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DemocraThree: 7 March 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday (except this week obviously) [Ed note: I’m an idiot] bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D; like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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DemocraThree Special Trade Deadline Edition

by J.R.

demo210With the trade deadline looming, we’ve asked our usual cadre of bloggers from around The Heptarchy to give us some idea of what the hay is going on with each team. Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. For our special trade deadline edition, we’ll go in alphabetical order:

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Great Game Previews In History: 26 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

800px-Arrest_of_Govenor_BlighPoor old William Bligh. First he lost his ship and then he loses a whole colony.

On this day — Australia Day, for what it’s worth, for it’s the day the First Fleet sailed into Sydney Harbor — in 1808, the New South Wales Corps marched into the grounds of Government House and arrested Bligh, then the governor of the colony, “charged by the respectable inhabitants of crimes that render you unfit to exercise the supreme authority another moment in this colony; and in that charge all officers under my command have joined.”

It was the culmination of Bligh’s enmity with John Macarthur, one of the leaders of the NSW Corps, who exercised a great deal of authority, what with his having a bunch of wool and controlling the trade of booze, which was more or less the currency of Australia at the time (and also now).

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DemocraThree: 17 January 2014

by J.R.

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Today, we debut a new weekly feature here at III Communication — DemocraThree. Every Friday, bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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Thursday Thirteen: Stop Hibernating, We’re Halfway Home

by J.R.

Every Thursday we bring you III Communication’s Conference III Power Rankings, the Thursday Thirteen.

This week, we’re on the downhill side.

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Thursday Thirteen: Cold Blooded

by J.R.

Every Thursday we bring you III Communication’s Conference III Power Rankings, the Thursday Thirteen.

This week, it’s flipping cold.

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Great Game Previews In History: 22 October 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

sartre-3Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age.”

Sartre famously refused the prize, via an open letter, possibly addressed to Miley Cyrus, in Le Figaro, published the next day.

Sartre gave all manner of predictably Sartrety reasons for the refusal — that he did not want to entangle the Nobel committee with his increasingly political activism (he cited his support of Venezuelan revolutionaries specifically; Sartre was arrested during the May 1968 protests in Paris and was pardoned by DeGaulle because “You don’t arrest Voltaire”) and that he found the Nobel Prize to be exceedingly Eurocentric (it was and is, for better or worse), and that he was more interested in bridging the gap between East and West than in holding an award that demonstrates the gap.

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33 Predictions For 2013 & Programming Notes

by J.R.

I made these standings predictions over at Second City Hockey, but we’ll repeat them here for posterity ahead of the beginning of Conference III:

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Hot August Nights: Nashville Predators

by J.R.

neildiamondThis week, III Communication presents “Hot August Nights.” At one minute past sundown local time we’ll be reviewing the off-seasons of each Conference III team using the songs of American legend Neil Diamond.

Tonight, we head to the home of Black Diamond and review the Nashville Predators.

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