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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Disproportionate Response Un-Jewish

The New Testament talks about turning the other cheek, while the Old Testament talks about an eye for an eye. But "disproportionate response" isn't even that because it's like two eyes for an eye. If everybody did that, we would never have any peace!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Intriguing conspiracy theories

I don’t have time to research these. Maybe you have some thoughts. One conspiracy theory is that Kenneth Lay is still alive. I’d like to see his body, like they did with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. If they can show us Uday and Qusay, they can show us Ken Lay.

The other theory is that we will be nuked by North Korea and herded into concentration camps in the Rockies. Like I said, I don’t have time to research these. If by chance something like this ever happens, though, everyone in the military has a moral obligation to disobey orders. If you are ordered to commit a war crime, you have the right and the duty to disobey.

Who Killed the Electric Car?

This is another must-see movie. After "An Inconvenient Truth," this one provides hope, but it also inspires outrage. Yes, there really was an electric car that could peel out and burn rubber. GM pulled the EV-1 from the market, probably because of the oil companies but also because they make a lot of money on car maintenance, replacing oil filters, timing belts and what not. An electric car mechanic would finish work with his hands clean. They would rotate the tires, top off the washer fluid, and send them back out on the road. I bet these electric cars will make a comeback, but only after the oil is almost gone, when we'll probably need the oil for something else. To me it sounds like a dangerous game to play. Do you trust the powers-that-be to take care of you? I don't.