Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Oh dear...

Reuters has added to the long long list of U.S. foreign relations disasters breaking the news about the Bush administration's funding of the Fatah Party in Palestine.

If this link doesn't work, and this one also doesn't work, then someone is trying to bury this story. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to get a link, the better not to bother with copypasta, but when I went back for it less than a minute later, it had vanished and I had to dive into archives to get it back again.

Here's the first paragraph anyway...

By Jonathan Saul

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Tuesday Washington's support for the Palestinian Fatah group and the blocking of aid to Gaza were part of a mistaken policy aimed at dividing Palestinians.

Ok, so Jimmy Carter wasn't the best ever President, but is there anyone who's going to disagree that Bush is the worst ever - and by a country mile?

In other news, two weeks old now, but who cares about that anyway, the L.A. Times (from New York to L.A. - reminds me of a song I heard once when I was a kid...) had this to say in support of my aversion to porn and music download websites...

Whatever threat online pornography might pose to society's morals, online music might pose a bigger threat to society's computers.

A study scheduled to be released today found that about 9% of adult sites that turned up high in search-engine rankings had such PC-damaging problems or annoyances as spyware, adware and spam associated with them.

Yet searching for digital music was twice as risky — more than 19% of the sites produced by such queries were risky for computer users, according to the study by McAfee Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that makes computer-security software.

Actually, that report reminds me of the replies I get from PayPal, Bank of America, Chase Bank and when I send them notifications of interweb nastiness. I did get a bit of a grin after reading the first sentence, though.

We can see newsreel footage of all manner of carnage and killing, but the world caves in on itself if someone sees a pair of tits or some full on rumpy pumpy. What is the matter with some people?

Did Salman Rushdie come out of hiding and risk a drubbing to get his dubbing?

Eighteen years after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to kill him, a government minister in Pakistan (Religious Affairs Minister Ijaz ul-Haq) said yesterday that Rushdie's recent knighthood justified suicide bombing.

Suicide bombing of whom, where and, above all, WHY?

Oh, of course; ul-Haq is RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS MINISTER. These fucking imbeciles make me cringe for the 99% of muslims who wouldn't hurt anyone. Speaking of religious nutbags, I tripped over this little number yesterday.

Their address?

Museum and Research Center
10946 Woodside Ave. North
Santee, CA 92071 <---------<--------<---- California. Could there have been any doubt? (619) 448-0900 (General Office) (800) 628-7640 (Customer Service)

Why am I doing this at 5 in the fucking morning???

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