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Monday, 31 March 2008
Wafa Sultan Faces Fatwa
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This report doesn't say who issued the fatwa, but chances are Al-Qaradawi had something to do with it.

(IsraelNN.com) Dr. Wafa Sultan has been forced to go into hiding with her family following a fatwa (religious edict) from an Islamic scholar, according to Omedia.  Sultan faces the fatwa following a recent debate on Al-Jazeera in which she challenged Egyptian Islamist Talat Rheim over Dutch cartoons of Mohammed, who Muslims revere as a prophet.  Sultan argued that Denmark had the right to print the cartoons.

Sultan joins a growing list of public critics of radical Islam facing death threats.  Her supporters have asked the American public to join them in writing to the embassy of Qatar, the country which sponsors Al-Jazeera, as well as to United States President George Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, asking them to defend Sultan’s right to free speech and personal safety.

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Posted on 03/31/2008 8:49 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 31 March 2008
But me no rebuttables
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"Rebuttable presumption" is a technical term, used in law and in accountancy to mean something fairly specific. It is a presumption that something is true unless proved otherwise. An obvious corollary is that the presumption is based on experience - on facts. In accountancy there is a rebuttable presumption that intangible assets have a useful life of no more than twenty years. That's because most of them don't last any longer. This is what people have found, and it is a fair presumption. You would not, unless you didn't mind going bankrupt, presume they would last longer - your presumption might come back to bite you in the butt.

Talking of butts, Lawrence Auster is talking through his:

[T]here are reasonable grounds for a rebuttable presumption that any black person harbors a profound anti-Americanism, and that a black person in high national office will use that office to undercut and put down America.

Similarly, as a result of Rice's endless glorification of her career success as the personal proof of American "progress" and "virtue" (meaning that America is only good because Condoleezza Rice is secretary of state), by which she makes own preening and smiling self, rather than America, the focus of admiration, there are reasonable grounds for a rebuttable presumption that a female in high national office will be motivated more by female vanity than by devotion to the common good.

From the above considerations I derive two practical proposals:  

  • In the future, any black person running for, or being considered for appointment to, high national office must be subjected to special scrutiny to determine that he is not carrying an anti-American animus, by which he will use his high office to devalue and attack America.  
  • In the future, any female running for, or being considered for appointment, to high national office must be subjected to special scrutiny to determine that she is not going to degrade her office into a stage for her female vanity.

I hold no brief for Condoleezza Rice or Barack Obama, as my previous posts show. The former is wrong-headed in her policies and the latter has no policies. But, but, butt - what the hell has their colour or sex got to do with their lack of merit?

George W. Bush had stupid policies. What does that prove about white males? Everything, apparently, if you assume that one person of one particular sex and race creates "rebuttable presumptions" about all the others.

I would be interested to know whether, on Planet Auster, as in real life, race trumps gender. Is a black male rebuttably presumed to be superior to a white female or vice versa?

Margaret Thatcher, the greatest Prime Minister since Churchill, who saved Britain from the evils of Socialism, is....a woman. She's a lady too, but that wouldn't stop her telling Auster where to stick his rebuttables.

By the way, Obama is half white. How does the rebutting work? Just the one cheek?

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Posted on 03/31/2008 6:26 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 31 March 2008
The Dictator
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by Ares Demertzis

"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child."  Cicero.

(i)

The Presidente would frequently wake bathed in moist perspiration; silk pajamas and silk sheets dripping with his anguished liquid.  This morning he was startled from a troubled slumber by the violent trembling of his bed.  Earthquake!  His sleep swelled eyes opened. Riveting his gaze apprehensively out of the bedroom window, he focused on the smoking volcano in the distance.  more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 6:41 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
A Musical Interlude: I'm An Unemployed Sweetheart (Lee Morse)
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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:30 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 31 March 2008
A Brief Cinematic Interlude: Toto (Chi Si Ferma E Perduto)
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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:20 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 31 March 2008
All White in Barking
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by Esmerelda Weatherwax 


I have some further thoughts on All White in Barking the last of the BBC’s White season.

It was made last year as part of the Storyville strand so did not necessarily fit whatever agenda, and they do have an agenda, that the BBC have with this White season. The blurb said “Marc Isaacs investigates why the BNP is the second largest party in Barking”.  That isn’t quite what it was all about.  more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:19 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Depression is Not a Feminist Issue
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by Mary Jackson


I bought a new mattress last month. Too much information, I know, but there is a point to it. With it came one of those “Care of your new …” leaflets. The leaflet advised me to turn the mattress over regularly, otherwise it would “develop depressions”. Well, we can’t have that, can we? I promise to keep my mattress happy, even if this turns me into one of those “women who juggle their lives”. And “women who juggle their lives” come to no good.  more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:16 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Just In Time For Dessert
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by Hans Allhoff

Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life
by Anthony Kronman 
Yale University Press, 2007

In yet another book about the decline of the humanities, and whose author is a philosopher by training and teaches the Great Books to selected Yale undergraduates, you’d expect to read, on the subject of a typical college freshman, something like this:   more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:13 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
An Unlikely Candidate
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by Rebecca Bynum


V
ijay Kumar is a candidate for Congress from Tennessee’s fifth congressional district which includes the city of Nashville. This Congressional seat is currently held by Jim Cooper, a Democrat with a background as a lawyer and in private capital fundraising. He is the son of Tennessee Governor Prentice Cooper (who served three two-year terms from 1939-1945) and is well entrenched in state politics having previously served as congressional representative in Tennessee’s more rural 4th district. Going up against such a well-known politician is a formidable task, but Kumar is up to the challenge. He says the political turning point for him came on September 11, 2001. more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:09 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Democracy: The Philosophic Principles and Mechanisms
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Part One – The basic definition

by John M. Joyce

 

It is often said today that democracy, specifically western liberal democracy, is under threat. Many people maintain that democracy cannot defend itself against those who revile it, and those who also want to get rid of it and put in its place some other system of determining leadership and government which would be more to their liking, because democracy itself is inherently flawed. Of course, this is said without anyone actually defining or stating what the flaws actually are or defining what is meant by democracy! Some maintain that democracy produces weak and ineffectual government which must always, by its nature, pander to the passing whims and fancies of the electorate. Others maintain that democracy will always lead to its own collapse as the people seek to extend democracy, over time, into every aspect of their civil lives. Neither of these statements is necessarily a condemnation of democracy – rather, each one is an indication of democracy’s strengths.  more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:06 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
An Un-Islamic Tax Loophole
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by Mary Jackson


Close to where I once lived was a now defunct Indian Takeaway called Curry in a Hurry. This was no Veeraswamy. Edward, Prince of Wales, Charlie Chaplin and Marlon Brando almost certainly never visited. As the name suggests, it was quick and convenient; the portions were good, as was the price.

 

On the subject of the price, Curry in a Hurry displayed a large sign in the window:

 

FREE DELIVERY!!!
20% DISCOUNT ON COLLECTION!!!

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Posted on 03/31/2008 5:02 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Jamaat ul-Fuqra
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“The best positioned group to help al-Qaeda launch an attack in the US.”
by  Jerry Gordon

Wall Street Journalist Danny Pearl was on his way to a meeting with Jamaat ul-Fuqra (JF) founder, Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilani  in Lahore, Pakistan on January 22, 2002.  He was on the hunt for al Qaeda connections when he was abducted and slaughtered by Islamic Extremist and British citizen, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikhmore...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 4:57 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Allies of Jihad
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The Common Strategies of Napoleon, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Mussolini and Hitler

by Norman Berdichevsky

 

For more than two centuries, major conflicts involving the European powers spilled over the Mediterranean, Bosphorus, Black Sea, Suez Canal, and Caucasus mountains to engulf the adjacent areas of North Africa and the Near and Middle East in intrigue, espionage and open conflict. From Napoleon’s entry into Egypt in 1798 until the end of World War II in 1945, the vast majority of the Muslim peoples of these regions under leaders who directed their religious and political allegiance, decisively chose sides and in each case, embraced the ideologies of authoritarianism, Fascism and Nazism. more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 4:53 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Peace As A Strategic Option
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by Hugh Fitzgerald

In his most recent taped broadcast, Ayman Al-Zawahiri doesn’t have a word to offer about the “legitimate rights” of the soi-disant “Palestinian people.” He notes that the perfidious Jews, or Israelis, have attacked Gaza. And so they have, in scrupulous fashion, in their attempt to end the rain and reign of rockets over Israel’s southern cities. For Al-Zawahiri it is “the Muslims” who have been hit and “the Muslims” who must avenge these attacks. There is not a secular or nationalist word in his speech. more...

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Posted on 03/31/2008 4:50 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Roman Remains
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by Theodore Dalrymple 

It is often said that we know nothing of Shakespeare’s personal views. This is largely because he had such a genius for expressing almost every possible human type from within, as it were, as if he had experienced everybody’s thoughts and emotions for himself and as his own; and, just as we supposedly cannot know the true personality of an endlessly versatile actor because he is always playing a part, so (it is supposed) we cannot know what a man thought who was able to see every question from every possible angle, and who never once appeared in his own guise or spoke in his own voice. Moreover, his plays show moral problems; they do not preach their solutions. Shakespeare never thumps a tub, or buttonholes you like a drunk at a cocktail party.
 
I think, however, that the unknowability of Shakespeare’s views can be exaggerated. We can safely deduce, for example, that he was not puritanical in his views, but neither was he an amoralist. In politics, likewise, he was neither a utopian nor a complete cynic.  more...
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Posted on 03/31/2008 4:45 PM by NER
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Muslim hairdresser accuses salon owner who objected to her headscarf of 'blatant' religious discrimination
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A Muslim hairdresser today accused a salon owner who objected to her Islamic headscarf of "blatant" religious discrimination.
Bushra Noah, 19, told a tribunal that she was "devastated" when she was wrongly turned down for a job as a stylist at the trendy salon by 32-year-old Sarah Desrosiers.
She claimed that she could have fitted in at the salon, which specialises in "urban, edgy and funky" cuts, even though she insists that her headgear is essential to her beliefs.
Miss Noah told Central London Employment Tribunal: "I know my punk from my funk and my urban from my trendy."
Miss Noah, from Acton, west London, has been rejected for around 20 different hairdressing jobs after interviews.
She is claiming over £35,000 in compensation from Miss Desrosiers, says she faces financial ruin if she loses the case and would be forced to close her Wedge salon in King's Cross, north London.
Pink-haired Miss Desrosiers denies any discrimination and insists it is an "absolutely basic" job requirement that stylists should have their own hair on show if they are to cut that of the customers.
Giving evidence today wearing a black headscarf, Miss Noah told of her job interview at the salon in March last year.
She said: "Miss Desrosiers has stated in her tribunal claim that she offers an alternative form of hairdressing, which is ultra-modern and may be described as urban, edgy and funky. The fact that I wear a headscarf does not mean that I cannot assist in an alternative form of hairdressing, which includes general cleaning, taking appointments, answering the telephone and helping Miss Desrosiers to attend to customers. I have been wearing my headscarf from the age of 13 and I had never suffered from such blatant discrimination until I visited Miss Desrosiers. I wear a headscarf as part of my religion at all times other than when I am at home. Wearing a headscarf is essential to my religion and is non-negotiable. It is about showing your modest side. I believe that Miss Desrosier's behaviour towards me was rude and unprofessional.
"I further believe that the practice or criterion by which Miss Desrosiers offered the vacancy for a junior hairstylist is unfair in that it puts me, as a Muslim who wears a headscarf, at a particular disadvantage."
Miss Desrosiers failed in a bid to restrict reporting of the hearing after the tribunal heard she had earlier given interviews to three national newspapers, the BBC, ITV and GMTV's The Lorraine Kelly Show.
She (Noah) originally demanded over £15,000 in compensation for injury to her feelings and lost earnings.
But she more than doubled her claim to over £35,000 after coverage of the case, saying she had received hate mail and suffered harassment because of "media intrusion".
The tribunal panel ruled against restricting reporting, saying: "There is a genuine public interest in and a legitimate media interest in coverage of issues raised by a case such as this."
As bizarre as the sight I saw on the tube the other day, which I was unable to photograph, of a woman (I assume a woman – you can’t rely on it being a woman underneath) in full niqab reading Glamour magazine.  
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Posted on 03/31/2008 2:48 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Fitna - it gets everywhere
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So why not here? Good to see LiveLeak put it back up, but why did they take it down in the first place?

Pat Condell makes some pertinent and impertinent comments in his latest video here:

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Posted on 03/31/2008 1:01 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Hamas Children's Hour
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In a puppet show on Hamas TV, a puppet child stabs a puppet President Bush to death and then turns the White House into a mosque. MEMRI has the clip here.

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Posted on 03/31/2008 12:52 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 31 March 2008
The Pendulum Swings
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WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Young Americans have a reverence for national institutions, traditions and family values, a U.S. survey indicates.

A survey of so-called "millennials" -- those between 21 and 29 -- revealed the group overwhelmingly said they support monogamy, marriage, the U.S. Constitution and the military, The Washington Times reported Sunday.

"We were completely surprised. There has been a faulty portrayal of millennials by the media -- television, films, news, blogs, everything. These people are not the self-entitled, coddled slackers they're made out to be. Misnomers and myths about them are all over the place," said Ann Mack, who directed the survey and is the official "director of trend-spotting" at J. Walter Thompson, the nation's largest advertising agency.

In addition to indicating 94 percent of millennials respect monogamy and parenthood and 84 percent revere marriage, the survey found 88 percent said they respect the U.S. Constitution, 84 percent respect the military and more than three-quarters believe in the "American dream." ...
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Posted on 03/31/2008 9:15 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Always Give A Dog A Good Name
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USAToday Spot is out and Max is in. In fact, in a recent survey of the 10 most popular dog names in the nation, names more fit for humans are finding favor over more traditional dog names like Buddy and Buster.

"Over 50 years ago, Spotty was common," says dog owner Eileen Watson of Hallandale Beach, Fla., who has had eight dogs over the past 40 years. "Now, I don't know of any dog that doesn't have a human name."

Top names among male dogs are Max, Buddy and Rocky. For females, Bella, Molly and Lucy head the list. The research was conducted by Veterinary Pet Insurance from the names of insured dogs in its database.

Dogs have long been considered man's best friend, but for many Americans, they mean even more than that.

"It's a reflection of the position that pets hold in a household," says Mary Thurston, an anthropologist in Austin who has studied dog history for more than 25 years. "They are integral members of the family, just like a child."

Naming dogs in the same fashion as children was common even in ancient Rome, she says. The ancient Egyptians often went so far as to bury their dogs in family plots. Today, dog owners are showing a similar kind of care...

My dog's name is Beauregard, named after General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard of the Confederacy who fought bravely at Shiloh and was victor at the First Battle of Bull Run. Nabokov once described an old dog as a "dignified slow-poke." And Tom T. Hall sang of "Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine." Beau has entered his watermelon wine years. He's slowing down, but his astute and dignified manner is an inspiration. If I grow old with half the dignity he has, I'll be doing just fine.

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Posted on 03/31/2008 8:43 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Terror chief told me to bomb London
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From the London Evening Standard:

A London man tells today how he was at an extraordinary al Qaeda "brainstorming" summit.

Abu Omar reveals that one of the masterminds of the 9/11 attacks - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - asked him if he would carry out "martyrdom" operations in the capital.

Other ideas for attacks in Britain and elsewhere were written on a white board as plotters came up with suggestions ranging from attacks on a VIP convoy to the assassination of the Saudi king.

Omar, a former petty criminal who converted to Islam, met Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh, another al Qaeda chief, in Afghanistan. Both men were later captured and are to go on trial in America after being held in Guantanamo Bay.

Omar, speaking exclusively to the Standard at a London hotel after renouncing violence, tells how:

• Mohammed personally asked him to attack Britain in a suicide mission.

• He became such close friends with Binalshibh, one of Osama bin Laden's henchmen, that he spent a month with him in a Pakistani safe house.

• He met two other Londoners who discussed terror plans - one of whom planned attacks on civilians in Britain. The other, Abdul Makim Khalisadar, is a convicted rapist whose al Qaeda links are revealed for the first time today.

Omar's real name is being kept secret because of the risk of reprisals over his revelations.

More...

Do you want to become a martyr, the al Qaeda chief asked...
Jailed rapist named as terrorist associate
Plot to attack civilians

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Posted on 03/31/2008 8:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Khalid Meshaal Claims Shalit Is Still Alive
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Sky News: The leader of the radical Palestinian Hamas movement has told Sky News he is offering Israel a deal to attack only military targets and that an abducted Israeli soldier is alive.

In an exclusive interview in Damascus, Khalid Meshaal said he was renewing an offer first made to the Israelis 10 years ago.

"We renew our offer to Israel to let the civilians on both sides not be a part of this conflict," he said. "We renew this offer today."

Mr Meshaal, who is a target for Israeli assassination, said if Israel agreed it would not kill any Palestinian civilians then Hamas would only carry out attacks against Israeli military targets.

I would read the fine print. Define civilian. Define military target.

He also gave confirmation for the first time in almost a year that the Israeli soldier captured in 2006 and held in Gaza is alive.

"Gilad (Shalit) is alive and we are treating him well but Israel is treating the Palestinian prisoners they hold very badly."

I notice he offered no proof that Shalit is alive. I feel for the family. How tortured they must be.

Also during the interview, the Hamas leader appeared to question the opinion of the respected Holocaust historians.

"We don't deny the Holocaust, but we believe the Holocaust was exaggerated by the Zionist movement to whip people," he said.

Whip people?

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Posted on 03/31/2008 7:12 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Fancy that 2
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From the BBC:

There is "no evidence" that the Duke of Edinburgh ordered Princess Diana's death or that it was organised by MI6, the coroner at her inquest has said.

Well, fancy that.

Did we really need to spend £7m finding out? Those who believe the conspiracy theories will carry on believing them. Evidence has nothing to do with it.  Most of us don't believe them, and many of us don't care. What I want to know is whether they are they finally going to shut up about it.

On the ten-year anniversary of her death, E. J. Throbb wrote some rather irreverant lines, showing a cynicism surprising in a 17¾-year-old. I will repeat them here, to show how shocked I was:

So, farewell then, Princess Di.
Farewell then.
Farewell then,
I said farewell. Adios.Toodle pip.
What? You still here?
Look, Di, it's been ten years.
You've Di-lighted us long enough.
 
© E. J. Throbb, aged 17¾
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Posted on 03/31/2008 6:15 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Fancy that
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The Times' review of "Hubbub: Filth, Noise and Stench in England" by Emily Cockayne asks: "How many Londoners know that "Mount Pleasant" was the ironic name given to the notorious, gigantic public dung heap that blighted the area?"

I didn't, but I do now, and feel better for it.

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Posted on 03/31/2008 6:03 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 31 March 2008
Flooding could destroy Norfolk villages
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Further plans to abandon parts of the coast of Eastern England to the sea are expected from the Environment Agency this year, following the suggestion that six villages around the Norfolk Broads might have to be given up to flooding within the next 100 years.
There are fears that dozens of historic villages would be abandoned to the sea.
Norman Lamb, the North Norfolk Liberal Democrat MP, said: "There would be churches lost, whole communities lost and a lot of older historic buildings."
Coastal campaigners expect land from The Wash to Kelling along the north Norfolk coast and between Lowestoft and Felixstowe in Suffolk to fall victim to the agency's plans for "no active intervention" to stop coastal erosion. The latest revisions of the agency's shoreline management plans, originally drawn up in 1996, predict sea levels will rise by up to three feet as a result of climate change. The policy would see hundreds of homes destroyed and swathes of the counties' heritage wiped out.
Campaigners say a policy change at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has led to the presumption that coastal management will be withdrawn in areas where the cost to the public cannot be justified.
Under current laws, residents whose homes are destroyed would not be eligible for compensation and no discussions have taken place to change the situation, according to Mr Lamb. A spokesman for English Heritage, which aims to protect and promote England's historic environment, said: "Norfolk's history as a major international trading region has left it with a rich collection of listed medieval buildings, especially its fine churches."
Rarely can the charge that England is disappearing have applied quite so literally. As we report, the Government plans to abandon 25 square miles of Norfolk, drowning homes, farms and whole villages.
DEFRA, that most lamentable of government departments, is refusing to fund adequate sea defences. One of the most distinctive and striking of all British landscapes - the endless skies, flat beaches and pewter-coloured waves of the East Anglian littoral - risks being carried away. . . And, to add insult to injury, one of the few properties to have been reinforced is owned by the Environment Secretary's father, Tony Benn - despite it being one of the few coastal estates between the Thames and the Wash with no public footpath.
There is more to this affair, though, than neglect, penny-pinching and the whiff of nepotism. We have written many times of our concern about the metropolitan outlook of this Government which, for most of its term, has not had a single cabinet minister with a rural seat. Perhaps its neglect of the countryside owes something to a sense that there are not enough Labour votes out there worth chasing.
Yet it does not seem to have occurred even to Hilary Benn that, while few Labour voters live in East Anglia, many of them enjoy visiting its shores and many more nurture a concern for the environment that is neither selfish nor affected. Our eastern lowlands are a national, not a local treasure, and if they are lost, they will not be retrievable.
My comment, living elsewhere in east Anglia and being one of those regular visitors is that :-
The coast of East Anglia is an international treasure. How does it acquire world heritage status like the Jurassic coast of Dorset?
It needs to, and fast.

 
 Above Brancaster - between the Wash and Kelling and at risk.  Photo by Mustrum Ridcully
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