meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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Post-Colonial Partition Playbook

Leaders of Iraq’s powerful Shiite Muslim political bloc have begun aggressively promoting a radical plan to partition the country as a way of separating the warring sects. Some Iraqis are even talking about dividing...

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Diplomatic Impotence

Since U.S. forces captured Baghdad without a serious fight in spring 2003, fear of America’s military might has melted away as its soldiers and Marines have been unable to control the insurgency or stem...

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We Are All Hizbollahi Now

A female neighbour who had supported the rival Shia Amal movement until her house was destroyed by the Israelis [said] ‘We are all Hizbollahi now’,” And I recall that less than three years ago,...

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Quornapolooza

On top of an estimated three million vegetarians, Quorn has a growing number of calorie-counting devotees … the proportion of households regularly buying Quorn had risen to 19.3 per cent from 17.7 per cent...

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Apple Quicktime: Spyware

I just tried to watch a trailer on Apple’s web site and, after I clicked “Play”, SpyBot Registry Guard told me that Quicktime was trying to insert itself into my Windows startup items as...

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Night and Day

The [Afghan] cabinet … approved reviving the Department for the Promotion of Virtue and the Discouragement of Vice, a body that Afghan governments have maintained through much of the country’s history. It became notoriously...

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The Talented Mr Wright

Joe Francis, the founder of the “Girls Gone Wild” empire, is humiliating me. He has my face pressed against the hood of a car, my arms twisted hard behind my back. He’s pushing himself...

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Kitten Server

I saw this late: Garnet Hertz‘s web server embedded in a pickled frog enabling random surfers to twitch the legs. Hertz has a theme going: fly web server, cockroach cyborg, and so on. What...

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Afghan Summer

A suicide bomber detonated his car in the market of a southern Afghan town Thursday, killing 21 civilians and wounding 13 … four Canadian soldiers in a NATO contingent were killed and 10 were...