The coup of corporations is convincing the public that private industry is inherently more efficient and less corrupt than government. The coup of Washington is convincing the public that government operates with the public’s best interest in mind.
Err on the side of action. The things we tend to regret most in life are missed opportunities.
A Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with an Israeli woman who believed he was Jewish because he introduced himself as “Daniel”.
The court heard accusations that Mr Kashur misled the woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, by introducing himself with the traditionally Jewish name during a chance encounter on a street in central Jerusalem in 2008.
After striking up a conversation, the two went into a top-floor room of a nearby office-block and engaged in a sexual encounter, after which Mr Kashur left before the woman had a chance to get dressed. It was only later that she discovered Mr Kashur’s true racial background, lawyers said.
Wait, did he leave his business card? How did they catch him? This is my favorite line from the article
Although conceding that the sex was consensual, district court judge Tzvi Segal concluded that the law had a duty to protect women from “smooth-tongued criminals who can deceive innocent victims at an unbearable price”
:: Insanity via email (thanks The Meerkat) ::
It is the duty of reasonable people everywhere to keep a good selection of green tea on hand for whatever occasions may emerge.
What are the facts? Again and again and again – what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what ‘the stars foretell,’ avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable ‘verdict of history’ – what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your only clue. Get the facts!
- Robert A. Heinlein
[Were You Aware?: New Heinlein biography out soon]
I think this is incredibly hilarious. My buddy Jordan does a pretty solid Herzog impression
Quick reminder: texting/emailing while driving has been shown to be MORE dangerous than driving drunk.
Don’t do it, don’t let people do it. Yes, critical texts come in while driving. In 2010 the navigator is also the defacto designated texter.
So there is a Star Wars television show (yes! it’s good and getting better) but it’s in off season right now and I have nothing to get my Star Wars fix. Luckily there is a new star wars MMO coming out that is providing me with incredible cinematic trailers. This is a pretty stunning piece of animation. Additionally…lightsabers.
the original trailer is substantially better and definitely worth checking out.
Please recalibrate your rss contraptions.
This website will stay alive because it still draws quite a bit of random traffic (especially from Morocco).