• Iraq,  Media

    Semantic annoyances

    It’s annoying that Colin Powell calling Iraq a civil war is news. When there are two wars going on the media decides to make media pronouncements news stories. Pathetic.

    More annoying is that the current conflict doesn’t bear that many resemblances to a civil war as they are usually defined, and a lot resemblances to a traditional gang war. Come to think of it, that’s probably the most useful way to think about it.

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  • Funny,  Quotes,  Religion

    Nietzsche at the end of a long, poorly focused day

    Today’s quote is

    A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    via the Nietzsche Family Circus
    Just have to love the Germans.

    Somehow I’ve let all of the tedious work that has to be done during the month have to happen today. Diagramming, estimating, writing, organizing. Humbug. Everything has taken forever today.

    On another note, the photos I took on Saturday turned out well, and surprisingly Gothic and noirish. All of my more recent shots have gone in a Sin City direction. I’ll post them soon.

  • BigThink,  Economics,  family

    Deepthink of the moment

    From the ever interesting Jane Galt about child rearing and careers

    I’m not sure. If childrearing is a) necessary and b) as tedious as everyone assures me, then it strikes me that whatever feminine thrill women get out of doing it probably increases the happiness associated with the activity. And, based only on my own previous relationship experience, I’d imagine that socialization which reduces the number of areas that have to be negotiated probably, on net, makes marriages happier.

    That would go a long way to explaining why opposites attract, if in fact they do.

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  • Funny,  Quotes

    The Nietzsche Family Circus

    Die at the right time!

    The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote.

    They’re all winners, this is actually going on the BlogRoll.

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  • Funny,  Quotes

    Quotes of the moment – Saturday morning Edition

    I came across these while perusing the internets…

    I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.
    Bill Hoest

    Feel like you’ve lived a wee bit too long? Looking for a spectacular way out — one that’ll keep your family crying in disgust for years on end?
    Defense Tech – from a post about a personal helicopter

    “I do not think people who have bad things in their minds would wear a burqa,” he said.
    CNN Article about a possible Dutch Mask Law

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