Price of Gas Affecting More Than Travel

ELYSBURG, Pa.–Registration at the annual Colonial Classic and Pennsylvania State Shoot is down 15–20 percent this year. The problems are both the increase in the price of gas and the economy says Bruce Murphy, president of the Pennsylvania State Sportsmen’s Association, which sponsors one of the nation’s largest trap shoot … Continue reading

In Which Tony Karon and I Share Contempt for Tony Blair

Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog. Everybody should read Tony Karon’s blog, Rootless Cosmopolitan , as a general rule. But I want to point out one item: “Converted to Catholicism, ‘e did. And now he’s out to save the world . The problem with the idea of a global conversation … Continue reading

Book Review – The Wisdom of Whores

Elizabeth Pisani’s The Wisdom of Whores – Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS is a great book (along with a great website ). Elizabeth Pisani is an epidemiologist with years of experience working on HIV/AIDS (or sex and drugs, as she puts, which sounds a lot, well, sexier) at … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

It’s back to business in the Dizzy household. There’s no better way to start a Monday than the usual Ten Post Round-Up. 1: And you thought you had some bad days at work!… Air Force officials fired over bad nuke etiquette—236-News 2: Talk about your slippery slopes!… Anti-gay ballot initiative … Continue reading

Conflicts Without End and Regionalization

Cross-posted at The Global Sociology Blog. The story that attracted my attention was from the Guardian: “A 90-year-old Rwandan genocide survivor has been stabbed and burned to death by a gang that included four assailants who had confessed to taking part in the 1994 slaughter. Generosa Mukanyonga, a widow who … Continue reading