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Monthly Archives: March 2011

On racial profiling

Why do so many people complain about being discriminated against in the name of safety? Would they rather save a few minutes – or hell, even several hours – at the potential cost of getting themselves and many other innocent people blown up or injured, and hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars worth [...]

Drill baby drill!

I learned recently, from the first episode of the PBS documentary The Story of India, that the ancient civilizations of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro were wiped out by climate change – not people fighting, using too much fuel, or doing something else destructive to themselves or the planet, but rather just nature taking its course. [...]

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