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calendar   Wednesday - November 22, 2006

Office Space

My first thought upon reading this was that if Republicans pulled this kind of grab, the Donks would be screaming to high heaven and the NY Times would be yelling even louder about how Republicans are “oppressing” the minority party. My second thought was that the Donks and the Slimes have been doing precisely that since 1994.

Odds are the Republicans will not complain and will just sulk and pout and move into the closets that the Donks leave them. Not a decent backbone in the whole bunch as far as I can see. Pelosi and company are going to ride roughshod over the GOP in Congress and this is just the first sign. You can forget all that bullshit about “bipartisan efforts”. It’s going to be a long two years ....

Spoils of Prime Office Space Go to Democrats
WASHINGTON (NY TIMES) — November 22, 2006

imageimageForget those pesky leadership fights. The folks who run Congress are now getting down to what really matters on Capitol Hill: dividing up the office space. In something of a break with recent tradition, the incoming Democratic speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, is planning to expropriate the second-floor suite of offices now occupied by the current speaker, J. Dennis Hastert — a handful of rooms providing a spectacular view of the Mall.

That space has been in Republican hands for 50 years or so, even when Democrats were in charge. In fact, the main offices are so strongly associated with Republicans that they were officially designated the Robert H. Michel Rooms by the House in 1995 in honor of the popular former Republican leader.

While there might be some private grumbling by Republicans about the Democratic land grab, even Mr. Michel sees nothing wrong with Ms. Pelosi wanting to move into his namesake space.

“The speaker is the speaker,” Mr. Michel said in an interview. “They reign supreme over on the House side, and they can pretty much do anything they want to.” While Democrats are moving up, Republicans are downsizing, abandoning their preferred spots and planning to squeeze into the current, tighter digs of the Democrats.

Even as Republicans were voting last week on their new leaders, a couple of top staff members from the office of the current majority leader, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, just happened to stop by Ms. Pelosi’s office to visit with some Democratic friends — and take a peek at their likely new quarters. Mr. Boehner will be minority leader when the new Congress convenes in January.

And on Monday, the new Democratic majority leader, Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, toured Mr. Boehner’s present offices on the first floor of the Capitol to see where his furniture might go. Note to President Bush: No word on whether any drapes were measured.

Vice President Dick Cheney might also come out a loser in this literal floor fight. Democrats have an eye on an office on the House side that Republicans granted to him as a kind of second home in the Capitol, to complement his office on the other wing of the building, where, by virtue of the Constitution, he presides over the Senate (he has no formal role in the House). Representative Charles B. Rangel, Democrat of New York, is interested in reclaiming Mr. Cheney’s House space for the Ways and Means Committee.

Given the finite amount of space in the landmark building and the natural competitiveness of politicians, office space has always been currency in the Capitol. Lawmakers leverage their majority and seniority for the top views, the most convenience and suitably impressive surroundings to dazzle their constituents, supporters and even themselves. To many members of Congress and their equally status-conscious staffs, you are where you sit.

To Democrats, one of the chief fringe benefits of the coming takeover is that they will no longer be at the logistical mercy of Republicans. In fact, one of Ms. Pelosi’s best applause lines during last week’s leadership elections was when she raised the subject of a room for future Democratic meetings. “We can have any room we want now,” she told her approving colleagues.

Even as it became apparent that Democrats could regain the majority, Republicans were starting to wonder if Ms. Pelosi might be interested in the speaker’s rooms. On Monday she toured the offices that Mr. Hastert has called home, and aides said she was inclined to grab them.

Democratic aides say it is mainly a matter of needing more space, especially since the construction of a visitors’ center on the east front of the Capitol cut into current Democratic space, including the offices that had been the center of House power when Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. ruled. Democratic leadership aides are scattered around the building, including a makeshift office in a renovated part of what had been the members’ dining room.

“We have offices tucked away on four different floors,” said Jennifer Crider, a spokeswoman for Ms. Pelosi, who said the new offices would allow the staff to be consolidated. But there are other perquisites. The office now occupied by Mr. Hastert faces the Mall and comes with a balcony that has been the scene of many a reception, staff party and occasional marriage proposal while providing great viewing of the Fourth of July fireworks.

Mr. Michel said the offices came under a long-term Republican lease back in the mid-1950s when Sam Rayburn of Texas decided that his Republican counterpart, Joseph Martin of Massachusetts, could stay there after he was ousted as speaker when Democrats regained control.

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/22/2006 at 05:31 PM   
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Choices

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/22/2006 at 08:31 AM   
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Turkey Weather

Things are looking good for the extended holiday weekend. I know a lot of you are going to be in transit over the next few days to visit family and enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays. The weather looks good all through the weekend and no airport delays are being reported yet so have a good time and be safe.

I’ll be around here posting a few things to break the monotony but posting will be light for the next few days. I have a huge turkey all ready to go with stuffing, cranberry goodness, corn on the cob and plenty of dinner rolls. Throw in a couple of gallons of sweet tea, hours and hours of football games and nobody to bother me for a few days and I think I may enjoy myself immensely.

After decades of holiday dinners with friends and family, family get-togethers and kids underfoot, I have reached the time of life where I can enjoy the peace and quiet and indulge myself with good food and fun entertainment without distractions or arguments. I think “laid back’ is the proper term for this and I intend to get just as laid back as I can for a few days.

I wish you all a safe and happy holiday this weekend. If you’re traveling, be careful and come back in one piece. If you’re going to be with family, put aside the politics and dissenting opinions for a few days. Relax. You’ve earned this brief respite. And try not to max out all of your credit cards with Christmas shopping.

Now go have a good time and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/22/2006 at 07:58 AM   
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Babs Is Finally Happy

OK, show of hands here. How many of you would pay $750 to watch this fugly woman try to sing and drown you with liberal, Democratic Party propaganda at the same time? Of course none of you raised your hands because most of you work hard for a living and need the dough for things that matter. Babs doesn’t matter. Unless you’re a rich Liberal with too much free time and too much money and a desire to be seen with all the “right people”.

I for one am glad Babs is happy now. I don’t expect her to shut up and quit complaining but the noise may die down a little. Come to think of it, having the Donks in control for the next two years could be a good thing. The rest of us can get a little peace and quiet for a brief time. That would make us the “luckiest people in the whole, wide world.” Enjoy it while you can, folks ....

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Streisand Basks In “Happy Days” After Dems Victory
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:32pm ET140

Barbara Streisand ended her latest farewell tour on Monday at a celebrity-studded Los Angeles love-in that included incoming Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi among the thousands of rapt fans.

About 20,000 people, who each paid up to $750 per ticket, packed the Staples Center to welcome the 64-year-old singer back to her adopted hometown, ending a 16-city North American tour that began on October 4 in Philadelphia. The concert was filled with political overtones as Streisand, a longtime liberal activist, introduced Pelosi to a standing ovation.

Taking note of the recent Democratic takeover of both houses of Congress, Streisand said, “My depression is over.” She ended her two-hour-plus performance with a version of the Depression-era Democratic Party anthem “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

Other notables in the audience included singer Barry Manilow, producer Quincy Jones, actors Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe and comedians Cheech Marin and Bill Maher. The sellout tour endured a few hiccups along the way, thanks to a skit in which she mocks her nemesis, President George W. Bush, by bringing out a Bush impersonator.

After a New York fan—evidently unaware of her activism—complained that she was being too political, she told him to “shut the f--- up” and leave. She later apologized. In Florida, a man tossed a drink at her. Some critics said she should have stuck with the music. During Monday’s performance, Streisand actually lauded Bush for his ability to take a joke.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/22/2006 at 07:31 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - November 21, 2006

Quote Of The Day

“We don’t have a Jewish state here. We have Sodom and Gomorrah here!”

-- Moshe Gafni, ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker

Israel Orders Gay Marriage Recognition
JERUSALEM (AP) - November 21, 2006, 10:37 AM EST

In a landmark ruling, Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government Tuesday to recognize same-sex marriages performed abroad. The lone dissenter on the seven-judge panel was an observant Jew, highlighting the controversy the decision immediately touched off among ultra-Orthodox Jews and other conservative groups in Israel.

Efforts by Israel’s gay community to win approval for same-sex marriage, a key issue in the U.S. and Europe, face a major obstacle because Israel’s religious authorities have a monopoly over marriage and divorce.

Yossi Ben-Ari and Laurent Schuman were married in Canada after that country legalized same-sex marriage in 2003. Determined after a 21-year partnership to enjoy all the privileges of a married couple in Israel, they were among five couples who petitioned the Supreme Court to have their marriage registered here, too.

Moshe Negbi, a legal expert, said the court’s decision is mostly symbolic because gay couples in Israel already had many of the rights of heterosexual partnerships. The significant changes are that they will now get the same tax breaks as a married couple and be able to adopt children, Negbi said. Israeli law stipulates a couple must be married to adopt a child.

“The marriages of same-sex couples who marry in places like Canada where the law recognizes such marriages, will also be recognized in Israel, and they will be registered as married here,” Negbi said.

Civil marriages cannot be performed in Israel because of the rabbinate’s monopoly on family law. But couples married in civil ceremonies abroad have all the rights of a married couple, and their marriages are registered here. The court uses the term “register” instead of “recognition” to avoid religious criticism of the ruling, Negbi said.

“The court says that now, not only heterosexuals, but homosexuals, too, can have civil marriages,” Negbi added. The word game did not pacify the ultra-Orthodox community, which was infuriated by the ruling.

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Yep, this ought to make the Muslims even happier with their neighbors, right?


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/21/2006 at 08:11 PM   
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Most Outrageous Item Of The Day

THE PLAN: (a) Get your doctor to prescribe you a few anti-depressants, (2) Steal nearly $2 million from your employer, (3) Get off with a slap on the wrist because of pills, (4) Spend a year in “home confinement” sitting on your dead butt, eating chocolate, drinking beer and watching Jerry Springer - while you think of ways to spend all that loot.

Is there a single damn soul anywhere in this entire country who is responsible for their actions anymore or have the morons taken complete control?


‘Paxil Defense’ Embezzler Avoids Prison
TAMPA (AP) - November 21, 2006, 1:27 PM EST

imageimageA federal judge agreed with a Tampa executive’s claim that the antidepressant Paxil prompted him to embezzle $1.8 million from a former employer. U.S. District Judge James Moody Jr. sentenced Patrick Henry Stewart, 42, to a year of home confinement and five years’ probation.

Moody granted the reduced sentence Monday in part because defense lawyers produced studies and experts that said Paxil sometimes triggers arrogant and uncontrollable behavior in people with bipolar disorder. Stewart was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Prosecutors had recommended at least 3 1/2 years in prison as part of a plea agreement. “We believe the wrong message was sent to our employees, our shareholders and the public with this sentence,” said Beth Walters, a spokeswoman for Stewart’s former employer, Jabil Circuit, a contract manufacturer of printed circuit boards. “We will move on knowing that Pat Stewart is a convicted felon.”

Stewart agreed in August to plead guilty to wire fraud charges in exchange for a lighter sentence. Last week, his lawyers asked for more lenience based on the Paxil evidence. Stewart declined to comment after Monday’s hearing. “It’s a good day at our house,” said his wife, Leslie.

Paxil’s box carries a warning that anyone using the drug should be monitored for signs of agitation, irritability, suicidal thoughts or other unusual changes in behavior. It also warns that any psychoactive drug may impair judgment or thinking. Paxil is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/21/2006 at 07:32 PM   
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Janet Reno Needs A Swift Kick In The Ass

Not only is she fugly as hell and was possibly the absolute worst Attorney General this country has ever had but she and Clinton had no problems whatsoever with trampling on the rights of citizens. Now she wants to protect the terrorists’ rights. Hey, Janet! Bite me, beeyatch!

Reno Files Challenge to Terror Law
WASHINGTON (BREITBART) - Nov 20 9:53 PM US/Eastern

Former Attorney General Janet Reno and seven other former Justice Department officials filed court papers Monday arguing that the Bush administration is setting a dangerous precedent by trying a suspected terrorist outside the court system.

It was the first time that Reno, attorney general in the Clinton administration, has spoken out against the administration’s policies on terrorism detainees, underscoring how contentious the court fight over the nation’s new military commissions law has become. Former attorneys general rarely file court papers challenging administration policy.

Suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is the only detainee being held in the United States. The former prosecutors challenged the Justice Department’s right to bring al-Marri before a military commission. A citizen of Qatar, he was arrested in 2001 while studying in the United States. He had faced criminal charges until authorities designated him an enemy combatant and ordered him held at a naval base in South Carolina.

The Justice Department said in court papers last week that a new anti- terrorism law strips detainees such as al-Marri of the right to challenge their imprisonment in court. “The government is essentially asserting the right to hold putative enemy combatants arrested in the United States indefinitely whenever it decides not to prosecute those people criminally _ perhaps because it would be too difficult to obtain a conviction, perhaps because a motion to suppress evidence would raise embarrassing facts about the government’s conduct, or perhaps for other reasons,” the former Justice Department officials said.

Some of the eight attorneys named in the document are now in private practice and represent detainees at the military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Most served under President Clinton, though the list includes former U.S. Attorneys W. Thomas Dillard and Anton R. Valukas, who served under President Reagan.

“The existing criminal justice system is more than up to the task of prosecuting and bringing to justice those who plan or attempt terrorist acts within the United States _ without sacrificing any of the rights and protections that have been the hallmarks of the American legal system for more than 200 years,” the attorneys wrote.

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Hey Janet Retard! What happened to the equal justice under our law for this little fellow in Florida or these people in Waco, Texas?
Stupid twat! Sit down and shut the f**k up!

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/21/2006 at 06:10 PM   
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Lessons Forgotten

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/21/2006 at 07:21 AM   
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calendar   Monday - November 20, 2006

Through The Looking Glass

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“Moon Mosaic”
Credit: Noel Carboni
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No single exposure can easily capture faint stars along with the subtle colors of the Moon. But this dramatic composite view highlights both. The mosaic digitally stitches together fifteen carefully exposed high resolution images of a bright, gibbous Moon and a representative background star field. The fascinating color differences along the lunar surface are real, though highly exaggerated, corresponding to regions with different chemical compositions.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/20/2006 at 09:39 PM   
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FOX Kills O.J.

OK, the show I was not going to watch in a million years has been canceled. I wonder if FOX left a bloody glove at the scene. I can hear Johnny Cochran now saying, “If The show is shit, you must remit!” Case closed. Let’s all go have a beer with Judge Ito, Kato Kaelin and Mark Furman ...

News Corp. Cancels O.J. Simpson Book and TV Special
NEW YORK (FOX NEWS) - Monday, November 20, 2006

imageimageNews Corp., the parent company of book publisher HarperCollins and the FOX network, has canceled publication of the O.J. Simpson book and television special “If I Did It.”

“I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project,” said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman. “We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.”

A dozen FOX affiliates had already said they would not air the two-part sweeps month special, planned for next week before the book’s publication. In the book, the one-time football superstar tells how he would have killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman if, in fact, he had done it.

Relatives of the victims have lashed out at the now scuttled publication and broadcast plans. “He destroyed my son and took from my family Ron’s future and life. And for that I’ll hate him always and find him despicable,” Fred Goldman told ABC last week.

The industry trade publication Broadcasting & Cable editorialized against the show Monday, saying “FOX should cancel this evil sweeps stunt.” One of the nation’s largest superstore chains, Borders Group Inc., said last week it would donate any profits on the book to charity.

Last week, Judith Regan, would-be publisher of Simpson’s book, said she did not pay Simpson for the rights to publish his book. “What I do know is I didn’t pay him,” Regan said in an eight-page statement titled “Why I Did It.” “I contracted through a third party who owns the rights, and I was told the money would go to his children. That much I could live with.”

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/20/2006 at 09:19 PM   
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Unbelievable

An African nation that is predominantly Muslim ... which recognizes Israel ... and has banned Islamic political parties ... and is helping in the war on terror ... and has oil to sell. Somebody wake me up. I must be dreaming.

Of course you all know that once the Mad Mullahs in Iran and the WhackJob Wahabbis in Saudi Arabia get wind of this there will be hell to pay. I am going to make it my own personal JIHAD to keep an eye on this tiny little country and if anyone interferes with them I’m gonna scream from the rooftops and raise hell as loudly as I can. Anyone out there want to help?

Mauritania Stages Historic Poll
(BBC) - Sunday, 19 November 2006, 19:17 GMT

imageimageMauritanians have voted in the North African country’s first election since last year’s bloodless coup ended 20 years of authoritarian rule. Turnout was said to be high and long queues formed even before polls opened. Nearly one million people were eligible to vote in the national parliament and municipal council polls.

The military junta which took over after the ousting of President Maaouiya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya had promised an early return to civilian government.

After casting his vote, the junta leader Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall said he was “satisfied to see Mauritanians embark on the road to democracy and consequently on the way to economic development and political stability.”

The first provisional results are expected late on Monday. This poll will be followed by elections for the senate in January and for the president two months later. The BBC’s North Africa correspondent Richard Hamilton says there seems to be a thirst for democracy.

In June, turnout was also high in a referendum on a new constitution which, among other things, put a two-term limit on any future president. Observers from the European Union were monitoring the elections and so far no problems have been reported.

At least 28 political parties were competing to be represented in the 95-member lower house of parliament, the National Assembly - although only five parties were considered to be front-runners.

But Islamist parties and movements, considered to be among the most popular in the country, have been banned. This has resulted in many Islamist candidates standing as independents.

Because Mauritania is home to a number of different racial groups from Arabs and Berbers to black sub-Saharan tribes, it is predicted that people may have voted along ethnic lines, our correspondent says.

The largely desert country started pumping oil in February this year, so how that could help development was one of the biggest issues facing voters. Mauritania is one of the few Arabic countries to have recognised Israel and has also co-operated in the US “war against terror”.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/20/2006 at 08:24 PM   
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Nightmare

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/20/2006 at 02:49 PM   
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New Peace Plan

Anti-War Activists Plan ‘Global Orgasm For Peace’

(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO Two peace activists have planned a massive anti-war demonstration for the first day of winter.

But they don’t want you marching in the streets. They’d much rather you just stay home.

The Global Orgasm for Peace was conceived by Donna Sheehan, 76, and Paul Reffell, 55, whose immodest goal is for everyone in the world to have an orgasm Dec. 22 while focusing on world peace.

“The orgasm gives out an incredible feeling of peace during it and after it,” Reffell said Sunday. “Your mind is like a blank. It’s like a meditative state. And mass meditations have been shown to make a change.”

The couple are no strangers to sex and social activism. Sheehan, no relation to anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, brought together nearly 50 women in 2002 who stripped naked and spelled out the word “Peace.”

The stunt spawned a mini-movement called Baring Witness that led to similar unclothed demonstrations worldwide.

The couple have studied evolutionary psychology and believe that war is mainly an outgrowth of men trying to impress potential mates, a case of “my missile is bigger than your missile,” as Reffell put it.

By promoting what they hope to be a synchronized global orgasm, they hope to get people to channel their sexual energy into something more positive.

The couple said interest appears strong, with 26,000 hits a day to their Web site, http://www.globalorgasm.org.

“The dream is to have everyone in the world (take part),” Reffell said. “And if that means laying down your gun for a few
minutes, then hey, all the better.”

I’m sure they have realized that thier little stunt has the initials G.O.P., right LOL 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/20/2006 at 03:36 PM   
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Bombs Away!

I don’t think “human shields” is quite the proper term for these retards. I prefer to use the term “targets of opportunity”. Fire when ready! Smack down a few thousand at one swipe. They’re breeding so fast in there that they’ll replace them in a week.

There are 1.4 million of these morons living in 200 square miles of desolation. Did you know the median age in this hellhole is only 15.4 years? Go look at the CIA World Factbook for Gaza Strip if you don’t believe me. Even more scary is the fact that there are 39.45 births per 1000 but only 3.8 deaths per 1000. They’re breeding new suicide bombers ten times faster than they’re blowing themselves up.

So I say ‘bombs away” to our friends in Israel. You do what you have to do. The UN will bitch but that’s one dog that has no teeth. We’ll consider it “population management”. If the loons can come up with smarmy sounding terms for bad things like calling killing babies “pro choice” then we need to come up with a few ourselves.

Gazans Gather To Foil Air Strike
GAZA STRIP (BBC) - Monday, 20 November 2006, 12:06 GMT

imageimageLarge numbers of Palestinians have converged on a home in Gaza belonging to a senior member of the ruling Palestinian militant group Hamas. The move follows reports the Israeli air force was about to attack it, but there has been no confirmation of this.

The Israeli army often orders people in out of their homes ahead of attacks. It says this is to avoid casualties. Similar action on Saturday caused Israel to call off an air strike on the home of another militant leader. The building is in Beit Lahiya, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The BBC’s Alan Johnston in Gaza says the owner of the two-floor house told him that the Israelis had warned him that they planned to attack his home. The air force often telephones a warning 10 minutes before a strike to give the occupants time to escape and keep down casualties, our correspondent says.

Mosques in Gaza have been calling on volunteers to assemble to protect the house. Our correspondent says there is a crowd in the street and young men with Hamas flags are sitting on the roof. “I came as a citizen because the danger is not a house of Hamas. The danger is to all the houses, and this is a simple message to strengthen national unity,” local Fatah leader Zuhdi Kilani told AP news agency.

On Saturday, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution urging an immediate end to all acts of violence by Israelis and Palestinians. Included in this were Israeli incursions into the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire into Israel.

The measure also called on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to investigate the Israeli shelling of Beit Hanoun, which resulted in the deaths of 19 Palestinians earlier this month. Israeli forces have made regular incursions into Gaza and the West Bank following the capture of an Israeli soldier, Cpl Gilad Shalit, in a cross-border raid by Palestinian militants on 25 June.

About 400 Palestinians, many of them civilians, have been killed in the attacks. Israel says that these raids are an attempt to stop rocket fire into Israel by Palestinian militants. Meanwhile, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says talks on a national unity government have been suspended. A leading Hamas representative has denied this.

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It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.

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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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