From my friend Jen.
From my friend Jen.
At EnglishRussia.com (just because something cool happens daily on 1/6 of the earth’s surface.)
All you see below are cakes that can be eaten without any part of it left. No plastics or any other artificial stuff is being used – everything is eatable. All this cakes by Zhanna from St. Petersburg.
Go and visit, they’re…amazing.
KIRKUK, IRAQ – Kirkuk, like Baghdad, is one of the most dangerous places in the world. Car bombs, suicide attacks, shootings, and massacres erupt somewhere in the city every day. It is ethnically divided between Arabs, Kurds, and Turkmens, and is a lightning rod for foreign powers (namely Turkey at this time) that interfere in the city’s politics in the hopes of staving off an ethnic unraveling of their own.
The city’s terrorists are mostly Baathists, not Islamists, and their racist ideology casts Kurds and Turkmens as enemies. They’re boxed in on all sides, though, and have a hard time operating outside their own neighborhoods. In their impotent rage they murder fellow Arabs by the dozens and hundreds. They have, in effect, strapped suicide belts around their entire community while the Kurds and Turkmens shudder and fight to keep the Baath in its box.
Read Part 1, Where Kurdistan Meets The Red Zone, HERE.
A great speech from Glengarry Glen Ross. It’s by David Mamet; so, it’s NSFW.
One word: Mesmerizing.
KIRKUK, IRAQ – Just south of the Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq’s northernmost provinces lies the violence-stricken city of Kirkuk, the bleeding edge of Iraq’s “greater” Kurdistan, and the upper-most limit of the asymmetric battleground known as the Red Zone. Kirkuk is claimed and counterclaimed by Iraq’s warring factions and is a lightning rod for foreign powers – namely Turkey — that fear a violent ethnic unraveling of their own that could be triggered by any change in Kirkuk’s convulsive status quo.
Go and read and give him some walking around money at the link at the end.
Christopher Hitchens spoke at a debate at Toronto University on a Canadian proposal to criminalize “hate speech.” Needless to say he was on the opposing side.
via Ghost of a Flea.
Iowahawk has the scoop:
The surprise morning release of the 38 sailors and marines ended a tense three-day standoff between the British government and a breakaway Lutheran militia group that controls large swaths of the notorious “Manure Triangle” region spanning Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
I’ve heard they were forced to eat tuna casserole.
The former captives’ ordeal began Tuesday, when the British destroyer HMS Chamberlain was conducting joint training exercises with the US Navy at Great Lakes Naval Training Station on Lake Michigan, just north of Chicago. According to insurgent naval commander Chuck Sorenson, the vessel strayed into Lutheran territorial waters.
“Oh yah, dey were totally on the Wisconsin side,” said Sorenson. “I was tossin’ some empty driveway patch cans out dere in my storage shed and I could see ’em out dere on da lake, big as day.”
I swear I’m up to here with some of these religious fanatics!!
The Renault R25:
via Tim Blair.
UPDATE: Oops. Double-click on the screen, please.