Thursday, April 20, 2006

World Beard Championship - Oct. 1, 2005 - Berlin

Monday, April 17, 2006


The US, EU, Japan and Israel are no longer transferring money to the PA. Thats probably about $800 million of direct transfers to the Palestinian treasury and another $900 million in support for ongoing humanitarian and infrastructure projects.

The $50 mil that came from Iran and $50 mil from Qatar would probably need to become monthly payments to keep the PA afloat.

I doubt that this will happen - the Arab states have never been very consistent in funding the Palestinians - and so the Hamas government should be bankrupt within a couple of months. Then all hell breaks loose. The optimistic scenario is a short quick coup led by the usual characters - Fatah and Fatah dominated security forces. The pessimistic scenario is a descent into anarchy and civil war.


Friday, April 14, 2006

Interview with Matt Szulik

[I haven't read it. I just like the guys name. He probably should avoid doing business in Russia.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Stumbled across the Pointless Driving School - yah...

What is philosophy? Well, apparently its a perfume: yup

What is evil? Its a credit card offer I got in the mail from something called 'Upfront Rewards'. Absolutely positively evil. They are giving away a free laptop*.

Yeay! free laptop!


* You must transfer $5,000 balance to the credit card and you must maintain a minimum balance of $3,500 for 18 months. If during the 18 months your balance drops below $3,500 you will be assessed a one-time $600 penalty.