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The Ultimate At-Work Timesuck

March 10, 2010

Time for a good mid-week diversion.  Want to goof off at work without your co-workers or boss finding out?  This timesuck looks like productive work in that it is a series of games made to look like productivity software such as spreadsheets and graphs.  There are even options to pause and make it look like [...]

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G20 Shows Obama’s Lack of Diplomatic Skills

April 6, 2009

For the man who has been touted to be one of the most intelligent presidents ever elected, and who promised to restore our reputation overseas, Barack Obama has made many boneheaded blunders in the arena of foreign policy.  Sure, all Presidents have a laughable foreign policy moment or two, but Obama’s have become routine and [...]

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Obama In Over His Head

March 11, 2009

The signs are becoming increasingly clear that Obama is in way over his head.  Supporters tout the quick passage of the stimulus and omnibus, but those were practically inevitable given the large majorities enjoyed by the Democrats in Congress.  Yet with the first fifty days of his presidency in the history books, his missteps far [...]

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Some Joyless Brits Want To Ban Happy Hour

November 9, 2008

It’s no secret that our British friends like to have a good time with the drink.  I look back upon my own time doing it with them with great fondness. Unfortunately, some British lawmakers are allowing their love of government to trump the right of the individual to enjoy his free time.  Some British lawmakers [...]

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Sharia Law Creeping Across Britain

September 15, 2008

Over the past year, many sharia court decisions in the UK have been backed by the force of law. The legal justification is an Act of Parliament which permits courts to enforce arbitration decisions. On the surface, this justification is nothing extraordinary. Many legal systems, including our own, look favorably upon and even encourage alternative [...]

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