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What’s wrong with the iphone

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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.

Written by morris

March 30, 2008 at 11:12 am

Posted in mobile technology

Land Day Uri Avneri

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…….. 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

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Written by morris

March 30, 2008 at 1:20 am

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Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border

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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.

Written by morris

March 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Posted in hegemony, Middle East

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Teachers of war

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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?

Written by morris

March 29, 2008 at 10:20 am

Posted in misc, neo con, pacifism

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P.D.A. = Personal Digital Assistant. PDA + mobile = Smartphone

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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.

Written by morris

March 29, 2008 at 8:01 am

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About me

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This was written 2 years ago & should be rewritten (Sept 09) I & the world have changed

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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.
We protesters are tomorrows heroes. All the powers behind the dastardly deeds will line up behind us. I speak not of opportunism but of reality.

While there is surely going to be a backlash, particularly in the US, as the inevitable defeat of misguided policies starts to bite. We dissenters are still a disorganised lot. The oligarchy is still ahead of us. But above all the internet is changing everything.

I remember offering the businessmen little movies, that now constitute ‘YouTube’, and the idea of a Middle Eastern ‘news desk’ / ‘meeting ground’. They were not interested. Moral: It’s not good to be too ahead of your time.

The TV ended the Vietnam war. Now the internet will end the NeoCons.
And I hope a secular time will follow.

Oh and I almost forgot, I am 53 (& not a day over 18), single, straight and would still like to start a family.

And I have been making a living from Palm and Tarot reading.
“Why an interest in the news and the occult?” Because my Mother loved the occult and my Father was ashamed of what has happened in Israel.

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March 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm

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Some of Kissinger in yesterdays Asia Times

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asia times
Bush and Bin Laden’s virtual war

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.”

www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JC28Ak04.html


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.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JC27Ak04.html

Written by morris

March 28, 2008 at 10:15 am

Posted in hegemony, Middle East, neo con

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