constitutionally protected, Eric Berndt, a law student, shocked the crowd by asking, “Do you sodomize your wife?” Scalia refused to answer the question while the crowd gasped and the administrators promptly turned off… Continue reading Answer the question, Justice Scalia

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“… because Congress didn’t stop them”

If you needed one more reason before hating Tom DeLay, here’s one: Mr. Dinan: You’ve been talking about going after activist judges since at least 1997. The [Terri] Schiavo case gives you a chance to do that, but you’ve recently said you blame Congress for not being zealous in oversight. Mr. DeLay: Not zealous. I… Continue reading “… because Congress didn’t stop them”

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