Archive for ◊ January, 2007 ◊

Canadian Town Bans Stoning of Women
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 | Author:

You probably read the title of this posting and thought, “In the 21st century, why would a town have to ban assault & battery”?  You may not be aware that it is customary for Moslems to control women using techniques popular a thousand years ago.  Thus, progressive Canadian communities have decided that it’s necessary to establish societal expectations. According to the Globe & Mail:

The town council of Hérouxville, a sleepy community dominated by a towering Roman Catholic Church, has adopted a declaration of “norms” that it says would-be immigrants should be aware of before they settle here.

Among them, it is forbidden to stone women or burn them with acid. Children cannot carry weapons to school. That includes ceremonial religious daggers such as kirpans even though the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Sikhs can carry kirpans in schools.

Hat tip to the Man of the North, Michael Shaffer.

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The Cat that Swallowed the Mouse
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 | Author:

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This Place Called Hope
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | Author:

For those of you that want a better understanding of Zionism and Israel, here is an excellent treatise from Daniel Gordis entitled, “This Place Called Hope“.

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You Want Peace? Prepare for War
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | Author:

Dr. Robert J. Aumann, Nobel Prize Laureate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem remarks about the current challenges in Israel:

“We are like a mountain-climber that gets caught in a snowstorm; the night falls, he is cold and tired, and he wants to sleep. If he falls asleep, he will freeze to death. We are in terminal danger because we are tired. I will allow myself to say a few unpopular, unfashionable words: our panicked lunging for peace is working against us. It brings us farther away from peace, and endangers our very existence. I think it was Churchill who said, ‘If you want peace, prepare for war.’ The preparation includes material preparation, a fantastic army, effective tools of war, but above all, we are talking about spiritual preparation, about spiritual readiness to go to war.”

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A Newbies View on “24″
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | Author:

I hadn’t really heard of the Fox television action series starring Kiefer Sutherland until recently… Son Leonard and I started watching 24 with the back-to-back 2-hour episodes that launched their 2007 season.   We were impressed enough with some of the rugged viewpoints on terrorism that I decided to rent a few of the DVDs from last season.  After catching about four episodes from last year (note: it’s nice watching a TV series on DVD.  A one hour show is approx. 40 minutes without commercials) and watching the current episode last night, I’ve made the following observations:

1) Jack Bauer makes James Bond look like a lazy bureaucrat… This Bauer guy gets into more fights, shoot-outs, and car chases in 24 hours than 007 does in a month of sleuthing.  I really enjoy watching Jack pistol-whipping just about everyone but the lunch waitress;  But, as I watched the action-packed episodes, one after another, it just started losing its believability.

2) Many Lefties have been concerned that Moslems are depicted as terrorists (everyone knows that Moslems never commit terrorist acts — just ask them).  In reality, the show portrays Moslems as the victims — whether it’s the Moslem detainees in the make-shift prison or the Moslem government employees that are at the receiving end of profiling.  It appears that the show is insinuating that it is really the rich white guys behind the scenes that are responsible for the nuclear explosion — they’re really the bad guys that are blowing things up for the money.

I think I’ve had enough.

What is Sales & Marketing?
Monday, January 29th, 2007 | Author:

The buzz word in today’s business world is “MARKETING”. However, people often ask for a simple explanation of “marketing.” Well, here it is:

1. You’re a woman and you see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and say, “I’m fantastic in bed.”

That’s Direct Marketing.

2. You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome guy. One of your friends goes up to him and, pointing at you, says, “She’s fantastic in bed.”

That’s Advertising.

3. You see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and get his telephone number. The next day you call and say, “Hi, I’m fantastic in bed.”

That’s Telemarketing.

4. You see a guy at a party; you straighten your dress. You walk up to him and pour him a drink. You say, “May I?” and reach up to straighten his tie, brushing your breast lightly against his arm, and then say, “By the way, I’m fantastic in bed.”

That’s Public Relations.

5. You’re at a party and see a handsome guy. He walks up to you and says, “I hear you’re fantastic in bed.”

That’s Brand Recognition.

6. You’re at a party and see a handsome guy. He fancies you, but you talk him into going home with your friend.

That’s a Sales Rep.

7. Your friend can’t satisfy him so he calls you.

That’s Tech Support.

8. You’re on your way to a party when you realize that there could be handsome men in all these houses you’re passing. So you climb onto the roof of one situated towards the center and shout at the top of your lungs, “I’m fantastic in bed!”

That’s Junk Mail.

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Stanford beats UCLA
Monday, January 29th, 2007 | Author:

I just wrote a posting about the overrated Ohio State basketball team.  Well, here is an example of an underrated team beating high-flying competition.  The Stanford Cardinals, composed of a bunch of “white boys”, beat the top-ranked UCLA Bruins.  Stanford used great team play to overcome the gifted UCLA athletes.

Just goes to show you what team-play can do for you…

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Mark Your Calendar for Next Saturday
Monday, January 29th, 2007 | Author:

This one is from Erol Yalaz…

As you may already know, it is a sin for a Moslem male to see any woman other than his wife naked, and that he must commit suicide if he does.

So next Saturday at 4 p.m. eastern time all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists. Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort.

All men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their house to prove they are not Moslems, and to demonstrate they think it’s okay to see nude women other than their wife and to show support for all American women.

Since Islam also does not approve of alcohol, a cold 6-pack at your side is further proof of your anti-Moslem sentiment.

The American government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds your participation in this anti-terrorist activity.

God bless America.

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OSU Basketball: Overrated
Sunday, January 28th, 2007 | Author:

I just caught the end of the Ohio State .vs. Michigan State basketball game (a narrow win for OSU), and one word comes to mind: overrated.  OSU has some great individual athletes, but it’s just painful watching how they play streetball.  They are just not a top-five team (even the Real-time RPI web site agrees with me).

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More on the Climate
Sunday, January 28th, 2007 | Author:

The Houston Chronicle quotes Kevin Vranes, a climate scientist at the University of Colorado: “A few climate scientists are beginning to question whether some dire [global warming] predictions push the science too far. Some of us are wondering if we have created a monster”.  Vranes, who is not considered a global warming skeptic by his peers, came to this conclusion after attending an American Geophysical Union meeting last month. Vranes said, “…detected ‘tension’ among scientists, notably because projections of the future climate carry uncertainties — a point that hasn’t been fully communicated to the public”.

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