Archive for January, 2007

I caught only the tail end of Powell’s speech, but I can say this: so much for the Powell speech being “nothing new or startling.” It seems now that Powell has quite the goods detailing what is an extensive Iraq-Al Qeada connection. Not that this is important, really. For one thing, it’s not going to […]

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Interesting stuff today. I’ve said this before, but I really feel like I need to start tape-recording these lectures and maybe posting them online in mp3. I, at least, find the lectures that interesting and fun to listen to. Today Gregor talked about nationalism in general and Chinese nationalism in particular, and began to go […]

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Bianca Jagger, among some other low-tier British celebrities, are against the war. I’ll give you a minute to let the shock subside. One is left to wonder why Bianca feels she needs to make her voice heard on this particular issue . Perhaps it’s because it has become so fashionable of late. Or maybe she […]

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So, with the information being released that Powell will be presenting visual materials revealing that Iraq has been less than completely forthcoming in its cooperation with weapons inspectors, an Iraqi official had this to say:   General Hossam Mohammed Amin – responsible for liaising with UN weapons inspectors – told the BBC that the US […]

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It’s not an uncommon contention that the policies offered by those in the US that are strongly opposed to the philosophical/political stances of Europe simply must be based on some kind of chauvanistic, unthinking hatred of Europe and all its fancy-pants cultural frou-frou. Or something like that. Indeed, the ironic nature of reducing what are […]

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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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