The Generosity of our Betters

Gee the Europeans sure showed us:


TSUNAMI-struck Thailand has been told by the European Commission that it must buy six A380 Airbus aircraft if it wants to escape the tariffs against its fishing industry. While millions of Europeans are sending aid to Thailand to help its recovery, trade authorities in Brussels are demanding that Thai Airlines, its national carrier, pays £1.3 billion to buy its double-decker aircraft.

How ironic, that’s almost the same amount the EU has pledged to the entire Tsunami affected region. Though I'm sure they're only collecting so they can be even more generous in the future. Just think how generous we could be if we gave the same money over and over!



One of my friends likes to play a game called "rank," where he names things and has people rank them. One popular rank was the following: Favorite Rural America Event: Haunted House, County Fair, Themed Festival, Amusement Park.

The New York Times had an interesting article on global environmental rankings. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/24/science/24enviro.html

I'm still not sure why I'm supposed to be a big fan of the Bush daughters, Andrew. They seem pretty cool I guess.

My computer got this nasty Trojan Horse virus the other day. It really sucked. I had to reinstall windows, and it was a big pain in the ass. Now I'm using the Firefox browser instead of explorer so I can avoid any other viral occurences.