Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Immigration, Megadeth, and Fingers!

Sorry I haven't posted anything recently, but here's a start in making up for it.

1) Since immigration is all the rage right now, I'll weigh in. I don't have strong views on immigration one way or the other. I do support immigration if for no other reason than that is a check on government tyranny. If you can move, government has less control over you. As for new legislation, maybe existing legislation should be enforced first? As for new immigration restrictions, they could be helpful for Mexico if fewer Mexicans can go to U.S. thereby forcing Mexico to institute economic and institutional reforms to encourage economic growth, property rights and stability. However, restrictions would reduce the number of immigrants and industrious people will be excluded from the U.S. I want just as many industrious people in this country as we can get! As always, Thomas Sowell has a good column on immigration:
His Migrations and Culture is also well worth the read and applicable to immigration.

2) For those of you care about such things, the new Megadeth album United Abominations came out last Tuesday and it is great! Dave Mustaine is one of the most intelligent guys in heavy metal and his lyrics reflect this. The title track of the album is highly critical of the United Nations. He calls out Kojo Anan in the first verse. Here's the chorus:

The UN is right; you can't be any more "un"
Than you are right now, the UN is undone
Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
The threat is real, the Locust King has come
Don't tell me the truth: I don't like what they've done
Its payback time at the United Abominations

The music is also much better than it has been on any Megadeth album in the last 15 years or so. Well worth the price!

3) I found this on MSN this evening. According to the book Digit Ratio, if your ring finger is longer than your index finger, it is an indication that you were exposed to higher than average amounts of testosterone in the womb. This correlates with a personality that tends to be logical, decisive, and ambitious. Not sure how valid that is, but it gives me one more reason to stare at people and they tend to get creeped out by me enough as it is!

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