Monthly Archives: May 2010

Middle East – Israel – Palestinian Aid Flotilla – Propaganda Value of Provoking the Israeli Defence Force – 31 May 2010

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100530/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestiniansTen people were killed by the Israeli Navy while on this “aid flotilla”. Enemies of Israel are representing this as an unprovoked attack. I’m posting this news item to show that the Israel Navy gave full advance warning that this … Continue reading

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US – Baseball – Roy Halladay Perfect Game – Dull as Dishwater Play-By-Play – Comparison with Ken Harrelson and Mark Buehrle Perfect Game – 30 May 2010

http://www.the700level.com/2010/05/video-all-27-outs-of-roy-halladays-perfect-game.html Okay, here’s me whining a bit about an argument I got into last year that’s still unresolved in my mind. Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game last year and I listened to the play-by-play of the final out as rendered … Continue reading

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US – Television – The Final Episode of LOST – 24 May 2010

http://www.zeitgeistyreport.com/articles/2010/05/24/review-of-the-lost-finale-love-is-the-answer/Oh brother…I suppose we should have expected this. Here’s someone actually blaming me because I was dissatisfied with the ending to LOST. Apparently only science-fiction nerds want answers. Real people are apparently content with a massively implausible story as long … Continue reading

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US – Television – The Final Episode of LOST – 24 May 2010

http://www.theonion.com/articles/lost-possibly-still-airing-in-parallel-dimension-d,17485/Then there’s hope for a better ending! 🙂

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US – Television – The Final Episode of LOST – 24 May 2010

http://douthat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/the-lost-finale/“You could watch for the characters…[y]ou could watch for the thrill of it…[and] you could watch for the macro-plot…Last night’s series finale was a great success if you watched the show for the first reason, intermittently interesting if you watched … Continue reading

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US – Television – The Final Episode of LOST – 24 May 2010

http://theoriesonlost.blogspot.com/2010/05/why-end-was-greatest-finale-of-modern.htmlI don’t really agree that it was any sort of a “greatest finale”, but this makes the best possible case for it being better than I think.

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US – Television – The Final Episode of LOST – Analogy to Religion – 24 May 2010

Here’s a good summary of the Lost finale…I’m paraphrasing from reviews I’ve read into my own formulation of it:“The scripted ending to Lost is like a lot of religious stories, comforting to those who believe, unsatisfying to those who think … Continue reading

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US – Economy – Financial Regulation Bill – Moderate Republicans Vote For The Bill – 21 May 2010

http://www.opencongress.org/roll_call/sublist/7275?party=Republican&vote=AyeI have to say _something_ about this…Remember the health care vote? Remember how I stubbornly held out for liberal/moderate Republicans to support the healthcare bill because I really didn’t think they would cave to the party establishment, and then they … Continue reading

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US – Environment – BP Oil Spill – Is The Spill “Obama’s Katrina”? – 14 May 2010

Just reading an article about how US conservatives had Michael Brown (formerly of FEMA…you know, “Brownie” from back during Katrina) claiming that the oil spill in Louisiana was “Obama’s Katrina”. This despite the fact that BP underplayed the severity of … Continue reading

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UK – 2010 Campaign – Fixed Terms in Tory-Lib Dem Coalition Agreement – Canadian Experience – 14 May 2010

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed_election_dates_in_Canada Why David Cameron and Nick Clegg are psycho. Canada’s already been down this road where fixed election dates are concerned. My money is on the next UK elections occurring sometime before 7 May 2015, William Hague’s lovely speech notwithstanding. Imagine … Continue reading

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