Thursday, September 29, 2011

When Al-Qaida tells you you're a conspiracy nut...

Al-Qaida calls on Ahmadinejad to end 9/11 conspiracy theories

"Al-Qaida has sent a message to the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, asking him to stop spreading conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks.

Iranian media on Wednesday reported quotes from what appears to be an article published in the latest issue of the al-Qaida English language magazine, Inspire, which described Ahmadinejad's remarks over the 11 September attacks as "ridiculous".

In his UN general assembly speech last week, Ahmadinejad cast doubt over the official version of the 2001 attacks.

"The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that al-Qaida was behind 9/11 but rather, the US government," the article said, according to Iranian media. "So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?""

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Italian Man Who went to Malta.

Rat Farms

This story
Thanks to hunters, and a promise of prizes from the provincial government, Bulacan’s rice farms were saved from widespread devastation by field rats.

Farmers, who joined a rat hunting competition launched by Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado in May, killed 106,620 rats and saved about 80 percent of the province’s rice farms from rodents that feasted on their crops.

To encourage farmers and residents to help eliminate field rats, called “dagang bukid” here, Alvarado promised an incentive of P1 for every rat killed.

reminded me this from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
“Shortly before the Patrician came to power there was a terrible plague of rats. The city council countered it by offering twenty pence for every rat tail. This did, for a week or two, reduce the number of rats—and then people were suddenly queueing up with tails, the city treasury was being drained, and no one seemed to be doing much work. And there still seemed to be a lot of rats around. Lord Vetinari had listened carefully while the problem was explained, and had solved the thing with one memorable phrase which said a lot about him, about the folly of bounty offers, and about the natural instinct of Ankh-Morporkians in any situation involving money: “Tax the rat farms.”

Hanging out

Just hanging out with old man Xu, waiting for the world to end.

Hitler reacts to non-inclusion of FOI in 2nd LEDAC, v1

Monday, September 12, 2011

A ruling the Catholic church would love

Russian Court Bans Alexander Savko Painting With Mickey Mouse's Head On Jesus' Body
A court in the Kaluga Region of Russia has ruled that a painting of Jesus Christ with the head of Mickey Mouse is offensive and banned it from being exhibited. The courts called the work "extremist," and ruled that it was "religiously offensive" under Article 282.

Russian news source Ria Novosti reports that, "unless the Kaluga Region court's ruling is successfully appealed, the painting will be banned from exhibitions, newspapers, magazines or television. The case was heard in the Kaluga Region after a local complained to the authorities."
via Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Jesus and Mo: Women2

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Pass the RH Bill

RH Bill - Join the Petition! from Jullian Ablaza on Vimeo.

Video created by Jullian Ablaza and a team of talented motion graphic designers

Foreign Intervention

Nung debate sa RH bill galit na galit si Sen. Sotto dahil ang gumawa daw ng survey sa maternal mortality ay USAID at World Health Organization.  Madami rin ang nagsasabi na ang ideya sa RH bill ay galing sa mga amerikano.  Isa sa kanilang dahilan kung bakit di dapat ipasa ang RH bill ay dahil dito sa pakikialam na ito ng mga hindi Pilipino.

Ang di ko maintindihan bakit pag ibang hindi Pilipino ang nakikialam, tikom ang kanilang bibig?  Ayon sa Inquirer, mariing iginiit ng Vatican na maging neutral ang simbahan katoliko tungkol kay dating Presidente Arroyo.  Alam naman natin ngayon na ang posisyon ng Vatican ay parehas ng posisyon ng CBCP,  masasabi ba ng CBCP na ang kanilang posisiyon ay hindi galing sa mga hindi Pilipino?

Ipokrito talaga sila.

Wala ba talagang aasahan ang tao sa gobyerno?

Tinaggal sa witness protection program si Mary Ong dahil sabi ni Sec. De Lima ay sa palagay nila ay wala ng panganib sa buhay nito.  Hindi iyon ang punto,  nangako ang gobyerno na pangangalagaan nito ang buhay nitong si Miss Ong ng pumayag siya na tumestigo para sa gobyerno.  Maski wala ng panganib o hindi, kung ayaw umalis ni Miss Ong sa witness protection program, hindi dapat alisin ng gobyerno ang proteksiyon nito.

Kung gantio ng ganito ang trato ng gobyerno sa mga Pilipino na nagmalasakit at sumuong sa panganib para sa bayan, sino pa maglalakas ng loob para gawin ito?  Hindi mahalaga kung may panganib pa sa buhay ni Miss Ong.  Hindi mahalaga kung walang nangyari sa kaso kung saan siya naging testigo.  Ang mahalaga ay sinabi ng gobyerno na pangangalagaan niya si Miss Ong kung tetestigo ito, ngayon bigla na lang niyang babawiin ang kanyang salita?

Ganito ba ang aasahan natin sa gobyerno ni Pangulong Aquino?  Walang isang salita?

Malolos Congress

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2 months old

Sunday, September 04, 2011

My number, beware

WTF Pag-Ibig Fund

Why would you make me use Internet Explorer? It's like you're stuck in the 90's.  You don't think you have members who use Mac or Linux?