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Monday, November 16th, 2015

[ by Charles Cameron — NYT re Paris — curious minds wonder why ]

In sequence:



  • The Paris attackers communicated with ISIS, officials say
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  • Ceylan Ozbudak notes a discrepancy from PKK [updated]

    Thursday, September 10th, 2015

    [ by Charles Cameron — just another entry in the DoubleQuotes log ]

    Another “DoubleQuote in the Wild” demonstrating re-use of materials from one, older context to make a point in another, current one:


    Edited to add:

    Hm, make that a DoubleTweet of DoubleQuotesCeylan pointed me to this one, too:

    Who, by some other name, might smell more sweet

    Sunday, August 30th, 2015

    [ by Charles Cameron — written while YouStink is, curiously yet coincidentally, the name of protests ongoing in Lebanon ]

    Text therefrom:

    There is no “migrant” crisis in the Mediterranean. There is a very large number of refugees fleeing unimaginable misery and danger and a smaller number of people trying to escape the sort of poverty that drives some to desperation.


    Text therefrom:

    Countries are free to deport migrants who arrive without legal papers, which they cannot do with refugees under the 1951 convention. So it is not surprising that many politicians in Europe prefer to refer to everyone fleeing to the continent as migrants.

    Jihadi, Jedi

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

    [ by Charles Cameron — methinks there’s a disproportion here ]

    SPEC DQ jihadi jedi


    From Hurriyet, yesterday:

    After recently slamming the warped theology of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Turkey’s top religious body may have another formidable enemy: The Jedi.

    In an article for the latest edition of the Directorate of Religious Affairs’ (Diyanet) monthly magazine, Marmara University Assistant Professor Bilal Yorulmaz has warned of the spreading new “religion” of Jediism – the religion of the Jedi warriors in the Star Wars series.

    Oh, and..

    buddhist too



  • Daily Mail, The curly-haired, bearded hipster from a wealthy family who has become a sword-wielding ISIS poster boy
  • Hurriyet, Turkey’s top religious body slams ‘Jedi religion’
  • Bringing guns to a game fight & vice versa

    Monday, August 24th, 2015

    [ by Charles Cameron — the sheer variety of what occurs in the Venn overlap between games and guns never ceases to amaze ]



    Is there something about Pokemon I don’t know, that would explain this level of crazed?

    As for the Dutch soldiers story — it takes the Independent a little while to get from the concept of ammo-free warfare suggested by the headline to the admission in the article that the ammo shortage was confined to training exercises..

    Even so, as they say in the real estate business, morale, morale, morale.

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