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Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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  1. Avatar Will says:

    Back in the homeland, we have another word for you so-called Camericans: traitors.Report

  2. Avatar Scott says:

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011100031_olywoes17.html

    Sounds like there have been a few more problems. Not to mention the luge debacle.Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    I saw the opening ceremony and felt very slightly moved. Don’t know why either, I never thought much of the Olympics to begin with. Then it panned up and I saw Harper and felt moved again but this time in a much more physical and understandable manner. Thank the great shining unknowable God(ess?) that that turkey is not the head of the state. Horray for constitutional monarchies!Report

  4. Avatar Louis B. says:

    Police covering the streets is somewhat worse than angsty nihilists breaking shit because of police covering the streets.

    I saw parts of the opening ceremony and was impressed by the Chutzpah required to showcase Canada’s native peoples while holding festivities on unceded native territory.

    SPIRIT BEAR.Report

    • Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

      the entirety (in essence) of north america is unceded native territory. hell, south and central america too. I’m not really sure what to say about that.

      Playing Devil’s Advocate for the moment…

      Should we not have the Olympics in England in 2012 because the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes kicked out the Celts who themselves kicked out the Picts, who probably kicked out somebody before them?

      I’m fairly anti the Olympics in general, for economic reasons. If you’re going to have them, I would prefer some one Winter site and one summer site (probably in Greece) that would be the same site every four years, instead of leaving cities holding budgetary deficits so transnational elites can make a fat wad.

      But hey they’re here, and I guess I might as well enjoy it.Report

    • Avatar Scott says:

      Sorry, we can’t right every wrong since the dawn of time.Report

  5. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    Did anyone notice that amazing trackback?Report