Jewish date: 4 ’Iyyar 5769.
Today’s holiday: Day 19 of the ‘Omer.
Today’s quasi-holidays: Great Poetry Reading Day, Workers Memorial Day.
Worthy cause of the day: “Vacate The Don Siegelman Convictions, Make Rove Testify Before Congress”.
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions: More intolerance: “Christian priest, wife killed in eastern Indonesia”, “UZBEKISTAN: New trial, long prison terms, heavy fines and deportation”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Flu (1988)” and “WHO hikes pandemic alert to phase 4 on swine flu fears”: As I said yesterday, DON’T PANIC.
- “Human subjects protections and research ethics: Where the rubber hits the road for science-based medicine”
- “The US tax-paying sucker”: I have no problem with heavy taxes, but I think it very reasonable that we get our money’s worth for it. This includes our recent bank bailout.