Category: The World At Large

Kim Jong-Un, As It Turns Out, Is Not Mostly Dead. Probably.

Kim Jong-Un, As It Turns Out, Is Not Mostly Dead. Probably.

| February 10, 2012 | Reply

I saw this rumor floating around about this earlier today, thanks to this tweet from Drudge. Here are the details of the rumor as they were reported. The Chinese micro-blogging service Weibo has exploded with rumors that new North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was assassinated today at the North Korean embassy in Beijing. Twitter death […]

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Uhhh…Greenpeace? Can We Talk About History for Just a Second?

Uhhh…Greenpeace? Can We Talk About History for Just a Second?

| December 17, 2011 | 7 Replies

Well, at least only one of them was clad in brown.

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The Delivery Presents – The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Repast

The Delivery Presents – The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Repast

| November 28, 2011 | 1 Reply

The Republican candidates for President got together last week for the 13th in a series of what seems like 143, 964 debates before next year’s election. This debate dealt mostly with foreign policy matters. I’ll spare you the details, mostly because I don’t know the details. I didn’t actually watch the debate because, for reasons […]

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Nationals' Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

Nationals' Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

| November 10, 2011 | Reply

This is not the kind of story I expected to see today.

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Don't Want Our Troops? No Worries. We'll Leave!

Don't Want Our Troops? No Worries. We'll Leave!

| August 12, 2011 | 1 Reply

I had an idea as I read this post by Stephen Green about how our 5th Fleet may soon have to leave its base in Bahrain. See, apparently there’s a bit of governmental turmoil there and we can’t be sure our base will remain safe from attack by, well, let’s just call them it the […]

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Dear God in Heaven, There is an Actual Thing Called "Manorexia"

Dear God in Heaven, There is an Actual Thing Called "Manorexia"

| July 13, 2011 | Reply

Wait…what? he pressure to look like a male model is driving more men to develop dangerous eating disorders, experts warned today. GPs have been warned to be on the lookout for the potentially fatal conditions, which include anorexia and bulimia, after a rise in the number of those affected. Men may be reluctant to admit […]

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There's No Crying — or Lightning — in Soccer!

There's No Crying — or Lightning — in Soccer!

| July 4, 2011 | Reply

I’ve played a fair amount of competitive sports in my life, and have watched quite a bit more. I’m familiar with the lame excuses a loser can concoct to make their loss sting a bit less. However, I’ve never seen an excuse quite as grand, nor delivered quite as earnestly, as the one given by […]

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Dissent May No Longer Be Patriotic, But Ignorance Certainly Is.

Dissent May No Longer Be Patriotic, But Ignorance Certainly Is.

| June 24, 2011 | Reply

Have you ever wondered aloud what we’re doing in Libya? Have you suggested to your friends that perhaps we shouldn’t put our soldiers under the command of unreliable nations whose motives for acting in Libya are unclear or outright hostile to our own? Do you think that the administration should comply with the War Powers […]

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Delta Gets You There. Well Not You; You're A Jew! (UPDATED: Delta Says No Codeshare Agreement)

Delta Gets You There. Well Not You; You're A Jew! (UPDATED: Delta Says No Codeshare Agreement)

| June 23, 2011 | 2 Replies

The nation of Saudi Arabia has a few interesting rules for who may enter the country and what they can bring if they’re allowed in. For instance, you can’t enter the country if your passport has an Israeli stamp on it. The Saudis have a pretty strict We Hate the Hell Out of Israel policy […]

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The Delivery Presents – I Don't Often Sound the Horn of Outrage, But…

The Delivery Presents – I Don't Often Sound the Horn of Outrage, But…

| June 22, 2011 | 3 Replies

I covered quite a a bit of ground in Episode 99 (AKA: The Big Gretzky!) but by far, the most important part of the whole show is in the second half of the first segment. Listen to the whole show, of course, then send it to your friends and family and get them to subscribe […]

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