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Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Saudi Arabia, beware of Turkey. Butterball Turkey. Looks like some scientist found a way to turn turkey guts (and almost any other type of garbage) into ... OIL! I don't know how credible this is - I spent a year in high school reading Discover, and every issue documented scientists and their miraculous inventions that would change the world. It's been four years, and I've seen only one self-powered vacuum cleaner - in a store window - with a hefty pricetag - and it didn't look like it could handle corners all that well. So maybe Discover isn't completely wrong all the time. Call it the DEBKA of science. (Hat tip little green footballs).

So, the point of this post: assume in that over the course of ten years, Miracle Turkey Oil Co builds enough factories to create as much oil as Saudi Arabia pumps in a year. What would happen?

Monday, May 05, 2003
Knowing how much most of us like the United Nations, I thought that the following letter from the May 5, 2003 issue of the Boston Globe may entertain you:
The letter is: "What qualifies the United States to ''guide'' Iraq into democracy", and one of the arguments is: "Bush has spurned the United Nations, the most democratic revolution of all time"
(the rest of the letter is partisan foolishness, so I've omitted it).

The UN, as the "most democratic revolution of all time"? Is there someone out there who can explain this to me?