Issue XXVII We’ve passed the half year mark. Twenty-seven issues of the Weekly Features Post and still rambling. This WFP benefits from the three-day weekend. We’re often rushed to put together the WFP, especially during the frenzied month of May, but this time we were able to write it on Memorial Day. It doesn’t mean [...]
Archive for May, 2005
That’s like twenty minutes worth of work at a casino! Weary of poor grades and low graduation rates, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation families are being fined if their kids skip school or arrive long after the bell rings. The tribal council is fining parents $100 a day the first time a child is significantly late [...]
A German man who was mugged in a night club was mugged two more times while waiting for the police. The first mugging took place in a bathroom, where three men took his wallet and cell phone. The second took place while he waited outside the club for the police (the muggers stole his smokes [...]
Great rant against higher education at Lew Rockwell this morning. Link. Excerpt: Here’s the most diabolical part of the deal: Taxpayers lavishly subsidize higher education even while students go into debt slavery for their own reprogramming! Maybe those eggheads aren’t as stupid as they act, as they have built a giant, lucrative make-work program for [...]
Wales church installs wi-fi for easy surfing during the service.
Five Thai Buddhist monks have been defrocked and fined after a brawl with monks from a nearby temple, police and newspapers said Tuesday. The street fight was the culmination of years of antagonism between monks from the two temples who had often exchanged curses, insults and rude gestures as they collected alms on different sides [...]
A 46-year-old man allegedly set his own home on fire in order to get two visitors to leave, police said. Link. Richard Weaver warned that Americans were losing the little arts like conversation and hospitality. Guess he was right.
Michigan legislator wants to ban pot-flavored suckers.
Pretty good rant against the public university system.
There’s a new “art” exhibit coming to the West Coast: Experience the Experience of Being Buried Alive. Link. Excerpt: The people present will have an opportunity to be buried alive in a coffin for fifteen minutes. As a framework program there will be lectures about the history of the science of determining death and the [...]
Excerpt from TAC review of biography of Bertrand de Jouvenal
The first telescope designed to search for alien life began operating this month from northern California. The state-of-the-art radio telescope, being operated by the SETI Institute, is still undergoing development and will be able to examine more stars in a year or two than Earth-bound scientists have been able to study in more than 45 [...]