Americans get ambushed this time. Even if you don’t have time to read the article, listen/watch to the slide show and audio commentary. Gives a better sense of the kind of terrain they were walking through. (H/T Abu Muqawama)
The end of the tax free internet. You knew it was going to happen.
People are rushing to make fun of Stardock’s latest problems. They claim it is all because Stardock does not use copy protection. You would think that no company that had copy protection had ever had problems getting its multiplayer support off the ground before.
Vinyl Flooring Linked to Autism. I am a bit dubious myself. I have seen just about everything linked to autism. When a problem has been increasing in prevalence (like Autism has been), it is easy to fall into the trap of mistaking correlation for a causation.
This week’s poem of the week is God’s Own Fool by Michael Card.
I am going to say something rude now is this week’s rant of the week.
The dark side of Dubai is this week’s essay of the week.
An account of a successful American ambush in Afghanistan. Cometary from professionals can be found in the comment section here.
My question: What is up with using an F-15 to chase down a few fleeing men? I am starting to believing those people who are arguing that America is using air power indiscriminately. I can understand mistakes and collateral damage, but throwing a 500 pound bomb at every fool with a AK-47 seems counter productive.
More games from Citigroup. Somehow, we think we can construct a recovery on lies.
In this article here, Spengler outs himself as David P. Goldman. That name has long been associated with Spengler, so this is not a huge shock to any one. Spengler might have been pushed into outing himself by this article here, but it seems that officially joining the staff of First Things had more to do with it. Scroll to the bottom of this article for First Things official announcement.
Pirates believe in deterrence. Keep that in mind when people tell you that deterrence would not work against Pirates.
A very interesting parsing of a New York Times article. The first couple of paragraphs of the post are just blather. But keep reading.
Russian surgeons have claimed to have found a two-inch fir tree growing inside a man’s lung.