Friday, October 24, 2014

Twitter ‘evil,’ cause of ‘moral and social devastation’?

No more than general lack of saneness in societies that accept “social media.” Hey, I can sort-of agree with Sheik Abdul Aziz al-Sheik.

‘Saudi Grand Mufti Against Twitter as Source of All Evil and Lies’

Riyadh (AsiaNews/Agencies) - Twitter is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, said Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric, on his popular 'Fatwa' (religious edict) television show, sparking a lively debate across the country between those his supporters and critics.

"If it were used correctly," the sheikh said, "it could be of real benefit, but unfortunately it's exploited for trivial matters".

Indeed, Twitter is "the source of all evil and devastation", the mufti said. "People are rushing to it thinking it's a source of credible information but it's a source of lies and falsehood."

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Saudi-grand-mufti-against-Twitter-as-source-of-all-evil-and-lies-32500.html

Link at www.gatesofvienna.net



Stupid TV ad for stupid people

Not five minutes ago a TV ad proclaimed: “You asked for gluten-free oatmeal, and here it is.”

My wife said, “Since when has oatmeal had gluten? Gluten is in wheat. Wheat. That’s the same as advertising fat-free sugar.”

She also noted, “Some scientists say there is no such thing as a gluten allergy.”

Search “gluten allergy fake” and see the results.

I dreamed I saw a peanut! Choke! Choke!

A guy on a camel

"Guerrilla warfare is the complete negation of air power." -- T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Lawrence said the Turks could have defeated the Arab revolt with a few chests of gold coins. Instead, trained in European ways of war, the Turks sent aircraft and soldiers and built more railroads.

Advedntures at WalMart

Cylla said, “Do the dogs need medicine cheese?”

“Yes, they do,” I said. Charlie has Addison’s disease and takes two steroid capsules daily, best done with one-quarter piece of American cheese.

“This is all real cheese,” Cylla said.

“Fake cheese is down here,” I said, and I drove my buggy to that section and got two packages of American cheese, $1.25 per for an off brand, as opposed to $3.98 for Kraft. I walked to Cylla’s buggy and put the packages in and then went back to my buggy and drove to a mop and broom aisle to maybe get something to wash the truck, which we hope to sell before going to Florida. I looked around but could not find anything acceptable.

I happened to look down at my buggy then, and I said, “Why are those two packages of pantyhose in my buggy? I did not get two packages of pantyhose. I haven’t even been in the pantyhose section. If Cylla got two packages of pantyhose, she would have put them in her buggy.”

And then: “This is not my buggy. I have someone else’s buggy. Perhaps while I carried the two packages of cheese to Cylla’s buggy, someone parked a buggy behind mine, and when I returned to get my buggy I took the first one, not seeing another, assuming no other buggy was there. But here it is, and it has two packages of pantyhose.”

I drove back to the fake cheese section. There was another buggy, empty except for a piece of paper that was in it when I got the buggy at the front of the store. I parked the pantyhose buggy behind the paper-in-it buggy and then got mine. I did not look around for anyone to apologize to. I mean, how weird would it be … “I apologize for taking your pantyhose.”

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another Canadian soldier killed

All kinds of stories on the web, out of date by now, as is this. A gunman shot a soldier near the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and then went into Parliament where, news reports say, "shots rang out." As many as 35 shots were fired inside Parilament, some reports say. Reports say the soldier died in a hospital.

Yesterday, a Muslim ran over and killed a Canadian soldier. Police killed the Muslim.

A few years back, a Muslim shot and killed a soldier and wounded another at a recruiting station in Little Rock. The Muslim said he would have shot more soldiers, had he been able to find any.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

US officials would not characterize terrorist this way, but would call it a ‘parking lot incident’

(CNN) -- Canadian authorities believe a man who allegedly struck two soldiers with his car Monday -- killing one of them -- may have been "radicalized."

A 25-year-old man allegedly struck two members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were walking in a strip mall parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, said David Falls, spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Police later shot and killed the suspect. Authorities have not named him, but CNN affiliate CTV identified him as Martin Rouleau.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/21/us/canada-soldiers-killed-officer-attack/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


(Since the terrorist "allegedly" struck two soldiers and killed one, how come he wasnt "allegedly" shot by police?)

Looks more like Planet of the Apes

UFO fans say rock on Mars is the same as some Egyptian skulls.

http://www.examiner.com/article/is-that-an-elongated-human-skull-on-mars