October 2008

In Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens considers the present financial crisis, and in particular the abdication of responsibility by those involved: Now ask yourself another question. Has anybody resigned, from either the public or the private sectors (overlapping so lavishly as they now do)? Has anybody even offered to resign? Have you heard anybody in authority…

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On Saturday I’m heading off on a four-city business trip to Europe. For various reasons, this is going to involve quite a number of hops: First, Seattle to Edinburgh: Oct 11 2008: UA958 SEA-ORD; UA958 ORD-LHR Oct 12 2008: BMI52 LHR-EDI Next Wednesday I’ll drive from Edinburgh to Slough, and then on Saturday fly to…

Read More Another complicated trip… including a new airline (for me)

Larison on Palin’s debate performance: She cannot be blamed for not knowing that civilian casualties from NATO airstrikes have been a major political problem in the Afghan war or that this reliance on air power stems directly from our lack of ground forces in the country, because I’m sure her handlers were never going to brief her on the…

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Here’s the full announcement. Please forward to anyone that you think might be interested. Gene Saunders, one of the longest serving members of the Sun Microsystems family, passed away unexpectedly on September 19th. Gene had many friends and colleagues at Sun, in the United States and around the World. He was also in constant contact…

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