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35 things I've learned in 35 years

1. Everyone has two measures for what is just: One for others and one for themselves.
2. People romanticize the past more than is warranted
3. Think you think your party, nation, or other identity group is doing things you think only your worst enemy would do.
4. Most people are poor due to bad decision making.
5. Vice related crime (drugs, prostitution, gambling) will never go away. Ever. You can make any or all of them capital offenses and they'll still be there.
6. There is no rule 6
7. Never pull a nail with a pair of plyers
8. It's not the years, it's the mileage
9. The right choice is almost always the hardest one.
10. People will rationalize their way into doing what they want to do and out of what they don't want to do.
11. People will do what's truly important to them, no matter the obstacle
12. If you'd rather go to work than the dentist, your job isn't that bad.
13. You paycheck is reflective of your value to a company. Doesn't matter ho…

No More...

Weekly World News. Well, at least we have Delaware Liberal to take it's place.

End the War Now....

or else we might actually win!

General Petraeus told The Australian during a face-to-face interview at his Baghdad headquarters there had been a 75 per cent reduction in religious and ethnic killings since last year, a doubling in the seizure of insurgents' weapons caches between January and August, a rise in the number of al-Qa'ida "kills and captures" and a fall in the number of coalition deaths from roadside bombings...

The number of weapons-cache captures had doubled from 1977 in January this year to 4141 in August.

General Petraeus said "improvised explosive devices" -- roadside bombs -- were the largest killer in Iraq and in "another indicator that is reassuring, this has come down for about eight of the last 11 weeks to the lowest in at least a year, Iraq-wide".

"We see al-Qa'ida as public enemy No1 because it is the enemy that carries out the most horrific attacks designed to re-ignite ethno-sectarain violence," he said.

Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter, dies


Open and shut case

Tim Blair asks: What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?

First comment wins hands down:

Passed out “Ted Kennedy for President” materials in 1980.

Contest over.

Reason Magazine - Hit

Hot on the heels of this bit of naked thievery comes a story about police literally taking cash from people and requiring them to prove they didn't steal it. I guess it's guilty until proven innocent.

Left wingers decry the disappearance of cash into Iraq where it seemingly goes to graft, waste, fraud and abuse. Consider the $23 billion that disappeared in Missouri.

The latest apostate. Look for posts on DU/HuffPo/Kos to decry him as such in 3....2....1...

Bill Maher is confused when liberal MSM reporter refuses to reinforce his erroneous worldview. Kudos to said reporter for reporting the straight story instead of telling him what he wanted to hear.

More here from Ralph Peters. It is rare that Peters takes on GOP members but in this matter he's been consistent that things are going better than reported and we're gaining ground.

What all the children want is time with mom and dad.

The schools, seeing the trend in absent parenting, give children copious amounts of at…