MSN - News - Jews Protest Portman Scene in Jerusalem.

How can anyone go to a holy site, or any place for that matter, and so disrespect the etiquette and culture of that place and its people? When last in Israel, I was disappointed to witness friction between the secular and religious.


What or how is a Jew to be? I believe that is the fundamental question behind the following article: Ready To Be Orthodox, But No Place to Go by Emanuel Feldman January 26, 2005.


Regarding Firefox versus Internet Explorer - the main contenders in the current web browser war - here's a great article: A new Internet Explorer won't stop Firefox By David Sheets of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (02/18/2005).

The article is pro-Firefox, but I believe that sentiment is articulated in a factual and realistic manner.


Spammers get taste of their own medicine was Published: December 1 2004 02:00 on Financial Times, but I just came across a link to it while reviewing some of my email, and realized that I should blog this article about Lycos' www.makelovenotspam.com, before I go on to check it out myself...

So, I just tried that link. It was somewhat disappointing and slightly funny in a somewhat sadistic way. This MakeLoveNotSpam site of Lycos' is already shut down, due to some virus that was released with the same name... I guess it just goes to show how fast things can change on the internet, this time being almost 2.5 months later.


MSNBC - Mideast cease-fire paves way for peace talks. Israel to release 500 prisoners, hand back five West Bank towns.

It is amazing what progress can be made, now that Arafat is dead and no-longer manipulating the Palestinians or pocketing money (where did you think he got it all from?) destined for them. I hope that the progress will encourage Palestinians to keep militants under control.


4-year-old takes mom's car for a midnight spin. Michigan boy drives to video store and home again.

Israel, Palestinians to declare formal truce. Progress follows visit by Rice, and announcement of Bush meetings.

Thanks to Nikkie for passing on the interesting reads.


I recoloured the EnoughIsEnough web-site, now based on the banner from last month's rally. I think it's pretty comfortable in the new red motif!

Do people not give a shit about the Jews?

I don't understand what is so difficult to understand here. A people are trying to find a place to call home in the world, and are being opposed by another people who have significantly more land, more people/population, and who permit religious fanatics to brainwash their kinds into blowing themselves up. Why are the formerly mentioned people the ones who get no consideration??? If it wasn't for incredible fortune and support from others, the surrounding Arab/Islamic countries would have surely wiped out Israel, a country that can use every bit of support in the face of all odds.

From: 	Dan S. (slovo)

To: S ean
Cc: Shakh.BlogSpot.com
Subject: Re: FW: robot troops -a two minute E communicae
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 00:48:17 -0500


It's no wonder the USA is sending robots into Iraq and helping Israel
fight. You realize they are both up against people who are willing to
raise their own children for use as weapons. Virtually all of the
mentioned infrastructure, such as water and electicity, are made
available to the arab people by westernized countries. If you have been
to the Middle East, like I have, you will find that almost any kind
amenity is scarcely available to the arabs, unless they happen to be
near the Israelis. Do you have any clue how much money Arafat has
robbed from the Palestinian people whom he was supposed to serve with
that money?

PLEASE Sean, think more before you send out such ignorant messages!
Check out my Blog http://shakh.blogspot.com where I have documented Arab
children in war-mongering rallies, as well as anti-semitic events in my
own province of Ontario. Don't you think the Jews deserve at least one
tiny little country on a piece of land that is like a splinter relative
to the Earth? The way to peace in the Middle East is through LETTING

I hope you get what I mean,
Daniel Shakhmundes

CC: Shakh.blogspot.com

On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 10:17 +1000, S ean wrote:
> From: "truth is freedom"
> To: smmaall@hotmail.com
> Subject: FW: robot troops -a two minute E communicae
> Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 01:15:32 +0100
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> On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 10:17 +1000, S ean wrote:
> >
> > Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 15:44:44 -0800
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Here we have(below), a shining prime example of the american
> > military one upping the automatic weaponry used by israelis on
> > palestinians in their territory..
> >
> > This unbelievably (well actually quite believable)horrid piece of
> > information needs to be broadcast and utilized for what it is..
> > structural genocide
> >
> >
> > The mainstream media will no doubt ignore it as worthy of passing
> > along to a wider audience'. This development, just as M-M has
> > ignored other facts such as communications, gas stations and work
> > places being shut down in Iraq for the sake of the elections. Seeds
> > now being prohibited from being saved for the following years crops
> > utilizing typical MONSANTO style structural readjustment, water and
> > electrical systems remaining in abhorrent condition AFTER TWO FUCKIN
> > YEARS!, are all a means to intimidate and continue the culture war
> > using fear and death on the Iraqi people, AND rarely does a heinous
> > truth elicit more than a blip of a bubble in the grand Pee rR stew
> > of oppression.
> >
> > So, who are the terrorists? i think you know.. i know you know..
> > go
> >
> >
> > tell everyone else who may not have the like yet -Ya activist! you
> > [ a reasuring smile to you there..]
> >
> >
> > ***reverse any willful ignorance that may remain within you***
> >
> > howl your feelings..YA Basta! (enough is ENOUGH!)
> >
> >
> > Subject: robot troops
> >
> >
> > US plans 'robot troops' for Iraq: BBC NEWS
> >
> > The US military is planning to deploy robots armed with
> > machine-guns to wage war against insurgents in Iraq.
> >
> >
> > Eighteen of the 1m-high robots, equipped with cameras and operated
> > by
> > remote control, are going to Iraq this spring, the Associated
> > Press reports.
> > The machine is based on a robot already used by the military to
> > disable
> > bombs.
> > Officials say the robot warrior is fast, accurate and will track
> > and attack the enemy with relatively little risk to the lives of
> > US soldiers.
> >
> > Unlike its human counterparts, the armed robot does not require
> > food, clothing, training, motivation or a pension.
> >
> > When not needed in war, it can be mothballed in a warehouse.
> >
> >
> > However, the robot will rely on its human operator, remotely
> > studying footage from its cameras, for the order to open
> > fire. According to Bob Quinn, a manager with Foster-Miller, the
> > US-based
> > company which worked with the military to develop the robot, the
> > only difference for a soldier is that "his weapon is not at his
> > shoulder, it's up to half a mile away".
> >
> > Test of metal
> >
> > The robot fighter has been named Swords, after the acronym for
> > Special
> >
> >
> > Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems.
> > Robot soldier can be fitted with standard-issue M249 or M240 rifle
> > has four cameras, night-vision and zoom lenses. It can travel
> > over rocks and barbed wire. Batteries run for up to 4 hours at a
> > time. Remote control unit has two joysticks and video screen Costs
> > $200,000
> > (106,757) per unit It is based on the Talon robot, which is
> > widely used by the military to
> > disarm bombs.
> >
> > A US officer who helped test the robot said it was a more accurate
> > shot
> >
> >
> > than the average soldier because it is mounted on a stable
> > platform and takes aim electronically.
> > "It eliminates the majority of shooting errors you have," said
> > Staff Sgt Santiago Tordillos.
> > Mr Quinn says there are plans to replace the computer screen,
> > joysticks and keypad in the remote-control unit with a Gameboy-style
> > controller and virtual-reality goggles.
> > The Foster-Miller company is owned by the QinetiQ Group, a joint
> > venture between the UK's Ministry of Defence and US-based
> > holding company, Carlyle Group.
> >
> > Story from BBC NEWS:
> >
> >
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/4199935.stm
> >
> > Published: 2005/01/23 16:45:15 GMT
> >
> >
> > anti BBC MMV
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> > >"perfection is not creative, conformity isn't either. nor is
> > routine. creativity asks us, in fact to change the way we live our
> > life, to turn away from the 'normal' way of doing things and instead
> > express our individuality", SO "if you're looking at the opposite of
> > creativity, it is probably control. if you want to be more creative
> > you have to take more risks. i think that's what inhibits most
> > people"
> >
> >
> >
> > >reach, well beyond your present grasp to achieve social justice
> > changes..it's imperative, [eh]
> >


Further proof that RealPlayer is crap software:
Yahoo! News - Exploit Released for Combined RealPlayer, IE Flaws
I just had to Blog this one...


I just put up a video from THE WE CARE RALLY in St. Catharines, which is part of the Enough Is Enough movement organized by Wendell Wilks.

Video - EnoughIsEnough.ca

It's awesome how quick and easy it is to post blogs with Picassa 2 + Hello and/or Google Toolbar!