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America-bashing will only get you so far, as Schroeder and his Social Democratic part have learned .   The SPD suffered its worst results since 1945 in Schroeder’s home state of Lower Saxony and in Hesse, television projections showed after polling booths closed at 6 p .  [ …] Lower Saxony governor Sigmar Gabriel, conceding […]

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I’m sure everyone and their step-mother’s pet hamster has seen this site by now, but that isn’t going to stop me from plugging it . The Encyclopedia of Arda is an online Tolkien reference library of transcendant quality . I’ve been a longtime fan, but never a die-hard Tolkiener. I read the books in gradeschool […]

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So, I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the Columbia. I don’t realkly feel any need to link to news stories because there are literally many hundreds of them on Google News now, and any one that I link to will likely be old news by the time you read this. I found out an […]

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Via the MediaMuse comes this story, detailing frightening developments that might signal a move by the Germans towards a new conquest of Europe. Granted, we’re only talking about punk kids and potato guns, but I’m still pretty sure they could take over France in a weekend.

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I’ve put off acknowledging this for a couple days now. I’m not sure why. One would think I’d jump at the chance to talk about how a blog entry of mine had been picked up by the “mainstream press” (althought that characterization is perhaps a little inappropriate with regards to The East Bay Express), but […]

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Strategically add a letter “c” to that title and suddenly it sounds like an idiot’s idea of a mixed drink, don’t it? And I bet the combo on said-idiot’s luggage is 1-2-3-4-5 . But I’m not talking about alcohol , from a recent appearance on Leno:   I don’t think he’s a great man but […]

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So raves are now crackhouses. Ok. This really should conflict with the devout, government-smashing inflexible libertoid that I am . Unless it’s the ideology that says you’re allowed to attack post office boxes that give you funny looks. But aside from that, I really should be up in classically liberal arms about this whole gross […]

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Steven Den Beste is fond of saying that Bush repeatedly gives his enemies the very rope to hang themselves with, and I think he’s usually right in that assessment. One of the mainstays of Bush political strategy has been to wait a situation out, not show his hand, and let those that are opposed to […]

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Note: This is part 4 of a continuing series of my experiences in PoliSci 137B, taught by A.J. Gregor.Today, we began to cover what Gregor called “the core material” of the class. That is, we actually started talking significantly about China itself rather than concepts such as Capitalism, Imperialism, Marxism or Fascism in general. One […]

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. Seeing an extra 50 minutes or so of footage added to the already impressive 3 hour movie gave me at least one good reason why I could never be a movie director. If I was ever working on telling a story I cared about, I’d simply fall too in love with the material and […]

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