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BRITS DOOMED

February 25, 2007 kim lien 0

Pro-Taliban, anti-British propaganda from Robert Fisk: Hands up any soldiers who know that another of Britain’s great military defeats took place in the very sands in which […]

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MAX ATTACKS

February 25, 2007 kim lien 0

To its credit, this time around the ALP is running its novelty candidate in a marginal seat: Former ABC journalist Maxine McKew will run against Prime Minister […]

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OPEN OSCARS THREAD

February 25, 2007 kim lien 0

Will the Goracle win? Well, duh. Meanwhile, comment registration is now open. Join our cheerful, yet bloodthirsty and warlusting, community. Be aware, however: • There are rules, […]

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ACADEMY WARNED

February 25, 2007 kim lien 0

The Gore Effect hovers ominously: A hint of rain over the Kodak Theatre hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm on Hollywood Boulevard. Gray clouds floated over the red carpet […]

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ELDERLY YOUTH DEFENDED

February 24, 2007 kim lien 0

With friends like Traceeee Hutchison, Peter Garrett needs no enemies: This time last week the frenzied scramble to quote decades-old lyrics from the Midnight Oil songbook, as […]

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CRIME AGAINST NATURE

February 24, 2007 kim lien 0

When eco-criminals attack: In California, hybrid vehicles can use the carpool lane even if there’s only one person in the car. All you have to do […]

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AL-QAEDA’S 24-CARAT GOLDEN BOY

February 24, 2007 kim lien 0

The Australian edition of Time uncovers fascinating claims about David Hicks: Feroz Abbasi disliked the brash Australian who competed with him for the attention and favor of their al-Qaeda […]

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ACADEMIC BECLOWNED

February 24, 2007 kim lien 0

An academic writes: Why are people making up words? The same academic subsequently writes: I stand corrected. According to the OED, “beclowned” is in fact a word. Posted […]

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CARNIVORE AGAINST CHENEY

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

“A protester dressed as a skeleton and carrying a meat carcass on her back stops to taste her costume.” (Via Shaun D.) Posted by Tim B. on 02/23/2007 […]

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CALL OF THE WILD

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

Further to this week’s 60 Minutes polar bear debacle: (Via Sondrak and StraightShooters) Posted by Tim B. on 02/23/2007 at 10:16 AM (47) Comments • Permalink

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REASONS FOR REDUCTIONS

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

Mark Steyn on the massive British withdrawal: Howard, as the most rhetorically surefooted of the Anglosphere’s three musketeers, had a good comeback to the suggestion that […]

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MORE FROM LESS

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

MORE FROM LESS Cut two seconds from the quarter-mile time of your 2001 Nissan Sentra SE. Lightness is key. (Via Jim U.) Speaking of lightness, last […]

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BUYER’S MARKET

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

Lubos Motl charts carbon values: In April 2006, the price of carbon indulgences in the European Union Emission Trading Scheme, the largest emission market in the world, […]

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NEWS BRIEFLETS

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

• Eric at Classical Values: “It occurred to me that maybe there ought to be some kind of official enclownment ceremony, so I came up with this.” […]

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LEUNIG DRAWS AND PAINTS ON STAGE

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

Melbourne Age permachild Michael Leunig is headed for Sydney: In 2003, Aria Award winning singer/songwriter Gyan sent a ‘love letter’ of sorts to celebrated cartoonist Michael Leunig – a CD […]

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FINALLY, SNOW

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

Headline at Rhode Island’s Warwick Advertiser: Local woman presents global warming poster to village Touching, isn’t it? Naturally, this presenting was prompted by warm gospeller Rev. […]

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LATEST COLUMN

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

A helpful troubleshooting guide for those with everyday life problems. Posted by Tim B. on 02/23/2007 at 01:56 PM (29) Comments • Permalink

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MINDS READ

February 23, 2007 kim lien 0

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Cynthia Banham reviews Dick Cheney: In comments that could have been made in the months after the September 11 terrorist attacks, but which fell flat […]

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GIANT PUPPET POLLUTION

February 22, 2007 kim lien 0

Shadow Minion asks: “Will the Stop the War Coalition be buying carbon credits to offset the additional pollution caused by their protest march down George Street during […]

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DAY OF CLEANSING

February 22, 2007 kim lien 0

What might you find at a “moderate” mosque, such as that big joint in Regents Park? Mark Steyn investigates: Well, if you swing by the bookstore, you […]

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SEND IN BECLOWNS

February 22, 2007 kim lien 0

Word of the day? Try word of the year! And, as Dan Riehl discovers, the word of years prior. Glenn Reynolds continues his campaign to bring this long-ignored term into popular use; […]

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VEEP A WILLO MAN

February 22, 2007 kim lien 0

Dick Cheney today became the first US vice-president in history to reference Australian country singer John Williamson. UPDATE. Nuanced geopolitical analysis from Kevin Rudd: “Mr Howard is […]

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LIFESTYLE CAUSES DEATHSTYLE

February 22, 2007 kim lien 0

The West – tempting! excessive! influential! – traps another victim: WA’s highest court has rejected a young Muslim man’s argument that he deserved a reduced sentence on drug […]

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NUMBERS BOOSTED

February 21, 2007 kim lien 0

The claim: “[Larvatus Prodeo] now has between 3500 and 5100 unique visitors a day.” The actual stats: Larvatus Prodeo has between 1400 and 3400 visits a day. […]