Month: February 2007

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Part I: HMAS Sydney Part II: HSK Kormoran The following facts are beyond dispute: A battle occured between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. Sydney and her crew were lost without a trace, while most of Kormoran’s crew escaped before the merchant cruiser sank. Of the details, we have only the sometimes contradictory accounts of Kormoran’s […]

Notability

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On February 24, 2007
Tim Noah: But the terms of eviction from Wikipedia raise a larger issue than the bruised ego of one scribbler (or Jungian analyst or anime artist or Finnish security consultant). Why does Wikipedia have a “notability” standard at all? First, the fact of Tim Noah’s eviction from Wikipedia makes me despair of ever achieving the […]
Another U.S. Attorney is fired. According to the WaPo story Jeralyn points us to: Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty told senators earlier this month that all but one of the prosecutors were fired for “performance-related” reasons. McNulty said that former U.S. attorney Bud Cummins of Little Rock was removed so the job could be […]

Trails of Tears

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On February 24, 2007
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Senate’s 1831 ratification of a treaty between the US and the Choctaw nation, which had agreed the previous fall to give up 11 million acres of land in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This was the first of the removal treaties that also deported the Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw and Cherokee […]
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