Daily Archives: July 1, 2006

“We Would Not Describe This As Sinister”

Untitled document That is what a British Ministry of Defense spokesman is quoted as saying about the families of soldiers receiving telephone calls. The calls include claims that their son/husband/father has been or will be killed or verbal abuse or … Continue reading

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The Lie Of Immigration?

Untitled document Immigrants are good for the economy? They take jobs nobody else wants? Maybe we might want to look at Britain. 'We recognise the positive contributions immigration makes to the country and the economy," the Prime Minister's official spokesman … Continue reading

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Up Or Out

Untitled document The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has an article about the navy JAG lawyer who won the Hamdan case. The headline reads, "Gitmo win likely cost Navy lawyer his career". Actually, if you read through it's not quite like that. Lt. … Continue reading

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Chavez Stirring The Pot

Untitled document Hugo Chavez is not only stirring things up with Argentina and the Falkland Islands. He's also trying to get things stirred up in Africa. Speaking at an African Union summit, he is calling for Africa to join with … Continue reading

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101st Blog Of The Day

Untitled document Today, my mission to visit one member of the fighting 101st each day led me to Iraq War Today, a milblog that has an extensive roundup of war related links updated daily. It's not all war, either. There … Continue reading

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Ticking Clocks

Untitled document An interesting opinion piece in Asia Times, written by Sanam Vakil, an assistant professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins' Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Vakil discusses the two internal clocks that are ticking … Continue reading

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England, Argentina And The Falklands

Untitled document It's been 25 years since the Iron Lady whomped hell out of Argentina for invading the Falkland Islands. The Argentinian president, Nestor Kirchner is stirring things up again, though according to The Guardian. There are three perennial passions … Continue reading

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That’s What We Believe, Too

Untitled document "My personal opinion is that the only way we will lose this war is if we pull out prematurely," Colonel Jeffrey Snow, Commander of the 1st Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division is quoted by AFP. "I would … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms Threaten Shuttle Launch

Untitled document AP is reporting that thunderstorms are moving toward the shuttle launch pad and may disrupt the planned launch schedule. NASA's official Launch Blog is still showing normal countdown activity at this time, with the crew strapped in and … Continue reading

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Cow Power

Untitled document The Associate Press has an article about a Vermont dairy farm that has figured out a way to increase revenues, cut power costs and help the environment all at the same time. And all by using a by-product … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t Spinach Be Easier To Digest?

Untitled document A 43-year old woman from Can Tho City, Vietnam went to the hospital complaining of a stomach ache. The doctors took X-rays and determined there were some oddities that needed further examination. They performed surgery and found the … Continue reading

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Israeli Incursion Into Gaza

Untitled document I have not been able to find any other reports that the Israeli government has threatened the Palestinian PM other than the article from the Australian noted earlier. But there is a very thorough roundup of everything that … Continue reading

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Althouse Versus The Times Two

Untitled document Ann Althouse's smoke detectors are going off over the op-ed appearing in today's New York Times describing how the Times Two editors decide to publish secrets. Baquet and Keller's explanation rings hollow. The two editors — Dean Baquet … Continue reading

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Over And Under

Untitled document A House Armed Services Committee hearing this week about the 500 or so chemical munitions found in Iraq so far appears to have been an exercise in futility. Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) contended that an April report by … Continue reading

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UN Rejects Reforms

Untitled document The UN General Assembly voted to remove a spending cap on it's budget and refused to agree to reforms requested by the US. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly lifted the cap on United Nations spending … Continue reading

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