Monthly archives: August, 2006

“Liberals” are too conservative…

A great post over at Coyote blog about the inherent conservatism of the so called left in America. They are fundamentally against change, uncertainty, and don’t believe that ordinary people (especially the poor ones) are capable of making good decisions. That makes them against the driving force behind increased standards of living, longer life spans, …

Got the glasses

Gotta say I’m digging them. It’s true that I don’t have a very strong prescription and that I could easily do without them. With the exception of reading signs that are far away, I can see everything just fine. But when I put them on, everything is sharper, sharp enough that I now can really …

Free trade reality

A great letter in the financial times: Sirs, Guy de Jonquieres is right on the money when he advocates unilateral trade liberalization as the best alternative to the Doha round shenigans (“Do-it-yourself is free trade’s best ‘plan B’,” Aug. 24). But he falls into the usual trap of blaming countries’ failure to liberalize on shibboleths …

More Wal Mart goodness

Not only does wal mart save American consumers Billions of dollars a year and employ over a million people, they are perhaps the single biggest alleviator of poverty in the world. By giving jobs to millions of CHinese, Wal Mart has significantly raised their standard of living. Let’s see… according to this article, Wal Mart …

Piece of cake

Well the tooth extraction went very smoothly. Turns out that what I had was not a full fledged wisdom tooth, it was more like a baby, superfluous tooth. There was no cutting of bone or anything like that, he just had to cut it out, loosen it, and then pull it out. I didn’t even …

A weird week

I was dreading this week and the next at work since the original plan was for me to work 6 days a week. As it turns out, I pretty much worked a normal schedule this week and I’ll end up having a three day weekend at the end of the next! That’s the good news, …

More dental work

My wisdom teeth came in with no problems years ago. It was hoped that they would help get rid of the gap in my teeth, that didn’t work out so well… Anyway, I actually have another set of wisdom teeth right above the ones that came in. Till now they have been dormant. I felt …

Didn’t do anything today…

I never even left the house… That’s the trouble with taking on extra days of work, I feel as though I should really relax on my one day off a week. I dunno, maybe I’m entitled but the problem is that nothing gets done. Well, I did do the laundry and the dishes that’s not …