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Entries by Robert Weller from 09/2010

Rape Investigation of Wikileaks Founder Assange Reopened

| Posted 09.01.2010 | World

Sweden's on-again, off-again investigation of an alleged rape by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange apparently is on again.

Obama OutFoxes Right Wing on Iraq

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

In a time of language tricks -- offensives become surges, insurgents are militants, combat troops become combat brigades -- it's all about perception management.

Claim: NATO Air Strike Kills Afghan Election Campaigners

| Posted 09.02.2010 | World

Afghan officials say a NATO airstrike killed 10 election campaign workers. NATO said all those killed or wounded were insurgents, and included one Ta...

Alleged Rapist Assange on the Loose in Sweden

| Posted 09.04.2010 | World

Stieg Larsson would turn over in his grave. The late author of the Millenium Trilogy, who fought for women's rights throughout his life, would have m...

Jones Calls Off Quran Burning In Face Of World Protests

| Posted 09.09.2010 | Religion

The wild card is the fact that the minister does not have a permit from the city of Gainesville. Officials there say police will be present and the fire department could be called on to douse the blaze.

Jihadist Humor

| Posted 09.10.2010 | Entertainment

While it might seem impossible to make a funny movie about would-be terrorists, British director Chris Morris has found a way in the Four Lions.

Boulder, Colorado: Recreational Sports Rescheduled for Wildfire

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Denver

Last week a disastrous wildfire not only destroyed at least 169 homes in the canyons to the west, a paradise for those who lived in them, but it also forced the closure of popular hiking trails.

Tea Party & Palin Caught by Surprise in Alaska

| Posted 09.21.2010 | Politics

For Murkowski, "the gloves are off." Conventional wisdom has it that write-in campaigns are quixotic, but Murkowski made clear she was one woman who wasn't going to quit on Alaska.

Mysterious Investigation Of Wikileaks Founder Stalled

| Posted 09.22.2010 | Media

A month after a mysterious investigation of Wikileakers founder Julian Assange was launched in Sweden no charges have been filed.

Report: Hollywood Plan to Remake Stieg Larsson Movies on Hold

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Entertainment

The selection of Rooney Mara to play the part of Lisbeth Salander in Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, never seemed to make any sense to fans of the tiny but viper-like victim of Sweden's child welfare system.

Lindsay Lohan Cinderella

| Posted 09.25.2010 | Entertainment

Just like in Cinderella, the spell cast on Lindsay Lohan by the evil judge ended at midnight. After all, she got her start in a Disney movie.

Condemned Man's Last Request: Don't Screw It Up

| Posted 09.30.2010 | Los Angeles

A California man convicted of rape and murder 40 years ago has asked that his execution be stopped because the state can't guarantee it will be pain free.