I don’t really understand how cricket is played, but I loved watching part of a game at an English village green while enjoying some Faust lager years ago. The guys looked great, the weather was wonderful, and the beer was good. Now here’s a cricket mystery: Bob Woolmer – foul play suspected by more people than Sarfraz Nawaz. My neighbor TigerHawk was wondering about this, too.
PS, Yoddha plays cricket at Princeton.
Imagine if a Republican made a Democrat congress wait for half an hour, didn’t bring his material for them to review until (literally) the last minute, and then showed up preaching about moral crusades.
Well, Algore did all that, and then compared himself to the 300. No Al, your weight may be approaching 300, but that’s in pounds, not Spartans. You wouldn’t know a Spartan if one fell on you and broke your nose.
And there’s no such thing as “carbon neutral”, and you can not do “an immediate freeze on CO2 emissions,” either. But, as Jules said, Planet-saving low energy crap is for peasants like you and I, but not for Al. (h/t Larwyn).
Update That’s the problem with moralistic, messianic crusading — people expect you to live up to it. (click on the link – Glenn needs the traffic!)
Wretchard asks, Which is Greener: the Prius or the Hummer? but everyone knows the Hummer will keep you safer on the NJ Turnpike.
The moral obligation of developed countries to the developing countries is to create such an environment which guarantees free exchange of goods, services, and capital flows, enables utilization of comparative advantages of individual countries and thus stimulates economic development of the less developed countries. Artificial administrative barriers, limits and regulations imposed by developed countries discriminate the developing world, affect its economic growth, and prolong poverty and underdevelopment. The environmentalist proposals are an exact example of such illiberal policies that are so harmful for the developing countries. They will not be able to cope with the limits and standards imposed on the world by irrational environmental policies, they will not be able to absorb new technological standards required by the anti-greenhouse religion, their products will have difficult access to the developed markets, and as a result the gap between them and the developed world will widen.
Don Surber has more on Vaclav. (h/t Larwyn)
Listen to Vaclav, guys.
Amanda Carpenter and Francis Porretto liked the 300. I guess I’ll have to see it.
Gustavo Coronel reports on Pres. Bush’s trip to Latin America, and raises the issue of the value of good citizenry:
Listening to Tom Shannon I could not help thinking that there could exist a golden opportunity for the U.S. to take an initiative that, unless I am totally mistaken, would find enthusiastic reception in Latin America and more important, make a significant impact on our societies while generating much good will for the U.S. This initiative would be based on the close correlation that exists between good quality democracy and good quality of citizenship. A country without a critical mass of citizens cannot have a true democracy. Good citizenship is, therefore, the essential condition for democracy to take roots. Furthermore, good citizenship is a key ingredient of a progressive society. Absence of good citizenship has condemned Latin American societies to poverty, undue dependence on the State, ignorance and under-development. It is largely useless for more advanced countries to inject billions of dollars into societies that have no citizens able to put the money to good use. It would be like trying to build castles in the sand. Therefore, a long-term, systematic, perseverant program designed to form citizens would be a most valuable contribution to true Latin American development. This is a program for which both strategy and content can be easily defined and for which there is no need to “rediscover the wheel.”
Maria sent this article about Chemo alternatives for lymphoma
I’ll post more later. Right now I’m heading to the gym for an exercise class since Janet-my-personal-trainer’s sick with a cold and my dentate gyrus needs a workout. I assure you it’s not going to be aerobic yoga.
Yesterday afternoon at the gym they were giving back rubs, so I had one. I wonder if those guys/ladies are still around today…
I’m back, no massage, just Pilates.
Children of Men in out on video
I found it baffling and midlly exhausting, but others liked it.