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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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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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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Again, Ban Ki-Moon Will Vote "Present" on Human Rights

Again, Ban Ki-Moon Will Vote "Present" on Human Rights

| April 27, 2011 | Reply

I’m going to go way out on a limb and suggest that it’s not a good thing for the UN Secretary General to vote “present” on the matter of human rights. The brutal crackdown by Syrian President Bashar Assad may finally be getting the attention of world leaders — but apparently not enough to stop […]

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What European Christians Have Learned from Islam

What European Christians Have Learned from Islam

| April 21, 2011 | 1 Reply

Over the past few years, we’ve seen several incidents where violent Muslim protests over relatively minor slights earned big government and corporate concessions. Death threats over a few cartoons of Mohammed caused media outlets all over the world to censor themselves in ways that they would never have done otherwise. Muslims have murdered people because […]

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The Most Impressive Tsunami Video I've Ever Seen (Or, How the Sea Ate a Town in 6 Minutes)

The Most Impressive Tsunami Video I've Ever Seen (Or, How the Sea Ate a Town in 6 Minutes)

| March 28, 2011 | Reply

This is, hands down, the most breathtaking video of the tsunami in Japan I’ve seen. When you watch it, pay attention to two things: 1) the geography of the area at the beginning of the video and how the implacable force of the sea changes it in less than 6 minutes, and 2) the utter […]

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To Heck With an Exit Strategy, Can the President Tell Us His Entry Strategy for Libya?

To Heck With an Exit Strategy, Can the President Tell Us His Entry Strategy for Libya?

| March 20, 2011 | 5 Replies

Don’t look now, but some time Friday we went to war with Libya. It’s understandable if this came as a bit of a surprise to you, as our President declared war from Brazil by video, and skipped over the bothersome customary formalities as getting approval from Congress or explaining himself to the American people. I’ve […]

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