Tom Lachecki

(Tomalak Geret'kal)

Surfing Tidal Forces

On IRC today, everyone and his dog is chatting about black holes. This may or may not be because the LHC was successfully activated today and we could all be ripped apart by microtidal forces at any moment. But I got to thinking.

Terrists: We Gonna Find 'em And Smoke 'em

McCain says, "we are winning in Iraq". Winning against who? How are we winning? It disturbs me greatly that the GOP is ahead in the polls… at least according to CNN.

Returning Shadows?

I love this unassuming shot of Sarkozy and Medvedev's shadow on the BBC's "day in pictures" feature.

Brand Backs Barack

Russell Brand publicly threw his support behind Barack Obama at the MTV Video Music Awards in LA this weekend with some colourful language.

UK Electorate Misrepresented, As Usual

Gordon Brown has finally spoken up loudly and jumped on the anti-Russia bandwagon with chafing hypocrisy.

Georgia Started It, Acknowledges Brit Public Media

Today the BBC has included in an article documenting Russia's latest defensive remarks the most seemingly honest summary of the original events that I've seen so far.

On Lies, Hypocrisy And War Criminals

Reasonably predictably, Vladimir Putin is suggesting that the United States government played a significant role during the recent conflict in Georgia, a former Soviet state. But I am starting to think that there is a little more to this than the usual slant.

Mother Russia to the Rescue
US Mounts High-Horse, Tramples Over Self

In the wake of recent unrest in Georgia, the United States is calling for Russia to call a cease fire. Speaking in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice "said Russia should help resolve tensions instead of contributing to them."

CERN Activates, Destroys World?

With mere hours left until CERN's brand new shiny Large Hadron Collider "activates", I want to take a moment to clear up some confusion about what this actually means.

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