Archive for March, 2006

The innocence of children. Both sweet and sad at the same time, isn’t it? While the adults of the world have to busy themselves with an often unpleasant and messy reality, we can always look wistfully at the simple worldview of children and sigh enviously, seeing through their naive eyes a world where the answers […]

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Yesterday while running I passed by a flyer posted to a telephone pole. It was a simple, white letter-sized piece of paper with a few words of text and a web url at the bottom pointing to the University Health Services page. In bold black letters, the text read: “Guys, if she’s drunk, don’t have […]

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So, it seems that something funky is going on in a country called the Central African Republic . Anyway, there’s supposed to be like a rebellion going on there or some shit, but my powers of observation are telling me that the real problem is the country seems to be surrounded by some huge-ass orange […]

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Sometimes a piece is so all over the map in terms of idiocy that there is really no comprehensive way to sum it all up and say “This is why it’s wrong.” Sometimes, the sheer amount of throw-away innuendo, general ad hom insults, brainless platitudes and taken-for-granted conspiracy nonsense just makes me look at it […]

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Well this is reason to be frightened. It seems that Bahrain, and the middle east in general, is giving more political power to ninjas, which apparently make up about half the population over there. This is freakin’ scary. If we were worried about Islamic terrorism before, then we should really be shitting our pants about […]

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In this space, I’ve defended the actions of the Russians during the Moscow theater siege, including the use of the “mystery” gas. Russians have always been saddled with a reputation for being crude, heavy-handed, and even relatively nonchalant about human life, and this BBC story isn’t going to help that reputation much. It seems that […]

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A picture of Mark Wellstone at his father’s memorial service chanting “We will win!” Just one instance among many exhortations at that event to use Wellstone’s death as another reason to vote Democratic in the next election . Now imagine for just a moment if the Republicans had done something similar for a fallen party […]

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This is nauseating. The former head of the Israeli army, Shaul Mofaz, is on a speaking tour in Britain. A British lawyer named Imran Khan is seeking to get him arrested by British police for apparent “war crimes” against Palestinians during his tenure leading the Israeli army. Before today, I had never heard of Mofaz, […]

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An interesting game is going on in the Security Council, and the whole thing actually seems to be circling around just what the word “consult” means. The conflict in the SC that has been going on for the last couple weeks has been mainly the Americans saying we needed an inspection resolution that mandated military […]

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