Thursday, July 06, 2006

Link Fest...

So, this summer I have the best summer job ever...I get to teach kids who are smart and super-excited to learn. I couldn't have asked for a better place for my first true teaching experience. I'm helping to teach the class called "International Terrorism," and it's extremely interesting. I've studied the material before, but looking at the same articles from a teaching perspective casts new light on them, and I'm learning (probably) more than I'm teaching.

In short, it's awesome.

The only drawback is that it's taking up almost too much of my time. I don't really have enough time to blog anymore...not that I have for a while. But, a solution occured to me. I need to read the news and gather links to current events stuff anyway...why don't I just put it on the blog? Then I can send the kids to my site to look at them later, and I'll even get more hits that way!

So, here's a round-up of current happenings, and especially stuff relating to Terrorism and International Relations.

First on the list is, of course, the honorable Althouse. I also love stuff like this from her.
The first post is about a prof at UW who is a 9/11 denier and wants to include his theories about how the buildings were toppled by the government in an intro class. The other is just heartwarming...

Go check this blog out. Regime Change Iran. They're obviously biased a bit, but that's ok if you know about it, and they link to the relevant news stories. (Thanks Consul-At-Arms)

Was there a connection between Al-Queda and the London 7/7 bombings? Check out this ABC news story.

Check out this Afghanistan Photo blog (AfghaniDan) It's got lots of stories. If you need something to do, check out the archives.

Op-For has some thoughts on walls, Gaza, and terrorism.

Check out these two posts by Tiger Hawk on North Korea.

Now Taiwan wants to test fire a missle that could hit China? Can the region get any more unstable?

Bush says "I'd rather be right than popular."

Russia and China are refusing to go along concerning North Korea.

That missile North Korea threw was aimed at Hawaii.

Some good news
for Europe and it's Muslims.

That's it! Enjoy....sorry I haven't been posting enough lately...hopefully I can get back to it relatively soon.


  1. Thanks for the mention, Ben. I've linked to you here:

  2. Thanks...I'll be doing this every day for my class on International Terrorism.

    By the way, we're going to hear about our FSWE results at the end of July...I don't know what happened to the end of june like they told us when we took the test, but at least I'll find out soon...

  3. Ben, is the school in NH? With a name corresponding to one of the four gospels?

    Good luck with your FSWE results. I'm waiting for the summer bid list to come out and recently learned it's coming out around the same time as the FSWE results.

  4. That's where I am's a high school...pretty cool place. The kids here during the summer are from various public schools around the state. They all went through a pretty tough application process with a low acceptance rate to be here, so you can immagine how excited they all are.

    I guess the kids are visiting, it depends on how many hits you're getting from us...but I'm glad you told me. At least I know someone's been doing their homework.

    And good luck on the bid list...are you looking for anyplace in particular?