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Before Expatriating, Some Considerations

We’ve all heard someone say it: “If that fascist/socialist/weasel/liar/idiot/etc wins, I’m gettin’ the hell out of the country.” Here’s a quick, short and entirely un-researched checklist for the 0.2 % of those who may actually consider following their convictions when the results are in on Wednesday morning. Politics If the outcome of an election…
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Alaska’s Largest Paper Endorses Obama

Looking inwards? The Anchorage Daily News, the largest paper in Sarah Palin's home state, today endorsed Barack Obama. Not quite as blunt as other Obama endorsements, the paper said nonetheless: Yet despite her formidable gifts, few who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important,…
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Semper Fidelis

From FotoEdge's flickr stream, shot in Liberty, Missouri, population 30,000, a town presumably fitting Sarah…

Powell Endorses Obama

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, a Republican and one of the few --if only-- widely respected figures…

Earth at Night

Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day for October 5 was this composite of hundreds of photos made by orbiting DMSP satellites which clearly illustrates who needs to turn their lights off at night. The only map more blue right now is The Economist's Global Electoral College map.
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