Saturday, August 12, 2006

Don't Believe The Hype! - Aug 12

When the apostles came to Christ and asked Him what would be the signs of His coming, the first words out of Jesus' mouth was "Be not deceived!". While the carnage in Lebanon continues with real people dying and infrastructure being blown up, it is becoming more and more apparent that you simply cannot trust the MSM for the straight news out of the ME. Whether it be ignorance, incompetence, laziness or just plain ugly anti-semitism, journalism has been taking a nosedive in the credibility department. Take a look at this picture. I mean it's so obviously staged that no serious journalist should've even taken the picture in the first place. The picture was taken in 2005, so it has no connection with the current conflict. See the two guys on the left who appear to having a good laugh at the antics of the flag bearer? Like I said, take it all in with a serious grain of salt.

While I was briefly away in La Belle Province, a major news story broke in the U.K. about a terror cell being busted. These terrorists planned to hijack some planes. An article from the CBC is here. And what do British Muslims say is the cause of extremism in their ranks? Why it's the mean and nasty policy of the U.K., of course. Would you expect any different from these guys? You may also want to click on the 7 minute video (first link) as well (Real player req'd).

From Honest Reporting comes a flash presentation of the myths and facts concerning the current conflict.

From comes a must-read article from Jacob Laskin on why there are so many civilian deaths in Lebanon. The reason? The noble mujahideen (spit) are using their own people as human shields. It's probably the reason why Major Hess-von Kruedener was accidently killed by Israeli forces.

Like many of us, we have all used a cell phone, some more than others. Because of it's mobility and small size, some have abandoned a land line altogether and have just used the cell phone exclusively. I have some sobering news about cell phones and jihad here. If you use one, make sure you keep it secure AT ALL TIMES! Many bombs can be detonated by using cellular technology. So please hang on to yours like you would your credit cards and your purse/wallet.

To nuke or not to nuke, that is the question. It should come as no surprise that President Bush and V-P Dick Cheney were seriously considering using nukes to take out Iran's nuclear facilities. This, I believe, is a classic Catch-22 situation. Before you condemn these men, ask yourself, 'What would I do?'. It is not an easy decision to make for anyone.

Two more links to close out this post:

In China, Typhoon Saomai is causing havoc all over. What's interesting to note is that some are saying this is the most powerful typhoon that's been seen in 50 years!

I think that the way you judge a society by it's level of compassion is how it chooses to treat the lowest of the low. IMHO, that designation belongs to the incarcerated. In New Orleans, many of the prisoners (some of whom were there on minor, non-violent offences) were simply left to die when Hurricane Katrina blew into town. Sounds like something out of a Stephen King horror novel if you ask me.

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