Friday, December 27, 2013

Fri Dec 27th Todays News

What is in a name? The issue came home to me when I was watching a cricket match on Boxing Day and a Pakistani all rounder, thirty one years old was bowling. He was quick and compact. But what struck me was his name. He was named after terrorist leader Yasir Arafat. 
People who follow the news might not be aware of Arafat's achievements. Born in Egypt in 1929, Arafat founded Fatah in 1959. It was a National Socialist (Nazi) style revolutionary party based in a civil war in Jordan. 
In the late 1960s, tensions between Palestinians and the Jordanian government increased greatly; heavily armed Arab resistance elements had created a virtual "state within a state" in Jordan, eventually controlling several strategic positions in that country. After their victory in the Battle of Karameh, Fatah and other Palestinian militias began taking control of civil life in Jordan. They set up roadblocks, publicly humiliated Jordanian police forces, molested women and levied illegal taxes – all of which Arafat either condoned or ignored (Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatah)
Fleeing Jordan to Syria, a splinter group of Fatah called itself the Black September Organisation. The targeting of Israelis seems cynical political, rather than ideological. Just as Hitler used genocide to garner support by attacking a minority, Arafat used the same minority the same way to garner popular support without offending or targeting Christians. Among innovations and early adoptions of Arafat's terror include hijacking planes and killing Israeli athletes at Munich Olympics in '72. 
Egypt's peace deal with Israel limited support for Arafat, who fled Syria for Lebanon, and then fled Lebanon when a civil war he inflamed led Israel to invade to defend herself. Arafat was behind the first and second intifada. Given UN patronage, Arafat lost the support of the Soviet Union with her collapse, Arafat was offered the choice of giving up terrorism and becoming a statesman late in his life. He embraced terror, rather than accept a peace deal. UN support had made him a very rich man. 
He called himself Muslim. He called himself Palestinian. There is no evidence he was ever anything he called himself. 
A 1982 born Pakistani cricketer with that name is no threat to world peace. But it is not a name to be proud of. 
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Happy birthday and many happy returns Tony Saxon. Born on the same day, across the years, along with
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From a clothes horse to a veteran war horse

Piers Akerman – Thursday, December 26, 2013 (6:05pm)

THE eventual appointment of General Peter Cosgrove as Governor-General will be a relief to almost everyone, except those employed in the garment industry.
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REMEDY OFFERED

Tim Blair – Friday, December 27, 2013 (12:01am)

Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been distracted by work and also by worry over a recent item.
My criticism of Guardian columnist Van Badham resulted in condemnation from many feminists – and from many men who felt that I’d stepped over a line. Contrary to impressions, I do consider the opinions of my ideological opponents. In this case, I wondered if in fact they might be right.
Following several days of thought, and long conversations with women who are important in my life, I’ve re-evaluated my Badham item. Following that sometimes-difficult introspective process, and looking at all available options, I may possibly have found a way forward.
I won’t pretend that it’s a complete solution to all of the anger we’ve seen. Events have already moved far beyond that point. It’s more of a remedy, offered in good faith and with the hope that future arguments might involve more helpful light and less destructive heat.

Icon Arrow Continue reading 'REMEDY OFFERED'
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Full name Yasir Arafat Satti
Born March 12, 1982, Rawalpindi, Punjab
Current age 31 years 289 days
Major teams Pakistan, Scotland, Barisal Burners, Canterbury,Dolphins, Kent, Khan Research Labs, Lancashire, Otago,Pakistan Reserves, Rawalpindi, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Somerset,Surrey, Sussex
Also known as Yas
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
http://www.espncricinfo.com/big-bash-league-2013/content/player/43654.html
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Boxing Day tradition... Sydney to Hobart 2013 - Magnificent!
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Love isn't lost, although the lover passes. There will always be, always have been, every milestone along the path. And in his kingdom, the path continues. - ed
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Wall-Climbing Mountain Goats
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One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

MORAL :
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

You have two choices... smile and close this page,
or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson

Jason FoNg Wrong, wrong, wrong. If I were the donkey, I'd swear vengeance on the farmer for abandoning and trying to kill me. 5 years later when he least expects it, I'll jolt him off the cliff. Who's laughing now, huh??* 

*OK, that might be a little psycho. I'll stop now.

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Join us as we go behind the scenes of 'The Time of the Doctor' and the filming of Eleventh Doctor's final adventure and regeneration (don't watch this if you haven't seen the episode yet!): http://youtu.be/JgE1dkJanEc

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SPOILERS! If you haven't seen it yet - here's the moment we bid farewell to the Eleventh Doctor, and welcome the Twelfth. Watch the regeneration here:http://bbc.in/1lhJ9Ax
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Omar M Nasr
Happy 14 everyone
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On New Years Day 1578 Gregory signed into law a tax forcing Jews to pay for the support of a “House of Conversion” to convert Jews to xtianity.

On New Years 1581 Gregory ordered his troops to confiscate all sacred literature from the Roman Jewish community.

Thousands of Jews were murdered in the campaign.

Throughout the medieval and post-medieval periods, January 1 - supposedly the day on which jeZEUS’ circumcision initiated the reign of xtianity and the death of Judaism - was reserved for anti-Jewish activities: synagogue and book burnings, public tortures, and simple murder.>

www.simpletoremember.com
http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/newyearshistory/
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8,100 Iraquis have been killed this year.
90% were civilians.
How can you make peace with a people who are not at peace with themselves ?
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I won't go as it clashes with my work .. but it should be a fun evening, eh Ty Tyrell? - ed
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Andy Trieu
#Christmas eating took a toll...
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The Catholic Church, chose to be blind to the Nazi's Genocide now choosing to be blind to its own Christian genocide while crucifying Israel with hate.
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On the issue of evil support in favour of terrorism, here is Canada's largest Christian church. There is plenty of material from the Palestinian peace rockets fired into Israel daily. Ignored is the fact that Palestine is a Roman name for Jewish lands. Palestinians have land in Jordan, where they have been part of a civil war dating back to the '50s when Arafat created Fatah.
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" Wow, the Washington Post has opened its oped page to opponents of brit mila. 
Money quote, "Religious practices deserve the most profound respect — but not when they result in irreversible harm to children."
Yes, every Jewish male from the time of Issac has been irreversibly harmed. 
Disgusting. Appalling. Frightening. " - Caroline Glick.
http://wapo.st/K68H7S
www.washingtonpost.com
Meanwhile female genital mutilation is ok for these people? So, a child has a right to not be circumcised, but has no right to life if a mother feels she wants to abort? - ed
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www.jpost.com
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Column-One-Khodorkovsky-and-the-freedom-agenda-336278
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<One holiday down, and one to go. On New Years Day 1577 Pope Gregory XIII decreed that all Roman Jews, under pain of death, must listen attentively to the compulsory Catholic conversion sermon given in Roman synagogues after Friday night services. On New Years Day 1578 Gregory signed into law a tax forcing Jews to pay for the support of a “House of Conversion” to convert Jews to xtianity. On New Years 1581 Gregory ordered his troops to confiscate all sacred literature from the Roman Jewish community. Thousands of Jews were murdered in the campaign. Throughout the medieval and post-medieval periods, January 1 - supposedly the day on which jeZEUS’ circumcision initiated the reign of xtianity and the death of Judaism - was reserved for anti-Jewish activities: synagogue and book burnings, public tortures, and simple murder.>  http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/newyearshistory/
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WHEN A FLY FALLS INTO A CUP OF COFFEE - OY VEY

The Italian - throws the cup against the wall, breaks it and walks away in a fit of rage!

The German - carefully washes the cup, sterilizes it and makes a new cup of coffee.

The Frenchman - takes out the fly and drinks the coffee.

The Chinese - eats the fly and throws away the coffee.

The Russian - drinks the coffee with the fly, since it came with no extra charge.

The Israeli - sells the coffee to the Frenchman, sells the fly to the Chinese, sells the cup to the Italian, drinks a cup of tea and uses the extra money to invent a device that prevents flies from falling into coffee.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian - blames the Israeli for the fly falling into his coffee, protests the act to the UN as an act of aggression, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffee house where the Italian, Frenchman, Chinese, German and Russian are all trying to explain to the Israeli that he should give his cup of tea to the Palestinian!

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Pastor Rick Warren
While Saddleback church was offering our 52 Christmas services over 6 days I was unable to post. Thanks for understanding. God bless you all!
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