Sunday, January 30, 2005

They came, through suicide bombers and snipers.
29 dead by noon yet still they came.
They voted for their future,
They have tasted freedom.
Some said that they could not do it.
democracy in the middle east!?
Never came to Iaq today.


Saturday, January 29, 2005

This is a letter from Ray Reynolds, a medic in the Iowa Army National Guard, serving in Iraq:

As I head off to Baghdad for the final weeks of my stay in Iraq, I wanted to say thanks to all of you who did not believe the media. They have done a very poor job of covering everything that has happened. I am sorry that I have not been able to visit all of you during my two week leave back home. And just so you can rest at night knowing something is happening in Iraq that is noteworthy, I thought I would pass this on to you. This is the list of things that has happened in Iraq recently: (Please share it with your friends and compare it to the version that your paper is producing.)

* Over 400,000 kids have up-to-date immunizations.
* School attendance is up 80% from levels before the war.
* Over 1,500 schools have been renovated and rid of the weapons stored there so education can occur.
* The port of Uhm Qasar was renovated so grain can be off-loaded from ships faster.
* The country had its first 2 billion barrel export of oil in August.
* Over 4.5 million people have clean drinking water for the first time ever in Iraq.
* The country now receives 2 times the electrical power it did before the war.
* 100% of the hospitals are open and fully staffed, compared to 35% before the war.
* Elections are taking place in every major city, and city councils are in place.
* Sewer and water lines are installed in every major city.
* Over 60,000 police are patrolling the streets.
* Over 100,000 Iraqi civil defense police are securing the country.
* Over 80,000 Iraqi soldiers are patrolling the streets side by side with US soldiers.
* Over 400,000 people have telephones for the first time ever
* Students are taught field sanitation and hand washing techniques to prevent the spread of germs.
* An interim constitution has been signed.
* Girls are allowed to attend school.
* Textbooks that don't mention Saddam are in the schools for the first time in 30 years.

Don't believe for one-second that these people do not want us there. I have met many, many people from Iraq that want us there, and in a bad way. They say they will never see the freedoms we talk about but they hope their children will. We are doing a good job in Iraq and I challenge anyone, anywhere to dispute me on these facts. So If you happen to run into John Kerry, be sure to give him my email address and send him to Denison, Iowa. This soldier will set him straight. If you are like me and very disgusted with how this period of rebuilding has been portrayed, email this to a friend and let them know there are good things happening.

Ray Reynolds, SFC Iowa Army National Guard
234th Signal Battalion

She is Voting!

An expatriate Iraqi casts her ballot at a polling station in Damascus.
Thousands of expatriate Iraqis around the world began casting
ballots in their country's first election for over half a century.
(AFP/Louai Beshara)

Where are the Womens groups?
Where are the liberals who believe in equal rights?
Do they hate the right so badly that they cannot
appreciate this historical moment?

Friday, January 28, 2005


Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I have started updating my NEWS page again.
I guess I took a holiday after the elections.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

A must read
Results, Not Timetables, Matter in Iraq

Monday, January 24, 2005

Days of my youth


Sunday, January 23, 2005


Robin Williams

Monday, January 17, 2005


Sunday, January 16, 2005

Saturday, January 15, 2005


Microsoft Technical Support vs. The Psychic Friends Network:
Which Provides Better Support for Microsoft Products?
by Michael Patrick Ellard and Daniel Albert Wright

Click here to read the report

I want this Album!

Friday, January 14, 2005

This is a spooky little effect.

Check it out.

Click on the link below.

Flash mind reader

In this image released by European Space Agency (ESA),
in Damstadt, Germany, Tuesday Jan. 11, 2005, this artist
rendering illustration, shows the Huygens probe with
parachute on its way through the clouds of the Saturn moon Titan.
This part of the of the Huygens mission is planned for
Friday Jan. 14, 2005.(AP Photo/ ESA)



This photo obtained by the ESA is one of the first pictures
returned by the ESA Huygens probe during its successful
descent onto Saturn's moon, Titan. It apparently shows short,
stubby drainage channels leading to a shoreline(AFP/ESA-HO)


"Going to the polling stations is a victory for the Iraqi people,
said Ali Danif, a 45-year-old writer."

Monday, January 10, 2005


Sunday, January 09, 2005

Just substitute the ACLU for the Nazi Sign


Paul Harvey says:
"I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody
for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin,
but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher
taught his theory of evolution. Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness
will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer
before a football game. So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody
is up there reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a
God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on
the field and the fans going home from the game.
"But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue. Yes, and this is the
United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles.
According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber
all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect---
somebody chanting Hare Krishna? If I went to a football game
in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear
someone pray to Buddha. And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't
bother me one bit. When in Rome . . .

"But what about the atheists?" is another argument.

What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized.
We're not going to pass the collection plate.
Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much,
bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom.
Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer. Unfortunately,
one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands
what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a
football game is going to shake the world's foundations.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek
while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and
grandparents taught us to pray before eating and to pray
before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing.
Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.
God, help us!

And if that last sentence offends you, well..........just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we let
that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard,
that the vast majority don't care what they want. . .
it is time the majority rules! It's time we tell them,
"you don't have to pray. You don't have to say the
pledge of allegiance, you don't have to believe in God or attend
services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor
your right. But by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights
away. We are fighting back" . . . . and we WILL WIN! God bless
us one and all, especially those who denounce Him. God bless America,
despite all her faults, she is still the greatest nation of all.
God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our
right to pray and worship God. May 2005 be the year the silent
majority is heard and we intend to put God back as the foundation
of our families and institutions. Keep looking up......
In God WE Trust.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005



DPRK (North Korea)

Monday, January 03, 2005

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Saturday, January 01, 2005

Fireworks are seen around the Ferris Wheel on the
Champs Elysee avenue to celebrate the New Year
as well as Paris' bid to host the 2012 Olympic games,
in Paris Saturday Jan.1, 2005. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


Confetti fills the air in New York's Times Square as
the year 2005 is welcomed in by a crowd of hundreds
of thousands, January 1, 2005. A century after the
first New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square,
a huge crowd turned out in unseasonably warm
weather to watch the ball drop atop One Times Square
to signal the start of the New Year.
REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


New Years fireworks explode over casinos just after midnight
in Las Vegas, Nevada January 1, 2005. An estimated 270,00
tourists were expected to visit Las Vegas for New Year's festivities.
REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun


Fireworks explode over the London Eye marking the New Year.
Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames ahead
of a spectacular fireworks display as the British capital looked to
bring 2005 in with a bang despite the tsunami disaster in Asia.
Festivities were to be muted for many and a two-minute silence
was held before midnight in central London in memory of the
victims of the earthquake and tidal waves
(AFP/Jim Watson)