November 13th, 2010


Mexico, the death penalty, and They Live

"The use of the death penalty has been declining worldwide, with most of the known executions now carried out in five countries - China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the United States."

* "Why the key to winning in Afghanistan is peace between Islamabad and New Delhi."
* "Why does the West dominate the world?"
* Looking at health care reform as a win for Democrats.
* Hearts and minds: examining the oll on the psyche of Mexico in the face of the extreme violence of the drug war.
* Using Japan as the counterexample in the face of worldwide economic woes.
* Dana Milbank vs. Glenn Beck.
* As seen many, many places: the science behind cats lapping up water.
* A tribute to the cult classic They Live.



Last night was officially the end of the birthday week-and-a-half. Jetted out to VA, where a bunch of cool cats and kittens took me to dinner at Tuscarora Mill. Very lovely! Afterwards hung out and chatted with people, and played with kittens and cats, until I fell asleep on the couch, because I am old and lame.

Tonight, birthday party for a friend in VA.

Holiday scheduling just went up in the air. Feh. Have I mentioned I love Thanksgiving? Funny story.