17 June 2007 @ 02:01 pm
"Private security companies, funded by billions of dollars in U.S. military and State Department contracts, are fighting insurgents on a widening scale in Iraq, enduring daily attacks, returning fire and taking hundreds of casualties that have been underreported and sometimes concealed."

Good read: why Republicans are on the wrong side of the gay rights issue.

The risks involved in the fight over executive privilege.

40 years after the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, Mildred Loving issues an excellent public statement. (Courtesy marag.)

* The epidemic of kidnapping in Iraq. Also, al-Sadr calls for Shiite pilgrimage into a Sunni stronghold.
* The Palestinian split presents a tough decision for the U.S.
* Fighting the gun lobbies: why the Tiahrt amendment is a bad idea.
* People like Democrats, in general, just not Democrats in specific.
* "Disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong will be disbarred for his handling of Duke rape case."
* The Post Office tries to deal with suburban sprawl.
* The card game Munchkin takes a trip to the wild west.
* "Rio favela fashion wows catwalks."
* Fashion behind the mask: "All hail the beta male — the guy instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up on comic books and archetypical superhero secret identities."

What do we need to save Africa: technology or aid?

As tattoos become more popular and acceptable, there is a growing industry for tattoo removal.
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That Guynecrocannibal on June 17th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
"There are many factors involved in laser tattoo removal, the physician must understand these parameters in detail. Most amateur tattoos are removed in 1 to 4 treatments scheduled about 4 weeks apart. Removing a professionally applied tattoo is usually a fading process that requires a series of treatments spaced approximately 8 weeks apart. Professional tattoos usually require 6-10 treatments for complete clearing. Costs range between $250 - $500 per session."

I count that as at absolute minimum $1500.00 + ~1 year to $5000 + ~ 18 months.
That Guynecrocannibal on June 17th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
i kinda skimmed the article and went to see local pricing.
Selkiselki on June 17th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Africa: technology or aid?
beachrat linked (with commentary) to related articles earlier.
Strange Detractor: lampprofessorbooty on June 18th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Two fashion articles?

How many colors can you name, sir?
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on June 18th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Two fashion articles?

I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that. Mere coincidence!

How many colors can you name, sir?

Exactly eight, I assure you.
Strange Detractor: greyprofessorbooty on June 18th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Pattern recognition is just one of the services I offer.