“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Saturday, December 16, 2006

12/16 Morning Report

Between preparing for a promotion interview, and trying to get a paper done for school, I never had time to put posts together yesterday. For those of you who are regulars…I apologize. BUT!...the interview went well, and the paper got done. I’ll let you know the results when I have them…And, so…

First it was Taco Bell, now it’s Olive Garden. Next…
(…employees with flu-like symptoms?...sure…)

Meanwhile, the government and the IRS can’t seem to track illegal money. Between Congress, the ACLU, and related groups saying this or that should not be done because it could be discriminatory (aka wiretapping), it’s a wonder they can track anything.
(…want to bet there’s an outcry over this?…”no profiling allowed”…remember?...)

And, CAIR shut down a blogger claiming “hate speech”. It’s amazing how one sided this “hate speech” thing really is. Muslims can say what they want. Liberals can say what they want. Either can initiate whatever violence they want in terms of protest. So, the rest of America is supposed to feel sorry for them and let them off the hook, while suffering for calling them to account? Get real!
(…I will not get into a rant…I will not get into a rant…I will not..well, maybe this once…)
(…h/t to Wild Bill for the link…)

In the Middle East, Israel may be assessed damages by the UN. It will be based on the investigation of disruptions caused by the wall built to keep out suicide bombers.

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman said Israel already has a mechanism for Palestinians to register claims for compensations related to the barrier's construction. He said 140 cases have already been reviewed and more than $1.5 million has been paid to Palestinians.
(…reminds me of a fence…near Mexico, I think…)
(…and people think the UN judgments will be fair because….why?...)

Things continue their downward spiral in Gaza. Hamas and Fatah are violently arguing over control of the Palestinian nation. Each one is blaming the other for something—and it all relates back to Fatah calling for new elections in hopes of bringing stability. There have been attempts on Fatah ministers, including their children, and today an attempt was made against Prime Minister Ismail Haniya--a Hamas linked official.
(…I bet the world leftists try to blame it on Israel, too…)

A glimmer of good news is that Iraqi factions are going to talk. What may be decided is probably up for grabs. But, at least they are willing to get together and talk. It goes very well with yesterday’s report thatIraqi forces are taking over security in Nejaf Province, too.

Speaking of security in Iraq, I found the link to this story from the Armorer--who got it from Cassandra.
(…and you thought Hobbits were make believe…didn’t you?...)