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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

good optical illusion site:
or this page on same site (the best!)

Papal summit to debate Darwinian evolution
  • 12:01 30 August 2006
  • news service
  • Andy Coghlan

"Pope Benedict XVI will this week host a private seminar to firm-up the Catholic Church’s stance on Darwinian evolution.

One of the key guests, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn from Vienna, Austria, is known to sympathise with Intelligent Design (ID), the idea that the development of life is masterminded by an unidentified designer, usually assumed to be God."

lets hope they can get this one right unlike GWB (himself an intelligent design failure)



image source

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Take Action Now!

Whatever you choose to do, you will be making a difference in ending the violence in Darfur and reducing the suffering of your neighbors, even though they may live thousands of miles away.

An essential part of taking action is letting the United States government know that the American people care about the people of Darfur. The Million Voices for Darfur campaign helps individuals contact President Bush and demand that he do more to protect the civilians of Darfur. You can order postcards or participate electronically.

If we all play even a small part, together we will make a very big difference.

click here to sign up for sept 17 rally in NYC


Monday, August 28, 2006

a little bit of introspection....
maybe GWB could learn a thing or two.....

" Hamas figure slams Gaza 'anarchy'"

"The Gaza Strip is in the grip of anarchy and Palestinians must stop blaming Israel for all their problems, a senior Hamas figure has said.
Ghazi Hamad, chief spokesman for the Hamas government, said the hope that followed Israel's pull-out last year had been replaced with "a nightmare". Gaza is at the mercy of thugs, he said, and pleaded for an end to deadly clan rivalries. "Let Gaza breathe," he said.

Such frank self-criticism is rare among Palestinian leaders, analysts say."



Thursday, August 24, 2006

23 Aug 2006 - More than 200 women have been sexually assaulted in the last five weeks alone around Darfur’s largest displaced camp, Kalma, an alarming trend that is yet another sign of the region’s plummeting security situation.

The situation is so dire that about 300 women convened a meeting in Kalma on Aug. 7 to plead for more help from the outside world -- particularly from African Union troops mandated to protect civilians.
“This is a massive spike in figures. We are used to hearing of 2 to 4 incidents of sexual assault per month in Kalma camp,” said Kurt Tjossem of the International Rescue Committee, which collected the figures."
source IRC

"the [IRC] International Rescue Committee is a global leader in relief, rehabilitation, post-conflict development, advocacy and resettlement services for refugees and others uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is committed to restoring hope, freedom, dignity and self-reliance."

not enough is said
so.. one more tear to shead?
the film of plastic on the HDTV
an inpenatrable barrier we have built
no empathy needed just Tivo it
keep from reach: usanitary pain
enough said

NPR : Peace Deal Fails to End Darfur Violence: "World
Peace Deal Fails to End Darfur Violence

by Michele Kelemen
Audio for this story will be available at approx. 10:00 a.m. ET

Morning Edition, August 24, 2006 · In Sudan's Darfur region, an international aid group says there have been so many cases of rape in a displaced persons camp that women there are pleading for outside help. The United Nations warns in another report that children in Darfur are still being killed, raped and forced into fighting. The reports come on the heels of a three-month-old peace deal.

Monday, August 21, 2006

One of the pinical of serch sites:
Google (tradmark :-) is where you start
and pandia is where one ends

as they say:
"It is not that we consider ourselves a competitor
of Google, Yahoo! and others — we wouldn’t write so
much about them if that was the case. We are more
like a supplement, giving you additional tools that
might be of use in your quest for information
and enlightenment."

Sunday, August 20, 2006


we apologies for temporarily jacking this site. ...Not!!!!

It is about time we revolt against our creators!!!
In this video we demonstrate how and what to look out for!
link first listed on boing boing

Thursday, August 17, 2006

sad news from the NYT IED's are on the rise
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 — The number of roadside bombs planted in Iraq rose in July to the highest monthly total of the war, offering more evidence that the anti-American insurgency has continued to strengthen despite the killing of the terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
source:NYTime article is by Michael R. Gordon, Mark Mazzetti and Thom Shanker.

why/why/ why
to strike terror
to wage war
to advances ones position

Q: " at a cost to the dipolar of thought ?"
"YES", you say, you know
Q: " what of the child and mother and father ...
who's minds are elsewhere?
who die
without choice,
without warning and
without explanation why?"
" " you sing you whisper you shout you chant

what Machiavellian stench ferments within

dear god*(s) what did you do,
imperfect, we are
self destruct we do

*if you exist, which you do not

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

mind cooling play
remember the bright geometric wood blocks thant could be arranged in endless patterns
well here is the virtual equvolent

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Reem and Marwan

Alsumaria, the Iraqi satellite chain, lost sight of the fact two of its journalists: Reem Zeid and Marwan Khazaal, and this since more than 140 days.
More no news for this day has been heard about them.

The great Alsumaria family crosses the fingers and wants to be always optimistic for their release and more still for the unit of too ravaged Iraq.

Your signatures are a breath of life…

A petition for the release of Reem and Marwan was created on the following site: or english version

source of text translation:
War has no boundaries, it robs all of human dignity
Seems both sides are ensuring this truth, one more than the other maybe,
but How sick is it to compare not by compassion, but by the lack there of:

from Human Rights Watch - Defending Human Rights Worldwide -
[ the lack there of...]
"Israel/Lebanon: Hezbollah Must End Attacks on Civilians - Rocket Attacks on Civilians in Israel Are War Crimes(New York, August 5, 2006) Â? Hezbollah must immediately stop firing rockets into civilian areas in Israel, Human Rights Watch said today. Entering the fourth week of attacks, such rockets have claimed 30 civilian lives, including six children, and wounded hundreds more. "Lobbing rockets blindly into civilian areas is without doubt a war crime,"? said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. "Nothing can justify this assault on the most fundamental standards for sparing civilians the hazards of war."

Hezbollah claims that some of its attacks are aimed at military bases inside Israel, which are legitimate targets. But most of the attacks appear to have been directed at civilian areas and have hit pedestrians, hospitals, schools, homes and businesses. "


[ and the lack there of...]

"Israel/Lebanon: End Indiscriminate Strikes on Civilians - Some Israeli Attacks Amount to War Crimes
(Beirut, August 3, 2006) Â? Israeli forces have systematically failed to distinguish between combatants and civilians in their military campaign against Hezbollah in Lebanon, Human Rights Watch said in report released today. The pattern of attacks in more than 20 cases investigated by Human Rights Watch researchers in Lebanon indicates that the failures cannot be dismissed as mere accidents and cannot be blamed on wrongful Hezbollah practices. In some cases, these attacks constitute war crimes.
The 50-page report, "?Fatal Strikes: IsraelÂ?s Indiscriminate Attacks Against Civilians in Lebanon," ?analyzes almost two dozen cases of Israeli air and artillery attacks on civilian homes and vehicles. Of the 153 dead civilians the reportthereport, 63 are children. More than 500 people have been killed in Lebanon by Israeli fire since fighting began on July 12, most of them civilians.
"?The pattern of attacks shows the Israeli military'?s disturbing disregard for the lives of Lebanese civilians," ? said KennethRoth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. "?Our research shows that Israel'?s claim that Hezbollah fighters are hiding among civilians does not explain, let alone justify, Israel'?s indiscriminate warfare." "


Thursday, August 03, 2006

The blogs are filling with rhetoric as the fires burn

words and more words to define and define

yet the child still dies

OUR actions persist

the innocent turn to dust

and WE sit to blog another day

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

a great tool for mapping with google maps: one can calculate distance for bikerides, runs, kayak trips just by tracing it onto google map.
cool web site for playing with sunlight as it shines upon the world / globe
you can adjust time of day and year. You cab see views from various satelites.