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Now Panic and Freak Out
daily archive: 02/14/2006
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When we reach adulthood
If any mothers out there need any more proof that their children should not leave home before they're thirty, here it is: Brain changes significantly after age 18, says Dartmouth research
For the study, Baird and graduate student Craig Bennett looked at the brains of nineteen 18-year-old Dartmouth students who had moved more than 100 miles to attend college. A control group of 17 older students, ranging in age from 25 to 35, were also studied for comparison.

The results indicate that significant changes took place in the brains of these individuals. The changes were localized to regions of the brain known to integrate emotion and cognition. Specifically, these are areas that take information from our current body state and apply it for use in navigating the world.

"The brain of an 18-year-old college freshman is still far from resembling the brain of someone in their mid-twenties," says Bennett. "When do we reach adulthood? It might be much later than we traditionally think."
My mom said she didn't need no stinkin' research to tell her that.
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evariste in Discarded Lies:
Who's been minding the Latin American store? Not Bush...
In his typically evocative, provocative and engaging style, Niall Ferguson wonders why the United States is snoozing while Latin America turns into a socialist hellhole. His rhetorical point about Islamic terrorism being considered a minor distraction by future historians is querulous, but his point about us fiddling while Rio burns is still a salient one.
The Monroe Doctrine seems to have given way to the "Moan No" doctrine - as in: "Mr President, we've just heard that another Latin American country has elected a wild-eyed populist." "Oh, noooooo…" When Mr Bush last paid a visit to the region - to the Summit of the Americas in Argentina last autumn - it was a fiasco. His idea for a hemispheric free trade agreement was dead even before he stepped off the plane.

This seems to me the really big story of 2006 - and yet virtually no one is paying it any attention. And it's not as if the new populists in Latin America aren't looking for some attention. Only last week President Chávez called Tony Blair "a pawn of imperialism, trying now to attack us from Europe", and "the main ally of Hitler" - as he has taken to calling Mr Bush.

"The imperialist, genocidal, fascist attitude of the US president has no limits," Chávez recently declared. "I think Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W Bush."

Now if Mr Chávez were a Muslim leader this would be front-page news. But because he says it in Spanish, everyone just yawns. Come on folks, let's do some geography. It's just over 2,000 miles from Washington to Caracas. It's nearly 7,000 miles to Kabul. And although his supporters don't go in for suicide bombing, Mr Chávez is sitting on 6.5 per cent of the world's oil reserves - more than the whole of North America, including Mexico and Canada.

The naive explanation for this strange indifference to Latin America is that since the end of the Cold War it doesn't matter. Rubbish. It mattered enough to Monroe and Roosevelt, long before the Soviet Union came on the scene. And it should matter even more today, for two reasons.
That "Monroe/Moan No Doctrine" is worthy of Steyn himself.
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Only honest newspaper in America located
A Danish educational publisher has decided to put the Mohammadoodles into school-books. They certainly don't sound the least bit scared.

Meanwhile, the only honest newspaper in the United States has been located. It is called the Boston Phoenix, and here is what they have to say about why they won't be publishing any Mohammadoodles:
1) Out of fear of retaliation from the international brotherhood of radical and bloodthirsty Islamists who seek to impose their will on those who do not believe as they do. This is, frankly, our primary reason for not publishing any of the images in question. Simply stated, we are being terrorized, and as deeply as we believe in the principles of free speech and a free press, we could not in good conscience place the men and women who work at the Phoenix and its related companies in physical jeopardy. As we feel forced, literally, to bend to maniacal pressure, this may be the darkest moment in our 40-year publishing history.
Refreshing.
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Crisis in America: Nobody's Fishing
Very-very sad news: fishing's lure lost on young. I can understand old people's disappointment that they cannot pass down their fly casting skills, but you know, fish is really not all it's cracked up to be; most fish don't even taste good and I speak from experience, I come from a fish-eating country and I've been fishing a few times - with nets, not lines, because I don't like line fishing. The reason I don't like using a pole is the bait, I hate putting bait on the hook, not to mention that most of the time the bait is worms. Worms. As if I would ever touch a worm to even use it as bait. But anyway, back to the subject: Fishing is boring.
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Down with Valentine's Day!
Muslim and Hindu fundamentalists finally find they have one thing in common: they hate Valentine's Day. And I mean, they really hate it.
On Tuesday, protests were held in the capital New Delhi, some towns in the south of the country and its only Muslim state of Jammu and Kashmir, where an Islamic insurgency has raged since 1989. About two dozen women separatists, veiled in black from head to toe, rummaged shops and burned Valentine's Day cards in Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, witnesses said.

"Valentine's Day spreads immorality among the youth," Asiya Andrabi of the Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of the Muslim Faith), a group of women separatists, said in a statement. "We appeal to our children to stay away from this western culture."

In Bangalore, India's technology capital, as well as Hubli town, both located in the southern state of Karnataka, groups of Hindu nationalists burned a big heart-shaped card.
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Cartoon Mayhem
Just remember something about this whole crazy cartoon kerfuffle. It has happened before. In 1941.

The offending toon is titled, "Ali Baba Bound." What is remarkable about this toon is what is in it. I will try to give you a scene by scene reconstruction, but I fear I will do it a great injustice. You simply must see it yourselves. Here goes:

Our Hero, Porky Pig is playing the part of a French Legionnaire, stationed at some farflung fort in the Sahara desert during WWII. While walking around and whistling, oblivious of impending danger, he is accosted by a slick and oily spy, who warns him that Ali Baba and his Dirty Sleeves brigandes would be attacking the fortress. He runs back to let the other soldiers know, only to find out that they are nowhere to be found. Of course, they are FRENCH.

He mounts a camel and heads out. Ali Baba and his knife wielding brigandes appear over the horizon....
In one scene, Ali Baba has drawn a very large and pointy knife from his sheath and is seen in shadow, threatening a baby camel, while cackling hysterically...

In the next shot, he is whistling for his men to attack the fort.
They do, using one of their men as a battering ram, and another being hoisted up to fire into the fort. Meanwhile, a short distance off....a man with a large bomb attached to his head is pacing eagerly, awaiting his turn. He is confined to the bench with the sign that reads, "Bench reserved for Suicide Squadron".....
Finally! The suicider gets his chance. He hurls himself toward the fort, and Porky Pig opens the front door, and the bomber runs in, while Porky Pig opens the back door, and the bomber runs out, blowing up his marauding band of cut throats....The final scene...so help me Jehoshephat, shows a rather pouty Ali Baba PICKETTING the fort and the cartoon for "Being unfair to Arabs!"

Just thought you would like to know. The DVD is sold, for 1 All-American dollar, at Wal Mart: Here is the title and number, if you are interested in owning it for yourselves and your posterity:

Cartoon Craze #19 Presents Porky Pig: Porky's Café
1. Porky's Café
2. Porky's Prize Pony
3. Ali-Baba Bound
4. Confussions of a Nutzy Spy
5. Pigs in a Polka
6. Joe Glow the Firefly
7. Notes to You
8. Gay Gaucho
9. The Booze Hangs High
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