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December 3, 2003

Death By Security

I found an interesting article about security at AskTog.com. Here's an exerpt:
Fifteen years ago, the approved method for gaining possession of a vehicle other than your own was to wait for the owner to wander off, then jimmy the door and hammer a screwdriver into the ignition. Bowing to auto-insurance industry pressure, auto makers have removed that option in many high-end cars, which are no longer practical to steal.
This has made the insurance companies very happy, but, unfortunately, it is getting a lot of their clients killed, since high-end cars are no longer being taken when the owners are away, but when the owners are there, car keys in hand.
Interesting, no? Read the full article here.

December 8, 2003

The Democratic Vision

...Or something pretty close to what it ought to be. Check it out: http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2003/12/soros.htm

December 29, 2003

The Greatest Threat

I found a fascinating old opinion piece from the British "Times". It has a lot of good quotes in it, and while I don't agree with everything the article says, a lot of it is really good. If nothing else, it's a fascinating perspective: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-922-201106,00.html The two juciest quotes:
The greatest danger to America's dominant position today is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is the arrogance of American power.
and the other:
The social conservatives on the Republican Right are praying (literally) that a revival of the Cold War mentality of the 1950s might restore some of the conservative moral values that were weakened by the counter-culture of the 1960s and 1970s, which were totally swept away by the Clinton Administration.

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