Thursday, April 13, 2006

Anything to make a buck? And it's Link Loving Thursday!

I read the above linked Washingon Post article about the recent proposal made in Congress to start charging a one dollar admission fee to the Smithsonian. Granted it is only a dollar, but I can't help wondering would it stay at a dollar? Wouldn't a donation system where visitors could donate if they wanted to be the first option? That could potentially create more than a 24 million dollar profit.

So while I understand the desire to reduce federal spending to support the Smithsonian, I also remember why it was created in the first place..

an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men

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Tor's Rants would like you to read "China and the World Buddhist Forum"

Excerpt: As a nonsectarian American Buddhist, it's hard to gauge the current tenor of the relations between China and Tibetan Buddhists in exile. In reading the Washington Post, one assumes that the exiled Tibetans are dismissive of the proceedings:

Jon Swift wants to hear your thoughts on "Let's Not Nuke Iran-Yet"

Excerpt: While nuking Iraq sounds like a great idea, I don't think we should rush into things before we take care of some unfinished business.