Tuesday, May 20, 2008

tuesday reads

Highway Robbery

Another Bush Fantasy Shattered

Some of the most senior British former generals and Nato commanders urged the government yesterday to agree to a total ban on cluster bombs, describing them as "inaccurate and unreliable".

Britain's economic woes are forcing people to abandon animals in unprecedented numbers as desperate families struggle to cut costs by dumping their pets. Animal sanctuaries say they have been overwhelmed by the number of animals delivered to them in recent months as the credit crunch continues to bite and the cost of living rises sharply. They fear that the situation could become unmanageable if the downturn continues.

Paul Krugman: Stranded in Suburbia


“When we find ourselves believing that killing a man makes us more of a man, but loving a man makes us less of a man, it’s probably time to reexamine our criteria for manhood.”
(h/t Feministing)

A new study shows that regular masturbation can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

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