Saturday, November 13, 2004

Positive Thoughts

While reading through this morning's paper, I noted the following positive items:

The VA is deemphasizing research into stress as a primary cause of Gulf War Syndrome and will now "embrace the possibility that unconventional theories given the time and resources to test them may lead the way to resolving and undermining the unforeseen and unsupposed battlefield conditions that existed in 1990, 1991 and which may have tunneled silently into the bodies of Gulf War veterans." It only took more than a decade to actually start looking for causes rather than trying to squeeze the facts into the old theory.

Rod Paige has resigned as Secretary of Education. You remember, the guy who called the National Education Association a "terrorist organization." That guy.

Nicaragua has decided to completely eliminate its arsenal of surface to air missiles. Or maybe all but 400 of them. Either way, many will be destroyed.

Mexico, with assistance from The Nature Conservancy, has agreed to protect from development 370,000 acres of tropical forest in the Yucutan.

Hamid Karzai is still the world's dapperest leader. That wasn't in the paper. It was more of a random observation.
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