Monday, December 19, 2005
As Americans, though, we treat unlawful combatants as well if not better than any POWs in the history of warfare. In the case of Guantanamo, for example, terrorists who would otherwise be killing or plotting to kill are guaranteed three “culture friendly” meals a day, prayer rugs and Korans, five broadcasts of Muslim prayer each day, painted arrows pointing to Mecca in each cell, access to a Jihadi library and superb medical care. The Pentagon spends $12.68 a day to feed prisoners at Gitmo compared to $8.85 a day to feed U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East."
Bush: Congressional Leaders Were Briefed on Eavesdropping Program
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Etowah "indian" mounds in GA
Cade's Cove in Tennessee
"Lupins bloom in Spring around the shores of Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand."
hiking to Ontario Peak in Southern California
Some 6,000 people are currently trekking about 400km through the forests of southern Sudan to return home, following a deal to end a 21-year war.
They fled their homes in Raga four years ago with rebel fighters after an offensive from the Sudanese army and ended up in a camp near Tambura.
They are going through the forests, because they say the main routes are too dangerous because of minefields and collapsed bridges.
After a night spent under the rain when the truck she was travelling in got stuck in an overflowing stream, Hamida Abdulzarik, 20, has finally managed to cross Busseri River with her two youngest children.
Hamida's youngest child, Aisha, was born during this trek - four weeks ago. "She is healthy but the birth was very difficult," she said. "Labour lasted six hours. We have midwives in our group who helped me." At least 14 children have been born since the group started their long march at the end ofApril.
the leader of the excavation is named Saturno.
today's news that's important to me
"Europe's farms vs. free trade"
"Fracas over home seizures moves to states"
"Australians Try to Quell Racial Violence"
"Holocaust comments spark outrage"
"South Africa ready to ban 'degrading' virginity tests"
"Time Asia plays its part, says India"
"Israel kills four Gaza militants in air strike"
"Political opponents of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon cashed in on comments by a senior aide that Sharon is willing to concede parts of Jerusalem and 90 percent of the West Bank for peace with the Palestinians"
U.S. "Treasuries Gain; Slower Inflation May Spur Fed to Pause"
"The Truth On the Ground"
Iraq prepares for historic election
"Police Seize Forged Ballots Headed to Iraq From Iran"
that story wasn't true:
"Iraq border chief denies forged ballots seized"
"Bush admits Iraq flub"
"U.S., EU trade criticism at WTO meeting"
thanks to google news, neal boortz, and drudge
other places I love
San Andreas Lake
Bay Area 3D image tour!!
I feel so blessed to be able to commute on the 280! I didn't know it had actually been voted "prettiest hwy." check out the subject line link for a neat little lesson about the land.
Aerial 280/Bay Area photos
I want to jump around in the Mario hills!
Father Junipero Serra