Tipping Points

April 9, 2006

The Big Day

Filed under: Middle East,Politics,Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 4:02 pm

Today, April 9th, is Iraqi Liberation Day. Sic Semper Tyrannis.

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April 3, 2006

Unlimited, Indeed

Filed under: Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 4:23 pm

The British newspaper Guardian's online version, Guardian Unlimited, ran a story today titled "A Dangerous Lust for Power." In it, they bring up the concern that Britain's constitution is unwritten. They, of course, simply use it to attack Tony Blair, but it struck me as an interesting reflection on the truth of Montesquieu's assertion that:

[the love of equality and one's country] is the spring which sets the republican government in motion, as honor is the spring which gives motion to monarchy.

Back in the old days, they didn't need a written constitution, because honor was still one of the main springs in the societal clock. Now, as they shed the last vestiges of monarchy and move towards socialism (societally), they also shed honor as a primary motivator. There will probably never again be in England a "charge of the light brigade." Everyone is just too sensible.

But there is a worrisome part to Montesquieu's assertion, and that is that love of equality and of one's country, what he calls political virtue, is dangerously lacking in American society. Whether the lack of political virtue is a symptom or a cause of change towards a lower form of government, I do not know. However, it would seem that within the next hundred years or so we are heading towards a great shift in political thought. I pray that it will be an upwards one.

April 2, 2006

In Other News…

Filed under: Democrats,Politics,Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 9:04 am

Napoleon is still dead and Dem leaders still start with "st" and rhyme with cupid.

Yes, that's right, Democrat is a misspelling, it should be spelled like mormon without the second "m." 

Look at all of the awards. It makes me sick to the stomach that anyone of the same species as Reagan, Churchill, Washington, and Lincoln could be so idiotic.

March 16, 2006

An Army of Polyglot Davids is Requested

Filed under: Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 8:38 pm

We underlings of the blogosphere have recieved a request from Queen Michelle Malkin. It is for people to translate the thousands of pages of documents siezed from the Taliban and from Saddam Hussein, now open to the public thanks to Congressmen Santorum and Hoekstra. Those who can read Arabic are well-suited to the task, of course, but non-Arabic speakers can use Almisbar, as long as they know the alefbet. Forward all translations to Malkin, with the subject line containing the word “translation.”

March 7, 2006

So There, EU!

Filed under: Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 8:24 am

Gitmo prisoners don’t want to leave! Oh, the looks on the faces of those UN and EU members who wanted us to shut it down because it was a “torture” camp!

February 12, 2006

Cancer Just Might Be a Thing of the Past

Filed under: Medicine,Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 6:56 pm

The Sunday Times has a report on a new cancer drug called Tarceva that might make cancer just another (expensive) chronic illness. But its high cost might make it unavailable to poorer patients who do not have insurance.

 

The “wonder” drug costs £75 a day and Sikora says the NHS must admit that it cannot afford to buy such expensive medicines for everyone.

Sikora said: “You need to take this drug forever, once a day. Imagine if all cancer patients had that additional cost on top of routine care.”

£75 works out to $131.02 a day, or $47,822.30 a year. That means that a man who is diagnosed at age 60 would end up paying an average of $765,000 before he died.Here’s the link to the full article:

Wonder Drug

February 11, 2006

First Post!

Filed under: Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 5:15 pm

NEW BOSTON, MISSOURI-Today saw the three pre-eminent geniuses, Thrice Armed, Lord Nelson, and Tipping Points, start their soon-to-be A-list blog. There follows a brief description of each.

  1. Thrice Armed: Genius, history-lover, 6’2″
  2. Lord Nelson: Genius, philosopher, 5’1″
  3. Tipping Points: Genius, geek, 5’1″

It is to be hoped that they will recieve many hits in the future.

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