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calendar   Sunday - September 17, 2006

Sunday Funnies

I seem to recall having this same conversation with my youngest son recently. He still has all of his teeth. For now.

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/17/2006 at 01:28 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - September 16, 2006

Public Health Announcement

Warning: if you have either of these products from Earthbound Farm in your refrigerator, DO NOT EAT! Discard them immediately.

Federal health officials last night linked a deadly E. coli outbreak in bagged spinach products to a California farm company that sells organic produce in 74 percent of the country’s grocery stores. Natural Selection Foods, widely known for its Earthbound Farm brand, yesterday recalled all its fresh spinach products, along with packaged salads.

Natural Selection Foods recalled all packages of its fresh spinach and any salad with spinach in a blend because they are possibly contaminated with E. coli. The affected packages have “Best if Used by Dates” of Aug. 17 through Oct. 1. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-690-3200.

The recalled brands: Bellissima, Cheney Brothers, Coastline, Compliments, Cross Valley, D’Arrigo Brothers, Dole, Earthbound Farm, Emeril, Fresh Point, Green Harvest, Jansal Valley, Mann, Mills Family Farm, Natural Selection Foods, Nature’s Basket, O Organic, Premium Fresh, President’s Choice, Pride of San Juan, Pro-Mark, Rave Spinach, Ready Pac, River Ranch, Riverside Farms, Snoboy, Superior, Sysco, Tanimura & Antle, The Farmer’s Market, Trader Joe’s.

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I’m Popeye the Sailor Man
There’s E. Coli in this can
You’ll go all ta piecies
from bad germs from feces
I’m Popeye the Sailor ghaak! *flump*


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/16/2006 at 12:27 PM   
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Internet Pitfall #11

The problem with web-cams and cute chicks on the internet is ....

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/16/2006 at 07:20 AM   
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Here We Go Again

Here is what Pope Benedict XVI said ....

I was reminded of all this recently, when I read… of part of the dialogue carried on - perhaps in 1391 in the winter barracks near Ankara - by the erudite Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus and an educated Persian on the subject of Christianity and Islam, and the truth of both.

In the seventh conversation...the emperor touches on the theme of the holy war. Without descending to details, such as the difference in treatment accorded to those who have the “Book” and the “infidels”, he addresses his interlocutor with a startling brusqueness on the central question about the relationship between religion and violence in general, saying: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

The emperor, after having expressed himself so forcefully, goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul. “God,” he says, “is not pleased by blood - and not acting reasonably is contrary to God’s nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats.”


-- Pope Benedict XVI
“Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections”
University Of Regensberg, Germany
September 15, 2006

Here is how the Muslim world reacted ....

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Just between you and me, it seems the followers of the Prophet For Profit (Bees Pee Upon Him) seem to have missed the point of the Pope’s speech entirely. Obviously it sailed right over their pointy little heads. That’s nothing new. The Angry IslamoFascists are ready to spring into a bloodthirsty rage at the drop of a turban. Violence, hatred, anger, rage ... it is all part and parcel of the “Religion Of Pees”. Time and time again these people demonstrate that fact incontrovertibly.

By my interpretation, what the Pope was trying to say was “give it a rest, people - let’s drop the violence and talk to each other”. Sounds reasonable to me. That’s probably why the Muslims don’t get it. They’d rather be angry than right. The furor is mounting just like the bloody Mohammed cartoons a few months ago.

Fresh Criticism Of Pope’s Remarks
(BBC) - September 16, 2006 07:45 GMT 08:45 UK

Criticism is continuing to pour in from religious and political leaders in the Muslim world following remarks by Pope Benedict XVI about Islam. Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, spoke of sinister tendencies to link terror with Islam which gave rise to an ominous alienation with the West.

Pope Benedict, who is back in Italy, is said to be upset at the way in which his remarks have been interpreted. At the same meeting, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the Pope had to do more to calm Muslim emotions.

“The Pope must not take lightly the spread of outrage that has been created,” he said, quoted by Malaysia’s Bernama news agency. “The Vatican must now take full responsibility over the matter and carry out the necessary steps to rectify the mistake.”

In Germany, the Pope’s homeland, Chancellor Merkel said the Pope had spoken in favour of dialogue between religions, “which is something I also support and consider urgent and necessary. “What Benedict XVI emphasised was a decisive and uncompromising renunciation of all forms of violence in the name of religion,” she said. The Vatican has also rejected the interpretation of the pontiff’s remarks as an attack on Islam, and has said he intended no offence.

As if that isn’t enough, the New York Times (pitiful excuse for fishwrap) has decided to force the Pope to apolgize in an editorial in today’s paper. This opinion piece is already being quoted all across the Muslim world as proof that the Pope needs to be chastised. The IslamoFascists in the Middle East obviously take the crap from the NY Times as gospel. Here is an excerpt ....

The Pope’s Words
(NEW YORK TIMES) - September 16, 2006

There is more than enough religious anger in the world. So it is particularly disturbing that Pope Benedict XVI has insulted Muslims, quoting a 14th-century description of Islam as “evil and inhuman.”

The Vatican issued a statement saying that Benedict meant no offense and in fact desired dialogue. But this is not the first time the pope has fomented discord between Christians and Muslims.

In 2004 when he was still the Vatican’s top theologian, he spoke out against Turkey’s joining the European Union, because Turkey, as a Muslim country was “in permanent contrast to Europe.”

A doctrinal conservative, his greatest fear appears to be the loss of a uniform Catholic identity, not exactly the best jumping-off point for tolerance or interfaith dialogue.

The world listens carefully to the words of any pope. And it is tragic and dangerous when one sows pain, either deliberately or carelessly. He needs to offer a deep and persuasive apology, demonstrating that words can also heal.

Seen enough yet? The enemy without and the enemy within - working together to attack Christianity and using any excuse to work up a rage and now to go after the leader of the Church. This is an abomination before God and all men. The IslamoFascists want to spread their religion of hatred and violence to the entire world and the Leftists and Liberals here in America (like the asshat editors at the NY Times, the ACLU and other fellow travelers) are perfectly willing to assist them by attacking Christianity and the Church from within.

It’s not going to get any better any time soon unless we start fighting back ... at both enemies. If we sit idly by and allow this to go on, we will only have ourselves to blame when it all comes to a bloody head - and that day is coming soon. Sooner than you think. Speak up now or resign yoursleves to a life of “submission” to an evil and inhuman philosophy, conceived in hatred, spread by warfare and culminating in theocratic servitude. History has already recorded centuries of proof of this evil and simply waits for us to either fight or submit before writing the next chapter in a book our children and grandchildren will read when they judge us in some far, distant future. It’s all up to you. The time is now ....


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/16/2006 at 03:06 AM   
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Saturday Silliness

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Guys, I know all of you out there are familiar with athletic suporters, a.k.a. “jock straps”. I trust you also understand the necessity of wearing such a piece of clothing, correct? It’s for protection in rough environments ... like 3rd and goal on your opponent’s 1-yard-line in a tie game with three seconds on the clock. Or when you’re being chased down the street by a mob of Code Pink broads who object to your “barefoot and pregnant” counter-protest sign. There are times when you just gotta look out for ... uh ... erh ... the “equipment”.

What you may not know is that the fairer sex also has need of similar protection. Yes, even the ladies get into tight situations now and then like getting hauled off to jail for spitting on the cops when Cindy Sheehan’s latest protest gets “wet and wild”. Even though the females are somewhat lacking in the body parts department which we guys are so “hung up” over, they do have other anatomical areas in need of protection. For those occasions, brilliant clothing manufacturers have created something called the “sports bra”.

Now, you men out there may be asking yourself how such a piece of equipment actually operates. Well, to clarify matters let me give you a demonstration of what happens when a boobie-equipped human attempts to participate in sports and exercise without one of these protecting devices. I’m sure that you will then see the critical importance of this protective device. Now before you click “Continue Reading”, let me make sure that you understand that this demonstration is definitely Not Safe For Work ...
 

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/16/2006 at 01:52 AM   
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calendar   Friday - September 15, 2006

TGIF - RANT

It’s Friday! At last. Time for another OPEN POST. Feel free to rant about whatever your little heart desires. Scream, yell, let it out.  What chaps your a**? Tell us all about it. I’m turning this over to all of you for the remainder of the day while I go get some sunshine and peace and quiet. Feel free to bad-mouth me if it pleases you. Post silly pictures. Raise hell! Use bad words! Get silly! Whatever! Guests can even join in - login with Username: “guest”, Password: “password” if you wish to remain anonymous. Have fun! I’ll see you on the flip side ....

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/15/2006 at 09:00 AM   
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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/15/2006 at 08:11 AM   
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Democratic Response

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/15/2006 at 06:58 AM   
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RINO Rebellion

Sen. John Warner of Virginia, Senator John McCain of Arizona, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Susan Collins of Maine. They would give captured terrorists the right to view classified documents and throw out any testimony that was “coerced”. Colin Powell has also jumped into the fray on the side of the Gang Of Four who, along with all of the Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee have decided to give full Geneva Convention rights to captured Al-Qaeda terrorists.

They are proposing a watered-down version of a proposed bill by the administration to settle the matter of how to bring these terrorists to justice in a court of law or tribunal, as the Supreme Court mandated. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has decided to bypass the committee’s bogus recommendation and bring the President’s plan to the Senate directly for a floor vote. This one is about to get ugly. Real ugly.

Besides the fact that these four must be on drugs to think captured terrorists need to see classified documents, there is the political factor. Both John Warner and John McCain have Presidential ambitions and this is a chance for them to start distancing themselves from the Bush Administration, which currently is experiencing low poll numbers which might hurt their own poll numbers. Who knows what Graham and Collins are up to? Colin Powell is a non-player who is still mad at Donald Rumsfeld.

All this kerfuffle is going to do is alienate more conservative voters from the GOP, I’m afraid. The Democrats on the Armed Services Committee (Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Robert Byrd, etc.) are laughing their donkey butts off. We, the American people are just going to get screwed while the Senate plays games and jockeys for position in 2008. I need a drink. How about you ... ?

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WASHINGTON (YAHOO NEWS) - September 15, 2006

Senate GOP leaders facing rebellion in their own ranks against President Bush’s plan to interrogate and prosecute terrorism suspects will call for a vote on the proposal as early as next week. Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell said no decision had been made on when to vote on the measure, but he added that he hoped a floor vote would settle the issue.

The election-year debate has pitted Republicans against each other and kept in limbo the legal bounds of the CIA program to detain and interrogate “high-value” terrorism suspects. A successful vote for Bush also would allow the president to begin prosecuting detainees allegedly connected to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “I think the president is right on this issue and I think the majority is correct on this,” McConnell, R-Ky., said.

A Republican-led Senate committee defied Bush on Thursday and approved terror-detainee legislation the president has vowed to block. Republican Sen. John Warner (news, bio, voting record) of Virginia, normally a Bush supporter, pushed the measure through his Senate Armed Services Committee by a 15-9 vote, with Warner and three other GOP lawmakers joining Democrats.

The president’s measure would go further than that bill, allowing classified evidence to be withheld from defendants in terror trials and using coerced testimony. The legislation also would revise the law that interprets the nation’s obligations under the Geneva Conventions, the treaty that sets the standard for treatment of war prisoners, so that harsh interrogations of detainees would not be questioned in court.

Warner as well as Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., oppose the legislation because they say it could expose U.S. troops to abusive treatment in future wars. They also contend that barring a defendant from access to evidence used to convict them would undermine the credibility of the court.

With the two sides unable to reach an accord, McConnell said it was time to “let the Congress work its will.” But whether the majority of senators will agree remains unclear. Eleven Armed Services Committee Democrats joined Warner, McCain, Graham and Maine Republican Susan Collins in voting in favor of the alternative legislation.

The vote by the moderate Collins underscored that there might be broad enough GOP support to successfully take on Bush on the floor of the Republican-run Senate. A surprise entry into the fray was Colin Powell, Bush’s first secretary of state, who announced his opposition to his old boss’ plan, saying it would hurt the country. Powell’s successor, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, sprang to the president’s defense in a letter of her own.

As the battle mushrooms, it threatens to undermine campaign season assertions by the administration that it has shown a steady hand on security matters and that Republicans should be trusted over Democrats on such issues. Bush still has many congressional allies, including House and Senate leaders and conservatives, who want to align themselves with the president’s tough stance on interrogation and prosecution. The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that supports the administration’s position by 52-8.

- More on the story here ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/15/2006 at 03:26 AM   
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The Worlds Smallest Violin

I’m sorry but I can’t work up even an ounce of sympathy for these animals. For decades they have sent wave after wave of suicide bombers into Israel to blow up innocent men, women and children. They have actively supported terrorism around the world. They “elected” Yassir Arafat, a known butcher, as their leader then after him they gave their “government” to Hamas, a known terrorist organization. They declared an ”Intifada” in 2000 for no good reason, other than a desire to murder Jews. They danced in the streets when the Twin Towers fell. They have done everything in their power to offend civilized peoples everywhere and continued their barbaric behavior in spite of the fact that an overly generous world has poured millions of dollars in asssistance and aid to these ungrateful cretins.

Now they are on the verge of starvation, wallowing in self-pity .... and they want you and me to help them. I am sorry but my charitable spirit has left the building, may God have mercy on me. I can no longer tolerate this bunch and I wish them all a speedy death. Every single one of them. Does that sound like I am advocating genocide? I prefer to think of it as triage. Sometimes you just have to throw up your hands and let the “victim” die - so you can move on to help someone who has a chance of living ... or who has a better chance of living a useful life. There are too many innocent refugees around the world who need assistance and will accept any help they can get without planning to murder the good samaritan after he gives them a helping hand.

Yes, I am in a real bad damn mood today, mainly because I despise articles like this from the New York Times, trying to play on my sympathies and humanity in an attempt to generate pity ... and aid for these monsters. As long as the media keeps portraying them as victims, the madness will continue. It’s time to put away the worlds smallest violin. There just is no harmony in this tune ....

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KHAN YUNIS, Gaza Strip (NEW YORK TIMES) - September 14, 2006

For the last week, Zidan Abu Reziq has been sleeping outside, next to his plantings on a small square of sand he expropriated. The Abu Reziqs, like many of the large, destitute refugee families in this shrapneled, tumbledown slum, need to plant to eat.

They took the land and planted it with vegetables, an investment of about $50, most of the money that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency gave them to buy school uniforms for the children.

Zidan’s wife, Tamam, admits her 51-year-old husband sleeps with his plants because he needs to protect their investment in the lawless chaos of Gaza, where his own small theft of land, 20 square yards that belongs to the government, is dwarfed by the huge expropriations by gangs and families and militia groups that have taken over much of the best land left behind when the Israelis pulled out their settlers a year ago.

It is difficult to exaggerate the economic collapse of Gaza, with the Palestinian Authority cut off from funds by Israel, the United States and the European Union after Hamas won the legislative elections on Jan. 25. Since then, the authority has paid most of its 73,000 employees here, nearly 40 percent of Gaza’s work force, only 1.5 months’ salary, resulting in a severe economic depression and growing signs of malnutrition, especially among the poorest children.

Few here are using the United Nations grants for school. The Abu Reziqs are carefully investing the rest of their relief money. More than $20 went straight to the local grocer, Tamam said, as a down payment on the credit extended to the family, which still owes more than $200. About $11 went to buy the ingredients, including two chickens, for the couscous dish that Tamam and her daughter, Fatma, 29, are making early this morning, kneading relief agency flour in big aluminum bowls, pouring in relief agency oil, rubbing the flour over a screen to get the right consistency.

The result will serve 15 people, Tamam said. “We want to feed the people who helped us with the land,” she said, and some of their neighbors, even worse off than they. Gaza’s situation has worsened since Palestinian gunmen, including those from Hamas, killed two Israeli soldiers and captured a third on June 25. Israel reinvaded Gaza, and has since killed more than 240 Palestinians, many of them in gun battles.

An Israeli airstrike on Gaza’s only electrical power plant means that most Gazans now get only 7 to 12 hours a day of electricity, at unpredictable hours, with running water largely dependent on electric pumps. Fishermen, now prevented from going more than a few hundred yards from shore by the Israeli Navy, are using hand-thrown nets from the beach to catch a few sprats and sardines.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/15/2006 at 02:38 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 14, 2006

Through The Looking Glass

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“The Tragedy Of Easter Island”
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About 2,000 miles from the nearest continent, and 1,400 miles from the next closest inhabited isle, lies a tiny chunk of land only 65 square miles in size. It is the most isolated, inhabited place in the world, Easter Island.

When the first Polynesians landed on Easter Island, around 400 to 700 A.D., what they found was far from a barren land. The Island was a sub-tropical paradise. Thick forests of palm trees covered the hills. Other plants including the hauhau tree, which can be used to make ropes, were also numerous. Seabirds, including the albatross, and boobies, as well as others, used the Island as a nesting place. Porpoises played in the waves.

Archaeologists examining bones found in the trash pits discovered that the main meat diet of these early islanders consisted of the porpoise, which had to be caught well off-shore from heavy canoes, and the seabirds.

With conditions so fine on Easter the human population quickly swelled. Estimates of population range up to 20,000 at its peak. The islanders soon had enough time left over after mere survival to start building the huge statues that cover the island. These were probably erected by rival clans each one wanting to have the largest and most numerous statues as a sign of status and wealth. The island must have been well organized because the resources to build the statues were widely scattered. The best stone for the statues came from one quarry. The rock for the statues’crowns from another, and the tools to work the stone yet from another place on the island. Trade was well developed.

The Islanders started chopping down the palm trees to make rollers and sledges to move the statues. They cut the hauhau trees to make the ropes needed to pull and erect the monuments. By 1400 the palms were well on their way to becoming extinct, and only a few of the hauhau trees survived.

When the last palm was cut down there was no longer the wood to make the heavy canoes needed for long sea voyages or to hunt the porpoises that were an important part of the Islanders diet. With the porpoises gone the people had to turn even more to the seabirds, and then the rats, as a source of food. When they were gone, starvation resulted, the government collapsed and cannibalism appeared. Human bones started to find their way into trash pits.

When the explorer Jacob Roggeveen found it on April 5, 1722 (Easter day, henceforth the name), the natives, numbering about 2,000, had no idea that other peoples, beside themselves, existed. This is not surprising since the islanders had no boats or canoes capable of crossing the sea. Roggeveen, in his log, described the few craft they had as “bad and frail.”

-- “Easter Island”, Wikipedia


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/14/2006 at 04:15 PM   
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A Frosty Welcome

Ahmawhackjob is coming to America next week to address the United Notions. Hold on to your hats, kiddies. This promises to be quite entertaining. President Bush is also scheduled to speak to the UN. I wonder what will happen if these two should happen to meet in a hallway somewhere. I envision a scene from “High Noon” with Dubya as Gary Cooper. Do not forsake me, Oh my darlin’ ....

imageimageAhmadinejad in New York
(NY SUN) - September 13, 2006

If the Holocaust-denying, nuclear bomb-building, terrorism-sponsoring president of Iran thinks he’s going to flit into New York next week for the U.N. General Assembly and escape unchallenged, boy is he going to be in for a surprise. Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel yesterday added his name to a small but high-powered international group of private citizens who are pushing to have Iran thrown out of the United Nations in response to Iran’s violations of the 1948 Convention to Prevent and Punish the Crime of Genocide.

President Ahmadinejad will also be met with a large rally on September 20 outside the U.N. at noon organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, and the UJA-Federation of New York. The rally, in support of Israel, calls for implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which calls for disarming Iran’s proxy army Hezbollah. It also calls for supporting the war against state sponsors of terror, including Iran. The executive vice chairman of the Conference, Malcolm Hoenlein, told us yesterday that he’s received requests from as far away as Texas, Arkansas, Ottawa, and New Hampshire to participate in the rally.

The legal effort in which Mr. Wiesel is involved, established at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, includes a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Dore Gold, and a former Israeli ambassador to America, Meir Rosenne. “It is hard to believe that at a time when the president of Iran is making statements denying the Holocaust and does not hide his intention to erase Israel from the map, the enlightened world is planning to host Ahmadinejad at the opening of the General Assembly instead of evicting his country from the U.N. altogether,” the group said in a statement issued yesterday.

It might seem farfetched to invoke a genocide convention against Iran when, thank goodness, no genocide has happened yet. But the treaty — which Iran itself signed and ratified — is called the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. In Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur, the United Nations and the world waited until after the slaughter to act. In this case, there has been a warning. The leader of Iran’s proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah, has stated that if the Jews “all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide,” and said, “it is an open war until the elimination of Israel and until the death of the last Jew on earth.”

The treaty states that “Direct and public incitement to commit genocide” is punishable. We don’t have much confidence in the enforceability of international law, which seems to be used in practice mainly as a hammer by neutralist groups like Human Rights Watch to pound Israel and America. Yet the legal campaign, like the rally to be held in New York, is significant in shaping public awareness of Iran’s intentions — an awareness that is vital to preventing the genocide that Iran openly boasts that it intends.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/14/2006 at 03:14 PM   
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Married With Goatlets

This is an old news story but I couldn’t help but share it here. What are the odds Mr. Tombe was a Muslim? Does the goat have to convert to Islam if he is? Do they make burkhas in a size 2? Too many questions, too few answers ...

Sudan Man Forced To Marry Goat
(BBC) - Friday, 24 February 2006, 16:40 GMT

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his “wife”, after he was caught having sex with the animal. The goat’s owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.

They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi. “We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together,” Mr Alifi said.

Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.

“When I asked him: ‘What are you doing there?’, he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up”. Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case.

“They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife,” Mr Alifi told the newspaper.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/14/2006 at 10:33 AM   
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As The World Turns

A jealous nun. Having a four-year-long affair with a priest. Catches him in bed with another woman. A married woman. Nun attacks priest with machete and sets fire to his house. Nun has had two abortions during four-year affair with priest. Nun is 39, priest is 70. Did I miss anything?

You just can’t make this s**t up ....

Nun Tried To Kill Priest After
Finding Him In Bed With Another Woman

(DAILY MAIL-UK) - 13th September 2006 3:55PM GMT

A jealous nun appeared in court charged with threats to kill and an arson attack on a priest’s house - after she caught him in bed with a married woman. Sister Silvia Gomes De Sousa, 39, saw red and set fire to Father Carmelo Mantarro’s house after she nabbed him ‘in flagrante.’

The furious nun - who was also Father Carmelo’s cleaner - was also armed with a machete and threatened to kill the priest before being restrained by passers by. Police and fire officials were quickly on the scene and managed to put out the flames which had been started by sister De Sousa using matches and candles on curtains and furniture.

The drama happened in the sleepy Italian village of Roccalumera near Messina on the island of Sicily and was the talk of the nation as it dominated TV and radio news programmes.

The saucy goings on were made even more interesting by father Carmelo’s age - he is 70 years old - and is said to have been sleeping with both sister De Sousa and the other woman for several months.

At the court hearing Sister De Sousa also claimed to have had two abortions as a result of having unprotected sex with Father Carmelo and also showed several love letters from him. She told the hearing: “I just flipped when I came to the house and caught him in bed with another woman who is married.

“We had been together four years and I had even had two abortions because of him.” Judge Antonino Giacobello freed sister De Sousa - who is accused of threats to kill and arson - on bail and adjourned the case until next month.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/14/2006 at 10:11 AM   
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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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