Heat/hot water in my NYC apartment has gone out for 1-2 days 8+ times in the last 7 months I've been in the apartment. It's always just long enough to be a major pain, but not long enough for gov't inspectors to come and verify the problem - it's always fixed by the time they call, let alone arrive. I have tried… » 2/04/13 12:29pm 2/04/13 12:29pm

@Konjibhu: Just a thought, but since alcohol is involved in anywhere from 36% (Baltimore) to 70% (Sweden) of murders, one-third of suicides, and a good chunk of other nasty crimes, it might make sense to make it part of a probation agreement. Probation often involves relinquishing your right to several behaviors that… » 11/06/10 1:08pm 11/06/10 1:08pm

I think it's both depressing and funny that the American media develops a sudden preoccupation with women's issues every time the government needs to drum up domestic support for dubious foreign adventures involving wholesale slaughter of brown people who speak funny-sounding languages. » 7/30/10 1:54am 7/30/10 1:54am

@iplaudius: The comparison to American mega-churches is a strange one, because everybody knows Hezbollah and its ilk, unlike American mega-churches, actually have people of another religion right across the border who hate them and have stirred up countless amounts of shit in Lebanon throughout the years. Thus their… » 3/30/09 5:30pm 3/30/09 5:30pm