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The Unnecessary Deaths of Shorty Belton and Chris Lane

August 24, 2013

Delbert “Shorty” Belton was beaten to death by two teenagers with heavy flashlights Wednesday.  Shorty was an 88-year old World War II vet wounded in action on Okinawa who spent his life working for an aluminum company, making friends around the community in Spokane, WA.  As of this writing, the second suspect is still at-large. [...]

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Talking Up the “Anglosphere”

January 2, 2012

There’s been a bit of theoretical buzz out there about the future of Britain in the European Union.  Britain doesn’t quite fit in and ultimately, with the impending collapse of the euro a real possibility in the next few years, along with a hidebound European Union dragging them down, some have postulated that Britain needs [...]

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“Casey the Punisher” Gone Viral

March 17, 2011

When I saw this clip the other day I was glad to see a bit of old schoolyard justice alive and well down in Australia: Nice.  However, both students got a four-day suspension and the bully’s mom wants an apology from Casey!  What a joke! I know you have to discourage fighting in school, but [...]

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Tony Abbott Replaces Trumbull as Leader of Aussie Opposition

December 1, 2009

The Australian Liberal Party (really conservatives) continued their ongoing game of political musical chairs today when the party ousted its leader Malcolm Trumbull and replaced him with Tony Abbott. Apparently, our Aussie conservative friends were unhappy that Trumbull agreed to support Kevin Rudd’s proposal for an expensive tax and cap scheme. Upon being elected, Abbott [...]

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