The Chains of Office - Mod Nom Thread

The Chains of office weigh heavy on Manish's shoulders. As Osric had it, there comes a time, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child. 

 

Or the Comte de Guiche;  When your life has been a success, without having any real sins, you feel a slight disgust within, but no real remorse…just a faint discomfort. The ducal robes of fur sweep up the stairs of state, with a rustle of lost illusions…and regret.

Joys of globalisation and Election Times Open Thread.

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As is well known, we have the world's largest concentration of malnourished children - 45% of the population between 2-5 years are clinically malnourished.

 

Trolling liberal websites Open Thread

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MA suggested sometime ago that there were disinformation and trolling bots created to influence websites known to have high traffic.  The print run of the Guardian in the UK is minute - IIRC 150,000 copies a day, less than our local papers even.  The online site has huge traffic however.

 

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/guardian.co.uk

 

Minneapolis-St. Paul Open Thread

No one should read the Economist Open Thread.

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It is not good to encounter insanity.  (My emphases).

Pending cases, and Action Scene Open Thread

The SC has held out on releasing its most interesting rulings until the very end.   The two gay marriage* cases, the Voting Rights Act, and the affirmative action case.  The opinions should be out any day now, possibly as soon as tomorrow.

 

What could go wrong? Syrian civil war edition

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For one, there are 5,000 U.S. troops amassed in Jordan, not far from the Syrian border.

Eager Lion, a 12-day annual military exercise involving 8,000 personnel from 19 countries, is underway as the civil war rages next door in Syria.

Zombie Apocalypse Open Thread

They are coming...

 

 

But, before they run us over, I have a question:

...the Los Angeles Times has reported that Mr. Snowden originally smuggled electronic files out of the National Security Agency in Hawaii using a USB thumb drive.

How can this be true?

 

The Cat Is Out Of The NSA's Bag, Maybe

As all things related to spook agencies, I disclaim "maybe" because with these guys you never know. The whole thing could just be an exercise, an information gathering op, a setup for something else, or a political op against the administration.

 

But let's set the tinfoil aside and take the story so far at face value. Why not? It sounds plausible enough.

 

The recession opens up wonderful new opportunities...Open Thread

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Has the recession driven the world mad?  I think so.

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