Daily Archives: August 30, 2007

Compare & Contrast: Open Carry

In California, open carry is allowed in unincorporated areas of many counties. So some intrepid souls are doing just that.  Now compare, via Kevin, a Connecticut fellow’s experience with open carry (full-auto, no less) in Israel. The reaction of the … Continue reading

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The Soundboard: Pound of Sound

Week 1: First a little intro… For the next few weeks, or at least until I venture forth to visit the coastal regions of the Great White North in October, The Soundboard will be dedicated to The Pound of Sound. … Continue reading

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Kind of like an supernatural passport?

They think of everything China slaps ban on reincarnation China has rather brilliantly declared that, from next month, Tibetan Buddhist monks must have official permission to reincarnate, Newsweek reports. The new legislation lays down strict guidelines for making a reappearance … Continue reading

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Cultural Factors in AIDS in Africa

Betcha didn’t know this one: “In the scholarly literature, the traditional [African] practice of the husband’s family inheriting all his property after he dies is called “property stripping.” Well, this causes problems: In sub-Saharan Africa almost 60 percent of AIDS … Continue reading

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RNS Quote of the Day, 08/30/07

From the Reagan Diaries: Sunday, June 21 [1981] Negotiations are still going on to try and head off tomorrow’s illegal strike by the air controllers. I told Drew L. to tell their Union Chief I was the best friend his … Continue reading

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