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

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Primero Siesta, Segundo Fiesta!

Me and Lisa are in Spain at the moment. Spending some time in Barcelona, then going south to see Seville, Granada, Cordoba, and all the mosques and other remnants of Europes Islamic Age. Inheriting...

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Gamed Greatly

In the last six weeks, a resurgent Taliban has surprised the Americans with the ferocity of its annual spring offensive and set some officials here to worrying that the United States might become tied...

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Divide and Conquer

Last week, the Hamas militia engaged in a prolonged clash in the crowded center of [Gaza] with police loyal to Abbas, killing one bystander and sending students, shoppers and office workers fleeing. A few...

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O’Reilly Pwn3z “Web 2.0”

O’Reilly Media, the open-source, creative commons darling company, has threatened to sue a small Irish company into smithereens for daring to use the words “Web 2.0” without permission. “CMP has a pending application for...

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Historical Revisionism

A military investigation into the deaths of two dozen Iraqis last November is expected to find that a small number of marines in western Iraq carried out extensive, unprovoked killings of civilians … Officials...

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Rainbow’s Twangers

Rainbow was an old UK TV show that ran for ever. It featured some puppets, Zippy was the foil, Bungle was the Godless Killing Machine furry bear apparently married to Jeffrey, the human authority...

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Tripping Out

I read in passing a typical urban myth concerning LSD, something to do with “rival LSD gangs” dosing each other. they give them waaay too much liquid LSD, enough to permanently remove them from...

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Mexican Diaspora

Roughly 10 percent of Mexico’s population of about 107 million is now living in the United States, estimates show. About 15 percent of Mexico’s labor force is working in the United States. One in...

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Wheels Within Wheels

Reflecting this, [AIPAC’s] board is thick with corporate lawyers, Wall Street investors, business executives, and heirs to family fortunes. Within the board itself, power is concentrated in an extremely rich subgroup, known as the...