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By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: Libya, By da Yout', For da Yout'...For Now

A little secret you won’t hear much about: Libya under Qaddafi wasn’t that bad for most people. And that’s according to the CIA. Take a look at the CIA factbook on Libya under Qaddafi and you’re in for a shock.
Subsidized medical care, subsidized education, one of the highest average incomes in Africa, a life expectancy of 77 point something, and rankings in the 90s, pretty low, on most of the bad stuff like infant mortality.

Aug 30, 2011 | Comments (46)

By Mark Ames
Obama Picks Larry Summers' Favorite Tennis Partner As His New Economic Chief

Great news about Obama’s new pick to head the CEA, Alan Krueger, the so-called “labor economist.” Yeah, he labors all right: He labors hard to be Larry Summers’ tennis partner. And believe you me, being Larry Summers’ tennis partner is like…

Aug 29, 2011 | Comments (27)

By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: So Who Killed Younes?

The truth is, it was no surprise Younes got shot. He was an old Qaddafi enforcer who’d made a lot of enemies, and he did one of the most dangerous things a general can do: Change sides in the middle of a civil war.

Aug 28, 2011 | Comments (40)

By Eileen Jones
Burke & Hare: Where Ealing Comedies Went to Die, Again

There’s a British movie directed by John Landis called Burke and Hare coming out soon in America that’s pretty terrible. September 9th it comes out, and it’ll sink without a ripple. Even the publicity images are so lame, they seem…

Aug 27, 2011 | Comments (24)

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By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: Libya: The Berb-Burb Alliance

Well, that was a quick takedown. One of the strange things about Libya was the pacing. It needed a good editor, because it started fast, then bogged down, and then just when everybody’d given up and gone to get some caramel corn, the credits started rolling.

Aug 23, 2011 | Comments (89)

By Eileen Jones
Fright Night, Or An Evening With Colin Farrell

  Fright Night is a nice little genre film. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s getting pretty good reviews, but you know how you can’t believe those people. You have to go see for yourself. So I did, and sure enough,…

Aug 20, 2011 | Comments (9)

By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd Vs. Darrell Issa's Goldman Sachs Staffer: A Brief History Of Hungarian Fascism Made Simple For Lying Scum

Rep. Darrell Issa got busted hiring a Goldman Sachs VP, Peter Simonyi/Heller, who changed his last name to hide his Goldman Sachs past in favor of his fascist Hungarian grandfather’s past…The War Nerd explains why Simonyi should be much more embarrassed about Grandpa Heller…

Aug 19, 2011 | Comments (97)