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Younghusband’s glorious cloud of interest

A “Wordle”:http://wordle.net of “my delicious tags”:http://del.icio.us/Younghusband.

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The Character of Japan

Which of the following statements comes closest to describing how you feel, on the whole, about the people who live in Japan? The Japanese people will always want to go to war to make themselves as powerful as possible – … Continue reading

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Information Overload(ed)

I am sure we all suffer from it. I don’t mean that you can’t mentally handle all the information and go into drooling stupor at some point. I mean that there is too much information to process, robbing us of … Continue reading

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What is the basis of Mugabe’s support?

In the late 1990s, Robert Mugabe began confiscating private property of (white) farmers in a rather disgusting “land redistribution” plan. That was the beginning of Zimbabwe’s nightmare. Overnight the country was turned from the breadbasket of Africa to a food … Continue reading

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120 years of Roman History in 40 hours

22 hours of Rome, 12 hours of I, Claudius, and 6 hours of Masada The turn of the millenia two thousand years ago is perhaps the most tumultuous period of Roman history that changed the face of Europe forever. Several … Continue reading

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First Spanglish, now Hinglish

Sent by a colleague; comments below. Changing lingo: Hinglish in, English out LONDON: Hinglish, Chinglish and Spanglish are as English as the language traditionally said to belong to the British Queen, a revolutionary new prescription says, arguing that new arrivals … Continue reading

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5 Things

Okay… so I “don’t have any cats”:http://www.cominganarchy.com/2007/04/11/on-leadership/#comment-367992. I am more of a dog man. I try to keep my online identity fairly compartmentalized, but I thought today I might share a few things in the manner of the oft seen … Continue reading

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I’m free!

YH sings, “No more sailors, no more boats, no more bunker delivery notes!” Today was my last day as a “bunker agent”:http://www.cominganarchy.com/2007/04/01/tale-of-a-bunker-agent/. By far, the worst experience in my life. If you want to know why, read my post “On … Continue reading

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Shop class with a bang

bq. As a boy, Sean Carney would climb on Second World War tanks he saw in parks or in front of Legion halls. Yesterday, the 43-year-old shop teacher brought one to school. Automotive technology students at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute will … Continue reading

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I Depart

As I’ve previously mentioned, and as my absence has perhaps indicated, I’m leaving tonight on my big trip. I take a late flight to Istanbul, sleep over in the airport and catch my connection to Diyarbakir in the afternoon. I’ll … Continue reading

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