Category Archives: Politics

Container Bob – Who is he? And what does he represent?

My buddy just sent me a strange message. When he says things like this, it’s usually wise to take note: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/10/ff_radioactivecargo/all/1 just shy of half way down there’s a paragraph about a guy called “Container Bob” it is possibly one … Continue reading

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Britain’s Economic Decline and the rise of Mechanized War

I chat regularly with some British guys. One is from England proper, the other actually has roots in Rhodesia but whose family originated in England. I had commented on the fact that England was pretty wealthy right up until the … Continue reading

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Currency Markets

In the last six months I found out Google News has a section called “Currency markets”. I’ve added it and it has been interesting to casually follow the problems of Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. Here’s three interesting articles … Continue reading

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New independent states

South Sudan becomes an independent nation by way of vote (and decades of civil war).  Israel recently went on camera with Romania to publicly denounce Palestine’s bid to become recognized as an independent state in the UN this fall. Texas govenor Rick … Continue reading

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first world problems

My roommate pointed out I hadn’t updated this thing in a while. South America was an eye opener. I didn’t fully grasp the poverty around me. It’s hard to grasp wester conveniences costing three times as much – and then … Continue reading

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day 4, 5 of mexico

got up with the plan to head to oaxaca. the night prior I ran into a total dive bar with a live rock band and a bunch of college kids who were also musicians and played me a song on … Continue reading

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Mexico – Day 2

“slept in” until 8:15am – 9:15am Dallas time. Just came back from a very, very full day. I managed to have an entire four-bed room to myself last night. That was peaceful. Woke up this morning, headed for Chapultepec Hill, … Continue reading

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The most remote regions of the internet

Google Analytics has this neat feature that will show you a world map of where every visitor to your site is from, in many cases allowing you to drill down to the actual city they are from. I was amazed … Continue reading

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Russia Politely Tests Satelite Warfare

Today Russia politely tested their capability to take out US spy satellites by directing one of their own defunct sattelites into the path of an active Iridium satellite. I find it amusing of the spin put on this, but if … Continue reading

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Change.gov

Has anyone seen this? http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/join_the_discussion_daschles_healthcare_response/ Not only are they soliciting for ideas, but they have a forum up now, and they READ IT. WTF. I’ll admit I’m a little starry-eyed at the moment but imagine Obama as the moderator of … Continue reading

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