Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62: NYTimes Obit
One naturally hopes that Hitchens was wrong in proclaiming the non-existence of God and is now before the throne, receiving a withering reprimand delivered with super-natural sharpness of wit.
|Margaret Thatcher (Source: WSJ)|
Two teams of scientists have independently constructed a deadly strain of flu able to kill half of humanity
The drug companies can’t wait for it to get loose. Novartis is already gearing to produce the vaccine.
|Lizard expert [extraterrestrial?]
U. of Texas Dr. Eric R. Pianka
Top Texas scientist looks forward to the emergence of airborne Ebola virus
At the 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont on 3-5 March 2006, hundred[s of] members of the Texas Academy of Science rose to their feet and gave a standing ovation to a speech that enthusiastically advocated the elimination of 90 percent of Earth’s population by airborne Ebola. The speech was given by Dr. Eric R. Pianka, the University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert who the Academy named the 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist.
And, in Iraq, Was the Mission Accomplished? Patrick Buchanan
the beginning of the end of Western global dominance The Slog
“The International Monetary Fund having suggested that developing economies will expand three times faster than advanced nations this year, PIMCO put some money where the mouth is by recommending that bond-based lenders desert U.S., U.K. and European debt. Debts from places like Russia and Egypt are now seen as safer.”