Human rights groups attribute the weight gain to lack of exercise, but I say ’tis from overeating:
Via LGF, High-Calorie Diet Fattens Gitmo Inmates, who are fed a 4,200 calories/day (!) diet, and questioned on Laz-E-Boy armchairs. Don’t miss Patterico‘s series of interviews of an Army nurse at Guantanamo (h/t Larwyn).
The Food Ration in 1842 for slaves in Cuba:
meat, chicken, fish– 8 oz
Rice– 4 oz
Starches– 16 oz
Beans– 4 oz
Castro Gov. Ration since 1962:
meat, chicken, fish– 2 oz.
Rice– 3 oz
Starches– 6.5 oz
Beans– 1 oz.
Where are the human rights groups when it comes to Cubans’ everyday lives?
More on the Guantanamo conditions at Belmont Club No safe place
The really ironic effect of multiculturalism in both the Islamic world and the West is that it has brought the return of the clandestine act and secret speech. No longer is it possible:
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pretense or sham
Exactly what men think I am.
To be that was to enjoy a freedom we have already lost; and it was never free.
Sigmund, Carl and Alfred, One Cosmos, Dr. Sanity, Victor Davis Hanson and The Anchoress have been looking at the culture wars. Also, don’t miss Pieter Dorsman‘s post on The Brief Dutch Sharia Eruption – Or – How political expediency has replaced political correctness in the Netherlands
While on the topic of Sharia law, Religious Freedom In Iran: Discrimination, Forced Mass Conversions
More from Larwyn,
Did You Know Tim Mahoney (FL-16 D) Is A Horse Rancher?
I’m liking the Australians more and more: Howard attacks left intelligentsia
Today’s articles from Maria
Huge ‘launch ring’ to fling satellites into orbit
I think I’ll skip this concert Horns Up. Bows Ready. Cellphones On, unless the Pythons did it.