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29 October 2009 09:21

  • Arms Control Wonk readers go to incredible lengths: one visited Syria and photographed the site of an alleged nuclear reactor.
  • I always thought this was a crude cultural stereotype, but it turns out there really is a genetic predisposition that lowers tolerance for alcohol, and it's concentrated in North Asia.
  • George Packer on the German view of Afghanistan. Among many trenchant observations, he reports that the White House strategy review is purely internal — the US is not consulting NATO.
  • Further on the 'cool communist symbols' theme we pursued last week, a colleague tells me there's a bar in Canberra called DAS KAPITAL.
  • Observers of American politics may know there's a tense relationship between California's legislature and the Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. But Arnie's press secretary insists there's no hidden message in his recent notification to the Assembly that he's vetoing one of their bills. Go on, click. You won't regret it.
  • Walking robot: a few seconds of this footage went to air last night on the ABC's 'Hungry Beast', but I thought it was worth sharing the longer version. (H/t Danger Room.)

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