Monthly Archives: April 2007

Cuckoo clocks, guns and chocks

Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture – but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept. The country has a population of six million, but there are estimated to be at least two million

Posted in Beautiful, The Facts, Told You So, Yes yes yes!

Cryptome shut down!

UPDATED FOR THE 2010 ATTACK! Crytome, a very old and very useful service run by John Young, has been told by its ISP that its contract is being terminated. This is a shenanigan, since his ISP was very supportive of

Posted in Censorship, Insanity, omw!, Politricks, wtf?

Saddam's Biometric Spy Files Re-Used by New Iraqi 'Democracy'

Wired Blog Network Monday, April 30, 2007 Like any dictator worth the title, Saddam Hussein kept good records on his people — dossiers that included fingerprints. Now the occupying forces in Iraq have digitized his fingerprint files in order to

Posted in Insanity, NIR, Told You So

"Ban on fat people legitimate"

Patricia Hewitt, the Health Secretary, said yesterday that it was “perfectly legitimate” for NHS trusts to refuse some treatments to heavy smokers or patients who are obese. Miss Hewitt defended the right of doctors and managers to draw up local

Posted in Medicine, Politricks

Milton Friedman on Schooling

Fora TV has a great clip of Milton Friedman speaking on the problems facing american schools. I found it on the Principled Discovery blog. He is a very funny man! Principled Discovery rebuts the remarks in the clip adequately; its

Posted in Home Schooling, How To, Someone Clever Said

Visions of Modern Britain

Your Employer is auditing the Inter-Office Email system and comes across a personal note between you and a coworker. You are required to stand at the podium in the next sales meeting to read it aloud to your coworkers. The

Posted in Home Schooling

Homeschooling and the Myth of Socialization

by Manfred B. Zysk December 16, 1999 One of the silliest and most annoying comments made to homeschooling parents is, “Aren’t you concerned about how your child will be able to socialize with others?”. What is being implied here is

Posted in Home Schooling

Naomi Wolf's essay: not nearly enough

Naomi Wolf was born in 1962. Because Americans like me were born in freedom, we have a hard time even considering that it is possible for us to become as unfree – domestically – as many other nations. Only the

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Posted in History, No no no!, Politricks, Someone Clever Said

Invasive Procedures

Medical students’ personal details leaked Junior doctors’ details exposed online The Medical Training Application Service or MTAS is a computer system where student and junior doctors apply for jobs – a system they were repeatedly assured was secure. The same

Posted in Astonishing, Medicine, NIR, omw!, Told You So

Jackie Mason, Penn & Teller call bullshit

Penn & teller tell it like it is, in their usual style. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”””God forbid we should ever be

Posted in Beautiful, Politricks, Someone Clever Said, The Facts, True, Yes yes yes!