Daily Archives: July 13, 2006

Cooler Heads

Untitled document Are not, apparently, prevailing over the Mumbai train bombings. The Guardian reports that India says Pakistan had a "hand" in the bombings. Talks between the two nations have been postponed. Frankly, the Bush administration better get out it's … Continue reading

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Remember the “Chunnel”?

Untitled document Remember the tunnel from England to France under the English Channel? An engineering marvel when it was completed. Years and years in the speculation, design and finally building. And a financial disaster. The operators of the tunnel have … Continue reading

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Iran Rattles Saber – Saudi Stunner

Untitled document Iran has made an open threat against Israel. I'm a bit surprised as I honestly thought Iran intended to let it's proxies take all the heat – and all the casualties – in the war they are provoking. That … Continue reading

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Stormfront

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Big Dig – Big Headache

Untitled document The problems with Boston's Big Dig that became obvious when a woman was killed by falling ceiling panels are rapidly becoming even worse. Inspections have shown that more than four times as many defects as were originally suspected are … Continue reading

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Hey, Sugar!

Untitled document A fashion show in Toronto featured the usual leggy, impossibly built models strutting the runway vamping for the ceaseless flashes of the photographers. Many famous designers, many unique creations, many models, many flashes. One thing different: the clothes were … Continue reading

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101st Blog Of The Day

Untitled document Today, my ongoing mission to visit one member of the fighting 101st each day led me over to Abracadabra. Alcibiades is pretty well as gleeful about the Plame lawsuit as I am. As in fact a lot of … Continue reading

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Oil In Antarctica

Untitled document There may be pressure building to drill for oil in the last great untapped wilderness on earth. Antarctica. Pressure to exploit the pristine, icy continent could become irresistible, Ali Bakhtiari, a former senior adviser for the National Iranian … Continue reading

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South Korea Halts Aid To North

Untitled document The South Korean government has stopped all humanitarian aid to the North until the Pyongyang government returns to the negotiating table to hammer out an agreement on nuclear nonproliferation. This appears to have been what made the North … Continue reading

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THIS Ought To Be Amusing

Untitled document Valerie Plame has filed a lawsuit against Vice-President Cheney, Karl Rove and Scooter Libby accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Valerie Plame and … Continue reading

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US Vetoes UN Resolution Against Israel

Untitled document The United States used it's veto power to reject an Arab sponsored resolution demanding an immediate halt to the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The draft, sponsored by Qatar, accused Israel of a "disproportionate use of force" that endangered … Continue reading

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Cue The Star Wars Theme

Untitled document Captain Ed over at Captain's Quarters has the details on a spectacular success of a test of the US anti-ballistic missile system. This was a picture-perfect intercept that should shut up critics for at least five seconds (yeah, … Continue reading

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Step Forward

Untitled document With everything else happening in the world it's almost like Iraq has taken a back burner in the media. Which may not be a bad thing given the MSM inability to report much of anything unless it's bad … Continue reading

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Mumbai Train Bombing Suspects Identified

Untitled document The Indian authorities have released photographs of two men suspected of involvement in the Mumbai train bombings that killed 200 people. The government's Anti-Terror Squad released photos of two young, bearded men it identified as Sayyad Zabiuddin and … Continue reading

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Unholy Alliance

Untitled document More detail on the earlier reports that Hezbollah might be about to try to move the kidnapped Israeli soldiers to Iran. Ha'aretz is reporting the following: Israel has concrete evidence that Hezbollah plans to transfer the two Israel … Continue reading

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