This week in the news #39

Saturday, 12 January 2008

5 Factors Help Predict Psychosis in Children

The two most common psychotic symptoms are delusions and hallucinations, according to AACAP. Delusions are false but firmly held beliefs. HealthDay

They don’t identify the age range which qualifies their definition of children. They don’t really have to.

Proposal would ban cussing in bars

The township of Saint Charles, Missourah is considering making it illegal to cuss, out-drink someone, and get some tail wagged in your face for a $10 or two.

The hidden benefit of the measure is that Missouri has dropped from 45th to 48th in the order of states Americans would voluntarily choose to live in. Arkansas enjoyed the boost to 47th.

Edmund Hillary, first atop Everest, dies

I was gonna say something denigrating about Mrs Clinton over this but I see Michelle Malkin and every member of her Venn is already on it like pit bulls on a baby. In my defense—I don’t play sides—earlier I was working on a diatribe against Mrs Linguistics himself. Oh… come to think of it they are on the same side. Um… Bush sucks!

Army major blogged about his death

Andy Olmstead, forever 37 years of age, wrote a “post this if I die in Iraq” piece for his blog, It was posted.

My life isn’t a chit to be used to bludgeon people to silence on either side. I have my own opinions about what we should do about Iraq, but since I’m not around to expound on them I’d prefer others not try and use me as some kind of moral capital to support a position I probably didn’t support.

When you join the service you make yourself a chit to be moved around the battlefield. There is no such thing as a wrongful death suit in regular combat operations because sometimes it’s a soldier’s job to die. Your death is a form of moral capital. Once you’re dead, you don’t get fuck all to say about it.

Anyone interested in having your say, try a little harder not to die before you get half a chance.

GM envisions driverless cars on horizon

Sedition·com envisions employeeless GM on the 2011 Summer news cycle.

And now for some foreshortening… shhhhhh… If you miss the news, look at old ones.

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