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News, Gobs of 9-30-2005

September 30, 2005

Humiliation a factor in suicide attacks…driven not by poverty or ignorance, but by a lethal mix of nationalism, zealotry and humiliation.
Venezuela’s Chavez Expands Oil Initiative…a rival to the U.S.-backed Free Trade Area of the Americas. . . . Venezuela agree[s] to sell fuel to other countries in the region on preferential terms. — Or: Why Chavez Is a Marked Man.
Texas Judge Orders Teen Barred From Sex — I’m not sure how to make the argument just now; but this just seems, uh, wrong.
Expert Predicts ‘Perfect Set-Up’ for Avian Flu Pandemic — The end is near. — …conditions are ripe. — Isn’t the end always near? Just maintain at your default setting: ‘scared shitless.’
Gitmo’s Hunger Strikers — Has your Media told you about this? —

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