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Interesting Perspective On The War On Terror

It started with tribal issues:

As he sees it, the use of unmanned aircraft as a leading counterinsurgency weapon has morphed into a campaign against tribal peoples generally, with the US president disposing of “Zeus-like power to hurl thunderbolts from the sky and obliterate anyone with impunity.”

...The fundamental error, according to Ahmed, is that...

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Breaking Your Neck

A 90-year-old doctor becomes a patient:

During that procedure, the drop in blood oxygen caused my heart to stop. I would certainly have died then had it not been for the medical team, who immediately started cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts as oxygen was being pumped into my lungs through the tracheostomy. I was also given...

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Seriously? Four Inches?

Our first significant rain storm since December, 2012. I seriously doubt we're going to approach four inches of rain with this storm, as they say here, or 4.4", like they were saying last night on the teevee - but I'd like to try!:The main event will ...

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Jay Leno’s Last Night

It was fun. Jimmy Fallon will be a good replacement.

Marc Valdez Weblog
There’s Gold In Them Thar’ Hills!

Who wants to be a gazillionaire!:

The Gold Rush of 1849 it isn’t. But the real possibility of finding new gold – even a few flakes – has people giddy. Prospectors say unusually low rivers are opening up areas that haven’t been touched by man in decades, if not over a century.

...The patch of...

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I’ve Been Experimenting With Taking Fewer Showers

I’ve Been Experimenting With Taking Fewer Showers

With this intense California drought, 2014 is going to be a tough, tough, tough time! Time to start adapting, just like the Iranian who hasn't taken a bath in sixty years. I went four days this week without a shower (although I do wash my hair and fa...

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Australian TV Commercials of the Sixties

Australian TV Commercials of the Sixties

Australians have colorful expressions that work well in advertising. I remember a can of dog food of the discount variety. The label featured a terrier and proclaimed "CHUM - with Chicken." Chum's motto was: "So Chumpy, You Can Carve It!" Best slogan e...

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"Her" As Eliza Doolittle

Good point!:

Samantha grew with Theodore until she began to grow outside of him. When she starts to focus on her own needs, when her existence no longer depends on Theodore, he becomes increasingly unhappy — even jealous.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Report On "Metástasis"

Here's an interesting report on the Spanish-language version of "Breaking Bad", called "Metástasis". Since "Breaking Bad" was so popular in Spanish-speaking countries, there was lots of skepticism to overcome regarding this knock-off. Myself, I think it's a nearly-impossible task, which I guess is what makes it an interesting project:

"The hardest part...

The Blue Muse
Stop bright-siding me

Stop bright-siding me

Chest heaving, I lay on the floor, clutching a knee and half-crying. I'd just tumbled head first into a stack of plastic boxes and crashed... for no apparent reason beyond a malicious strip of carpeting jumping out to spite me.A few hours later, as I w...

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