Monday, February 26, 2007

Iran's president says nuclear program is like a train without brakes...Iranians remind him trains like that crash and burn

He's at it again! On Monday, Iranian President Ahmadinejad said his country's nuclear program is like a train without brakes. He told a group of clerics that Iran's nuclear ambitions were unstoppable. "The train of the Iranian nation is without brakes and a rear gear ... We dismantled the reverse gear and brakes of the train and threw them away some time ago," he said.

Not only is he getting criticized around the world for his comments but he is also getting some rare criticisms across the political spectrum in Iran. Here are just some Iranian thoughts on the matter:

Etemad-e-Melli, National Confidence, "Why are you speaking a language that causes a person to be ashamed? A train's brakes are needed to reach its destination safely. You represent the voters of the great Iranian nation. Speak equal to the name and dignity of this nation."

Resalat chided "neither weakness nor unnecessarily offensive language is acceptable in foreign policy. Our foreign policy must reflect the ancient Iranian civilization and rich Islamic culture of the Iranian nation. Therefore, delicacy ... rich diplomatic language and non-primitive policies must be part of a calculated combination to work"
A train without brakes...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei can control his bull dog; otherwise, the Iranian people might do it for him.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

CBS shows North Iraq -- the diamond in the rough

Tonight on 60 Minutes, I saw an update on North Iraq. The Kurds, ethnically different from Arabs but are still Muslims are enjoying an economic boom! Because they are not killing themselves like Southern Iraq is doing, the Kurds have commercial infrastructures, universities, and other modern day luxuries popping up throughout their side of the country.

This is the "dream" of what we want in Southern Iraq, but it maybe sometime before Southern Iraq will ever be that way. Despite we have strong U.S. presence in Southern Iraq, deep-seated hatred is still hurting the dream of a unified Iraq.

But at least we see a ray of hope with the Kurds. On evening prayers at their Muslim mosques, they don't say words of hatred towards the United States, but rather praise of the liberation that they received after years of turmoil and genocide by the Arabs.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin broke the law, federal court finds

Mayor Ray Nagin, the supposed 'hero' of the New Orleans disaster has been found in contempt of court. Federal court records shows that he has been hiding/refusing to reveal records of who ordered the confiscation of legal firearms.

Instead of allowing citizens to defend themselves against gangsters during the Katrina disaster, Nagin sent an edict to act against civil liberties by removing legitimate guns from citizens. So the only ones armed in the city were...CRIMINALS.

No wonder New Orleans is now hailed as the Murder Capital of the country. You have armed criminals, a distraught police force, and citizens who have no weapons to defend themselves because their mayor doesn't respect the Constitution.

Resign Nagin. Your office is a shame.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Congress spends 1.4 million dollars arguing about non-binding Iraq resolution

I'm sure you've heard about it by now.

The United States House of Representatives spent over 40 hours arguing about a non-binding Iraq resolution of how they disagree with President's Bush decision to secure Baghdad and protect American troops and civilians.

Democrats, along with 17 Republicans, passed the resolution to show that they do not like securing Baghdad or protecting American troops. As you may know, after winning the Nov 2006 congressional elections, Democrats have promised to "change course" on Iraq from winning to running away. And they state this is just one of their first actions.

Democrats, along with their Iraq promise, also promised reform and changes within their first 100 hours of session. Perhaps they should start by not wasting tax payer's money on useless, non-binding resolutions! So how much did this useless, non-binding resolution cost? The labor cost was about $1.4 million USD, assuming all of the representatives that voted [428] were there for the full debate.

Great job congressmen -- good job on arguing about things that don't do anything.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

A new U.S. dollar coin...again!

If you first don't succeed, try, try again...

The U.S. Mint is once again pursuing the dollar coin for mainstream uses. Their first initial attempt, Susan B. Anthony/Sacagawea coin, didn't fare well with the public because the dollar bill still existed. For this attempt, they will be using George Washington's image. They will be putting images of future presidents in future editions of the coin, similar to how they release different emblems for the quarters.

The difference between this attempt and the previous release is the media hype surrounding the new dollar coin. With the Internet, TV, and other media blitzing the news across the world, banks are already reporting consumer interest in the dollar coin.

Interested in one? In a few weeks, just go to the bank!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

My baby turned 3 months old...Dohgirl is growing!

My baby is 3 months old now. Here's a quick look at what she looks like last month versus her birth pic. She's doubled her weight. Gotta love babies!



Friday, February 02, 2007

UN claims Global Warming is warming the earth, while I'm freezing in Florida

The United Nations just sent out global warming reports and warnings to its member nations, describing that the world's going to end because of man. And while I agree, we are the cause of our own disasters, they should have timed their reports better.

At the moment, southwest Florida is receiving freezing temperatures. This is an area where it is suppose to be tropical and have mild winters, yet we are freezing here. If someone was going to tell me the world is warming up year after year and it's going to be the end of the world, they should try to do so when we don't get record freezing temperatures in a semi-tropic climate.

It seems year after year we keep drumming the same tune that we are being cooked, and while there are ample evidence that glaciers are melting and weather's being affected, there is an equal amount of evidence that we are hitting record lows. Which begs the question, is global warming really something that is a true science or is it yet another guess, another theory? What if Earth was going through cycles? Why are scientists who oppose global warming get belittled in the media and scientific world? Why don't we keep an opend mind?