One Sick Puppy

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:00:00 GMT
I've been flat out in bed since Monday afternoon. Coffee withdrawal has never been this bad before. I think I pushed it too far this time. Two or three times a year, I stop drinking coffee for a few weeks. Maybe this time I'll stop for a bit longer. I consider coffee drinking as borrowing energy from the future. The bill eventually comes due. I've been paying it these past two days. Back to bed...

From survivalarts:

"The correct way to punctuate a sentence that starts: 'Of course it is none of my business but- -' is to place a period after the word 'but.' Don't use excessive force in supplying such moron with a period. Cutting his throat is only a momentary pleasure and is bound to get you talked about." -- Robert Heinlein
"The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction." -- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 300

From Chuck Muth's News & Views:

Action With No U.N. Resolution

"'A squirrel which terrorised a Cheshire town by attacking people has been shot and killed by the grandfather of its latest victim,' Reuters reports. 'Geoff Horth, enraged by the squirrel biting his two-year-old grand-daughter Kelsi Morley on the face, took up his airgun and hunted down the rogue rodent, the Sun newspaper said on Friday.'

"The Guardian published an editorial blasting Horth's 'cowboy-style unilateralism,' and the Independent's Robert Fisk denounced Kelsi as an 'imperialist.' The U.N. General Assembly and the Arab League passed resolutions calling the squirrel a victim of a 'Zionist conspiracy.' Belgian prosecutors are mulling war-crimes charges, and Amnesty International and Rodent Rights Watch are both investigating."

- Best of the Web, 11/8/02

M. Simon at Sierra Times - Addiction or Self Medication? - proposes that many cannabis users are self-medicating themselves for undiagnosed anxiety disorders. [sierra]

"Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men, and deny equal privilege to others, will be to constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic, and have no place in a Republic. The Constitution of this Republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom." Abridged quote ----Benjamin Rush, M.D., a signer of the Declaration of Independence

Angel Shamaya at - When I think of veterans... A Tribute on Veterans Day - I don't think of veterans much. As far as I'm concerned, the U.S. didn't belong in any of the wars that have been fought in my lifetime. And I'm not sure about our involvement in World War II. I wish we had a real Department of Defense, instead of newspeak for the War Department.

Being a veteran is ultimately about defending freedom, and freedom is ultimately about rights. In the war being waged against rights in America, there are many who labor and toil to defend our most sacred of rights: the right to defend ourselves, our families, our communities, and, if need be, our very liberties. The last word on liberty's defense was enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Let us pray we use our First Amendment rights so effectively as to never have to resort to the Second -- but let us remember why the Second was really put in place. And let Liberty's Enemies remember it, too. "is a searchable database of real news stories where would-be victims have turned the tables on their aggressors and successfully used firearms to thwart crimes. Though the vast majority of such events go unreported due to shots never having been fired, this growing archive is a useful tool to help people realize the value of firearms for saving life, limb and property." [kaba]

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