Morning Links

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
  • This story raises an interesting question: Is there anything inherently wrong with collecting Nazi memorabilia? Would you think differently of someone if you were made aware they were a collector?
  • This looks like a great read: New book probes the mind of a dog.
  • Off-the-menu times at fast food spots.
  • Handy list of top 50 blogs dealing with forensics issues. Yes, this blog was kindly mentioned.
  • Canada’s drug czar slams drug war upon leaving office.
  • One drug arrest every 18 seconds in America last year. About half were for marijuana. And 90 percent of those were for possession, not sale or cultivation.
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  • 55 Responses to “Morning Links”

    1. #1 |  Alan Gura | 

      There is no question of the quote’s accuracy or of Stork’s sympathies. More to the point, HRW is a cesspool full of wacky characters, and a fake military “expert” who issues ridiculous screeds against Israel while obsessively collecting and writing volumes about his favorite Nazi regalia is, in context, not all that surprising or mysterious.

    2. #2 |  JJH2 | 


      Er, well, there is a significant question about the quote’s accuracy. First, you attributed it to Stork despite there being no credible evidence that he actually penned it. Second, you claim the quote “lauded” the murder of the Israeli athletes. However, the original article is apparently not available online to be double checked. And David Bernstein, a regular HRW critic, who claims to have reviewed the original article, describes the overall thrust of the article quite differently, and contends that the original author(s) in fact stated there was no justification for the murders.

    3. #3 |  Jon | 

      I think he’ll have a hard time arguing against bias when he uses “Flak88” as a pseudonym on collector sites.

      88 is a well known neo-nazi code for “Heil Hitler”.

    4. #4 |  JJH2 | 


      Garlasco’s handle has already been the subject of some discussion on interested sites. History buffs seem to think it’s a transparent reference to the Flak 88mm anti-aircraft gun. If you google “Flak88,” the first link is in fact to the wikipedia page for the Flak 88mm anti-aircraft gun.

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