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Underwear bomber seeks new U.S. lawyer

The young Nigerian man dubbed the “underwear bomber” after trying to blow up a packed US-bound airliner wants a new lawyer to help him with an upcoming sentencing hearing. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, represented himself in the high profile case and pleaded guilty on the second day of his October trial…

Torture and TV

In the meandering thread about Inglourious Basterds below, I made a comment about how much TV and movies dictate what our reality is, in America at least (this was in service of pointing out that Tarantino’s project is to poke a stick at that, in part). I was reminded of…