The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)
Wednesday, April 24, 2002
For more inspiring news: mint flavored condoms are popular in Iran! The govt produces condoms and hands out free pills. Couples can't get a marriage license without proof that they've attended contraception classes. And they have a high literacy rate. Let's all root for Iran to succeed in the struggle for a healthy democratic country. This is a big step.
Something may be about to happen in the middle east. Saudi troops are massing on the Jordanian border. Saudi doesn't have much of an army and they're not really that into posturing this way. Watch and see.
Cheers to the Pope for denouncing sexual-abuse by priests. He even called it a crime. I'm dismayed that it took so long but I'm glad he took a strong stand. This may go a ways toward restoring trust in the church. However... SeveralGrandJuries are investigating the coverup. It would please me more than words to see the church indicted under the RICO act.