Monthly Archives: April 2005

Factory Farms and Other Cruelty

The May 23, 2005 issue of The American Conservative has an extensive cover story by Matthew Scully about cruelty to animals. It’s a compelling philosophical analysis of how we should look at animals from a conservative perspective. We’d provide excerpts, … Continue reading

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Get This Guy Some Beer

Gasoline sniffer Brian Taylor, 36, was sentenced to three months in jail in March for violating a UK ”anti-social behavior order” by loitering around the pumps at a gas station in Middlesbrough, England. . . Taylor often dangerously reeks of … Continue reading

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Communism and Capitalism

Interesting mini-essay at Lew Rockwell this weekend. Link. Excerpt: “What no one expected,” said a colleague the other day, “was the way capitalism and communism get along in the modern world.” People thought the two ideas were mutually exclusive. As … Continue reading

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A Wise Judge

A woman stole money from union coffers to meet expenses. At the time, she purchased twelve tickets to Green Bay Packers games for the upcoming season (for those unacquainted with Packer-mania, tickets are very difficult to get and pricey). The … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Question of Tolerance

David Parker, 42, confronted officials at Joseph Estabrook School in Lexington, Mass., Wednesday after his [six-year-old] son brought home a copy of “Who’s in a Family,” a storybook that includes characters who are homosexual parents, the Boston Herald reported. According … Continue reading

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The Strange Pasture of Dr. Moreau

On a farm about six miles outside this gambling town, Jason Chamberlain looks over a flock of about 50 smelly sheep, many of them possessing partially human livers, hearts, brains and other organs. The University of Nevada-Reno researcher talks matter-of-factly … Continue reading

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What Are the Vegas Odds on this Marriage?

The Georgia woman just got cold feet. Link. Fourteen bridesmaids and fourteen groomsmen and 600 guests. Maybe the bride got so caught up in the planning that she forgot about the marriage itself. One thing is for sure: She likes … Continue reading

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The Weekend Eudemon

Well, we lied. We weren’t agents for the Vatican yesterday. We were at a seminar in Kalamazoo. A spawn-of-Satan boring seminar. One presenter was almost a caricature of poor speaking. She spent the first five minutes reminiscing about her early … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use IV

We’ll live forever and be smart! It’s the news drinkers have waited years to hear – alcohol consumption is good for your brain. A pint of beer or a glass of wine triggers the growth of new brain cells and … Continue reading

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But Will the Cellphone Addicts Go Into Withdrawal?

“New Zealand cinema owners said Friday they may use mobile phone jamming technology to stop mid-movie calls and text messaging in the hopes of preventing disruptions and conflicts between patrons.” Link. Some churches may want this technology for Sunday mornings. … Continue reading

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Another Step Toward Embryo Farm

“Using in vitro fertilization to create a baby that might cure sick siblings was ruled legally acceptable by Britain’s highest appeal court on Thursday.” Link. The Canadians gotta be pretty envious that they didn’t get there first. Then again, they’re … Continue reading

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