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Anglo-American policy in the Middle East explained

Posted by Charles II on August 31, 2014

I received this from a friend.

Just in case you are confused by what is going on in the Middle East, I have obtained this simple explanation of the UK Government’s apparent position:


We support the Iraqi government in the fight against ISIS. We don’t like ISIS, but ISIS is supported by Saudi Arabia whom we do like.

We don’t like Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but ISIS is also fighting against him.


We don’t like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS.

So some of our friends support our enemies, some enemies are now our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, whom we want to lose, but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win.

If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they could be replaced by people we like even less.

And all this was started by Blair siding with Bush and invading a country to drive out terrorists who were not actually there until after we went in to drive them out.

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A truly useful product.

Posted by Charles II on January 31, 2014

Leave it to the Japanese to know what we need.

Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian:

The stakes are getting increasingly high in the battle for the weirdest piece of wearable tech. After wifi-detecting hats and smartphone-charging wellies, it was only a matter of time until it all turned to sex – with the arrival of vibrating knickers, dresses that turn transparent, and a Google Glass app that lets you imagine you’re having sex with yourself.

Now, saucy Japanese lingerie brand Ravijour has upped the ante with a bra that pops open when you discover true love. Like a chastity belt for the social network age, the bra remains firmly locked shut most of the time, to defend its wearer from the hordes of sleazy menfolk trying to weasel their way in. But as soon as Prince Charming arrives, it dutifully bursts open with a gleeful spring, saving clumsy fumbling in the bedroom – and potentially taking his eye out in the process.

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Wonders of the World

Posted by Charles II on October 4, 2013

Bell_Pepper_Brussel_Sprouts

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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Posted by Charles II on October 1, 2013

Via Ritholtz, a picturesque guide to rhetoric. For example:

On an episode of the topical British TV show, Have I Got News For You, a panelist objected to a protest in London against corporate greed because of the protesters’ apparent hypocrisy, by pointing out that while they appear to be against capitalism, they continue to use smartphones and buy coffee.

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Wonders of the World

Posted by Charles II on September 14, 2013

Eggplant_Harvest

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Working where the sun don’t shine

Posted by Charles II on September 11, 2013

Canadian musical comedy duo Bowser and Blue:

http://biggeekdad.com/2013/06/the-colorectal-surgeon-song/

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Wonders of the world

Posted by Charles II on September 5, 2013

Acorn_Squash

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You knew it had to happen: Snowden the video game

Posted by Charles II on July 30, 2013

Help Edward Snowden Escape The NSA in Snowden Run 3D (Steve Bogos, The Escapist)

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Banjos!

Posted by Charles II on July 17, 2013

 

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Alex is coming!

Posted by Charles II on June 28, 2013

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