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Cheeses

Just went on a shopping spree at Bloomingfood's.
What's better than a soft cheese like Brie or Camember, or a blue cheese? One that combines them: Cambozola, a soft-ripened cheese with blue veins.

Actually whether it's better could be debated; the blueness is a lot milder than full blue cheeses. OTOH, it's spreadable, not crumbly.

Also picked up was a petit munster, which seems decent, and a very expensive Red Hawk brine-washed-rind cheese, which stinks quite a lot (at least up close) but seems mild in flavor. Though all the cheeses are still cool.

Links:
* Comparison of the House and Senate health bills (PDF, despite the URL)
* CIA helping with climate monitoring
* Average faces beautiful
* Full-body scanners run afoul of child porn laws
* (from shiver) American Law Institute abandons support for the death penalty; they'd been the main legal arguer in the US.
* More on the Big Zero decade in the US
* Pakistanis may like our drones? I don't know if I should jokingly compare to Culture drones or Berserker goodlife.
* Is Indonesia's democracy shallow?
* Nate Silver's harrowing flight home, and more terror statistics.

Comments

heron61
Jan. 6th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
I hope that the change in the ALI will help eliminate the death penalty.

As for Indonesia, I found one very interesting bit in the article:

"Recently, some Indonesians, including prominent retired generals, have called for welfare, not freedom, to be the yardstick"

This is actually a statement that I completely agree with - I think that democracy simply isn't going to work if you have sufficiently dire poverty, and Indonesia has lots of that. Democracy seems like something that's only reasonable when a significant majority of the population have the minimum basic needs met.

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