Saturday, August 26, 2006

Miscellany and Other Stuff - Aug 26

I've got news from all over the place, none of it big but I decided I wanted to do a proper post today.

In the Caribbean, Tropical Storm Ernesto is threatening Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

Two items regarding America: Did you know there are 13 separate plagues (small ones obviously) happening across the U.S.? Neither did I. Also, American patriot Bill O'Reilly on why there ought to be a change of direction wrt tactics in Iraq.

In international news, the Iranians are forging ahead with a heavy water plant for their nuclear program. And just as God's Word predicted, the Europeans are becoming more and more involved in the Middle East, especially as it concerns Israel.

Congrats to Elizabeth May, who is now the leader of the Green Party of Canada. I think if you're a Canadian voter who is fed up with the mainstream parties, the Greens are a viable option. Here are a few reasons why I think you should consider voting Green:
1) They are a legitimate federal party, and do have popular support albeit in single digits.
2) I'm sick and tired of all these old men who huff and wheeze. The Greens are filled with young people. Yes, I know they are a little wet behind the ears and that youth is often wasted on the young, but what's wrong with giving at least some of them a chance?
3) The environmental movement has come a long way from its early days. Being referred to as a 'Green' 20 to 30 years ago was akin to being a member of the Raving Loony Party. No more. The mainstream parties have stolen more than a few of the Greens ideas and have tried to pass them off as their own. It's a backhanded compliment, but hey, something is better than nothing I guess.

Did you know that KISS rocker Gene Simmons birth name was Haim Witz? Or that he was born in Haifa, Israel? That his mother was a survivor of the Holocaust? Gene is also fluent in Hebrew as well. Read this Ha'aretz article as Gene pours his heart out for a badly injured IDF soldier.

Mr. Johnny Cash

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