If Senate Republicans have anything to say about it, the definition of ‘material support’ to designated terrorist organizations would extend to digital territory, in the form of social media according to the Hill recently.  “Allowing foreign terrorist organizations like Hamas to operate on Twitter is enabling the enemy,” Poe said inContinue Reading

Finding out that your own name, the one you diligently snapped up on gmail, bought the domain for years ago, even wrangled accounts across the board in all the places you thought you might need, was available when you selected a twitter handle, is REALLY annoying.   After using theContinue Reading

Matthew Inman has stumbled upon – and now seized on – something extremely interesting: people who like and support a brand throw money at causes it celebrates. Earlier this year, the creator of theOatmeal.com saw an impressive out-pouring of support for his irreverent response to a frivolous lawsuit. (Read theContinue Reading

I ran across this a while ago, but it has become apparent to me that I must make a pilgrimage. Dangerous Dan’s “McEwan” burger “10oz NY steak freshly ground into a hamburger patty, mixed with beer, shitake and oyster mushrooms, camembert and brie cheese and 4oz pan fried Lobster TailContinue Reading

Breaking research down into accessible, consumable morsels drives interest. A recent feature by Ken Jennings (popularly of Jeopardy fame) on Slate.com highlights the monsters of the margins – cartographic phantasms. The presentation is fine, the information is concise and open, the platform is stable and freely available. Sooner, rather thanContinue Reading

    Following the expulsion of the last Frankish stronghold at Acre in 1291, Europe considered the Levant and North Africa little more than a highway to the economic prosperity of South Asia epitomized by Bonaparte�s campaign at the conclusion of the eighteenth century. Understanding the European view of the Ottoman stateContinue Reading

A portion of the works sited from my undergrad thesis Saladin’s Historiographic Supremacy: The Usurpation of Nur ad-Din’s Revolutionary Holy Warfare

The book Ordinary Men is an apt read these days. Reading various posts and articles (from both the objecting citizen and responsible agent) relating to support or abuse of individuals participating in otherwise civil liberty-infringing or otherwise ethically questionable actions, it seems like we’re toying with the gray area inContinue Reading