Fighting intensifies in Pakistan’s Northwest If this isn’t out of control already, it’s close. U.S. to Hand Over Security Duties in Anbar to Iraqi Forces If this isn’t under control already, it’s close. We’ll see if things hold as US troops pull back. 11 headless bodies found near Mexico graveyard Why we’re not more concerned […]
Month: August 2008
I’ve got to admit that I don’t know a whole lot about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and am not ready to offer an opinion either way on whether the choice is a good one policy-wise or not, but I do think that McCain sure selected a lot more of a “hope and change” VP candidate […]
I submit that the opening credits of ‘Hawaii Five-O’ is the most awesome in television history: The pull in to Lord standing atop that building starting at about 0:14 is, itself, awesome. I remember watching it as a young kid, probably about the same time I also enjoyed ‘Cannon’ and ‘Barnaby Jones.’ We caught an […]
Wind Energy Bumps Into Power Grid’s Limits When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent $320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to […]
The Truth About Russia in Georgia Virtually everyone believes Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili foolishly provoked a Russian invasion on August 7, 2008, when he sent troops into the breakaway district of South Ossetia. “The warfare began Aug. 7 when Georgia launched a barrage targeting South Ossetia,” the Associated Press reported over the weekend in typical […]
A week ago I noted that no one should be surprised that anyone in Mother Russia’s neighborhood might suddenly have increased interest in air defense. Poland finally agreed to basing US missile interceptors on its soil, and part of the deal was the basing of Patriot batteries there, too. Now, the Turks are getting in […]
Veritas Mark IV in Denver prepared for the hippies.
Found here. Discuss. UPDATE: I guess this statement would probably mean that the difference between soldiers and terrorists is the amount of money spent on their equipment. Discuss that, too.
Here’s the headline on Yahoo News: Iraq, US agree no foreign troops after 2011: PM And the lede: Iraqi Premier Nuri al-Maliki said on Monday Washington and Baghdad have agreed there will be no foreign forces in Iraq after 2011, setting a timeline for a US withdrawal from the war-torn country. If one takes the […]
Deported Mexicans face shattered lives Over the past five years, deportations from the U.S. to Mexico have jumped 60 percent. As the AP observes, many of those caught up in the immigration crackdown have few ties to their “native” land. So we’re clear, I don’t care one whit about ties or no ties or whatever. […]