Sunday, December 31, 2006

...and the world is still glad to be rid of him.

At about 3am GMT Saddam Hussein was executed, hanged by the neck until
dead.
It was an act of revenge, justice and politics that lowers the bar of
civilization for us all. It lowers from the moral high ground anyone
involved. Killing and revenge is a poor way to distinguish yourself from
those who kill and take out revenge.
Saddam Hussein was killed for 148 Shi'ite deaths, making him a martyr
for the Sunni cause now. On the eve of Eid. This cannot end well, if it
ends at all. He was never tried for the much touted gassing of the
Khurds in northern Iraq. Popular wisdom holds that it's because American
involvement and partial culpability would come to light. There is now
no-one to hold to account and no impetus to actually investigate further.
Look, he was a horrible, indescribably horrible little man who deserved
death and we will not miss him one bit. You can't defend his record.
But, capital punishment is counter-productive at its core. We (as the
West) had the chance to storm and occupy the moral high ground (that
phrase again), to show ourselves better, to demonstrate a better way. We
pissed it away.
Opinions from the Blogosphere
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/12/30/mikes-blog-roundup-48/
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/article2112555.ece
http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/scienceblogs/pharyngula/~3/68509847/what_has_been_accomplished.php

<http://feeds.feedburner.com/%7Er/scienceblogs/pharyngula/%7E3/68509847/what_has_been_accomplished.php>

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From:
The Eternal Gaijin
Lost Somewhere in Wandsworth, London

"Words Cannot Describe What I Am About To Tell You."

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Stupid Gaijin Test

I'm happy to report that I didn't score as a Stupid Gaijin on this test
<http://www.seekjapan.jp/article-1/630/Are+you+a+stupid+gaijin?>.
Hat Tip to: TokyoMango <http://tokyomango.blogspot.com/>

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From:
The Eternal Gaijin
Lost Somewhere in Wandsworth, London

"Words Cannot Describe What I Am About To Tell You."

You know how I know you're gay...

You drink soy
<http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/12/12/soy-beans-make-you-gay/>milk.
This one of those things that's been reported (Here
<http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53327>) and
blogged at the first link and at Pharyngula
<http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/12/satans_perfect_food_tofu.php>.
I don't know why they're acting so surprised. I mean just look at Japan;
christ they're all screamers over there. Last time I watched Seven
Samurai it was all poofy guys in skirtish things mincing about.

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From:
The Eternal Gaijin
Lost Somewhere in Wandsworth, London

"Words Cannot Describe What I Am About To Tell You."

Monday, December 11, 2006

I'm not sure I'm looking to suck the soul from your bones...

But given these results, it might be an idea.

How evil are you?

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From:
The Eternal Gaijin
Lost Somewhere in Wandsworth, London

"Words Cannot Describe What I Am About To Tell You."

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hmmm....might be onto something here

Through Pharyngula

The link
<http://atheistethicist.blogspot.com/2006/12/better-place-selected-essays-on-desire.html>brings
you through to some non-theistic moral principles that might nail shut a
particularly odious fundamentalist notion: that there is no morality
without god.

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From:
The Eternal Gaijin
Lost Somewhere in Wandsworth, London

"Words Cannot Describe What I Am About To Tell You."


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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

This May Be the Best List of Stuff That Creationists Hate I've Ever Seen

http://www.skepticreport.com/creationism/thingscreationistshate.htm
That's pretty much my spiel on this.

However if you need something offensive
<http://www.christonthecrapper.com/sacrilege/theh/>.

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From:
The Eternal Gaijin
Lost Somewhere in Wandsworth, London

"Words Cannot Describe What I Am About To Tell You."