Friday, December 28, 2007


Lost: Ludicrous plots, craptastic acting and network TV preachiness. Heaven. It's also got a nearly inexhaustible supply of extras to kill off. Maybe ten main characters and 30 bodies to feed into the island's savage maw.

Abstract of the Week!

Arutz Sheva:

A research paper that won a Hebrew University teachers' committee prize finds that the lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is designed to serve a political purpose.

The abstract of the paper, authored by doctoral candidate Tal Nitzan, notes that the paper shows that "the lack of organized military rape is an alternate way of realizing [particular] political goals."

The next sentence delineates the particular goals that are realized in this manner: "In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it can be seen that the lack of military rape merely strengthens the ethnic boundaries and clarifies the inter-ethnic differences - just as organized military rape would have done."
(via LGF)

"Santa Trauma"

Missed this:

If they wished, Denver officials could lock up reservations at prime city parks and deny requests from protesters or other groups during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

City permitting-rule changes being considered by the City Council would create a structure that gives governments first dibs.

The revamped permitting process is meant to resolve disputes with protest groups and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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