On gardening and civilized society

Ever since we've begun the restoration work on the historical monuments in the Transylvanian countryside (see Asociatia P.A.T.R.U. for the details), I've had to tend to the landscaping, among other things. And if there's one thing you learn when you garden, is that you have to prune the weeds constantly. Some weeds you simply cannot [...]

Let the punishment fit the crime

Our penal system is ailing and I'd like to propose a fix. I think a lot of the time, we're punishing people for the wrong crimes and we're filling up our prisons with people who'd be better off serving our communities rather than sitting around at taxpayers' expense all day long. For starters, I'd legalize all drugs [...]

Emperor Trajan was a “real American”

As I think upon the wars and conflicts of recent times (Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria), and the reasons for their occurrence, I'm reminded of Romania's past, and its conquest by a newly elected Roman emperor by the name of Trajan. If the picture isn't clear to you by already, let's connect the dots. Back then, [...]

Child rape survivor saves young girls in Zimbabwe

So happy to hear about the good work Betty Makoni is doing in Zimbabwe. She's put together a support network for rape victims. Child rape survivor saves 'virgin myth' victims - CNN.com Witch doctors (so-called traditional healers) have spread the rumor that a man can be cured of AIDS if he rapes a virgin. So [...]

Watch "The Future of Food"

If you have not yet heard of a documentary called "The Future of Food" (2004), or haven't yet watched it, please take the time to do so. It is vital that you know what's going into the food that you eat, and it's vital that you know it now, before it's too late. What's been [...]

Hot teachers and sex with students

Three more female teachers have been jailed after it was discovered that they had sex with students in Tampa, FL. MSN has a video report on this. Plus, if you do a search on MSN Live, you'll get plenty of search results summarizing recent news stories about similar events. What bothers me about these reports [...]

Happy 300 millionth, USA!

We turned 300 million today (people, that is) here in the grand old (or young, depending on your point of view) US of A. Yay! Lots of us to go around, all of us immigrants (although some would think otherwise). We love big, open spaces, big cars, big houses, big meals and given our experiences [...]

Caveat Emptor: Global Internet Solutions (GISol)

➡ Updated 11/4/2008: See FOX News expose GISOL for the crooks they really are, and watch the two people behind the scam literally run from the camera. Watch the video on YouTube or below, and read the post, as well as the numerous comments here or on this post (over 300 comments in total). My [...]