Friday, September 30, 2005

Weird & Disturbing Articles: The Bank of Walmart? Abort Black Babies to Lower Crime?

The Bank of Wal-Mart sounds like something from an episode of The Simpsons, but it may soon be a reality. The company has applied to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for insurance for a proposed bank in Utah, one of the few states that allows commercial firms to operate banks. Article

...What next...McDonald's Mortgage Lenders? Give up points for burgers? You want fries with that loan, dude?

Former Education Secretary William Bennett remarked that the crime rate and the abortion of black babies are linked.

Bennett, on his radio show, "Morning in America," was answering a caller's question when he took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up.
"But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down," said Bennett, author of "The Book of Virtues."
He went on to call that "an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky." Article

...Yeah, and everyone knows that aborting every white, suburban baby would bankrupt Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy, and Starbucks. Not to mention that Britney and the "Boy Bands" wouldn't get any work.

1 comment:

Stephen Lacey said...

G'day Ben, thanks for the comment you left on my blog. Yes, brewing and running are very complimentary. I am getting ready to start brewing again soon now that the heat is leaving us. Also preparing for my next marathon. Next year I am thinking of getting away from this hard flat stuff and trying a few trail runs in the hills outside Tokyo.

I agree with your sentiments in this particular post as well. It's a shame your beautiful country has these crackpots. I suppose all countries do.

Good running and brewing.