Candidate advocates flogging criminals

and he won his primary race, unseating the President Pro-Tem of the Indiana Senate, who'd been in office since 1970. When asked about the flogging bit:

Walker referred to a verse in the New American Bible. Proverbs 10:6 reads, in part, that “the rod is for the back of a fool.”

Maybe the voter's will apply said rod to this idiot's back come November. But in the meantime, theocracy, anyone?

A local state senate candidate said his assertion that public floggings should be reinstated as punishment was meant only to spark debate, and that it was not proposed legislation.

(link) [Daily Journal]

(obliquely)via Masson's Blog

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Fear of 'cooties' keeps shoppers from the till

Cooties? Who writes these headlines?

New research shows shoppers are much less likely to buy an article of clothing if they think another person has already touched it.

(link) [EurekAlert! - Breaking News]

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Bill Gates wishes he wasn't so rich

Throw a million at me, Bill,
you can do it if you try.
I'd really like to taste it
just once before I die.

Throw a million at me, Bill,
that's all that I can ask.
So the kids and wife and CPU's
can just sit back and bask.

Throw a million at me, Bill,
I've bought lot's of M$ stuff.
Now that you've got your bilions,
will you ever have enough?

It's just a measly million, Bill,
small change for you to spare.
So pick my name at random,
and throw it if you dare!

The corporate leader who made Microsoft into the world's largest software maker - and who is also one of the biggest philanthropists - is seen as a man who does not like publicity. He explained that he did not like the attention of being the world's richest person.

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