Archive for July 24th, 2011

Srsly? A Murdoch detector?


Words fail me…

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Just chilling until the F1


Just over seven hours and Aussie Mark Webber’s best chance at a win this season.

Webber on pole: go Mark!


Something more positive to consider this weekend is that Aussie F1 driver Mark Webber is on pole position for tonight’s (10pm Aussie time) German Grand Prix.

It was brilliant watching him clinch it from Vettel last night, and also well done McClaren’s Lewis Hamilton making 2nd.

Vettel’s lead in the championship is pretty much unassailable, but who doesn’t want to see Mark win a race this year regardless? It would certainly help him to at least better secure his tenure of 2nd place in the championship (and no, 2nd ain’t first but it’s better than 3rd which Mark got last year).

Just get that start right this time, Mark!

Norway shootings: the latest


It appears to have been planned since 2009. The shooter was a member of a neo-Nazi forum, he was a religious fundamentalist (Christian), and even linked to Charles Johnson’s LGF – a former rightist blog turned leftist.

That said, this is not a left-of-centre/right-of-centre issue. This is about reasonable people vs extremists and fundamentalists.

Oh, and that earlier claim by some Islamist group turns out to be “not real” (it’s in one of the links above somewhere). In fact, it looks like Anders Behring Breivik bought tons (6?) of fertilizer, the same stuff used in the car bomb in Oslo.

Latest death count stands at 92. May they rest in peace.

In related news, another tragic shooting by a lone crazed individual has occurred in Texas.

Of course, then there’s Amy Winehouse. An extraordinary talent gone too soon, but hardly news. It was never a question of if, but when. Go easy on the drugs, kids.

H/T @BreakingNews and VexNews

PS Most of those links should provide more updates if you want. Enough. This is Sunday and there’s the F1 to prepare for.

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