By Will Offensicht | Feb 11, 2008 | 3
When government employees stopped setting the beat, the Japanese lost the rhythm and their economy fell apart.
By Hobbes | Feb 8, 2008 | 1
The Archbishop of Canterbury believes not only that his religion is dying, but his country's legal and political structure are doomed as well.
By Hobbes | Jan 31, 2008 | 5
When Commodore Matthew Perry opened Japan to the west, he took American and British missionaries along. In addition to translating, they also helped with education.
By Hobbes | Jan 30, 2008 | 4
This video just gave us the best news we've heard out of the Middle East in a long, long time -- Iraqis are beginning to laugh at their leaders.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 25, 2008 | 6
GM found that when you ask for government help, you'd better be careful - you might get what you wish for, and our guys have a track record of losing negotiations.
By Will Offensicht | Dec 27, 2007 | 17
How come all the environmentalists keep proposing things people don't want to do? Real solutions nedn't require deprivation.
By Hobbes | Dec 24, 2007 | 4
It is claimed that this boat runs on biodiesel made form the crew's fat and that it is carbon-neutral. But how is that calculated?
By Hobbes | Nov 30, 2007 | 4
It's the teddy bear being insulted, by being given such a disreputable name.
By Will Offensicht | Nov 5, 2007 | 9
Leaders know that there's nothing as disruptive as information.
By Will Offensicht | Oct 29, 2007 | 1
Are boaters deliberately trying to kill manatees?