Friday, July 29, 2005

Scouts persevere

Washington Post

""That's the nature of these kids. They don't fixate on the negative or frustrating aspects that adults do. They tend to work around it,""
"The deaths jolted many Scouts out of their routine, but they also said the news has not dominated their minds as much as it has dominated the media."

So the media blows things out of proportion, suprise suprise.
Maybe the rest of us should take a lesson from this. Try to look beyond the headlines, and at the bright side of a story.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bomber given 14-22 years, judge comments on Bush

My Way News

"The sentence itself was fairly straightforward: An Algerian man received 22 years for plotting to bomb the Los Angeles airport on the eve of the millennium."

Ok, that's very good.

"U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour said the successful prosecution of Ahmed Ressam should serve not only as a warning to terrorists, but as a statement to the Bush administration about its terrorism-fighting tactics.

"We did not need to use a secret military tribunal, detain the defendant indefinitely as an enemy combatant or deny the defendant the right to counsel," he said Wednesday. "The message to the world from today's sentencing is that our courts have not abandoned our commitment to the ideals that set our nation apart.""

Ok, so the courts are great at dealing with terrorism. It took FIVE AND A HALF YEARS to convict this guy. In the 4 years since 9/11, what has the military done? Eliminated 75% of Omsama Bin Ladin's terror empire, removed the Taliban from power, and removed Saddam Hussein, taking the fight right back to the terrorists. And this judge thinks that the courts can be just as efficient as our Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force?

Then the worst news of this case:
"Ressam did not speak in court, but provided a short written statement in which he thanked the judge, renounced violence of any kind and apologized for his actions, Hillier said.

With credit for time served and three years off for good behavior, Ressam could be out of prison in 14 years. "

Shuttle Fleet Grounded

Arg... Lets see how long they are grounded this time, shall we?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

NASA May Waive Safety Protocol - U.S. & World

For most shuttle launches, all 4 of the fuel gages on the external fuel tank must be operational. I guess NASA figured out "Gee, we're letting a little thing like one of 4 fuel gages from accomplishing one of the greatest feats in human history? Lets have a little courage, and launch the shuttle"

Sounds good to me.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hillary to support Roberts


This is interesting. Hilary Clinton intends to throw her support behind Justice John Roberts for the supreme court nomination.

This is actually a good Political move, she is either separating herself from the Kooks in her party, or will be seen as a leader in getting things moving in the senate. As long as the spineless republicans in the senate don't feel obligated to pay her back, this should be a good thing.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Hunt for the suiciders

Sky News :

The sucide bombers over last several days in london apparently did not want to go out and meet their 72 virgins, and are still alive. Unfortunatly for them, the scotland yard is now on their trail, and increasing security against more of their kind.

By the Way, I'm back from my trip.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Leaving for a while

Hey, all of you that may acctually read this, I'll be absent for the next 16 days from the blogsphere, on a vacation of sorts where I can't take my computer.

God Bless you!

Founding fathers: Terrorists, or Freedom Fighters?

Sickening Moral Equivalence From NBC Anchor Brian Williams -- 07/01/2005 - Media Research Center - Media Reality Check

Ok, so lets look at some differences between the two groups.

1. Founders fought for freedom, and did not kill innocet civies.Terrorists fight for jihad and hatred, and kill innocet civies as a policy.

2. Founders had princibles for which they fought, and had laid the ground work for a new civilization. Terrorists fight for hatred, and seek to destroy.

3. Founders were leaders, and lead there men into, and out of battle with rules of engagement. Terrorists send men and boys out with bombs, and have them kill themselves.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What independence?

WorldNetDaily: What independence?

Good column. Essntially, Liberty is being chipped away, little by little. It also points out that as our freedom has been taken, so has our competitive advantage over other nations.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Mission Accomplished: Probe Hits Comet

Assosiated Press

Nasa sent a probe straight into a comet today. Reminds me of when we first landed a rover on Mars, the Sojuner landed on Independance day.

For today, remember this:
"We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look."

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Poll: Illegal Immigration Seen as Serious Problem - FOX News Polls

"The poll finds 91 percent think the illegal or undocumented immigration situation in the United States today is a "very" serious (63 percent) or "somewhat" serious (28 percent) problem. Only 5 percent think the problem is "not very" serious and 2 percent "not at all" serious."

Thats a pretty big number, nearly unanimous. Any politician worth his salt would realise this issue could win him a huge number of votes, but they are either afraid of being slammed with racisim outcrys, or just are being ignorant.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

GM's June auto sales hit 19-year high

The Globe and Mail

Whee! Finally some good news for a US auto maker. Chyrstler also had a 1.1% increase, but Ford had a 3% decline in sales, although that may be attributed to GM taking some of it's truck sales, with the Dallas Morning News reporting "the advance was fueled by record truck sales", which is interesting in light of the hysteria over gas prices and people flocking to cars and hybrids in droves to get more MPG.

Friday, July 01, 2005

O'Connor Retires From Supreme Court

O'Connor Retires From Supreme Court

This is pretty big, but not near as big as the fit the democrats will throw when Bush's Nomination needs to clear the senate.
Might last till the end of his term.

On other court related news, I heard a story about a developer wanting to build a hotel over one of the Supream court justices house. I'll find the story soon.

Ah, I found it. Good story from World Net Daily about it.