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Nobel laureate: ‘We will sit down,’ if Israeli forces board aid ship

An Irish aid boat steaming towards Gaza still plans to break the Israeli blockade, a Nobel Peace Prize winners who is on board vowed today, saying its passengers and crew “are not afraid”. However, “Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Máiread Corrigan-Maguire, who was on the ship with other activists, said…

Irish aid boat heads for Gaza, crew ‘won’t resist arrest’

DUBLIN, Jun 03, 2010 (AFP) – An Irish aid boat is steaming towards Gaza where it hopes to deliver vital supplies at the weekend, but those on board will not resist arrest by Israeli forces, organizers said Thursday. The MV Rachel Corrie — carrying 15 people including a Nobel Prize…

Report: Al and Tipper Gore to separate

WASHINGTON — Former US vice president and anti-global warming campaigner Al Gore and his wife Tipper have told friends that they will separate after four decades of marriage, an aide said Tuesday. “I can confirm,” said Kalee Kreider, of the Office of Al and Tipper Gore. “They’ve asked for privacy…

And we have a winner!

For the most asinine argument against Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Interesting that she would quote Mother Teresa as a prize-winner, using a quote that I would point out is a barely-veiled threat in a country where the attempts to “stop” abortion involve threats, harassment, bullying, bombing, and shooting…

Sorry, wingnuts, but you have to choose

Like Dave says, this Ross Douthat column should be immediately recognizable by liberal bloggers as concern trolling. And when you get concern trolled, you know whatever you’re doing is threatening, and is probably effective, and you should keep doing it. I’m not going to weigh in on the “did or…

The Good, the Bad, the Early 90s

I know everyone’s talking about the Nobel Peace Prize, but that’s why I can’t think of anything to say that hasn’t been said. So I’m writing about this instead. Back during SXSW, I noted that the 80s were back in the most full-throated way. I need to revise that opinion…

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