Posts from ‘January, 2009’

Government-Sanctioned Duopoly: Pick Verizon or Comcast

I have Verizon Wireless for cell phone service and based on their customer service over the years, I see no reason to give them any more money. I also read an online blog about their horrible customer service and was convinced to stick to Comcast wherever possible. Verizon owns the telephone lines (DSL service where…

Why I Hate iTunes

I’ve been using iTunes for about 3 years, ever since I first had the (mis)fortune of receiving an iPod for a Christmas gift. At the time, and since, I was working out often enough and decided it would be nice to have. It’s also nice once you can get it working in a car built…

Heating up the ethnic-cultural comedy

Now that we’ve got a black president, people are feeling more empowered to make comedy not about empowerment, but about mocking stupidity. In this case, it’s trans-racial appropriation of a grotesque caricature of that moronic subculture that imitates the music and lifestyle made by black people and predominantly consumed by bored suburban youth: gangsta rap….

Modernism (personal reality) kills

On the eve of a BBC1 documentary on the life of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, Sir David has criticised the centuries-old idea running through the Judaeo-Christian tradition which assumes God gave the Earth to man to exploit and use in whatever way he saw fit in order to populate the world. Sir…

Remember that race isn’t genetic according to corporate barons and hippie activists alike

Your last three presidents think race isn’t genetic. Every single person in Hollywood thinks race isn’t genetic. All of the hippie activists think race isn’t genetic. Every American and multi-national corporation has adopted the position: race isn’t genetic. It flatters everyone to think we can all be whatever we want to be. Social mobility. If…

Why humanity is unable to respond to global warming and ecocide

We, the People, are about to exterminate multiple ecosystems on our planet and kill all things within them. In addition, we are about to raise our planet’s temperature and cause other grisly effects. So say many but not all of our best scientists. Yet nothing is happening. I mean, besides buying fluorescent light bulbs. Why?…

We’re all equal, and if not, we’ll punish those more equal until they’re equal like the rest of us

The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize “for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.” On its Web site last week, the Covenant School of Dallas,…

Bush won

OSAMA BIN LADEN’S messages from the wilderness get little attention nowadays. Al-Qaeda has been unable to land a blow on Western soil since the 2005 London bombings. Its leaders lurk in Pakistan’s tribal belt, hiding from regular lethal attacks by America’s unmanned Predator aircraft. Their Pushtun hosts are tiring of their troublesome guests. Perhaps most…

We all want to be with people like us

The big human fiction: we can all be whatever we want, at any time, because we’re all important if we’re socially important. The reality: our abilities determine what we’re going to be. The controversy: A holiday firm which emailed its customers offering ‘chav free’ vacations has found itself accused of class discrimination. Activities Abroad contacted…

Thailand gets rid of parasites

Summary: Myanmar sets loose members of a minority sect, sends them to Thailand. Thailand says “Hmm, parasites,” and drags them out to see and cuts them loose. A CNN crew traveled to a remote stretch of the Thai coast four hours north of the tourist island of Phuket to investigate the growing reports that the…

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