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Archive for September 4th, 2005

Spoof or Not

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I can not work out if Michael Shore’s ranting about the Illuminati and the 7/7 bombings in London is a spoof, or he’s off his rockers. You decide.

“Today is 7/ 7 2005 {2+5} or 777, a “perfect” day for the insane Illuminati to do one of their dirty deeds. One thing the Illuminati are into is rituals and numbers. The Illuminati like to leave their secret markings on their crimes. Remember 911?”

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04/09/2005 at 23:45

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Middle-East and Democracy

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There was an informative programme on Radio 4’s Analysis “Goodbye Autocratic Allies”, with the transcript here.

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04/09/2005 at 21:00

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New Orleans 1

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The sad events in New Orleans were entirely predictable as National Geographic Magazine in October 2004 showed:

“When did this calamity happen? It hasn’t—yet. But the doomsday scenario is not far-fetched. The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists a hurricane strike on New Orleans as one of the most dire threats to the nation, up there with a large earthquake in California or a terrorist attack on New York City. Even the Red Cross no longer opens hurricane shelters in the city, claiming the risk to its workers is too great.

“The killer for Louisiana is a Category Three storm at 72 hours before landfall that becomes a Category Four at 48 hours and a Category Five at 24 hours—coming from the worst direction,” says Joe Suhayda, a retired coastal engineer at Louisiana State University who has spent 30 years studying the coast. Suhayda is sitting in a lakefront restaurant on an actual August afternoon sipping lemonade and talking about the chinks in the city’s hurricane armor. “I don’t think people realize how precarious we are,”Suhayda says, watching sailboats glide by. “Our technology is great when it works. But when it fails, it’s going to make things much worse.”

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04/09/2005 at 18:30

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Banking on Fatwas

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Banks get everywhere, so it should not come as a shock to see that there is a “Fatwa Bank”!

Are you confused by the controversy over Ken Livingstone’s friend, Dr.Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, a renowned ‘moderate’?

Do you wonder what Dr.Yusuf Al-Qaradawi’s views are?

Solution – check the Fatwa Bank

Take a look at his views on Gays:

“I should stress here that Muslim jurists have held differing opinions concerning the punishment for this abominable practice.”

Moderate?

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04/09/2005 at 12:46

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