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Value Of Life

I find it interesting that the 24-hour news channels devote countless hours of coverage to six trapped miners or five dead commuters, but can barely note the fact that US air strikes have killed dozens of civilians on multiple occasions--many of them women and children.

The answer 'we just do not care' is an uncomfortable one, mostly because it's true. But that can't possibly hurt us in the future, right? There's no blowback angle on this part of the world, is there?

by Christopher Heiser on August 9 08:41

The Onion v. Bonds

I'm extremely grateful to The Onion for helping crystallize my feelings on the subject of Barry Bonds:

SAN FRANCISCO—A sellout crowd rose to its feet and exploded into ecstatic cheers Tuesday night as Barry Bonds completed the downfall of America's most revered sport by hitting a thundering 435-foot shot into the left field bleachers for career home run No. 756 and tainting baseball's most beloved record.

Celebrations broke out throughout AT&T Park and thousands of flashbulbs went off as Bonds took his ceremonial trip around the bases, his arms raised in a jubilant gesture of triumph as he completed his desecration of baseball. Fireworks filled the night sky to mark the utter destruction of the national pastime, a scramble for the infamous baseball broke out in the stands, and the game was interrupted for 10 minutes in the bottom of the fifth to mark the shameful occasion.

I will never watch baseball again if he makes it into the Hall of Fame.

by Christopher Heiser on August 9 07:58
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