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I have a small newspaper clipping pinned to the wall in my bathroom. When you sit on the john, it is right there in front of you – at eye level. 1,434 more words

Culture

The Future of Babies & Kidnapping

Given the proliferation of GPS dots, which can track objects (including babies) and be hidden anywhere, (including under the skin,) how will baby-snatchers “succeed” in the future? 508 more words

Books

Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Lawson to provide technical briefing on Iraq mission

Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson will provide a technical briefing on the Iraq mission Friday. Lawson, who tends to shy away from the news media, will provide details on how the operation will unfold. 62 more words

Defence Watch

The moral imperative of preemptive global interventionism

I am generally annoyed by the one-dimensional view of US and UN foreign policy that has developed since the War in Iraq. If the US is found to have any but the purest of altruistic intentions in their interventionist policy, they are satan incarnate. 475 more words

Ivan Eland, Consortium News: The War Responsibility of Congress

Congress was to be the dominant branch of government, and the Executive’s role merely was to narrowly execute and enforce laws passed by that body. Even the president’s commander-in-chief role, much abused by modern chief executives, was to be restricted narrowly to commanding the U.S.

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Militarism

OKAY, IF YOU WANT A WAR THEN SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO FIGHT IT AND START WRITING CHECKS TO PAY FOR IT!

…the Bleacherman has entered the debate…

A recent poll suggests that now a majority of Americans want to send ground forces into Iraq and Syria to fight ISIL. 364 more words

Politics

Is our contribution to the war in Iraq disproportionate?

Australian aircraft are About to begin flying sorties over the Middle East. The eight FA-18 Super Hornets will soon be active participants in bombing ISIS. As Australia becomes embroiled in a war to which it may have made an open-ended commitment, it is worth reflecting on the relative contribution of other nations to this particular campaign. 427 more words