Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Spencer Fullerton Baird

In 1843, Baird traveled to Mexico and observed the tapirs named after him. In El Salvador, Baird's Tapir has been extirpated through a combination of deforestation, hunting, and war.

In short, the Salvadoran civil war is my least favorite historical conflict.

Any way, Happy New Year, folks. May your fortunes grow long like a tapir snout!

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