China Surrenders To Japan After ‘Restaurateur Putsch’

(Robin Hyscock) The Orient – a place of dragons, samurai, small breasts, haiku and countless tiny, pointless disputed isles. Where Europeans once had the Caribbean, where Britain once had the Falklands, where Stephen Hawking once had the Milky Way – island territory battles between powers are no new...
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About That Hurricane…

Presently the Eastern United States is feeling the first winds of a potentially bad hurricane named Irene. I’m still here in Washington D.C. , blending in as a pretzel man but contemplating a westwards-bound Greyhound. Why you wonder? Soggy pretzels tend to sell poorly, and selling soggy pretzels...
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About That Earthquake…

Earlier the eastern USA experienced an earthquake. Standard and Poor’s have since downgraded its rating on their scale. As a resident of Boston who happened to arrive in Washington D.C. in the hours which followed the tremors I’ve observed mass devastation. Fractured roads and pavements, debris scattered across...
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A Tyrant Removed

It is rare that one witnesses a deluded, image-obsessed fellow of public office not reach the rightful end of his term and the usual joyous stream of speaking engagements. Men of modesty so great as to warrant more layers of phoniness than the House Doctor did when guiding...
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The Editor Writes…

In the grim wake of Dirty Garnet's proprietor stating that '(he) only created this news vent for conscience reasons, not as any serious business', the staff of this website arrived at a crossroads. Continue writing, knowing we were all some slime-ball's ego-stroke? Or do what British journalists are all too accustomed to and stick to principles?
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William Shatner Covers ‘Friday’

Glenn Owen - Junior columnist whelpTo coincide with the day Friday, Star Trek star and household name William Shatner has covered the hit song 'Friday', by teenager Rebecca Black. Observers have deemed the release a first in Shatner's musical career in that the song actually became better rather than terrifyingly worse upon being covered.
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Ranvir’s Announcement

When I set about saving to fulfil my ambition of being a travel correspondent, I never envisaged the hardships and scraping I’d reduce myself to to perpetuate life. Curling up in a gutter or running naked into a swarm of malaria-carrying mosquitos would – years ago – have...
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Las Vegas Gains Bailout

It is a sign of the ruthless, capitalistic excesses of the Anglospheric nations and their associated tax havens that Las Vegas – home of ruthless excess – was not assisted during the 2008 ultra-meltdown. Whilst this meltdown was built on figures within vast computer databases rather than radioactive...
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To Craft A Tweet

There’s nothing quite like a good tweet of an evening. Wait, what am I saying? There’s nothing like a good tweet any time day or night! As an acolyte of Sally Bercow (@sallybercow), I’ve become all too aware of the sheer power of the twittersphere, and although almost...
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