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
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.