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PR viagra cannot revive the limp Olympic Torch

Some of our readers might remember how, around this time a year ago, Catherine and I blogged voluminously about the bloody stupidity of China’s Olympic Torch relay. Now here comes news that the IOC has decided, belatedly, to jettison the … Continue reading

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Further evidence the Jin Jing “attack” was staged

It was obvious to me that Jin Jing’s putative “attacker” was posing for the camera in a staged performance, but until now I had not noticed what this incisive observer has noticed: …look again. Something is missing from all the … Continue reading

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Foreign Stormtroopers Invade London

  How welcome do you think a pack of Nazi Stormtroopers (SA, aka “Brownshirts”) would have been in London in, say the summer of 1939, a few months after Kristallnacht, when all the world knew of Germany’s escalating purges, disenfranchisement … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch Host Cities: Be Careful What You Pick Up

So the Olympic Torch relay has begun under ominous clouds promising an endless series of public relations disasters for Beijing. Hey all you Olympic Torch host cities out there.  Take some instruction from those experts in self-destruction, the “Happy Tree Friends”, and be … Continue reading

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