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This via Instapundit - Davids Medienkritik - Politically Incorrect Observations on Reporting in the German Media By: David Kaspar:

In the past when we had a severe case of political rage we simply conquered France (in the morning; afternoon was free for sightseeing) to cool our temper. It's just not what it used to be...
There's more about Germans drinking less beer. I used to live in the town in Germany that had the highest per capita consumption of beer in the world. Back in the early 90's it was something like 2 liters per person per day. I'm going to have to keep an eye on this gem of a blog.

Found this on Google News - Oxygen seen streaming off exoplanet:

An international team of astronomers used Hubble in the autumn of 2003 to observe the planet HD 209458b, the only extrasolar planet already known to have an atmosphere.
It's not habitable, just has an atmosphere. The article is kind of interesting.

Jennifer Martinez has a Special Forces graduation ceremony speech from an SF legend.

Anticipatory Retaliation has a list that I had seen before. It's a good one from U.S. Army Specialist Schwartz. And it's worth reading again.

207. The Chicken and Rice MRE is *not* a personal lubricant. (Skippy wanted this noted for the record that this is not something he has ever attempted or considered! It was something we heard at dinner on 22 September 2001 and it was just so obscene it had to go here.)
The other 212 are even more hilarious.

John Donovan has one helluva story about Chaplains in WWII. I know I've talking about Chaplains lately. They are just as needed, sometimes, as medics.

Mike the Marine has an interesting post about the Super Bowl and a Cubs - Red Sox World Series. Mike, come to Chicago for a Cubs game, we'll get together, have a few laughs...

Dana at Note-It Posts has a disturbing Dean screed. The yell was one thing, but this is just plain bad. Bad for a stupid, no-talent, white boy.

More on the Intelligence Inquiry from James Joyner. Definitely worth the read.