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The Naked & The Passion

In the Bronx, police are investigating a bizarre incident that led to the death of a 42-year-old woman.

Police say the victim was naked for some kind of religious ritual in which her body was covered with oil and alcohol.

According to police the woman then accidentally bumped into a candle, and lit herself on fire.

She apparently tripped while running through the apartment, smashing her head through a window before suffering a heart attack.

If it were only possible to indoctrinate the Islamic Jihadists in this ritual most of our troubles may be over. Maybe a promise of twice the normal count of Vestal Virgiins would do the trick.

Meanwhile across the country:

After much fanfare and controversy Mel Gibson’s film The Passion opened in over 3000 thousand theaters. Some have said it was too violent, “It’s a little bit more brutal than you would think,” others are hopeful, “This film is going to revive and renew the church,” Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of the Christian Film and Television Commission “It’s a great movie. It’s well done … The more people come to Christ, the more they will appreciate the Jews.”

And in a strange twist of fate one women is dead.

Audience members at the Warren Theatre East said the woman, in her 50s, collapsed during the segment of the film depicting Christ’s crucifixion, reported KAKE, an ABC affiliate. Nurses watching the movie administered CPR, according to the TV station.

The woman was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at a hospital in Wichita, the KAKE Web site said.

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Before & After

“Israel’s security fence is a legitimate act of self defense,” he added. “No nation can stand by while its children are blown up at pizza parlors and on buses. While President [George W.] Bush is rightly discussing with Israel the exact route of the fence to minimize the hardship it causes innocent Palestinians, Israel has a right and a duty to defend its citizens. The fence only exists in response to the wave of terror attacks against Israel.”

Sen. Kerry Oct. 2003 speaking to Michigan’s Arab American Institute.

“I know how disheartened Palestinians are by the Israeli government’s decision to build the barrier off of the Green Line – cutting deep into Palestinian areas,” Kerry said. “We don’t need another barrier to peace. Provocative and counterproductive measures only harm Israelis’ security over the long term, increase the hardships to the Palestinian people, and make the process of negotiating an eventual settlement that much harder.”

Sen. Kerry 26 Feb. 2004

“It is ironic that this act of terror takes place on the eve of consideration by the International Court of Justice of Israel’s security fence. The court does not have and should not accept jurisdiction over this case,” Kerry said in a statement released by his campaign Monday.

Source: Jerusalam Post via Tim Blair

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Before & After

“Israel’s security fence is a legitimate act of self defense,” he added. “No nation can stand by while its children are blown up at pizza parlors and on buses. While President [George W.] Bush is rightly discussing with Israel the exact route of the fence to minimize the hardship it causes innocent Palestinians, Israel has a right and a duty to defend its citizens. The fence only exists in response to the wave of terror attacks against Israel.”

Sen. Kerry Oct. 2003 speaking to Michigan’s Arab American Institute.

“I know how disheartened Palestinians are by the Israeli government’s decision to build the barrier off of the Green Line – cutting deep into Palestinian areas,” Kerry said. “We don’t need another barrier to peace. Provocative and counterproductive measures only harm Israelis’ security over the long term, increase the hardships to the Palestinian people, and make the process of negotiating an eventual settlement that much harder.”

Sen. Kerry 26 Feb. 2004

“It is ironic that this act of terror takes place on the eve of consideration by the International Court of Justice of Israel’s security fence. The court does not have and should not accept jurisdiction over this case,” Kerry said in a statement released by his campaign Monday.

Source: Jerusalam Post via Tim Blair

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Finally, a debate! from a sassy Filipino lawyer’s journal

I guess the first shot has been fired in the debate issue. And it was a blank. According to todays Inquirer Poe missed Tuesdays meeting to discuss the format to be used during the planned April 13 National debate. Bulacan Representative Willie B. Villarama tried to make light of it by saying FPJ needed “a script and assuring him of a director, multiple takes and, if necessary, a stunt double.”

Of interest are the plans of Henrietta de Villa (PPCRV), if FPJ is a no-show in April. If Poe does not show up then, a vacant seat with his name on it will be “prominently displayed” during the proceedings.

Apparantly FPJ “earlier brushed aside all challenges to engage in public discussions, saying debates were divisive and did nothing to help the masses, his support base,” and said he wanted them held in the “slums.”

Gee you think he is running scared? And the latest poll out today by Pulse Asia has Gloria moving ahead of Poe.

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Popping The Global Warming Balloon

Let’s be upfront about this global warming thing. As yet it hasn’t been proven to my satisfaction that it exists with any degree of certainty. Searching for real answers thus far has proved fruitless, there are an equal number of studies on both sides of the issue. Does that provoke me into throwing my garbage into the nearest trout stream or drive a 3 ton, 8 MPG off-road vehicle. No, but it makes me look at both sides with a skeptical leer. I think the final demise of the human species will more likely be hastened by idiots like A.Q. Kahn and an inadvertant button push that results in Nuc missles being launched from the US, Pakistan, China, Russia, N Korea, Jamaica, the North Pole, and the Vatican. I’m also very amused by the wisdom of former VP and internet inventor, Al Gore give a global warming speech during a record setting cold spell in New York.

TechCentralStation has published “Winter Weather Wonder, Part II” that looks at the science of ocean temperature modeling and how the results have been misleading [false?] due to lack of accurate records.

Source: TechCentralStation

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Elizabeth Drews review of the current Democratic Primary season is a thought provoking summary on the state of the candidate selection process.

Now that John Kerry seems the likely Democratic candidate, it’s worth considering how the Democrats chose him, so that we can sort out the myths about the major candidates and the factors that have shaped the outcome thus far. The realities are unsettling. Not only have most of the candidates, abetted by the press and television, misrepresented themselves and their records, but much about the process of choosing the next nominee of the Democratic Party has gone seriously wrong, largely owing to mismanagement on the part of the Democratic National Committee and the treatment of the candidates by the press.

Source: New York Review of Books

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Blog Service to Feature GPS

NTT Data’s Blog Service to Feature GPS Location Data

Japanese telco NTT Data has announced that it will launch a new form of its free blog service, Doblog, for users of GPS-enabled cellphones on March 1.
The two-week limited trial service will enable users to associate their blog entries with relevant location information. If, for instance, the user posts a message about a shop, the blog system will add the shop’s location information.

Source: The Blog Herald

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Six people have died when a light aircraft carrying a heart for transplant crashed in mountains on the Italian island of Sardinia, airport police say.

“The plane hit the mountain. It was seen on the summit of the Seven Brothers. We know the six people on board are dead,” said an officer at Elmas airport near the island’s capital, Cagliari.

The Cessna 500 belonged to private medical company Aermed and was on its way back from Rome on Tuesday where it had picked up the heart for a life-saving operation to be performed in Sardinia.

The angel in me says this is the worst case of bad luck I have heard of in a while.

Then that little guy with horns residing on the other shoulder pipes in. “Hey its not a total loss, mountaintop, snow, 6 new hearts, lets get a chopper up here QUICK!”

Sad, Sad story from Swissinfo via Reuters

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A taped message attributed to Osama bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahri has condemned French moves to ban the Muslim veil in government schools. The tape has been aired by an Arabic television channel.

Well there it is, the first sign that France is on the jihadist’s hit list. Wonder what President Jacques Chir[not to act] will do when the Tower topples over under the wait of a 747.

Source: ABC News Online

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Hey I Know That Girl

Where is the free wheeling pre-Chinese takeover Hong Kong I remember.
Back in the day a nude Japanese sweatheart parading around the airport wouldn’t cause such a dust up.

“We are very concerned, we can’t allow this to happen and we are very shocked,” a spokeswoman for the airport authority said, adding it had reported the matter to police.

And a frantic search for a copy of the tape ensues!

Maybe it will start a trend. It sure would speed up that damm security line.

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