Monthly Archives: January 2009

Go PJM!

In “Ohio Terror Charity Threatens Legal Action After PJM Exposé” Patrick Poole writes: On December 29, aircraft of the Israeli Defense Forces bombed Hamas terror labs located at the Hamas-run Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) that the IDF said were … Continue reading

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National Geographic: Sicily's crypts

The Capuchin monastery in Palermo is a discreetly blank building. It sits in a quiet square beside a graveyard, across town from where, in 1992, the Mafia settled its account with Magistrate Borsellino. Outside the door, tucked into a corner, … Continue reading

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National Geographic: Sicily’s crypts

The Capuchin monastery in Palermo is a discreetly blank building. It sits in a quiet square beside a graveyard, across town from where, in 1992, the Mafia settled its account with Magistrate Borsellino. Outside the door, tucked into a corner, … Continue reading

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John Updike 1932-2009

Updike was a great American realist, who used words the way Wyeth, Katz or Hopper used paint, to show real beauty and life, unadorned. A clip from his short story, A & P In walks these three girls in nothing … Continue reading

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Julian Opie

Kind of a 21st century Tintin-meets Keith Haring? Via the Telegraph: Julian Opie doesn’t want to be interviewed for a profile. ‘I find that people coming here with a bunch of questions they’ve surmised from being on the internet for … Continue reading

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Demented cow smashes British grocery..

…in an attempt to save the Palestinians by destroying their economy: The latest victim in the “smash something up for peace” campaign is a branch of Tesco in Swansea. Luckily no one had to be hospitalised after this incident, unlike … Continue reading

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More than fight/flight

What does it take to survive a crisis? Why do some people live and others die? Why do a few stay calm and collected under extreme pressure when others panic and unravel? How do some bounce back from adversity while … Continue reading

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