Archive for January 2006

The ITPAA Publishes 2,151st Article

Save Tibet – Boycott Google

Boycott Google

Are Jews Second Class Citizens in America?

This writer in the JPost thinks so. Her solution? To stand up for the Jewish Americans accused of passing secrets to the Jewish lobby AIPAC:

If the American Jewish community wishes to mitigate the damage this episode has already done to its good name and reputation, it must unify behind Rosen and Weissman and insist that the charges against them be dropped. And if AIPAC wishes to continue to be viewed as the main American Jewish lobbying organization in the US capital, it should be advised by its members and by its colleagues to lead the charge.

I have a simpler solution: Israel must immediately cease and desist its spying operations targeting the US.

As I wrote in a comment that may or may not be posted on the article, it seems to me that the damage done when the spying is unearthed far outweighs the benefits in intelligence Israel gets.

Israel is clearly not spying to learn about its enemies in the Middle East. The Israeli intelligence services are second to none when it comes to infiltration of all levels of Arab society and government. Therefore the intelligence must be targeting legislators – to which I ask:

Why? What secrets could the average American senator hold that would be worth jeopardizing the “special relationship” between the US and Israel?

Every anti-Semite is anti-American. When you see a bunch of terrorist-wanna-bees jumping up and down screaming “Death to Israel” you can bet that the next chorus begins “Death to America”. Even our home-grown nutjobs believe that the Jews already OWN the government – so it’s not like Israel is going to learn anything to protect itself from them.

Instead you will get blowback – so why spy on the US in the first place?

Carter: Send US Taxpayer Cash to Terrorists

St. Jimmy has come out in favor of continuing American, Israeli and EU funding of the Palestinian Authority.

“The Palestinian Government is destitute, and in desperate financial straits. I hope that support for the new government will be forthcoming,” Carter said at a Jerusalem press conference.

If domestic laws prevent funding of the terrorist group, then the UN should circumvent the law and do it.

He added that if international law barred donor countries from directly funding a Hamas-led government than the US and the EU should bypass the Palestinian Authority and provide the “much-needed” money to the Palestinians via non-governmental channels such as UN agencies.

UPDATE: 1/30/2006
At least Condi knows how to handle the situation: Rice to Nations: Withhold Assistance

Annual Stampede Report

Well, I think it’s pretty funny:

“This is Mahmoud Nolan. Hajj in the Sky. There is an accident. ... Ali lost his sandal on the on-ramp to the Martin Luther King Jr. freeway.”

CAIR doesn’t. Of course, CAIR is an apologist group for Islamic fascism, so… like I give a pig’s ass…

New Look

I’ve been teaching myself how to use style sheets at work, and finally understood how the one driving the site works. Hopefully it’s easier to read and enjoy.

Google Phun

Google Sells Out for A Song

Fight Global Warming

The New Scientist frets that the forestation of the arctic tundra is bad news for the planet:

A 10-year study across eight countries reveals that rising temperatures will kill off lichen and moss across up to 40 per cent of the tundra, while encouraging woody plant species to grow in their place. The trees and shrubs will then accelerate warming because dark vegetation absorbs more solar radiation.

To make matters worse, it turns out that plants are responsible for “10 to 30% of the methane pumped into the atmosphere.” Methane is an even worse greenhouse gas the carbon dioxide – which one should remember is also released by plants.

As currently written, the Kyoto Protocol views planting trees and discouraging logging as a long-term solution to fighting global warming. However, new thinking is called for.

This is called for:
Source: http://www.mekong.es.usyd.edu.au/case_studies/nam_theun/nam_theun_2/nakay_plateau/logging/logging.htm
An Environmentalist Fights Global Warming

Google Stands Up to US, Rolls Over to Communist Chinese

I write about Google’s kowtowing to China here – one of the most blatant acts of hypocrisy by the Left (Google’s founders are Leftists) I’ve ever witnessed.

Will I quit using Google? Nope – I just won’t click any ads or sponsored searches. If it becomes too much trouble, then maybe I will switch to something else. Yahoo! censors itself in China – but at least it’s not being hypocritical about it.

01/27/2006 UPDATE:
I have quit using Google and have switched to Gigablast. I simply couldn’t stomach that freakin’ logo anymore.

Moonbats over Parador

One of my favorite little movies is Moon Over Parador in which Richard Dreyfuss is an out-of-work actor hired by the henchmen of a Banana Republic to stand in for the dead leader of the country.

Unfortunately Hugo Chavez isn’t dead, nor can moonbat Danny Glover play his part. However if he could, today might be a good day since the moonbats are converging on Venezuela to ignore the poverty and engage in some good ol’ cognitive dissonance – in which they claim unity with the oppressed while traveling freely to a nation where people are actually, well, oppressed.

“It’s nice to see the energy that’s going here,” said Catharine Quinn, a 34-year-old health activist from Chicago, who picked up a Che watch and a Chavez flashlight.

How much you want to bet that both the watch and the flashlight are made in China – a land that knows how to oppress.

Canada Goes Red

Well actually the conservative color up north is Blue. And credit goes to Ed Morrissey of Captains Quarters who Michelle Malkin credits for single-handedly exposing the Liberal Party scandals up North.

Congratulations Canada. We’re glad you’ve got our back.

Today’s moment of Chainsaw Zen

Stihl Chainsaw

Proverb of the Day:
If a tree falls in the forest, chances are a man with a chainsaw had something to do with it.

Ohhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Rock Lobster

I don’t eat lobster, but I found this book about the Lobster fishing industry and Lobster research (plus Lobster dating habits and sexual practices) extremely informative and enlightening.

Secret Life of Lobsters

It’s a quick, easy read for anyone interested in their favorite food – or life in a small Maine lobstering community.

Gerbils at 1 Month

I love my home. Where else would you witness a birthday party for baby gerbils?

Baby Gerbils at 1 month

AstraZeneca is Hiring

Just found this in my Yahoo! inbox:
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