Archives for June 19, 2010

A former Rwandan army chief of staff, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, has been shot in South Africa and taken to hospital in a critical condition. His wife told the BBC the couple had been returning from shopping when a gunman opened fire on the car. She said it was an assassination attempt as there had been…

One Zebra or two?

In theory, zebras use their stripes in combination with their herding and flight behavior to confuse predators. The confusion probably makes it harder for the predator (e.g., a lion) to be able to avoid a damaging kick because the stripes make it difficult to tell where one zebra starts and the other ends. Here is…

… lunatics like Sharron Angle, Timothy McVeigh, Michele Bachmann and Rush Limbaugh think it’s there to facilitate their idiotic temper tantrums. And a certain percentage of these horrible people carry out their violent fantasies. Sorry, folks, but calling for a “second amendment remedy IS calling for someone’s death by assassination. This woman should be locked…

Vatican continues to evade justice

Despite protestations to the contrary, The Vatican, the Church, and various and sundry governments and prosecutors and state attorneys, with the press watching and rarely complaining, continuously believe and occasionally assert, and always, always act as thought it is true, that the church has a special status that allows it to circumvent the law, and…