Archive for October, 2006

Separation of church and state (updated below ~4:30pm)

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

I’ve never understood why the separation of church and state is still debated in this country. I have an even harder time understanding why people would try to undermine the separation of church and state, but as this article in the New York Times shows, they do. Keeping religion out of politics and politics out […]

Free hugs!

Monday, October 9th, 2006

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a letter from Iraq

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Time Magazine publishes a letter from a Marine officer in Iraq – read it. Men who suffer from debilitating neurological diseases will not receive the compensation their families desperately need. Thousands of cheap jordan former players would remain in the dark about NFL Jerseys China their own neurological well being. Others whose symptoms are just […]

daily dose of the surreal…

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

When your day is lacking surrealism, visit the Nietzsche Family Circus      In the limited time Vick spent on the field on Sunday, it was evident that Pittsburgh were trying to minimise his impact and simply come away from StLouis with a win. As Pittsburgh’s offence relies so heavily on the play of its quarterback, […]

Identity vs. Equality of Opportunity

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Brad DeLong discussing why we like diversity and identitity notes that in addition to prefering to discuss diversity because it is easier than tackling the hard problem of a lack of equality in opportunity, we like identity and diversity because they are inherently a good thing: Now normally–in my usual mind–I am an enthusiastic supporter […]

Gumbo Recipe

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

For HeatherS… First you make a roux [1]: ~1/2 cup oil ~1/2 cup flour Mix the flour and oil into a large pot and turn the heat on low to medium, depending on how often you want to stir. Stir while on heat until a dark brown. While the roux is browning, finely chop: one […]

Vegetarian gumbo

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

My father once told me about a military training exercise that took place for a month in Egypt. The only available food was early generation MREs. Everyone lost weight except for the cajuns – who all put on 10-15 pounds. Their secret was combining their MREs into a communal pot, add the seasonings they brought […]

workplace culture

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Caveat lector – this is not a fully formed thought, I’m just trying to get some ideas down. I worked with a guy (not a friend) who was obsessed by workplace culture. As near as I could tell, he came from an environment with an entirely different culture and didn’t care for the one we […]

for the record, Kip Hawley is an idiot

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

I missed this when it came out last week, but apparently, a gentleman named Ryan Bird was detained at the airport last week for writing “Kip Hawley is an idiot” on his plastic baggie filled with toiletries. Apparently, the security trolls highly educated and diligent TSA employees took the statement to be a threat or […]