When lunatic Gainesville pastor Terry Jones announced his plan to burn Korans at his tiny church, no less an authority than Gen. David Petreaus warned that there would be consequences in places like Afghanistan where fellow religious lunatics look for any such provocation for bloodshed. Jones wen ... More >>
via HoneywellMiami Dade cops hope to soon start flying this robotic drone called the T-Hawk.In places such as Kabul, Gaza, and Baghdad, unmanned aerial vehicles hovering over homes, following suspects, and tracking enemies of the state are a daily reality. So where are the high-tech drones buzzin ... More >>
Nino Pernetti graciously sent me a copy of his then just-published cookbook after I'd done a short interview with him about it for Short Order in 2008. The subtitle, His Life Story and Travels around the World, pretty much describes the narrative, in which Nino's co-authors Ferdie Pacheco a ... More >>
Photo by Bill CookeGerald Posner, international man of mystery.Mahmood Karzai, meet Gerald Posner.You're a multimillionaire Afghan "entrepreneur" who happens to be the brother of fabulously corrupt President Hamid Karzai, and you've just been accused by the Wall Street Journal of airlifting billi ... More >>
A long time ago I came to the painful realization that my dreams and aspirations would go unfulfilled. Publishing a collection of original poetry titled "Fetch Me the Pliers" by downtown Kabul's most exclusive post-Soviet literary house didn't bring in the cash. So I did what many failed los ... More >>
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