Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is...– Mark Twain (via robcayman) A useful definition. He has more relevant thoughts on “patriotism” in this essay.
15 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent →
nevver: 1. Zhaghzhagh (Persian) The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage. 2. Yuputka (Ulwa) A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin. 3. Slampadato (Italian) Addicted to the infra-red glow of tanning salons? This word describes you. 4. Luftmensch (Yiddish) The Yiddish have scores of words to describe...
New study proves falsity of John Brennan's drone... →
In late June, President Obama’s chief Terrorism adviser, John Brennan, made an extraordinary claim about drone attacks in Pakistan: “in the last year, ‘there hasn’t been a single collateral death because of the exceptional proficiency, precision of the capabilities that we’ve been able to develop.” He added: “if there are terrorists who are within an area where there are women and children or...