Only a bit to late...
It seems that an "anti-stupid" pill has been invented. On the surface this appears to be something much akin to being anit-entropic. It doesn't however seem to raise the IQ so much as enhance the memory and slow the over revving of certain other sections. It really is too bad that it
doesn't work as advertised, and hadn't been invented long enough ago to prevent all the various willful acts of stupid that led to this
Out of the depths of my own sick mind:
Q) How many RIFs does it take to mulch a yard?
A) It depends on how close they stand to the bomb.
Long ago, in the deep dark reaches of history (just before Kansas became a state) there were bloody clashes, fraud and venom spewed all across the territory as the pro and anti-slavery forces marshaled to decided which the new state would be: a state dedicated to truth and equal opportunity, or one where a self selected group of elitists decided what people would think and how they would live. Today, and for the past several election cycles the descendents of both forces have entered a battle less bloody and more vicious over control of the states schools. On one side are those who want to teach science in the schools and leave which ever permutations of whatever religion to each family. On the inverse of this self flipping coin is a group that wants to replace biology with theology and suppress and eliminate any mention or serious discussion of evolution in the classroom.
Now it appears there are more sensible voters than not and they have taken back over a majority in the states board of education.
Darfur, oh Darfur
There's not much i can add to this
account of why Darfur needs
attention at least as badly as Iraq did, probably more so
. The rape, the torture, the killing still goes on and there is very, very little in the mainstream media about it.
has an interesting story on the transition of power from Fidel Castro to his brother and the nations first vice president
since 1959. One of the things that screamed of more information not being shared was the fact that before
Fidel Castro's illness was announced Bush just happened
to have made a speech indicating U.S. willingness to assist our neighbors when Castro passes away. Now this could be just coincidence, but I think not. I don't think the U.S. was involved in said illness, I do think its very probably there are human intelligence operatives if not immediately around Castro than certainly in places where getting information of this kind might be useful. My wild guesses would be either a driver for Castro, or someone in one of several places in the hospital Castro is being treated in.
Either way we are on the precipice of change in the western hemisphere. Castro has had his hand somewhere in the mix of most or all of the revolutions in central and south America for decades, I think what happens when he no longer is the regional strong (and straw) man will be quite telling.