Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
NY Times "....British government said on Tuesday that it had agreed to pay compensation running into millions of dollars to 15 former detainees at Guantánamo Bay and one man still held there who have accused Britain’s intelligence agencies of colluding in their torture in the American-run detention system."
What have we done regarding those who engaged in torture, or who authorized it?
Monday, November 15, 2010
Making It to the NBA
In the news a couple of months ago was the story of a 14 year-old student who had unlocked the secret to better SAT scores. The statistics he gathered showed that a longer written essay led to higher scores on SAT tests.
Without the need for real statistical research, I can reveal the secret for improving a basketball player’s chance of making it to the NBA. Thousands and thousands of layers, from grade school, colleges, and pick-up leagues dream of a career in the NBA. This can improve your chances:
Make sure that your last name is Williams.
A quick count shows that no fewer than 10 players are named Williams, each on a different team. The next most common name comes nowhere near this number. It also means the one-third of the NBA teams have a Williams on their roster.
Young players, take heed! Change your name if necessary.