Saturday, May 5, 2007

Violence ?

I thought Royal (France) was simply a socialists:

Talk Is Of War In French Election Battle

The right-wing French presidential frontrunner Nicolas Sarkozy has attacked Socialist rival Segolene Royal for making "warlike" remarks that his election in a run-off ballot on Sunday could trigger riots.

Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal
Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal

In an interview released by Le Parisien daily on its Website, Sarkozy said such comments were anti-democratic and a sign of desperation by Royal.

She was trailing Sarkozy by 10 points in the last pre-vote polls.

All campaigning has ended before Sunday's vote because French election rules ensure voters a "day of reflection" before the ballot.

Sarkozy dismissed talk of rioting in France's tinderbox suburbs should he win the presidency.

"To explain that if people don't vote for one candidate there will be violence is quite simply to refuse the democratic and republican expression of opinion," he said. (link)

That sounds more like a dictator making a campaign speech to me. It also sounds alot like some people I know (no names, but if you have to ask, you wouldn't like me naming them anyway). It is utterly amazing that she would know exactly what the 'youths' will do if/when she loses. You would think she has a direct connection to them.
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Reason to go Sarko

Friday, May 4, 2007

Changes

I've made the change back to 1 sidebar and more room for the important stuff :)

Let me know what you think (ideas, improvements, etc.). I went to the doc today, nothing findable in the tests they ran, gave me some pills (thinks its simply a viral thing) and can work again Monday. Luckily I'm off until Friday anyway.

Hopefully I'll be back to posting tonight. About to go make me and lil bit some dinner. Thanks for stopping in and all the good wishes.

** Update** When you load the page, reload it to see the changes. The old css file will be stored in your cache (if you have visited before) and show up a major open space between the sidebar and the posts **Update**

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Illness

Making some changes around here so don't get confused :)

I've moved the blogrolls to their own separate page and left a link to them. I'm gearing up for a 1-sidebar page again (more room for the actual writing). All the pages I visit regularly are now on a blogroll and displayed where the old links used to be.

The links with (BP) beside them are BlogPower members, all of them are not on my blogroll because a few of them havn't updated in awhile.

Feeling VERY bad today had to stay home from work (on an overtime week too) and so may not get around to visiting too many people or posting much, bear with me.
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Reason to sleep

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Can the Left hear?

JPost reports another disturbing bit about the Palestinian 'Government':
Sheik Ahmad Bahr, acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, declared during a Friday sermon at a Sudan mosque that America and Israel will be annihilated and called upon Allah to kill Jews and Americans "to the very Last One." Following are excerpts from the sermon that took place last month, courtesy of MEMRI.

Let's give these guys a state! How long will it be before they finally achieve their dreams of a Palestinian state and the destruction of Israel? Will it be longer than it takes for most of the left and Europe to take the wax out of their ears?
The Hamas spokesperson concluded with a prayer, saying: "Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one. Oh Allah, show them a day of darkness. Oh Allah, who sent down His Book, the mover of the clouds, who defeated the enemies of the Prophet, defeat the Jews and the Americans, and bring us victory over them."


Sounds more like an Old Testament kind of prayer than something that belongs in the modern world doesn't it? It's not like these guys make a secret of what they want, they even tell you how they are going to do it (ie: Iran) and yet most of the left/EU still want to spend (waste) time and money trying to figure out why and how. They try to find a way to have 'peace' in the middle east. It seems increasingly clear that there are only 2 solutions left to have peace there. I'm sure the debates will be long on which is the better choice.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

News

At work today, so a little light news to keep you going until I (or Thai) can post more:

U.S. (illegal) Immigrants march, but not very enthusiastically.
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Demonstrators toting placards and bullhorns rallied across the United States on Tuesday to demand rights for illegal immigrants, although the turnout was down from mass rallies a year ago, organizers said.

Demonstrations, consumer boycotts and school walkouts got under way by groups calling for an end to a recent crackdown on undocumented immigrants and better treatment for the estimated 11 million people living and working in the shadows of American society.

A year ago, hundreds of thousands of mostly Hispanic immigrants walked off the job and packed streets of major cities from New England to California in a massive show of their economic clout.

Of course they demand rights for illegal immigrants, they have nothing to lose doing it.


Feinstein comes under fire:
April 30, 2007
Anyone who knows much about real power in Congress knows that almost every member of the House and Senate lusts after a seat on the Appropriations Committee and hopes one day to achieve the status of Cardinal. The Cardinals, of course, are the folks who chair the various Appropriations Committee subcommittees and literally control the billions of dollars that pass through their hands.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) chairs the Senate Rules Committee, but she’s also a Cardinal. She is currently chairwoman of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies subcommittee, but until last year was for six years the top Democrat on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (or “Milcon”) sub-committee, where she may have directed more than $1 billion to companies controlled by her husband.
You would think this would make big news, but of course there is that pesky (D) after her name.
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Monday, April 30, 2007

Prayers

Everyone please have Not Saussure in your prayers. He has had a family member to pass away.

This will be my last post today, I hope nothing newsworthy happens, but for NS this is my tribute.

Terrorists get theirs

5 Rats in a Hole:

LONDON — A judge sentenced five men to life in prison Monday for plotting to attack targets in London, including a popular nightclub, power plants and shopping mall, with bombs made from a half-ton stockpile of fertilizer.

The trial for the first time exposed connections between the defendants and the deadly 2005 Al Qaeda-linked attack on the city's transit system.

Details kept secret to ensure a fair trial showed that counterterrorism agents tracking the five men had also stumbled onto the transit plotters. And despite disturbing signs that the transit plot was in the works, the agents failed to piece them together in time to prevent the July 7, 2005 bombings that killed 52 people, testimony and official briefings during the trial showed.

The revelations are at odds with statements by Tony Blair's government after the 2005 attack. Senior ministers, who a month earlier had lowered the country's alert status, said the 2005 attack was unexpected and the perpetrators unknown.

Omar Khyam was found guilty of conspiracy to cause explosions made from a chemical fertilizer that could endanger life. Also found guilty were Anthony Garcia, Jawad Akbar, Waheed Mahmood and Alahuddin Amin. (link)

Nice to see these guys will be put away for a very long time (not sure on the parole requirements in the UK) but notable that the AP article spends over half its time talking about what the British government didn't do, instead of what it did.

Hindsight is always 20/20 and you can always say should have or could have after the fact. The news of this trial and sentence needs to focus on the 'dids' not the 'did nots'.


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Reason to cheer