Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Delicious LiveJournal Links for 1-27-2011

  • My old friend Tim Waters: "the real danger to peace is not peoples’ desire to form new states. It is the willingness of the present powers in this world to resist that desire with violence. Chaos and death are not consequences of opening Pandora’s box – they *are* the box. We have stumbled onto that truth in Sudan, after 40 years and Niles of blood. We should not have to learn it all over again, in every war, and every generation."
    (tags: sudan)
  • Latest on the bizarre case of the Israeli academic using the French courts to sue the American editor who published a German professor's book review in an online law journal. Verdict expected in March.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it would have to review two weeks' worth of procedure after determining it had mistakenly based its last three rulings on a copy of the Belgian constitution left in the justices' chambers. "When I presented my case on legal citizenship status under proposed changes to immigration law, I wondered why they said my argument was in direct opposition to the parliamentary rights of the Walloons," said lawyer Hector Martinez, who argued before the court last week. "In light of this information, I think their denying my case based on a precedent set by the Duke of Beaufort in 1782 is null and void." Martinez has appealed his case, but is still awaiting confirmation of his audience with His Majesty Albert II.
    (tags: belgium usa funny)
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  • A long weekend in Paris

    It's F's 22nd birthday today - Happy Birthday! - and as an early treat we went toParis last weekend. I go to Paris now and then for work - a…

  • Napoleon

    There is a big exhibition about Napoleon in Paris, and in the course of a long weekend there F and I visited it yesterday. It’s alway…

  • Getting out of the country - travel in pandemic times

    We managed a three-country trip this week, my first time out of Belgium since 1 March. We had already been planning to visit my sister in…

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