Friday, September 24, 2010

Petite Annonce: A Hiatus (It's Quiet Out There. Too Quiet).

Over a 90-day period this summer, 365 key Taliban commanders were either killed or captured in a total of 3,000 night raids carried out by British and American special forces units, operating predominantly in southern Afghanistan. Another 1,031 "rank and file" fighters were killed, and 1,355 taken into custody.

On that cheerful note, a lacuna in posts begins this morning. Much to attend to over the next couple of weeks.

Lacuna: A lexical gap in language. An extended silence in a piece of music. Lacunar amnesia is the absence of memory of a particular event, and a Petrovksy lacuna is the space where the fundamental solution of a differential equation disappears. I'm not quite sure what that last bit means. But you get the point.

Lacuna. I like that word. Here's a song.


Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

"Lacunar amnesia is the absence of memory of a particular event"

If caused by prior consumption of alcohol, the source of the alcohol in question should be checked for quality and a possibility of replacement considered.

12:12 PM  
Blogger dmurrell said...

The coporate MSM in Canada refuse to write up US/NATO successes. They support the Taliban, Taliban war atrocities, and the eventual Taliban tyrannical dictatorship once Western forces leave.

The are the moral values of the CBC, CTV, Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.

2:53 AM  

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