Natalee, can you pass me the spam please?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I’m quite sure we at visitaruba.com will receive our share of spam and hate-mail. Today the three suspects (not: criminals) Joran, Satish and Deepak were arrested. I am not sure what the type of evidence could be that led to the renewed arrests. Let’s analyse and do a little Crime Scene Investigation:

  • any one of the suspects has confessed: ridiculous of course, after two years
  • a murder weapon has been found. Possible, but this does only incriminate all three if all three had their finger prints on the weapon. Can you even see finger prints on something that has wore out after two years. No search has been done lately so I doubt this.
  • some already existing DNA has finally been matched. Does that really take two years?
  • (part of) the body of Natalee has been found. This is very much a possibility, but again I doubt it, see above
  • there is a new ‘witness’. Who would come forward after so much time, and would dare to say anything in such a high-profile case?

A lot of question marks remain. By now all are already famous and rich from their book deals, so no one has gotten worse from it (financially that is).

Personally, I hope they start investigating in the US, and just interview all those class mates. Do some serious work.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-11-21-holloway_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

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Terrifying? Not really.

But the message is clear, and yes, I know that the world will end. But since I already know it I am not shocked. I am still trying to figure out where his logic is flawed, or at least missing some points.

Decide for yourself. And actually I think we could use this kind of logic in daily life a lot more, it only we’d really listen to it. We know we don’t, so maybe there is no point!

As I read yesterday for instance that people are more afraid of a quick certain death than a slow uncertain death (sci-am). So people will be more afraid of let’s say a convicted fellon living in their street, than smoking a pack of cigarettes each day, even though the actual chance of dying from smoking is way bigger.

Someone wrote in the Amigoe (local newspaper) that it is a ridiculous idea to think that solar power could save us, since we’d have to put up solar cells for miles and miles to have enough power for the country. So, who cares? I’d rather have a national park filled with solar cells, and be able to breath fresh air, and use an electric car, than having to breath the dirty car exhaust gasses and be broke from paying gas. I say lets put solar panels in all deserts, national parks, and fill up this earth with free energy.