I just noticed that the Slashdot interview with Wil Wheaton is up and it’s quite entertaining. Bonus points if you can spot the Simpsons and Monty Python references.
Holy moly! Brian Robinson hiked all three of the National Scenic Trails in one calendar year. That’s 7,371 miles in 300 days, 24.57 miles a day.
The New Republic in support of nation-building.
“This is not to suggest that the United States needs a Marshall Plan for every unstable country on Earth. But September 11 does go a long way toward answering the question that Republicans asked every time the Clinton administration intervened in some remote country: ‘Why should we care?'”
- The U.S. hasn’t ratified the ICC statute.
- Not enough countries have ratified the statute for the ICC to become active.
- The ICC can’t prosecute acts of terrorism but if the Security Council judges an act to be one of “aggression” then the court can prosecute.
- The ICC will act only when national courts are unwilling or unable.
So it seems the ICC won’t be very useful in the current situation since it doesn’t really exist yet. The U.S. could ask the Security Council to compel the cooperation of terrorist-supporting countries in apprehending criminals for trial in the U.S.
Animal fat ups risk of stomach, esophageal cancer.
“Total fat intake and intake of saturated fat each doubled the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma, the investigators found… cholesterol, animal protein and vitamin B12, found primarily in animal products, were also associated with a higher risk of these cancers.”