Trying to finish Atlas Shrugged in the next few days... Went downtown this morning with a friend and bought a serger. Have a few sewing projects to attend to. Also, "back to work." Finally. I am genius. I'll let you know why - and how - later. Not today. Rained this morning, and now it is cold and windy outside. Must have been the change in the universe when everyone left their lights off for Earth Hour - except for Al Gore* [who, by the way is nothing more than a large (figuratively speaking) bloviating political hypocrite; big surprise].
Goings on in The Sandbox...
A funny. "When daddy's knot is naughty." [Knot really that funny, actually.] "A Saudi father in his mid-sixties brought a sharp end to his son's happiness when he took as a wife the sister of the girl who his son coveted to marry." Had to glance at it twice to make sure the father [read: pedophile] didn't marry the girl [read: child] his son wanted to marry. Either way. Only in The Sandbox...
How is it that the majority of the crimes in The Sandbox are solved because someone "confesses?" Hmmm. Ponder that... The man who was left dead in a pool of blood in his apartment last week was murdered by three Bangladeshis. "The primary motive behind the murder was a sum of SR7,500 which the victim had in his apartment. The three men broke into the apartment stabbed the Pakistani man and then fled. ...the men have confessed to the crime and have been charged with murder." Probably just super-duper, top notch detective skills and not forced confessions, right?
An Asian expatriate has been sentenced to 40 lashes for using a cloth that he shouldn't have. The Asian man has said he won't do it again.
How is it that stealing a sheep or a couple of sheep deserves a much, much stronger punishment than stealing guns? A couple of sheep thieves - two of them are being lashed like 400 times and spending four years in jail, the other one - being lashed 200 times and spending two months in jail - something like that [the two reports are somewhere in my archives]. Stealing sheep is not nearly as dangerous to the general public as stealing a gun is, right? [Oh, my gosh, there IS a joke in there somewhere, for sure!] Yet the four charged with stealing three rifles are all going to jail for a month. [Care to guess the nationality? Perhaps that has something to do with the difference in sentencing guidelines. 'Ya think?] A man had four men come for lunch and three rifles disappeared. "One of the accused later confessed to hiding the weapons in his clothes..." You can't hide THREE rifles in your clothes if you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt. A thobe? Guess you can hide quite a bit under one of those, though.
*Read it at WZ's place, first.