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China to Tibetan Monks - No Reincarnation for you...

China's administration for Religious Affairs has banned Buddhist monks from reincarnating without government permission.

According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation."

This is so sad its hilarious. I want to know what the form 27 b/6 ((c) Terry Gilliam) for this looks like. Do you get to select your preferred species?

Life with Training Wheels

When you are in primary or secondary school, and you get yourself in trouble (Financial, legal etc) you can usually rely on your parents to bail you out. Better parenting will force a child to work off the debt themselves, because this teaches the young person that bad decisions have consequences. You do these things not because you enjoy making your child suffer but rather so they understand that the world expects a person to be self reliant and responsible. If you make a bad business decision as a small business owner you may lose your company or your assets.

Terrorism a new four letter word?

Stop me if you have heard this one, 2 Eqyptians are speeding down a highway with a trunk full of explosives. Both are highly educated, but claim that these bombs are merely home-made fireworks. Authorities arrest them men, but immediately claim that there is no suspicion of terrorism.

Yousef Samir Megahed and Ahmed A. Sherif Mohamed are Egyptian Nationals legally here studying engineering at the University of South Florida. They were pulled over doing 60 in a 45. When the sheriff walked towards the car, the men became agitated.

Immigration reform shot down.



WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush's immigration plan to legalize as many as 12 million unlawful immigrants while fortifying the border collapsed in the Senate on Thursday, crushing both parties' hopes of addressing the volatile issue before the 2008 elections.

Coming soon to England pre chewed food?

UK has long been cited by Gun control advocates as a gun free haven. Despite their strong gun control laws, violent crime is on the rise. In case you were expecting someone to admit that maybe guns were not the cause of violent crime a new answer has appeared on the scene.

Socialism in Action

Our buddy Hugo has announced plans to nationalize telecom and electricity in Venezuela. Here's our chance to watch socialism occur in a more or less open country.
http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/01/08/D8MHAMG00.html

The interesting thing is that little tidbit at the end about the pension company. If the minimum wage is being raised repeatedly (pay attention California) it normally destroys small business by making them unprofitable, or forcing the owners to work crazy hours because he cant hire enough people.

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