“The world is laughing at America’s politicians as we protect ships we don’t own, carrying oil we don’t need, destined for allies who won’t help,” the ad said. The Japanese, he said, freed from having to pay for their own defense, “have built a strong and vibrant economy,” and it was “time for us to . Make Japan, and others who can afford it, pay.”.
The Dog takes us deep inside the head of a man who always feels he’s in the doghouse and, try as he might, can’t escape the feeling he belongs there. The name of O’Neill’s narrator remains unknown to us, other than his detested but apt first initial, “X.” He begins his story in the devastating aftermath of a breakup from his long term, chillingly goal directed girlfriend, whose name we do learn: Jenn. She’s a colleague at his New York law firm, where she works in securities and makes partner, while X.
“I dropped my pants, pulled down my undershorts and bent over. Then he went at it with the belt dotted with metal studs he kept reserved for the occasion. Quite dispassionately, without the least display of emotion or loss of self control, he whacked away until he drew the first drop of blood, and then he stopped.
If the ETH were on trial for causing the UFO phenomenon, there would be more than enough evidence to convict. Of course, we won know for sure until we have reliable and detailed records of meetings with extraterrestrials who can prove their involvement with the UFO phenomenon. Until then, however, the ETH is our best guess at what happening in our skies..
GUN REFORMS TAKING SHAPE Sam Stein reports that lawmakers will have to kill an assault weapons ban. Because not enough things have died yet: “Barring an unexpected turn of legislative affairs, a ban on military style semi automatic assault weapons will not make it into law, top Hill aides and gun policy advocates say. The ban will get a vote.
Steven D. Gaines, dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara, said researchers are developing more effective tools to estimate fish populations, by looking at the size of the fish and how fish are faring inside and outside marine reserves. “It’s really transforming the opportunity for us to assess where the fisheries are at the moment and take corrective action early on to correct overfishing,” he said..
One hour agoOhio firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouseTwo firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last week about the acts possibly being performed on city property.