Archive for September 15th, 2012

What America Teaches Kids About Sex

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

“Sex is a dirty, shameful thing. Make sure you
save it for someone you love. Any questions?”

CUBA – Foreign Policy Litmus Test

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

The United States is still fighting the Cold War. The new “enemies” are Muslim terrorists – but to many, they’re just commies with turbans. America still wants to have a military “presence” in all regions of the world. Most of this policy is to protect our own economic interests (“How did OUR oil get under THEIR sand?”.)  But some of it is that old-time Red Scare jingle. Like Cuba.

In 1960, Cuba nationalized the properties of US citizens and companies. America responded by putting up a commercial, economic, and financial embargo.  We’ve kept the blockade going now for over 50-years.  And it will continue, according to Congress, so long as Cuba refuses to move toward “democratization and greater respect for human rights.”

What horseshit.

Countries like China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia aren’t exactly champions of freedom either but we need them for our economy.  It’s OK if Hilly shakes her fist at the deplorable human rights in China.  They really don’t care what she says – and we get to go on record as being pro-democracy.  But would we even think of taking action against China?  Oh, please . . . they could fight back.

America is a great nation.  It would be even better if it minded its own business and used weapons only for defense and not for political statements. And if those damn Cubans start attacking the US swinging sugarcane stalks, I’m sure the Cuban Americans in Miami can take care of them.

Cats: A+ on Intelligence; C- on Attitude

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Wednesday the Cat

“Recent studies have shown cats are potentially more intelligent than dogs but they are usually neither motivated nor compliant when it comes to participating in research”.

New Scientist Magazine detailed the results of some new studies comparing the two. It’s a well-known, scientific fact that the number of neurons in the brain’s cortex is an indication of intelligence.  Dogs have 160-million of these neurons.  Cats? Over 300-million.

However, researchers became frustrated with the study.  Although both species cognitivly understood the commands (such as a person using pointing gestures as a cue for food), dogs were eager to please the scientists, cats “just didn’t want to participate.”