Daily Archives: July 25, 2006


Untitled document David Ignatius in the Washington Post appears to be trying to act as an intermediary for Hezbollah. To stop the war in Lebanon, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will need to start with some basics: The best strategy … Continue reading

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Bubbling Crude

Untitled document Come 'n listen to my story 'bout a man named JedA poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fedAnd then one day, he was shootin' at some foodAnd up through the ground come a bubblin' crudeOil, that is, black … Continue reading

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Human Shields – Or Not – As The Case May Be

Untitled document There is one – and only one as far as I can tell – report coming out of Gaza that Israeli troops used civilians as human shields. This is from the BBC and is based on a single … Continue reading

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“Now It Is Finally Clear To Everyone…”

Untitled document "…that these rockets do more damage to Palestinians than Israelis," said Qais Abu Leila, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization. This is an enormous development. The Guardian reports on the potential offer of … Continue reading

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Irresponsible Words

Untitled document Kofi Annan has, if possible, sunk even lower than his past corrupt and irresponsible behavior. He has made the diplomatic equivalent of a capital charge against a sovereign nation. This is so irresponsible that words fail me. Some … Continue reading

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The Fury Of The Norsemen

Untitled document From the fury of the Norsemen, O Lord deliver us. An old Irish prayer dating back from when the vikings were invading Ireland starting around the year 795. Now, there's no hint that the Norsemen had anything to … Continue reading

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17-Year Old Sniper Suspect Held

Untitled document A 17-year old has allegedly confessed to a series of sniper attacks in Indiana that killed one man, wounded another and damaged a number of vehicles. Zachariah Blanton was arrested earlier in the day and was jailed in … Continue reading

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The Bear Truth

Untitled document The animal uprising continues and it's now getting even more ominous. We have brought you plenty of tails tales of the key role the bears are playing. Now they have kicked it up a notch. They are trying … Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s Surprise

Untitled document In the first public admission that they made a major miscalculation, a senior Hezbollah official said that they had not expected Israel to react as they did to the kidnaping of two soldiers. A senior Hizbullah official said … Continue reading

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A Long Journey Home

Untitled document Confederate Yankee has a great post up about the effort to bring home the longest serving World War Two era Fletcher class destroyer, the John Rodgers (DD-574). Tweet

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Holmes And Watson Ride Again

Untitled document While cleaning the birdcage, yet another fragment of a manuscript written by Dr. Watson fell out of the newspaper used to line the bottom of the cage. Are we lucky or what?        The Adventure of Leopold's Thumb … Continue reading

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Untitled document I think Richard Cohen is trying to make amends for his column last week where he called Israel a mistake. If by chance you have the search engine LexisNexis and you punch in the words "Israel'' and "disproportionate,'' … Continue reading

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Shocking Article On The Big Dig

Untitled document It's shocking because it is from the AP and it is not a thinly disguised political hit piece, like the Washington Post ran a few days ago. It actually points to the bureaucratic failures instead of trying to pin … Continue reading

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Diversion To Macedonia

Untitled document Need a break from politics and war? How about a virtual trip to explore Macedonia.? Long a crossroads of empires and perennial battleground, here's a tour of both the nation's history and it's present. Don't miss the pictures. … Continue reading

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Step Away From The Koi

Untitled document One wonders just what in heck the State of Maine is thinking. Or if they are thinking at all. Armed game wardens and police conducted a raid on a restaurant in Freeport, Maine owned by a man who … Continue reading

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