Archive for March 2008
The iphone takes 2 hands to operate.
The treo can be operated comfortably with one hand.
And I think the iphone’s screen is far more delicate.
Of course there are many things better about the iphone, but I can’t afford it.
I feel like I am cheating, coz I have often contributed my writings to Palmaddicts, which is where I first learnt about Blogging.
…….. There exist, in principle, two main alternatives:
The first way says: Israel is a Jewish state, but a second people also live here. If Jewish Israelis have defined national rights, Arab Israelis must also have defined national rights. For example, educational, cultural and religious autonomy (as the young Vladimir Zeev Jabotinsky demanded a hundred years ago for the Jews in Czarist Russia). They must be allowed to have free and open connections with the Arab world and the Palestinian people, like the connections Jewish citizens have with the Jewish Diaspora. All this must be spelled out in the future constitution of the state.
The second way says: Israel belongs to all its citizens, and only to them. Every citizen is an Israeli, much as every US citizen is an American. full article
From RIA NOVOSTI
Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border
17:31 27/ 03/ 2007
The above link from what really happened , where there is some commentary.
We taught the Palestinians how to fight back.
We taught the Shiite farmers in Lebanon how to fight.
We taught the Iranians the power of the missile.
We showed the world what atomic weapons can do.
We taught the Vietnamese, the Koreans and the Chinese.
Now we are teaching the Iraqis.
Can we get a grip?
I remember when I used to handwrite, now because of the computer, I type everything. In fact my handwriting has suffered.
Now I am most comfortable with my thumbs, I use a full qwerty keyboard on my smartphone, laying in bed or sitting on a bus.
I have a treo 650, about 4 years old, it has no wifi, apart from that it is like a computer, I can make astrology charts, see anything astronomically, I even have a folding fullsize keyboard, full internet access allowing me to operate this blog. Its a good model phone, & coz its an old model, it’s pretty cheap, on ebay a new one will cost under a hundred Euros. And there are 10’s of thousands of programs available.
This was written 2 years ago & should be rewritten (Sept 09) I & the world have changed
I have been a news junkie for decades, and indeed worked in the news in Israel for about 3 years as a freelancer mostly for WTN. Starting when Rabin and Peres were fighting for a peaceful solution.
My official title was a Sound Recorder. I was in Gaza before the PLO arrived, also when they did arrive. And I was often a ‘fireman’ just rushing to the aftermath of an incident.
I saw many ‘staged’ press conferences, where accredited journalists have their questions rehearsed. And too many incidents to recount.
I remember being in a West Bank town, Ramallah or Bethlehem, and an American intermediatory, maybe Dennis Ross, was meeting Yasser Arafat, there happened to be a massive festivity going on, there were fireworks going off everywhere, it was such a charade, they were supposed to be having discussions and that seems to say it all, nor was it all by chance, twas surely orchestrated.
Anyway this is going to be a positive Blog. In spite of the atrocities being done in our name.
By Mark Danner
The realist case was well summarized, once again, by Kissinger, who, when asked by a Bush speechwriter why he supported the Iraq war, replied: “Because Afghanistan wasn’t enough.” In the conflict with radical Islam, he went on, “They want to humiliate us and we have to humiliate them.”
US moves towards engaging Iran
By M K Bhadrakumar
Kissinger, incidentally, is a foreign policy advisor to the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Senator John McCain. For the first time, Kissinger called for unconditional talks with Iran. That is a remarkable shift in his position.
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Having a blog creates some discipline. Every page is the same.
I mean it is not possible to create all different pages with different styles.
So the constraint is good. All you can do is write. There’s only so much fiddling with colours and widgets and so forth.
Right now I am Moblogging, which means doing it all from the phone, so I don’t even have the option of uploading pictures.
Did you know that an important Muslim cleric this week banned Muslims from drinking Coca Cola and Pepsi, because they have Pepsin from pork stomachs. Well I haven’t heard of any Rabbi’s making such a fatwa.
I have so far not been hit with the fever of religion, but it is a very touchy subject, and it makes me wonder about Turkey, it has been secular for many many decades, and now there is a fear it could become more Islamic. What an irony.
As a Palm/Tarot reader I should be able to see into the future, walk around and tell everyone how many children they will have and who they will marry. Well I am not that good.
Did you know there is a mystical side to islam, and one is allowed to consult the Koran for an answer, one does this by opening a page randomly, which should then answer a question.
But when I see the Middle East and wonder what’s going to happen, I keep getting May 23rd in my mind, (& I am thinking about Lebanon & Israel) Now that is less than two months away. I look for clues, now I only see that some powers are saying to the Mehdi army, ‘bring em on’ and I wonder if that is the beginning of something, it is well known that they have ties with Hezbollah. That they share training etc.
I guess there are enough hot heads around to provoke something. Hell if we can’t provoke the Mehdi, maybe we’ll try the Kurds, there’s gotta be somebody to trounce.