October 15th, 2002

bswing

You know you're in the South...

...when they sell "Country Music Weekly" at the grocery store checkout stand.

And what better way to celebrate my arrival in the South than some X-rated country songs?

[The following country songs contain lyrics of a extremely frank and explicit nature. Listener discretion is advised. At the very least, please refrain from inserting one of these into the songlist at your next wedding. Please direct cold, disapproving stares and irate messages to my friend Toli Lerios, who was gracious enough to send them to me.]

http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/Do That Sexy Dance You Do.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/Does It Say Gucci On Your Underwear_.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/Don_t Believe That Lie I Gave You.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/Girlie Magazines.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/I Don_t Want Another Wife.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/I Never Missed A Lick.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/Love Your Neighbor.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/Make Your Daddy Happy.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/On The Hood Of The Car.mp3
http://www.openknowledge.org/personal/music/The Sheriff Wore A Dress.mp3
bswing

America's For-Profit Secret Army

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/13/business/yourmoney/13MILI.html?pagewanted=print&position=top

October 13, 2002
America's For-Profit Secret Army
By LESLIE WAYNE

With the war on terror already a year old and the possibility of war against Iraq growing by the day, a modern version of an ancient practice — one as old as warfare itself — is reasserting itself at the Pentagon. Mercenaries, as they were once known, are thriving — only this time they are called private military contractors, and some are even subsidiaries of Fortune 500 companies.

The Pentagon cannot go to war without them.

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