Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Little touches of irony

Detroit is restricting ownership of some toy guns. Brandishing a toy gun is already assault, IIRC, if it looks enough like a real one to deceive a reasonable person.

Some Chinese citizens in Zimbabwe are being deported for eating endangered tortoises. I wonder if there is something else going on here; I'd have expected them to treat the Chinese with kid gloves--not like they treat their own people.

The EU is drafting legislation to declare Canadian oil sand oil to be more polluting than other kinds. It has to be true if a legislature said so, right? Makes science easy: just pass a bill declaring the Higgs to be a spin-2 boson of mass 625 GeV/c^2 and we're done, right?

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