Conn Hallinan’s 2012 “Are You Serious?” Awards

Via Russ Wellen. Every year the Dispatches from the Edge blog runs these awards for  news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of “Are you serious?” Check out this year’s winners, starting with the Dr. Strangelove Award to Lord John Gilbert, former UK defense minister in Tony Blair’s government, who suggested using neutron bombs to seal the Pakistan/Afghanistan border.

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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