Hmm. The Pentagon says it has evidence that Haliburton overcharged the government $61 million for gas delivered to Iraq. In a tough, uncompromising stand, President Bush said, “If there’s an overcharge, like we think there is, we expect that money to be repaid.”
Whoa! Put down the hatchet!
So if somebody steals $61 million, they should pay it back and no hard feelings? No, how about this: They go to court, pay back the $61 million, pay punitive fines, and whoever inside Haliburton was behind this goes to pound-me-in-the-ass prison.
Music: “Black (William Orbit Mix)” by Sarah McLachlan
Posted Saturday, 13 December, 2003 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.