Friday, December 28, 2007
The Swedes not have a gun culture. When classifying films they rate film violence more harshly than film sex. They are currently not at war. they haven't been at war for a long time. How then do the Swedish armed forces recruit troops and officers. These two ads highlight, which I doubt are part of their training highlight the need to solve difficult and mentally taxing problems or suffer injury or death. That sums up the role of the officers doesn't to solve questions quickly while under physical and emotional stress.
Here is a precis for Falling Over Ourselves to Follow the Leader.
Here is a ROB article on the same study.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Here are some the highlights.
- between 60 and 76 percent of those polled seek the growth of Sharia throughout Pakistan;
- only 26 percent say Sharia should play the same role (15 percent) or a smaller role (11 percent) and 15 percent do not answer;
- only 44 percent favor the Pakistani Army pursuing Al Qaeda
- only 48 percent support the Pakistan Army acting against “Taliban insurgents who have crossed over from Afghanistan”;
Let us remember in our rush to eulogize Bhutto that Pakistan is mostly made up of our enemies.
Musharraf is basically living on borrowed time.
Well--okay--he was already living on borrowed time but everyone's going to blame him for this now.
Damn--how likely will this tear the country apart?
Everyone to rule Pakistan since 1947 has been living on borrowed time, Doc...
But now there's nobody to lend the borrowed time.... Things are going to go south pretty soon.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
quote in Telegraph article,
UK troops prepare for Christmas in Afghanistan.
A reference to the Christmas truce of 1914.
Monday, December 24, 2007
This is an usual ad. Most beer ads because of regulatory limits only focus on at the events leading up to getting beer. This ad has a person concentrating on walking in a straight line stopping and going with a drum beat.
“It’s as if in the United States, for example, they said that everything has changed, that Roosevelt and Franklin are no longer the right political figures, everything they did was horrible and revolting, and we have a new ideology here now, let’s quickly get used to it,”
It is a nice analogy except that has always been members of the American Right who consider what FDR did in the New Deal was an unmitigated disaster. The New Deal may have saved American capitalism but it allowed in the eyes of its detractors too much share of the wealth for the non-rich. The current Bush era "prosperity" which concentrates the economic gains only in the top 1% is seen in some Republican circles as the rightful return to a pre-New Deal economy.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Ben Mulroney and his corrupt father.
View it on Youtube.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
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Thursday, December 06, 2007
Cost of burying dead one: $18,750
Help the economy - shoot to kill.
"Locked in Combat with Zombie Castro".