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First In/First Out

By lex, on July 16th, 2011

Oh, Canada:

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Traveling Man

By lex, on July 13th, 2011

Which your host is on the road for the next cuppla, and will be mostly off the grid, leaving the keys in it for your use and don’t make me come down there.

As a discussion sparker, I’d like to leave you with a few things:

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Job Opportunity

By lex, on July 12th, 2011

The Castle’s BillT * has had quite a role mentoring the nascent Iraqi Air Force in fixed-wing trainers and fling-wing aircraft. The time has just about come for things to get serious (WSJ subscription required):

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Hallowe’en Groaner

Posted by Lex, on October 29, 2008

 

I’m only the messenger

Costume Party
A couple was invited to a swanky costume party. The Mrs. got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party alone. Being a devoted husband protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed and there was no need for his good time being spoiled by not going.

He took his costume and away he went. The wife, after sleeping soundly for about an hour, awakened without pain and, as it was still early, decided to go the party.

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Questionable

By lex, on July 10th, 2011

We were only ever awkward allies with Pakistan, whose security services sponsored the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan that in turn accepted a significant al Qaeda presence which in the end enabled the 9/11 attacks upon this country. Although Pakistan – one senses, reluctantly – became a partner in the Afghan fight, relations have been fraught, perhaps never more than today. The Pakistani military was humiliated by the no-notice raid on the bin Laden compound, the people resent drone strikes in the FATA as an assault on national sovereignty and there is probably something or other to do with the Jews. Or whatever.

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TSA, Part Deux

By lex, on July 7th, 2011

Just when you thought things could not get any worse ** at the airport:

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Brig Time

By lex, on July 5th, 2011

The NYT has its panties in a twist about the case of Shabaab member Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame who was detained for some months aboard a US Navy warship at sea without being – wait for it – Mirandized:

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