Monthly Archives: March 2011

HUGO CHAVEZ GETS ARGENTINE PRESS FREEDOM AWARD


The BBC reports that Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has been awarded a press freedom award by the Argentine University of La Plata.  The Rodolfo Walsh Award is to honor Chavez for “his efforts to break ‘media monopolies’ in Latin America … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DECLARATION OF WAR?


A compelling question.  George Friedman, at Stratfor, offers a thorough backgrounder on America’s declared and undeclared wars (h/t Jewish World Review).  He makes the disturbing point that every “police action,” “UN-sanctioned police action,” “intervention,” “war by Congressional resolution” and, of … Continue reading

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COURT PROCEEDINGS, BRITISH STYLE


Miles Kington was a British humorist who died – much too early – in 2008.  I loved his razor-sharp wit, always presented in the best of Queen’s English. Just an example I had come across in 2002: High court hang-ups … Continue reading

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, PANSLAVIC STYLE


What a difference a single letter makes… The Czech news site Tyden reports that a Serbian TV journalist was fired, and all his colleagues suspended, for a misspelling a TV subtitle.  Instead of writing “friendly” Russian-Serbian relations, he wrote “unfriendly.”  … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?


This age-old question, most recently posed by Sigmund Freud, has finally been answered.  We also know now what happens if they don’t get it. Women want the services of men.  And when they don’t get them, all hell breaks loose. … Continue reading

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BAD DOG: UPDATED


Once more, I found a dog on the bed. ‘Oy, it’s a hopeless case,’ I said, And then went off to find hard drugs To help me survive these shameless mugs. But then I thought of my biped crew, And … Continue reading

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PAUL CELAN: A TORMENTED POET


I translated the Death Fugue for my friend Tommy Mandl many years ago.  I just came across the translation and thought I’d share it. The poet, Paul Celan, was a German-speaking Jew from Bukovina (northern Romania), an area that was … Continue reading

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THE MMR AND AUTISM FRAUD: YET ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE


This goes under the rubrics of “science is G-d’s gift to humanity, but…” and “trust, but verify.” Much has been written about the good Dr. Wakefield and his fraudulent link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Suffice it to say … Continue reading

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LIBYAN TROUBLES


Of interest is today’s report that one of Gadhafi’s sons, Khamis, had died of injuries after a dissident pilot had reportedly crashed his aircraft into Tripoli‘s Bab al Aziziya barracks on Saturday.  The Czech news site Týden, which received this … Continue reading

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A TSUNAMI OF A THOUGHT


I just struck me – what would a tsunami do to an offshore wind farm?  I suspect that, on encountering the real thing, the foundations of your typical wind generator would prove as illusory as the foundations of contemporary progressivism.  … Continue reading

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