Category: foreign places

arrow boys of sudan

Sudan’s ‘Arrow Boys’ Lash Out At Vicious Militants “Since being displaced from Uganda four years ago, a vicious group of militants — known as the Lord’s Resistance Army — has pillaged, murdered and raped its way through the remote forests of Central Africa and southern Sudan. A new bill in Congress calls on the United [Continue]

russian married with children

Also, a Belorussian Big Bang Theory: Looks like the producers of TBBT are aware of the Belorussian one, but have very little legal recourse: “CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #277 Belarus is a small, land-locked country next door to Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. According to Wikipedia, one of its major exports is cattle by-products. Which [Continue]

Neda

My understanding is that her name, Neda, means “voice”. She was shot in the face by Iranian police, and died, murdered by her government.

letter of marque, please

“ Quinn told CNN that the pirates were armed with AK-47 assault rifles. The ship’s crew carried no weapons. … It is common for the crews of merchant vessels to travel through the area unarmed, despite the risk of pirate attacks, experts have said. An armed crew could provoke a firefight that would endanger the [Continue]

best job in the world?

Australia offers ‘best job in world’ on paradise island “SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian state is offering internationally what it calls “the best job in the world” — earning a top salary for lazing around a beautiful tropical island for six months. The job pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US dollars) and includes free airfares [Continue]

wtf is up with the canuks?

What is happening in Canada “From reading the comments yesterday and today, it’s pretty obvious that there is confusion over what’s happening in Canada’s government. This is a primer for non-Canadians (and some Canadians) about this mess. If you didn’t care about this yesterday and you still don’t care about it today, know that I [Continue]

how does using a gay naked hitler in an ad ever sound like a good idea?

I’m speechless: Belgian TV bosses slammed for advert featuring presenter as a semi-naked Hitler WTF were they thinking? “hmmm…we need to advertise our new travel show…it’s in Europe…some Europeans are gay…Hitler was European…a-ha!” And proving that there is such a thing as bad publicity, notice that the article never mentions the name of the tv [Continue]

ak pics

Tons of neat pictures of AK47s, mainly from Iraq. I think it’s interesting that they use so many different varieties of AKs over there. Romanian, Hungarian, East German, Chinese, Yugoslavian, Bulgarian, probably others as well. And tons of folding stock varieties. I also like how the Afghans, and some of the Iraqis, decorate their rifles [Continue]