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I just wanted to note that the same thing happened after the 2008 (IIRC) bombings of the London subway. It's fairly clear that the problem here is the FBI, which has a long history of aggressive plays to the press, because we only see these leaks when the intel is public enough to involve the denizens of the J. Edgar Hoover building. I agree that the Brits have generally made an empty threat though.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2017 on First among unequals. at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Based on what has happened in East Ramapo, I would note two things: Towns need to move their Board of Education elections to the congressional elections, so you don't have low turnout that is easily driven by organized extremists. If I were on a zoning board for a town, and a Yeshiva wanted to move in, I would view it as being about as desirable as a radioactive asbestos factory.
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Michael Kinsley has made his career doing intellectually bankrupt and mindless contrarianism. It's the equivalent of not being a doctor, but playing one on TV. I call it Michael Kinsley disease, and to speak LoLCat, "Mikel Kinzly disseze Ezruh Kleyn Haz It".
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Posted Apr 3, 2010 at 40 Years in the Desert
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at 40 Years in the Desert
I don't know. On by sh*tty little blog (, I had two spikes. One was when I made a joke juxtaposing Ramesh Ponnuru and outsourcing to South Asia (, and he correctly called me out on bigotry on the corner, and the other time, a picture of the A400M cargo plane on my site somehow appeared near the top of Google Image Search. So it could be something that you wrote, or just a fluke of "The Google."
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Ummmm....The "coup attempt" part is now denied....It's now an arrest for attempting to reform the Baath party.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2008 on Five for Fighting 12/18/08 at Danger Room
Speaking as a US trained engineer, it does seem to me that the term is imprecise, and more so overseas, where people we would term "drafter" or "technician" are called engineer. Then again, the idea that a computer programmer is called a "computer systems engineer" seems a bit absurd to me too. BTW, running around and saying, "The sky is falling, we need more engineers," does not just come from politicians. I see it regularly in the official publication of the ASME Mechanical Engineering and in Aviation Week and Space Technology regularly. They keep talking about how to make engineering "exciting," and they are wrong. Engineers are selected from a population that is more numerate than the general populace, and they look at the pay, and the instability in the career path, and they go %$#@ this, I'll become a stock broker or a realtor and make more money....Or rather they did until a few months ago. This is all really about trying to get H1b employees into the US to depress engineering wages.
There is a reason that it is called "The Grauniad". I wonder if it ever actually did misspell it's own masthead.
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There is a reason that it is called "The Grauniad". I wonder if it ever actually did misspell it's own masthead.
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