The Fruits of Multiculturalism

From a column in the Australian "With hindsight, the defining encounter of the age was not between Mohammed Atta's jet and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but that between Mohammed Atta and Johnelle Bryant a year earlier. Bryant is an official with the US Department of Agriculture in Florida... The meeting got off to a rocky start when Atta refused to deal with Bryant because she was but a woman...When it was explained to him that, alas, he wouldn't get the 650 grand in cash that day, Atta threatened to cut Bryant's throat. He then pointed to a picture behind her desk showing an aerial view of downtown Washington - the White House, the Pentagon et al - and asked: "How would America like it if another country destroyed that city and some of the monuments in it?" - (from Instapundit). Also - FrontPageMag, ABCNEWS.


Chronicles of Tobermory: "Eco-swindlers" is a perfect label

A great short read on fighting against deliberate ignorance - "How the humanity is to defend itself against eco-swindlers and believers in supernatural phenomena".


Too Cool for Words

This the sort of thing the internet is made for:
a great hack for Moon Landing Day
Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites (zoom all the way in for secret moon info).


He taught us all the important lesson of explaining to our boss that what he wants is extremely difficult, if not impossible, and then delivering it - Scotty of 'Star Trek' Dead at 85.
Outstanding Scotty .wavs.


When it happens you heard it here first:

Edith (Joy) Clement will be the President's nominee to replace Justice O'Connor on the Supreme Court - Hadley Arkes on the Supreme Court and Women on National Review Online. Update: I was ahead of the pundits, but we were both wrong - Bush Picks John G. Roberts for Supreme Court.


Website/Blog for Freakanomics - I like these guys

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.


Ok. I know it's loony. But I love this stuff.

The MDI Air Car - the world´s cleanest car.

In Contrast: "The End of Europe"

Column explaining exactly why Europe is in decline - too many government benefits from high taxes that slow economic growth coupled with low birth rates that aren't offset by immigration, that they don't want anyway - washingtonpost.com .

The deficit is shrinking, thanks to the Bush tax cuts.

OpinionJournal - Featured Article


Camille's Smart Chicks

Camille Paglia's Top Ten Women Philosophers - Independent Online Edition




  Although he lacked the soundbites
  of Marx and the attitude of Sartre,
  David Hume should be recognised as
  the finest philosopher of all time - Sunday Herald.


United States Radar Loop



Prophet of the Decline of Eurabia

"Oriana Fallaci, one of the most renowned journalists of the modern era, has been indicted by a judge in her native Italy under provisions of the Italian Penal Code which proscribe the "vilipendio," or "vilification," of "any religion admitted by the state." In her case, the religion deemed vilified is Islam, and the vilification was perpetrated, apparently, in a book she wrote last year--and which has sold many more than a million copies all over Europe--called "The Force of Reason." Its astringent thesis is that the Old Continent is on the verge of becoming a dominion of Islam, and that the people of the West have surrendered themselves fecklessly to the "sons of Allah." - OpinionJournal - Citizen of the World

Solar Power & WiFi - Now we're getting somewhere.

  Be Your Own Hotspot - Popular Science


Bullseye: Deep Impact Slams Into Comet


More Deep Impact

  At least some part of the government
  is useful (besides the military)
  NASA - Deep Impact Images.
  I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.

The 4th

Check out some great 4th of July links over at the Chronicles of Tobermory.

The Grand Union Flag - America's first national flag.