Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia
The owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities in the volatile region of Ingushetia has been shot dead in police custody.
Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the ingushetiya.ru site, was a vocal critic of the region’s administration.
The Russian prosecutor’s office said an investigation into the death [...]
Will the sea give up her secrets at last?
Some 645 sailors died when HMAS Sydney was lost in a battle with a German cruiser off Western Australia in 1941…
HMAS Sydney perished after being attacked by a German ship, the Kormoran, which was disguised as a Dutch merchant vessel.
I almost had the heart to drag all of you through the trail of tears that is the Chosen One’s people feverishly attempting to persuade themselves what a horrible person this Palin woman is, and how terrible it is for the country that John McCain cynically chose a faux female to be his running [...]
That whole “Rule the waves Britannia” thing?
An awful lot of stuff and bother, apparently:
The government is planning further big cuts to the Royal Navy after deciding that terrorism is the only serious threat to Britain. Annual accounts from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) show that it is to cut funding for new [...]
But I don’t mind, so much.
Amazing what a man can do with idle time and an educated mind.
Update: I knew that Barack had an unconventional background, but just wait ’til this gets out (H/T to SondraK)
Update 2: Noted philosopher Michael Moore derives his own ontological proof of the existence of [...]
Pre-election complaints against a 6’2″, 260 pound state trooper who tasered his 12-year old stepson?
Tough sell, back home.
Update: Speaking of complaints, a new Rasmussen poll says that, based on a favorable first impression, 53% of Americans now hold a favorable impression of the Alaskan governor, as opposed to 26% that have an [...]
It’s clear that John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin has energized the GOP base: What’s not to love about a reformist, fiscally conservative NRA member with executive experience, a penchant for taking on entrenched power – and winning – with a strong sense of family values married to a blue collar working man? Whose [...]
And uncountable legions of 18-35 year old males who have a thing for that librarian look. Something to which your correspondent hisself is not entirely immune. (Pic updated.)
But seriously: History is being made indeed. As a flanking move against dyspeptic and disaffected PUMAs, this choice has [...]
It’s easy for many of us to stand apart the better to fleer and scorn at the solemnities of Democratic Party as Barack Obama accepts the burden of their standard in the presidential race. It’s too easy for us to get caught up in the rough and tumble of the tactical moment. But we [...]
I had the opportunity a few years back to spend a week first in Bahrain, and then later at Dubai, in the UAE during Ramadan – some of you may remember the time frame I am speaking of.
Devout Muslims fast, declining to eat or drink during the daylight hours of Ramadan, and as [...]