Monthly Archives: September 2014

At long last, El Narco’s legal chickens come home to roost

Venezuelan journalist José Vicente Rangel reveals that a certain Colombian ex-president’s troubles, which hung over his time in office like a cloud of smog over a mountain city, have not dissipated with his departure from official power. In fact, they’ve … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: No stranger’s feet will enter me…

“I am the concierge chez moi, honey…”

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Wankers of the Week: Emmagate?

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, looks like the 4chan has hit the fan again. This time, though, the hoax is on them: it looks like the “Emma You’re Next” site is just a “viral” PR scam. And the “company” responsible doesn’t … Continue reading

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German psychologists and the scientific case against prostitution

An 18-year-old Bosnian Muslim war survivor recovering after abortion of a rape-induced pregnancy, September 1992. Photo: Nina Berman, Sipa Press. Even as German politicians are coming under heavy pressure from the local pimp lobby to do away with all laws … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Hollywood vs. India

This achievement is even more impressive when you consider what was entailed in the Indian Mars mission: “We have gone beyond the boundaries of human enterprise and human imagination,” declared India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who watched from the space … Continue reading

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Quotable: Franklin D. Roosevelt on Wall Street

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Sexist phones. Whatever will they think of next?

According to EMMA, this little “beachphone” can be yours if you live in Germany and need something truly professional for your office. As you can see, the proportions are way off, the thing is disturbingly arm- and legless, and, most … Continue reading

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Germ warfare, political coups, and the Venezuelan opposition’s latest gambit

By now, any watcher of the situation in Venezuela is all too familiar with the tactics of the local right-wing — which is to say, pretty much everyone in opposition to the elected president. Start vicious rumors, tell improbable lies, … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen!

80 years young, and still holding up well on every tune. Bravo!

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Wankers of the Week: Sorry, Scotland.

Crappy weekend, everyone! And a very crappy weekend to all the good folks in Scotland, who didn’t get independence after a nail-biting down-to-the-wire vote. Mang, that was rough. And with such high turnout, too. Better luck next time, I hope. … Continue reading

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