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Archive for September, 2007

Sep 30th 2007

Just Say No to Cheap Profits

Classic post from Brad at Consumption Rules:
Profits I can understand. Cheap profits I cannot. Profits are the normal mark-up on products or services that add value.
Cheap profits are money that a business takes in without adding any extra value. They leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouth except for the owner of the company who […]

Sep 29th 2007

9/11 Is Over

Tom Friedman says a lot of what I’ve had kicking around in my head over the past year.
I will not vote for any candidate running on 9/11. We don’t need another president of 9/11. We need a president for 9/12. I will only vote for the 9/12 candidate.
What does that mean? This: 9/11 has made […]

Sep 29th 2007

I feel deceived.

At the end of last year’s college football season I posted Notre Dame: Were they ever that good? wondering out loud about Notre Dame and lamenting the sad state of football at South Bend.
N. Chung, a frequent commenter on the blog, said the following:
I just finished Lou Holtz’s bio, and he even complained that media […]

Sep 29th 2007

nancy pelosi or bella lugosi?

confusing, i know. suggested by miguelito

Sep 28th 2007

ahmadinejad interviews: mahmoud’s pattern of poor performance

first there was time magazine.
then anderson cooper.
then columbia university.
now, 60 minutes (actually his 60 minutes interview came before his visit to new york city and columbia university, but i tivo’d the news show and just got around to watching it today).
highlights from the 60 minutes interview:
(1) aqua velvet head has to […]

Sep 24th 2007

ahmadinejad: “there are no homos in iran”

iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, at columbia university today, responded as follows to a comment about iran’s well-documented practice of executing homosexuals:

In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that like in your country. … In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we […]

Sep 24th 2007

The Israeli-Palestinian “Peace Process”: Are both parties doing their share?

this article is reprinted with permission of FLAME
It’s now almost three years [NOTE: this article is being reprinted and references to current events are not timely – admin] since that handshake on the White House lawn between the late Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, the chairman of the PLO. The world does little remember that […]

Sep 23rd 2007

general betray us: just following in the footsteps of general lies and power

this would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

Sep 22nd 2007

“Sacrifices for Peace”: What else does the world expect Israel to do?

This article is reprinted with permission from factsandlogic.org
There is persistent pressure on Israel to bring “sacrifices for peace”. It is understood that these “sacrifices” mean primarily that Israel should allow its dismemberment, in order to bring peace to the region.
What are the facts?

Sep 22nd 2007

la raza’s hero

15 paragraphs in this news story are real. one is satire. try to pick it out.

Phoenix police Officer Nick Erfle survived two bouts of cancer to put back on his uniform and patrol the city’s streets.
On Tuesday, a jaywalker shot him in the face and killed him.
“He’s a hard charger. Even though he […]