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The organization I work for is on a major “sustainability” kick.  Generally speaking I don’t have a problem with most of the things they want us to do.  Saving paper, turning off computer monitors at night, and a number of the other “suggestions” they make fall generally into the category of not wasting resources.  If they were to package this as a “times are tough, money is tight, here’s some things we can do to save money so we can continue to provide essential services (and you get to keep your job)” campaign I would be all for it.  But instead of pushing the idea that making better use of resources stretches the tax dollars that fund us, they insist on packaging this stuff as some sort of community building/saving the planet from global warming social obligation.

I’m really tempted to send the powers that be a copy of this post about the meaning of the word “sustainability”.

Then there’s the post at The AnarchAngel about different conceptions of “civilized society.”  I don’t think it should be any surprise that I’m in the “nice group” camp.

Along the same lines as my previous post, you know how smoking bans are good because where they have been implemented, heart attack rates have fallen dramatically?  Yeah, not so much.

On a much different note, Gladiator Graveyard + Modern Forensic Science = an analysis of how Gladiators actually died (including an analysis of exactly which weapons were involved.

And, as long as I’m talking about science and death, how cool is this:  a way to kill cancer cell by shaking them to death.

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