Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
This is a blog post at Foreign Policy Magazine about the long term cost of mass mobilization wars. The biggest cost of having a war is the pension cost. The article points to a study looking at the true cost of the Iraq mess. the blog post has this interesting quote and and comment.
Suppose a drummer boy, age 14, became a soldier in 1861 and was disabled in that war. Suppose also that he married, had children, his wife died, and he remarried late in late, at say age 60 in 1907. Suppose further that his second wife was 25 years old at marriage and that at age 30 she bore him a child who was mentally or physically incapable of supporting himself. That child would be 57 years old today [that is, in 1969] and still drawing benefits — more than a century after the war ended.
Sounds unlikely, right? Yet Clayton nonetheless found that 1,353 dependents of Civil War veterans were still getting government benefits as late as 1967.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
" what is the best way to recycle old tech in the US?""
Give it to a pack rat. They'll pile it up with their other...treasures. Soon you'll read about the guy who couldn't get out of his house because the doors and windows were blocked.
Anonymous Coward in a slashdot discussion about computer recycling. For the record when I last moved I had 2 computers besides my current one and 4 monitors. The theory was the other monitors and computers were "backups".
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Here also is a Colbert writer channeling his inner asshole, or entertainment executive. The biggest sob story is that his son had to settle for a "non-endangered birthday tiger".
Here is a blog from the writers, United Hollywood. There is also a video of the Simpson writers making pointed comparisons between Mr Burns and Mr Murdoch. There is a claim that Simpson profits paid for Rupert Murdoch's "throne of bones" and his "lake of blood".
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Rude joke alert:
Q - What is long and red and hangs down between Ronald Reagan's legs?
A - Brian Mulroney's tie.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I like this line in the cartoon:
"Please take us to Fifth Avenue so we can purchase some of your quaint native costumes."
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Mulroney not Popular with Canadians or Canadian Criminals. However the "Business" Community still likes him.
Nobody seems to like to the guy.
Listen here for the full interview with Karlheinz Schreiber.