Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spain says smoking ban to be in place in 2011 | Reuters

history does repeat itself
Spain says smoking ban to be in place in 2011 | Reuters
81-year-old Chomsky, an outspoken critic of Israel, was to speak at a West Bank university last week when Israeli authorities barred him from entering from neighboring Jordan./ win £1,600 bounty for each Nato soldier killed 23 May 2010/from Spain's Hotel and Catering Federation, which said a full smoking ban would badly damage the industry, with sales projected to fall by 7 percent in restaurants and 10-15 percent in bars and cafes.

According to statistics presented by the health minister, 44.2 percent of Spaniards oppose tougher smoking restrictions, with 47.4 percent in favor and the rest undecided.//52410/Stupak also revealed an “astonishing document” that Transocean prepared in 2001, when it bought the BOP from Cameron. It said there were 260 separate “failure modes” that “could require pulling of the BOP.” According to this report, “the predominant failures” included “ram locking mechanisms.”
“How can a device that has 260 failure modes be considered failsafe?” the congressman asked.
/We are such sheep. Our American Revolution ancestors would be astonished and ashamed of us. I don't know about anyone else, but it is difficult to keep from shaking with rage when I see or read reports of how gigantic that oil spill really is and how much bigger it gets by the day. Yawhooster is absolutely right - hang those BP and TransOcean bastards! Find 'em and put 'em in chains while we decide what to do with them. Bring back the guillotine! And someone should put egomaniac Sarah Palin over their knee and spank her ass 'til it bleeds - "Drill Baby Drill" indeed..//Beck hit a new all time low which is now 50% off of his peak. / — Scientists have recently had success teleporting information between photons over a free space distance of nearly ten miles,/52310//married teacher has become the first woman priest to be ordained in Italy.
Maria Vittoria Longhitano, 35, who belongs to a breakaway faction of the Catholic Church, received the holy orders at an Anglican church in Rome. /BP Defends Dispersant After EPA Orders It Changed
Wall Street Journal - 9:21am/Archeologists have unearthed 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of which hold an ornately painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside,/HELENA, Mont. — The vandals struck in the middle of the night, hurling Molotov cocktails through the windows of two medical marijuana businesses and spray-painting "NOT IN OUR TOWN" just before the Billings City Council was supposed to take up a ban on any new pot shops. public anger rising and politicians passing laws to slow the proliferation of pot shops and bring order to what has become a wide-open, Wild West sort of industry.
They are looking to avoid what happened in California, which allowed the pot industry to grow so out of control that at one point Los Angeles had more medical marijuana shops than Starbucks – about 1,000 by one count.
"Yeah, it's out of control – and it needs control, if not extinction," Montana Sen. Jim Shockley said Friday. "There's no control over distribution. There's no control over who's growing it. There's no control in dosage."/Palin did have her own Tea Party message to deliver, though. She said she saw it on a sign at a Tea Party rally: "I can see November from my house."/"I love California . I practically grew up in Phoenix ."-- Dan Quayle /"If you can't think of anything intelligent to say, just make something up and attribute it to a really smart guy."Albert Einstein/A Catholic priest, a Protestant minister and a Jewish rabbi walk into a bar. The bartender takes one look at them and says, "Is this some kind of a joke?"/Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.)
Question: If you could live forever, would you? why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever,
then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever," //
ected-to-be-announced) incredible amounts of Benzene are being released into the
atmosphere and is a clear and present danger not only for the old and people with
respiratory problems but the general Gulf population as a whole.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that
benzene is a human carcinogen, and can cause various forms of cancer from
prolonged exposure.Exposed to high levels of benzene show association with
leukemia cancer; including acute myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphocytic
leukemia, and chronic myelogenous leukemia. Benzene-related leukemias have
been reported to develop in as short as nine months,(read more below)
This is much more serious than they are letting on, especially as one of
the options here is to burn the escaping oil!/


BREAKING: NASA Images Earth Sized Spherical Objects Inside Corona of SUN

Sunday, May 23, 2010

BBC - Have Your Say: What should foreign powers be fighting for in Afghanistan?

BBC - Have Your Say: What should foreign powers be fighting for in Afghanistan?
I stand corrected: At 12:48pm on 23 May 2010, Paul J Weighell wrote:
For a just world.....Have you ever been to Israel or to an Islamic country? I have...and I'll tell you this,in most Islamic countries I spent much of my time looking over my shoulder for the "security" service personnel(militias),on the advice of Muslim locals whom we were there to help.As a charity worker I was viewed with huge suspicion,mostly I was seen as a "spy" for "the west",and have been arrested and had to gain my freedom by bribery.In contrast,when in Israel,I was treated with some suspicion but only by hard-line orthodoxy,and even then nothing bad or even remotely threatening was ever going to happen to me,my status as a charity worker allowed me to see things that tourists would never see,I was allowed to speak to soldiers without any problem and was even offered a tour of the defences of "the wall",so much for Zionist hate.Israel is actually a secular state,a democracy,with tolerance for all religions(I met some Christians and Muslims working together to help raise funds for a hospital)I was at no time in danger of arrest or ill treatment while in Israel,but unfortunately I cannot say the same for some Islamic states,even being in some of these countries and regions to help as a charity worker is dangerous as I could have been killed as a "spy",by militias,who were the danger that the people who we were helping to access aid programmes hid me from and told me when they were around,so that myself and the others I was working with could be moved to a safe location while the militias conducted house searches.The populations of many Islamic countries are severely repressed and propagandised against Jews and Christians,yet the Israeli's can hold massive,legal,demonstrations against their own governments policies if and when they disagree with them,and are free to associate with whom they please,when they please,how they please,and they do.This is a world of difference,between medieval religious feudalism,and modern,democratic,secular liberalism.
then At 12:21pm on 23 May 2010, trismus wrote:

The Taliban has repeatedly said they have no ambitions beyond the borders of Afghanistan.

In 2009 the Taliban offered to agree to legal guarantees that it would not allow Afghanistan to be used for attacks on other countries.

This was turned down by the American administration on the ground that Omar had refused to hand over Osama Bin Laden after 9/11 so why should they believe him now.

The truth is the Taliban didn't refuse to hand him over, they asked for proof of his involvement before they would do so.
That proof couldn't be provided and evidence to date is that responsibility for the atrocity is to be found in Saudi Arabia and Europe rather than Afghanistan.

It is alleged that OBL was approached to finance the operation which he did to the tune of $500,000.

Considering his investment and his aim to attack American finances, with the chaos that continues to this day, this must be one of the best investments ever made by anybody.

I have always believed we didn't have to invade Afghanistan if our sole aim was to capture OBL.
The question must be asked, 'why was he allowed to escape through the back door'?

There are only two reasons for our incursions in the region:

1, Oil.

2, Israel.

Oil is essential to us, Israel isn't.

America was negotiating with the Taliban for pipelines from the 'stan countries through Afghanistan to Pakistan before 9/11.

9/11 gave America the opportunity it had been longing for to remove Saddam who just before the invasion of Iraq had refused to sell his oil in dollars and with the reserves of oil in Iraq the ability to bring chaos to the oil market.
Saddam's WMD was his oil.

While our soldiers blood is being spilt and our treasure disappearing down a bottomless well, China without firing a shot is doing mega deals with all and sundry.

The most efficient way to get the oil out of the 'stan countries is through Iran, this can't happen because Iran is seen as the enemy of Israel, and with the power of the American Jewish diaspora with it's ability to manipulate American public opinion, not likely to happen.

Al-Qaeda doesn't need a base or an office to operate.

The CIA put the number of al-Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan at 100, those 100 being low key fodder.
With the numbers of our troops being killed in Afghanistan, if our objective is to defeat al-Qaeda there, I might suggest, the numbers suggest, we are losing!!

On the theist front: married teacher has become the first woman priest to be ordained in Italy.

Maria Vittoria Longhitano, 35, who belongs to a breakaway faction of the Catholic Church, received the holy orders at an Anglican church in Rome.

BBC - Have Your Say: What should foreign powers be fighting for in Afghanistan?

BBC - Have Your Say: What should foreign powers be fighting for in Afghanistan?
Not one word of the heroin
Other web jewels:
52310///detect a giant oil plume floating in the Gulf at 3,000 feet.The plume is 3 miles wide by 10 miles long.//The Bible says every nation will be against Israel. God has Blessed America but.....When the Obama Administration turned their back on Israel all of a sudden we get an oil well explosion. Many sea creatures are dying. No stopping of oil coming out from the bottom of the sea yet. What is going to happen when the Hurricane season starts with oil gushing out? And on 60 minutes last Sunday it was told there is a more dangerous oil well than this one that exploded and still in service. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior before its too late. Pray for the nonbelievers./Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are floating on the stuff.Turkmenistan has the worlds fourth largest reserves.There are three pipeline routes out of the place, Russia, Iran and....yup you guessed right folks...Afghanistan./

The USSC has not told me that I have to let anyone use my bathroom.// DEFENDS BP EXECUTIVES from Waterboarding
What Cheney is really saying is that anyone criticizing BP should be waterboarded./Paul joined the other retarded Teagaggers and the
BP Scientists and engineers in criticizing President Obama for "not doing enough" to stop the BP spill./New Madrid, Illinois, where the Ohio and Missouri rivers meet the Mississipp/
Jenski: Jesus hardly made the greatest sacrifice. He knew he would be resurrected anyway. – Anonymous
DeltaV: What has been Christianity’s fruits? Superstition, Bigotry and Persecution. – James Madison/52110// BP is looking for a less toxic dispersant
AFTER they used thousand of gallons of it FIRST.
This is why this is an irresponsible company. To cover their own asses, they had no qualms about dumping MORE toxic materials into the Gulf as if MILLIONS OF MILLIONS of gallons of crude wasn't enough./"These people are very skilled liars" I believe it is called "al tekkiya"/
Bret Michaels Was Watching 'Busty Cops 3' When Hemorrhage Struck// underway///As crude oil continued to pour out of control into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, questions were being asked over the relationship between BP and regulators in Washington
amid allegations that the company was allowed to drill the deepwater well without filing plans for how it would cope with a blow-out like the one now in hand.
"My understanding is that everything was in its proper place," the US Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, said during a tour of booming operations on the Gulf Coast. But an investigation by the Associated Press and other media outlets seemed to show that, after lobbying by BP, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) within the Interior Department relaxed the rules so that the company could dodge filing a proper blow-out contingency rules on what plans must be filed by exploration companies before drilling a well were relaxed in early 2008 by the Bush administration.
•“BP [paid] an $87 million fine in relation to an explosion at the Texas City refinery. … The fine [was] more than four times any previous penalty imposed by OSHA. … OSHA has issued 271 notifications to BP in the four years since the explosion.” (Bloomberg News, October 30, 2009)

•“BP [paid] a $50 million fine to resolve criminal charges arising from the 2005 explosion at BP’s Texas City refinery.” (Houston Chronicle, March 12, 2009)/Once the spill is stopped by the Fric and Frac BP gang, we will see some serious criminal charges./Rand Paul told listeners of the Laura Ingraham radio show that the controversy surrounding his criticism of parts of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is political theater dreamed up by the "loony left."/A Dutch sex shop will be giving away 2,000 "Pope condoms" this weekend in a dig at the Roman Catholic Church.
sorry if it overlapped from last post?