Sunday, July 09, 2006

Italy - World Cup Champions in 2006 - Jul 9

I really, really, hate deciding a game of such importance on penalty kicks. It's like reducing the World Series to a home-run hitting contest. Or the Superbowl to a punt, pass, and kick contest. Nevertheless, the World Cup in 2006 in Germany was decided by said penalty kicks with the Italians beating the French 1 - 1 (5 - 3). There's a large and passionate following for the Azzurri here, so many are happy. The English side was good enough to make the Elite Eight but no further, a disappointment for me.

Speaking about sports it was a big day for Roger Federer at Wimbledon,

And for A.J. Allmendinger winning the Grand Prix of Toronto:

Plus, the MLB All-Star game in Pittsburgh goes on Tuesday! John Gibbons, Vernon Wells, Troy Glaus, Roy Halliday and B.J. Ryan for Blue Jays the will be there. Is that enough sports for you?

I would be remiss if I didn't give Johnny Cash's (the real one) posthumous release American V: A Hundred Highways a free plug:

In the U.K., people are commemerating the first anniversary of the 7/7 London Tube attacks. A picture gallery here:

Also from the BBC, the Running Of The Bulls in Pamplona, Spain:
I'm of two minds when it comes to this, namely
1) That's insane and,
2) That's the coolest manly man thing a guy could possibly do.
As the saying goes, Carpe diem!

How to turn a paper clip into a house in 14 easy trades.

Government within a Government Dep't: A Bush loyalist has blown the whistle on some intelligience gathering that was outside of Congress' knowledge. It's got to be going bad for Bush when even his 'friends' are turning against him.

Speaking of intelligience gathering, did you know that Toronto is going to be the global centre of watching terrorist funding and money laundering? If Toronto wasn't on al-Qaida's hit-list before, it certainly will be now.

Terrorism Brief:

From the BBC, a story of a foiled attack by jihadists who wanted to blow up a tunnel between New York and New Jersey.

As reported earlier here, Vlad (The Impaler) Putin has got unanimous permission to send his commandos to kill Islamic militants abroad.

Islam in action in Somalia: Pray or die. Gosh, don't these Somalis know that Islam really means 'Peace'?

The EU is seriously considering a missile defence shield in light of North Korean activity. While they are doing this, I'm sure they'll miss the irony when Israel decides to defend herself from constant attack.

Another follower of that 'Religion of Peace' is comparing Israeli actions to the Nazis. Do I really need to comment on this? I think not.

(JINSA): In its bid to secure energy resources, China is making some very dubious allies.

Israel Brief

Syria is starting to make some alarming moves wrt the Golan Heights. Israel, you may recall, recently buzzed Assad's palace whilst he was there. The Syrians are not amused.

Check out these videos from YouTube of all cool military stuff the that Israel is making.

Lastly, here is the real reason behind this blog.

Whew. Another monster post for a really big day.

Mr. Johnny Cash

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