Speculation: Danish lawmakers voted 91 to 75 to outlaw sex with animals. I assume it was a secret ballot.
Investment Alert: Scientists say we must leave at least 75% of the world's known fossil fuel reserves in the ground, or fry, that we must reduce our fossil fuel use to zero in the next 35 years. Zero means no coal or gas fired electrical generation. Zero means no gasoline or deisel based cars and trucks. Zero means sailing ships – no containerized behemoths. Think it's gonna happen? In the next 35 years? Voluntarily? A tough choice, but my money's on fry.
Optimists: Pundits now are worried that privacy “could be a meaningless concept in 10 years.” Or less, much less. It's so yesterday.
End of Several Eras: The idea of the university, and with it the concept of a liberal eductation, cannot survive the insults of globalization.
Master Class: House and Senate Republicans are offering to let the public watch them, working with a net from the rich, slash programs for the poor and moderate income households by 40 percent – stuff like food stamps, college loans and so on. They will not attempt the more difficult task of cutting the $1 trillion in annual tax breaks for the top 20%. This is on top of their brave abolishment of the
Place Your Bets: Dr. Oz, "I will not be silenced."
You Want Fired With That? Popeye's has fired a shift manager because she would not (and most likely could not) pay back the money an armed robber got away with while she was in charge. Boycotting is a good idea, wonder why I didn't think of that...
Memories: The Dogwood Debutante Ball in Knoxville, TN is open to young women who are college sophomores, unmarried, and white.
Thought Experiment: Given our Constitution guarantees of freedom of speech, can I say “Killing all the Jews would please God”? Could I put up a sign on my front lawn with that message? Can I pay the local transit company its going rate and plaster my sign on buses and in subway cars? Why not?