Saturday, October 6

Can you be a martyr if you die of heart disease?


    Military Communiqué

    Al Qassam Brigades mourns the death of the mujahed Eyad Barhoum

    As Al Aqsa Intifada against the occupation assault on the Gaza Strip continues, Ezzeddeen Al-Qassam Brigades has its best men to be in the playground of death to defend their people from any attack by the enemy ... Today, Al-Qassam Brigades mourn the death of the Mujahed:

    Eyad Juma'a Barhoum [39 years old]

    Yibna neighborhood – Rafah City

    The mujahid Eyad was martyred of heart disease in Egypt. He was martyred at dawn on Wednesday September 26th, 2012. He was martyred after a long bright path of jihad, hard work, struggle and sacrifice.

    Al Qassam Brigades mourn the death of the Mujahed, reaffirms the commitment and determination to continue the resistance against the belligerent occupation forces.

    Finally, may Allah (swt) accept him and his blessed efforts for the path of Jihad and may Allah grant his family patience and solace for his lose.

    "To God we belong and to him we shall return."

    Ezzeddeen Al-Qassam Brigades

    Information Office

    September 26th, 2012

I thought you can only be a martyr if you die in action? like killing innocents? Or fellow Muslims? or in some remote cases, actually fighting? But no, if you pop off having a heart attack while shagging a bird, then you can also be a martyr..

how amusing

btw, what happens to the virgins in Heaven? Do they still get allocated to heart attack martyrs? Or is a lesser allocation given? How about if you are called as a martyr but die in a car accident? I am sure when the houris talk to each other after the bonkathon, they must be complaining about how any odd sod riff raff appear and want their services.

I am sure there must be a pecking order. Actual war, you get 72 of the birds, blow up some innocents, you get 32, blow yourself up while making a bomb, you get a safety manual, die of a heart attack or car accident, you share some unwanted sheep? or something?

Friday, October 5

My wife hates the other woman in the car

When I moved up to using the Wayz app on the Iphone to navigate, we had a long discussion on which name to call her. Her meaning the lady in the app who tells me where to do. I wanted to call her Wendy. Wendy Wayz, geddit? there was a big debate. I love the lady, she is good, tells me the route without complaining or moaning. When I make a mistake, it doesnt go tut tut tut and drag my ancestors into the argument, etc. etc.

But I didnt realise that women hate the other woman till I read this story. Quite a lot of similarities. Sangeeta doesnt drive, she is a writer, she likes english literature, and and and.

Wednesday, October 3

Tuesday, October 2

Charlton Heston's Last Stand

A fascinating story about a big man in the movies son. And the love story that USA has with guns and a piece of advise which is so true. 

If you want to have a good relationship with women, the 3 key magic words are not ' I love you' (although that helps. Say it often and frequently) but 'I was wrong'. 



Charlton Heston's Last Stand - Features - Los Angeles magazine


Charlton Heston’s Last Stand
In the Democrats, he’s found an enemy more formidable than a planet full of apes. He may well have swung the election toward Bush. How did the veteran actor become Hollywood’s most effective political activist?

By Ed Leibowitz

IN THE GILDED BALLROOM OF THE JOHN Marshall Hotel, they have gathered to bear him witness. Richmond, Virginia, is the last stop on the grueling October campaign swing that has hurled Charlton Heston through America’s heartland like a righteous plague upon the Democrats. On Tuesday, he mustered voters in Grand Rapids and Flint, Michigan; Wednesday, he marched across Pennsylvania. Just this morning, his bass resonated in Roanoke, stirred the Chesapeake Conference Center at noon. As darkness now settles on the capital of the Old Confederacy, it is about to make its final call.

Two thousand National Rifle Association members press their bodies toward a stage where two video screens project Heston’s colossal image. There he is, wielding the staff of Moses, holding the reins of Ben-Hur’s horses, staring piercingly into the distance with a shotgun broken open at his shoulder.

“Actor! Author! Civil Rights Champion! Patriot!” the film’s narrator cries above the trumpets’ blare. “He hasn’t just spoken the word of God, he’s also spent his life defending the freedoms God has given us. Today, with your rights under the fiercest attacks in history, Heston is there.”

A figure emerges from the wings, more than six feet tall but appearing shorter, his torso inclined forward. Speedo propylene beach slippers make the journey to the podium with hesitant steps. Hip-replacement surgery and old age have dampened the fabled dynamism: no more battles with broadswords; no more chariot races for him. But above the uncertain legs, the chest is still massive, the cheekbones still chiseled, the broken nose as resolute as the NRA eagle on all those baseball caps bobbing above the crowd. As Charlton Heston approaches the microphone, his lungs swell, the vocal cords making their splendid, vibrant music out of ordinary air. “I’m inclined to quit while I’m ahead,” he jokes. “But I won’t. No!”

Monday, October 1

The Gloucester Fish War

The problem with overfishing is an increasing one Son. This is a classic example of the 'tragedy of the commons'. When everybody owns something then nobody wants to take care of it. Same goes for govt property. You take care of your stuff but we aren't that careful with public property. The sea is open and thus overfishing happens. This is going to be a very big issue as a significant part of the world and most coastal countries rely on sea fish and food for protein. When fisheries collapse, it takes a very long time to recover if at all. Whole species can disappear. One of the few cases where government intervention is required if nothing else to protect what cannot protect itself. 



The Gloucester Fish War - BusinessWeek

How a small town in Massachusetts destroyed a decade of law enforcement

By Brendan Borrell

The bidding starts early at the seafood auction in Gloucester, Mass. Each day about 30 tons of fish—mostly cod, haddock, and flounder—come in by boat on Cape Ann, a fist jutting into the Atlantic Ocean. Fishermen motor up to the concrete docks behind the beige-and-white warehouse, then wait while workers in rubber boots hoist their catches and weigh them out on a stainless-steel digital scale. At 4 a.m. grocery store buyers, restaurant owners, and distributors file in to inspect and bid on the haul.

The traders and graders were wrapping up their business just after 9 a.m. on Dec. 7, 2006, when 16 federal agents in Crown Victorias and Ford Expeditions pulled into the parking lot. They entered the building in pairs. Although most of them worked for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, they wore bulletproof vests and carried Glock pistols, according to interviews with participants and the NOAA investigative report.

They were looking for the auction’s founder and chief executive officer, a mustached man named Larry Ciulla. When they found him in an office off the auction floor, they officially informed him of their search warrant. They suspected he had illegally bought and sold cod, one of the world’s most valuable, most threatened, and closely watched stocks of fish. The agents were there to seize the auction’s last three years of records and had rented a U-Haul for the mountain of evidence they intended to truck away. In raiding the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction, the largest fish dealer on the Gulf of Maine, which extends from Cape Cod up to the southern tip of Nova Scotia, they hoped to send a message to the fishermen of Gloucester: Overfishing doesn’t pay.

Sunday, September 30

Another victim of freedom of speech

And we find another example of the idiocy of the Egyptians. I quote:

In a rare exercise of its anti-blasphemy laws, an Egyptian court has decided to put on trial a radical Muslim blogger who tore pages of the New Testament Bible while attending protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo two weeks ago.

Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah, known as Abu Islam, was shown in two videos posted online desecrating the Christian Bible. In one video, Abdullah stood before a large crowd and ripped up the holy book. In the second video, he told the camera, "Next time I will urinate on it."

Abdullah, who is part owner of the ultra-conservative Islamic television channel Al Uma, told The Associated Press that he was not practicing "contempt for religion" when tearing up the Bible.


I will wait with bated breath for the hordes of Christian Rage Boys who will riot and create havoc and sodomise the Egyptian Ambassador and kill Egyptian Embassy personnel and burn the Egyptian flag and and and.

Talking about Rage Boys…