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Archive for June 29th, 2003

Forbidden Ink

Posted by glasscastle on 29th June 2003

Tattoos are not against the law in South Korea, but they
were a foolproof way of avoiding the draft.  Until the government
started arresting young men for ”willfully tampering with their bodies
to avoid military duty”. In old Korea, authorities tattooed ”Thief”
or ”Stealer of Government Money” on criminals’ foreheads. Go figure.

By Sang Hun Choe, Associated Press, 6/29/2003

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Here’s One for Mommy Dearest

Posted by glasscastle on 29th June 2003

The controversial science of mother-infant bonding gets a new look

A nice review of "Attachment Theory", once discreditied, newly rediscovered,
which basically holds that "children who develop strong bonds with their
parents are
likely to
form similar bonds with peers, partners, and eventually their own children".

by Joshua Kendal in Boston Globe

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I HATE Krispy Kreme….

Posted by glasscastle on 29th June 2003

I hated Krispy Kreme donuts long before I ever tried one.
I hated the whole concept of donuts after converting in my 40’s to a
"healthier lifestyle". I especially hated Krispy Kreme donuts for their
Tarheel origins
and media-fueled expansionism. Stuck in the mammoth traffic jam caused
by the opening of their first Massachusetts store smack dab in the middle
of my route to work, I really hated Krispy Kreme. But my engine was overheating,
the little red oil light was flashing insistently, so I pulled into the
lot…

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Blog of the Day

Posted by glasscastle on 29th June 2003

candela

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Lord, please don’t let me win….

Posted by glasscastle on 29th June 2003

This unlucky man, Jody Lee Taylor, won $4.3 million dollars
in the Virginia Lottery. Unfortunately, "He had a weakness for drink and
drugs, they say." Now he’s lost his wife and his job, and he’s in the Henry
County Jail, "charged with trying to kill a police officer after sheriff’s
deputies dragged him — naked — from his pickup truck."

from the Washington Post

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Is there a stupidity quotient?

Posted by glasscastle on 29th June 2003

Boston Globe story basically asks the question, “Why do smart people do such stupid things?”

I have been wondering the exact same thing for years, especially after buying a lottery ticket or eating at McDonalds.

“Several stupidity scholars link foolishness to a lack of impulse control. “

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Headlines Over the Horizon

Posted by glasscastle on 29th June 2003

Analysts at the RAND Corporation lay out ten international-security developments that aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

From the “July/August Atlantic”

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