Saturday, August 11, 2007

Don't offend muslims reported Delhi Minorities Commission chairperson Kamal Farooqui said the incident was condemnable, specially as three MLAs were involved in it. But, he said, the government should also ensure that Nasreen is not allowed to do or write anything which hurts the sentiments of Muslims.

Their sentiments sure seem to be easily hurt. Do you suppose they realize what a farce their faith really is? Is that why they kill anyone that leaves? Is that the only way to keep them?
'The government should immediately cancel her visa and make her go out of the country,' he said, adding, 'she should realize that this is not Bangladesh or Pakistan, but India where the sentiments of all communities are respected.'
Then why do you want to run her out of the country for offending Muslims. Do you think she would be better off offending them in Bangladesh or Pakistan?


$10 million cheeseburger

Charleston Daily Mail reported A Morgantown man, his mother and his friend are suing McDonald's for $10 million. The man says he bit into a hamburger and had a severe allergic reaction to the cheese melted on it. Jeromy Jackson, who is in his early 20s, says he clearly ordered two Quarter Pounders without cheese at the McDonald's restaurant in Star City before heading to Clarksburg.
Clear to him, or clear to McDonalds.
His mother Trela Jackson and friend Andrew Ellifritz are parties to the lawsuit because they say they risked their lives rushing Jeromy to United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
So you should get money just for taking him to the hospital?
The lawsuit alleges Jeromy "was only moments from death" or serious injury by the time he reached the hospital.... Jeromy did his part to make it known he didn't want cheese on the hamburgers because he is allergic, Houston said. He told a worker through the ordering speaker and then two workers face-to-face at the pay and pick-up windows that he couldn't eat cheese, Houston said. "By my count, he took at least five independent steps to make sure that thing had no cheese on it,"
Did that include lifting the bun and looking at the hamburger? And if his allergy is that severe, does he carry a Epinephrine injector to prevent anaphylaxis? If not, he should talk to his doctor about that.
Houston said. "And it did and almost cost him his life." After getting the food, the three drove to Clarksburg and started to eat the food in a darkened room where they were going to watch a movie, Houston said.

Sister Toldja blogged So let me get this straight. “Jeremy” took “at least five independent steps” to ensure the burger had no cheese on it. But what step did he not take? He didn’t look at the damn hamburger! When I go through the drive thru at any fast food place, and order a burger or chicken sandwich without something, I always check it before I drive off. If this chap were that concerned about cheese not being on that Quarter Pounder, he’d have looked at the bleeping thing first, especially seeing that he was ‘concerned enough’ to remind McDonald’s “at least five times” that they needed to leave the cheese off.


Friday, August 10, 2007

US news organizations are politically biased

AFP reported More than half of Americans say, inaccurate, and don't care about the people they report on, a poll published Thursday showed.
Do you mean the other half does not realize that? No wonder Democrats get elected. And after seeing what the BBC does, I don't think things are any better on the other side of the pond.
And poll respondents who use the Internet as their main source of news -- roughly one quarter of all Americans -- were even harsher with their criticism, the poll conducted by the Pew Research Center said.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Yeh Hum Naheen

Mike's America blogged For years now, we've asked "where are the moderate Muslims, why don't they speak out against terrorism?".... But voices of peace, freedom and hope cannot be silenced forever. Rays of light do occasionally flicker from dark and dangerous places such as Pakistan where radical Islamists are waging war against the government and the majority of Muslims who do not wish to live by the evil dictates of the extremists. Some of Pakistan's brightest artists got together and made the following music video which declares that the extremists are "not us." It's a way of showing the world that not all Muslims are terrorists and it rejects the extremism and violence that occupies our television sets all too frequently. See if you're not moved by the emotion in these young voices, singing in Pakistani Urdu with English subtitles:

I praise these brave Pakistanis.
Yeh Hum Naheen, This Is Not Us
Lyrics By Ali Moeen

This story that is being spread in our names is a lie
These stamps of death on our forehead are the signs of others
The name by which you know us - we are not that
The eyes with which you look at us - we are not that
This is not us - this is not us...

As with the coming of night one loses one's way
We are scared of the dark so much that we are burning our own home
What is this rising all around us...

The stories that are being spread in our names are lies
This is not us...
We have lost on the way the lesson of living together
we are now even scared of each other.

They are others whose faces are on your hands
Your hurts are a deep sea - our wounds are deep.

The stories that are being spread in our names are lies
Yeah Hum Nahi. Yeah Hum Nahi, Yeah Hum Nahi. Yeah Hum Nahi,
This is not us...


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

UK should give up UN seat

\Telegraph reported The United Kingdom should lose its independent voice at the United Nations and hand over its seat on the Security Council to the EU, according to the new Foreign Office Minister, Lord Malloch-Brown.
Maybe they have figured out that the EU is not what they thought it would be.
Last October, when Lord Malloch-Brown was the UN's deputy secretary general, he told EU diplomats in Brussels that the EU was heading towards one single seat within the UN institutions.
Then why doesn't France give up its seat?
"I think it will go in stages. We are going to see a growing spread of it institution by institution," he was reported as saying.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Al Qaeda Cell May Be Loose in U.S

New York Sun reported As an American-born spokesman for Al Qaeda threatens to blow up American embassies abroad,
Actually Adam Gadahn (Azzam the American) said "We shall continue to target you, at home and abroad". It was Abu Othman that pledged to attack embassies.
intelligence gleaned from last month's British "doctors plot" of car bombers suggests that a Qaeda cell is on the loose in the American homeland.

E-mail addresses for American individuals were found on the same password-protected e-mail chains used by the United Kingdom plotters to communicate with Qaeda handlers in Europe, a counterterrorism official told The New York Sun yesterday.
Maybe that is why Bush was so insistent on getting the authority to track foreign contacts even if it passed through the US (such as using anonymous servers in the US)
The American and German intelligence community now believe the secure e-mail chains used in the United Kingdom plot have provided a window into an operational Qaeda network in several countries.

"Because of the London and Glasgow plot, we now know communications have been made from Al Qaeda to operatives in the United States," the counterterrorism official said on condition of anonymity. "This plot helps to connect a lot of stuff. We have seen money moving a lot through hawala networks and other illicit finance as well." But this source was careful to say that at this point no specific information, such as names, targets or a timeline, was known about any particular plot on American soil. The e-mail addresses that are linked to Americans were pseudonyms
Does this mean that Adam Gadahn (Azzam the American) has ever more aliases, and are the Dems really insistent on protecting his right to communicate with cells in the US since is ws born here?a


Warrantless Surrender

WaPo reditorializes The Democratic-led Congress, more concerned with protecting its political backside than with safeguarding the privacy of American citizens,
Maybe they were more concerned wil protecting the lives of American citizens, than worrying about whether an American borrowed a terrorists cell phone to call another number overseas.
left town early yesterday after caving in to administration demands that it allow warrantless surveillance of the phone calls and e-mails of American citizens, with scant judicial supervision and no reporting to Congress about how many communications are being intercepted. To call this legislation ill-considered is to give it too much credit: It was scarcely considered at all. Instead, it was strong-armed through both chambers by an administration that seized the opportunity to write its warrantless wiretapping program into law -- or, more precisely, to write it out from under any real legal restrictions.

Administration officials, backed up by their Republican enablers in Congress, argued that they were being dangerously hamstrung in their ability to collect foreign-to-foreign communications by suspected terrorists that happen to transit through the United States. The problem is that while no serious person objects to intercepting foreign-to-foreign communications,
But the editorial staff of WaPo does not have any serious people.
what the administration sought -- and what it managed to obtain -- allows much more than foreign-to-foreign contacts. The government will now be free to intercept any communications believed to be from outside the United States (including from Americans overseas)
How are they to know that a phone call originating overseas is from an American if they don't intercept it?
that involve "foreign intelligence" -- not just terrorism.


Sunday, August 05, 2007

They like Mike reported Going into Sunday's Republican presidential debate, most of the Iowans noshing on English muffins in the sun room of the neon-bedecked Drake Diner had never heard of Mike Huckabee, or knew very little about the ex-preacher and former governor of Arkansas. But by the debate’s end, they knew a lot more—and liked what they saw.
I suspect what they liked is that he was a governor, and hence had experience dealing with a legislature, and he did not have some of the history that Romney had, since he was a governor of what may be the most Liberal state. Massachusetts.