Having just experienced a vaguely creepy but reasonably painless procedure involving a couple of injections in my left eyeball, I found this threat from an animal rights group against an animal experimenter a bit bizarre to say the least:
"Rosenbaum, you need to watch your back because next time you are in
the operating room or walking to your office you just might be facing
injections into your eyes like the primates, you sick twisted f---."
I keep substituting comparable procedures like "having your blood drawn," and "getting a flu shot" and finding they just come up short in the fear and trembling department. If these people really want to scare the crap out of this Rosenbaum person, they ought to threaten him with something that really hurts, like a mammogram.
Friday, news media reported a mass killing in a village near Salman Pak
where 20 men were allegedly found beheaded. It now appears that the
story was completely false and fabricated by unknown sources.
learning of the press reports, coalition and Iraqi officials began
investigating to determine if the reports were true. Ultimately it was
concluded the reports were false.
Anti-Iraqi Forces are
known for purposely providing false information to the media to incite
violence and revenge killings, and they may well have been the source
of this misinformation.
Wretchard at The Belmont Club has an excellent article on the Third World politics of immigration. He writes, in part:
In the Philippines fully 11% of the population -- mostly working
people -- are overseas. The breadwinners live overseas. The dependents
and the leeching politicians who effectively hold them hostage remain.
What is extremely galling is the sight of those same politicians, whose
government would be utterly bankrupt without the remittances of those
poor expatriates, pretending to preside over a shambolic economy, when
it is in reality simply garnishing bought and paid for by the
collections imposed on the money flows pouring in from overseas. This
does not prevent those same politicians and ruling "elites" from
pretending to dignity. On the contrary, the more parasitic they are,
the greater the dignity they affect.
Nowhere is this manifested to a greater degree than in a ritual
nationalism, attended by an extreme sensitivity to the smallest slight.
"Rage Boy" is not exclusively an Islamic phenomenon. Rage against
imagined slights is the national industry of the Third World elite.
Only last month, the Philippine Supreme Court beat back a lawsuit,
filed by the Left, to prevent the teaching of English in public
schools. This, in a country dotted with English academies run by Korean
entrepeneurs, eager to cash in on the desperate desire by the poor to
learn English -- and thereby qualify them for an overseas job. Yet this
same Left, which abhors the idea of people learning English, speaks
grandly of the rights of "migrants" being denied in the countries in
which they have been forced to seek employment. Nor do they object to
the color of the money learned by English proficiency, the better to
fund their rancid "social programs". . . .
If the defeat of the immigration bill had one unambiguous benefit, it
was in sending the message that this can no longer continue
indefinitely. Somewhere, sometime, the focus of the problem has to
change from how to admit persons into the First World to how to fix the
Third World in order to make a better place to live in. But neither the
elites nor the Left really want to hear this. Because it means fixing
The lesson is there for all to see. The question is, will anyone learn it?