An Interview with @OskarGie

Oskar Gorzynski is a foreign affairs correspondent with Wirtualna Polska. He is also a contributor at The Daily Beast. He is based out of Warsaw, Poland and he’s more than worth following on Twitter @Oskargie. We had a great 45-minute talk that was all set to be a dynamite podcast, but I fucked up the audio. So... Continue Reading →

The Post-Tryptophan SITREP

Folks, Hope everyone had a better Thanksgiving than the British girls who wanted to spend the holidays helping out at a school in Zanzibar. Don’t mean to make that sound funny — it’s a good reminder that limited access to firearms can increase the brutality of the weapon. OK, on to the links: Top story of the week is... Continue Reading →

The Thanksgiving Week SITREP

Folks, OK, the top story of the week — are the Russians really about to take over Interpol? Crazy if true… And it’s not like Russia isn’t already hyperactive in Europe. There are some who wonder if WWIII will start in Ukraine. And we’re pretty sure Russia hasn’t stopped using CBRN weapons. In anticipation of heightened warfare, Russia is already... Continue Reading →

Under the Radar News…New Mexico Jihadists, Jedi Mind Tricks, and What Chinese Aggression Can Teach “Woke Charlotte”

Folks, You may remember that last week, I led off with the New Mexico jihadist school shooting training compound (which really sounds like some newsworthy, supercharged SEO verbiage). I say that you “may” remember it because that story has disappeared from the landscape faster than neo-Nazis 25 through 50 trying to make it Unite the... Continue Reading →

Under the Radar World News…aka Jihadist School Shooters, Russian Movie Villains and Chasing Hamza

Folks, Biggest under-reported story of the week has to be the compound discovered in New Mexico where five adults were starving and abusing 11 underage children with the intent of developing them into school shooters. Hm. Abused children, remote compound, school shooter training…shouldn’t this be clickbait for every eyeball-starved news organization? Well the adults were, ahem,... Continue Reading →

Under The Radar…aka What China’s Surveillance State, ISIS Recruitment, and Oxfam’s Orgies have to do with System of A Down, Ricardo Montalban, and the Fourth Planet Hollywood Investor

Folks, I remember when System of A Down released, “B.Y.OB.” I remember driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, tanned from a day at the beach and a belly full of surf and turf while Serge Tankian screamed, “And we all live in a fascist nation!” This was 2006. I remember thinking I liked SOAD more... Continue Reading →

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