davidl on December 19th, 2011

There appears to be more real men, albeit in better a world they would be in skirts,  in Egypt than is State College, PA.    If this be the Arab Spring, I hate to see what wrath winter brings.

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davidl on November 24th, 2011

Word to the wise, change is not a synonym for improvement, see frying pan, fire, from Kim Sengupta and Solomon Hughes,Independent (UK): Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are suffering […]

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davidl on October 24th, 2011

Call it what you will, the so-called Arab Spring is certainly not a new birth of freedom, from Telegraph(UK)  via Pat Dollard: Libya’s liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law Libya’s interim leader outlined more radical plans to introduce Islamic law than expected as he declared the official liberation of […]

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davidl on March 27th, 2011

Special:  Better late than never edition. No shit Dumbo, is anybody surprised by these other than maybe Mrs. Clinton, from Telegraph (UK)? Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle […]

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davidl on March 6th, 2011

Religion of Peace: (AINA) — A mob of nearly four thousand Muslims has attacked Coptic homes this evening in the village of Soul, Atfif in Helwan Governorate, 30 kilometers from Cairo, and torched the Church of St. Mina and St. George. There are conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the Church pastor Father Yosha and […]

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Eric Florack on May 10th, 2010

This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property. It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania . This guy ‘ s response is hilarious, but read State ‘ s letter before you get to the response letter. SUBJECT: DEQ File […]

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davidl on March 13th, 2010

Bitsblog reminder: Spring ahead, lose an hour of sleep, NASDAQ: The U.S. and much of Canada will move to daylight-saving?time from standard time on Sunday, when clocks will be moved forward by one hour. Regular items transmitted from these countries will appear one hour earlier in terms of Greenwich?Mean?Time (GMT). Not to worry, you’ll get […]

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Eric Florack on June 19th, 2009

Doctor Krauthammer today makes a great point about Obama’s response to the Iran situation: …. this incipient revolution is no longer about the election. Obama totally misses the point. The election allowed the political space and provided the spark for the eruption of anti-regime fervor that has been simmering for years and awaiting its moment. […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2009

Arthur Brooks, at  The Wall Street Journal suggests that there’s a bit of a culture war going on about the future of capitalism.  The headline suggests that “The Real Culture War Is Over Capitalism “ There is a major cultural schism developing in America. But it’s not over abortion, same-sex marriage or home schooling, as […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2009

As of 07:44 ET today, spring is among us. I can’t think of any better way to honor the arrival of the end of winter than to pass along this grand old tune.

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