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Somali pirates seize another ship

November 28, 2008

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In what seems to be an increasingly common, or at least an increasingly covered, event, Somali pirates have hijacked another mercant vessel. Add this to the recent hijacking of the Sirius Star, and the battle a few weeks ago between an Indian frigate and a pirate mothership, and add it to the nearly forty hijackings that […]

Death on Black Friday

November 28, 2008

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My wife went out to doorbusters at Target this morning, and while she said it was busy, it was thankfully nothing like this. A man is dead and a pregnant women was sent to the hospital after a crowd of nearly 1000 apparently physically tore open the doors and dashed inside. This is an unbelievable […]

Dmitry and Vladimir: Hugo’s new BFFs!

November 28, 2008

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Great news for the Western Hemisphere! Apparently Russia, that long-standing champion of one-party rule and totalitarianism, will be assisting the Chavez regime in developing a nuclear program. The same article cites recent arms sales from Russia to Venezuela nearing $4 billion. And don’t forget the Russian warships sailing blissfully into a Venezuelan port. No worries, though! […]

Scary happenings in India

November 27, 2008

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Islamic militants have killed 119 people in Mumbai (Bombay to some) and India’s Prime Minister is pointing a subtle finger at Pakistan. Hopefully tensions are winding down, but this could get very ugly if two nations with nukes that hate each other come to blows.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2008

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Well, I’m getting ready to head to work on this holiday morning. Microbes don’t take days off, unfortunately. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, and I hope you take a moment to remember all the blessings we all have and we all take for granted. See you later, and take it easy till […]

Here I am, and here I’ll stay.

November 26, 2008

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Well, now I’m here and I’ve embarked on the great and sometimes tortuous journey that is Internet blogging. I have a lot of musings and opinions on a great many things, some inane, some interesting. I hope any who come here to visit find this place at the least entertaining, and every once in a while, stimulating […]

The greatest rivalry in college football

November 26, 2008

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As I mentioned, I’m an unashamed Buckeyes football fan. Yes, I was completely heartbroken the last two years as they’ve gotten clobbered in the national title games. But there’s one thing you can always look forward to every year, and that’s the annual game against that School from Up North. This year, Michigan is a […]