Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sabotage in the Colombia peace process?

I wouldn’t be surprised…and neither would this guy: Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa alerted that revelations surrounding the participation of the United States in the 2008 attack against Colombian guerrillas on Ecuadorian soil could be a trap for boycotting the peace … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: A bottle of distilled damnation

My friend Lynne talked about this last night on Facebook, and that got me to look it up. It sounds like a perfect song to close out the end of a sloppy, end-of-year day. All I need now is a … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Not tonight, dear.

Sorry, no weekly wankapedia tonight…your humble scribe is all holidayed out and therefore, too weary to worry about wanks. Plus, with all the boring and lazy end-of-year lists floating around the Internets, it just felt like overkill. Do you want … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Last word of the year goes to…

…Madurito, the president who undoubtedly had the toughest first year of government ever, and who is closing out the year on a high note nonetheless: 2014 will be “a year of more socialist revolution, of the people, of real democracy,” … Continue reading

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Police Navidad!

“When I blew, I blew a 2.1”? Silly gringo, that’s nothing. Check out what these Mexicans did: The Secretariat of Public Security for the Federal District admitted 43 drivers to the Centre of Penal Administrative Sanctions, a.k.a. El Torito, on … Continue reading

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How many trolls does $1 billion a year buy?

I don’t know, and neither do you. But I bet the Koch Brothers do… Conservative groups may have spent up to $1bn a year on the effort to deny science and oppose action on climate change, according to the first … Continue reading

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Federico Franco is in deep doo-doo

Oh dear, oh dear. Looks like the former unelected “president” of Paraguay is not exactly as upright as he pretended to be. Whatever could this mean? The Attorney General of Paraguay will conduct an investigation against ex-president Federico Franco (2012-13) … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: This one’s for all the hydro crews

What with an 18-hour power outage out my way (started at around 2:00 in the morning), I’m sending this one out to the great guys who fixed the downed wires on my street. You guys are right up there with … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Dick Dynasty edition

Crappy weekend, everyone! And crappy holidays! And a crappy, crappy Yule it is for me today, what with the freezing rain piling up on every wire and tree. Ah well, it’s only global warming running amuck. Might as well keep … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Evo in China

What’s Evo doing in Beijing this week? Oh, nothing much… Bolivian president Evo Morales signed three economic aid agreements, totaling 204 million yuan ($35 million US), in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the Great Palace of … Continue reading

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