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Vlad and Ben

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On March 27, 2006
Ben Domenech and Vladimir Putin have something in common. Via Rodger: Two scholars at a research institution in Washington have accused Vladimir Putin, Russia‚Äôs president, of plagiarizing a management textbook by two professors at the University of Pittsburgh in a dissertation for which he received an economics degree, The Washington Times reported on Saturday. According […]
Mickey: The Plano Con, Coda: Remember Plano, Texas, the Mid-American city where Brokeback Mountain’s ticket sales so impressed Frank Rich and others with the film’s hard-core red-state appeal? When Wal-Mart decided to open a new experimental “upscale” store, featuring a sushi bar, an espresso bar, $500 bottles of wine–but no guns–guess where they decided to […]
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France’s early efforts at battleship construction suffered from slow building, full slips, and a concentration on the more pressing issues of World War I. Accordingly, early French battleships were not competitive with their foreign contemporaries. The Washington Naval Treaty allowed France to build 70000 tons worth of battleships, but the French wisely deferred construction during […]

Yoo-Dub

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On March 25, 2006

Exciting game, but arrrrrrgh. It’s been a bad three months: two Seattle teams in crucial games, both outplayed their opposition, but lost based on key plays by the opposition, bad mistakes in ke

Coda

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On March 25, 2006
Norbiz: “Well, at least he went down swinging like the craven, blame-shifting, pre-programmed, privilege-laden reactionary douchebag we know and love.” As Marshall says (as well as Fontana Labs), one’s initial impulse is pity; fifteenth-rate plagiarist hacks have families too, etc. But then you remember that he not only threw his old editors and current pals […]

Friday Random Ten!

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On March 25, 2006

Well, now that I have an I-Pod I guess I have enough I-Tunes to do one of these things. Since my uploading of CDs has tended to old favorites, this will be so old-fartish as to make an audit pointless

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