America is trouble. I read it in the New York Times, so it has to be true. And after minutes of careless deliberation while inebriated, I think I know the reason.
We are let down by those who establish our defense policy. These policies just don't reflect the realities of a modern world, reflecting a kind of Neanderthal, pre-2009 reality that many people would like to forget, and others never knew a damned thing about.
Therefore I've come up with some really good… Continue
I continue to use ConsimWorld as a classroom resource in my undergraduate history and political science classes. Today I finished off a series of classes on terrorism and 9/11, and wanted something to grab peoples' attention and get the discussion going.
I started things off with Blue Oyster Cult's song Divine Wind. It was written for the Iranian Hostage Crisis and released in the summer of 1980, then in 2001 an online… Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on April 27, 2009 at 12:25pm —
Apple is a real industry leader when it comes to design, and the appeal of the iPod and iPhone is undeniable. Even a PC person like me has to admit that they aren't just incredibly cool, but highly functional. The Coke bottle was once the icon of American design, but I think in time people might recognize the iPod as the quintessential design of this generation.
Now Apple's better products are heading to war. There's nothing inherently military about an iPod, but it's a civilian… Continue
The BBC News web site ran a story today about an under reported episode of World War II. France was liberated by heroes, but not all were recognized during the victory march through Paris. Read the story and get the story:
Paris liberation made 'whites only'
This happened in one of those neighborhoods where people can truly say "This stuff doesn't happen here." Stanton Heights is a middle-class neighborhood with a long tradition of being heavily Jewish and intellectual; the actor Fritz Weaver is from there, as is the conductor Lorin Maazel. Now, it has a heavy concentration of police, fire and… Continue
Hey, check this out! Hot Russian girls at my Canadian pharmacy want to sell your realistic Rolex watches that offer all-natural male enlargement.
Unfortunately my father-in-law, General Francis Mbuto Klepto, recently died soon ago, leaving upwards of £15000000 dollars in a Swiss bank account, but the Nigerian authorities will not allow Switzerland to release it without a small down payment from a reputable American party. Since you look honest, may I ask you to help out a poor widow… Continue