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Big Tanker News…

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On February 29, 2008
This is rather a surprise…. Northrop Grumman and European partner EADS, parent company of Airbus, beat out presumptive favorite Boeing for the U.S. Air Force’s $40 billion, 179-plane tanker deal, according to industry sources. The Northrop team’s A330 variant, referred to by Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb as […]
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Friday Cat Blogging

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On February 29, 2008

Henry. “First he came for Cookie Monster, and I did not speak out, because I was not the Cookie Monster….” Elmo has barricaded himself in the closet with a pack of smokes, a sawed-of

This is the way the world ends

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On February 29, 2008

Some claim that robots will arise and destroy their makers; others fear the irrepressible menace of flesh-gobbling zombies. Daniel Nexon, however, has been tracking a danger that just may outstrip the

Or Maybe No Deal…

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On February 29, 2008
This was quick; maybe rumors about Kitty Hawk were being deployed strategically? India and Russia have ended a protracted dispute over the cost of a Soviet-era aircraft carrier which will be now sold at a higher price to the Indian navy in 2011, officials said Feb. 28. Indian Defence Secretary V. K. Singh, returning from […]

Can’t Say This is for the Gipper

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On February 28, 2008
I agree with everything Jill says here. This is about the most brazen campaign ad I’ve seen yet. And I don’t think it’s doing Hillary Clinton any favors (see Jill for more on that), especially given how different Hillary Clinton and Ann Richards really are. Where Richards was profane, Clinton is tight-lipped. Where Richards was […]

Kitty Hawk to India?

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On February 28, 2008

Last August I wrote: It’s unclear whether the Indians will keep Viraat around for another three years or accept a carrier deployment gap. It’s kind of interesting to me that, in spite of o

We Rock!

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On February 28, 2008

Awesome! Nationwide, the prison population grew by 25,000 last year, bringing it to almost 1.6 million. Another 723,000 people are in local jails. The number of American adults is about 230 million, m

Fronting

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On February 28, 2008

Feral Mom admits to having conversed from time to time about books she hasn’t actually read. [A]s I reflect on my literary sins, I have to admit that Pride and Prejudice is just the tip of this

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