Sunday, January 30, 2005

DutchReport: Murder trial Theo van Gogh

Today was the first pro-forma trial day of Mohammed Bouyeri, the terrorist who slaughtered Theo van Gogh on 2 November. This high profile trial was held in Amsterdam Osdorp in the extra secure court. The trial could be seen on national Television with a half hour delay, to make it possible to sensor privacy sensitive information. But although they tried to censor the name out, the name Bouyeri sometimes still slipped through. It is not clear why they keep this charade, for this already widely known fact.
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DutchReport: Murder trial Theo van Gogh

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Husband bites off wife's nose

A farmer in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, who hid 20,000 yuan (US$2,400) in grain, did not expect the cash would get accidentally shredded.

And as reports last week, it will take about two years before there is the possibility of him getting assistance from the bank.

The farmer has been told by a local bank that he has to piece and paste the notes back together before he can even think about exchanging them.

It then took the man and his family two days to remove more than 62,000 pieces of shredded money, all the size of rice grain, from the grain.

After 17 days, only two notes each with a face value of 50 yuan (US$6) each have been restored.
Husband bites off wife's nose: "Farmer's savings reduced to shredded pieces"

KILLROY WAS HERE Posted by Hello

Boeing Unit Sues Mysterious Arms Dealer

Russia's X-31 anti-ship missile is a devastating weapon. Capable of traveling at 2,000 mph, the 15-foot missile skims over the ocean until it slams into its target and explodes. It also can be modified to seek out and destroy radar systems, such as those used to guide the U.S. military's Patriot missiles, defense analysts say.

For years, the U.S. military has sought to develop an effective defense against the X-31. In 1999, Boeing Co. announced in St. Louis that it had won an $18.8 million contract from the Navy to acquire 34 of the Russian missiles and modify them to test the effectiveness of U.S. ship defense systems. But Boeing's efforts stalled as Russian officials, who once seemed ready to sell to the United States balked.

Stymied in Moscow, Boeing sought help from an obscure weapons dealer, Dale C. Stoffel, who sought to buy the missiles through contacts in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Russia itself, documents show. Now, those efforts also have largely failed, culminating in a courtroom dispute over $6 million that reveals the lengths to which Boeing went in its bid to acquire the X-31.

I may be wrong but I think this could be the same "Dale C. Stoffel" who was murdered. in Iraq last week
I am going to watch the outcome of this FBI investigation very carefully.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

A very handy little app. Glad I found it so I can dig up viddy of our boys over in the sand box.
blinkx video search

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

via lgf: Apologizing Moonbats Sighted in DC!

Once again LGF shows us why they are th best blog with this photo.

lgf: journey heaven is a funky moose

The truth about the cop-killing Marine

By Michelle Malkin | If you watched the evening news a week ago, you may recall the sensational story of a distraught Marine who died in a murderous shootout with police. Anti-war writers and Latino activists have turned the cop-killer, Lance Cpl. Andres Raya, into a martyr. Don't believe the hype.

Network and cable TV shows repeatedly broadcast video and photo stills of Raya's Jan. 9 bloody gun battle in a Ceres, Calif., liquor store. Mental health experts immediately blamed post-traumatic stress disorder. Ignoring the cold-blooded murder of one of the ambushed police officers who was lured to his death, international headlines instead trumpeted the supposedly traumatized Raya:
Michelle Malkin: "The truth about the cop-killing Marine"

There are a series of 3 videos showing the shooting at

Friday, January 21, 2005

First Video from the Oath of Office

The Oath of Office was great! Everyone felt the power of the message that W was putting out there.
Here's a my first video exclusive from the event. Right at the end of the Bush's speech some hecklers tried to muck things up. Caught of tape!

Looks like (Justin?) jostled for a good position at the Inaugural. I watched his video over at rightsideredux with a warm feeling as hecklers where dispatched post haste.

Right Side Redux video video

Shaky start to Friday

It was a shaky start to Friday for many in Wellington and the Hutt Valley with a strongly felt earthquake jolting the region just before 8am.

The quake, centred within 5km of Upper Hutt, measured 5.5 on the Richter Scale and struck at 7.56am. It was 30km deep.

Just minutes later at 8.02am a second quake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was recorded in the same location but 25km deep, GNS said.

The quake triggered fire alarms, there are reports of minor damage and some trains were delayed.

This morning's quake followed a flurry of seismic activity in the lower North Island on Tuesday when 10 earthquakes were recorded over a 10-hour period - the biggest reaching 5.3 on the Richter scale and seven centred 40km southeast of Martinborough in the Wairarapa.
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali defying death threats

A Dutch politician who received death threats after writing a script for the murdered film-maker Theo van Gogh yesterday made a defiant return to public life.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali vowed not to cave into the pressures of her critics as she was escorted into the Dutch parliament by security guards after 75 days in hiding.

Somali-born Ms Hirsi Ali has been under police protection since receiving repeated death threats after writing the script for the film Submission , a critique of violence against women in Islamic societies.

Her collaborator, MrVan Gogh was murdered in Amsterdam last November in protest against the film. Pinned to his body with a knife was a five-page letter addressed toMs Hirsi Ali, accusing her of "terrorising Muslims and Islam".

Yesterday, Ms Hirsi Ali described how although she remained fearful, she felt she had to confront her critics and fulfil her duties as a politician. "I am scared now and again, but I will go on. I must go on," she said. "I am convinced that you cannot give in to threats and terrorism.

"What Theo and I had in common was an awareness of the threat formed by radical Islam. The attack on 2 November brought Dutch society face to face with Muslim terrorism for the first time. We are talking about an international phenomenon here, not just a local incident."

Ms Hirsi Ali, 37, a member of the lower house of parliament for two years with the VVD liberals, launched her political career after fleeing to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage.

A Dutch-Moroccan man with suspected links to a network of Islamic militants has been charged with Mr Van Gogh's murder, which in turn led to a string of retaliatory attacks on mosques, religious schools and churches.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Corpses lie on the ground in a dry ice mist, keeping cool, while volunteers take a rib for DNA samples, at the Yan Yao temple on January 11, 2005, in Khao Lak, Thailand. Forensic scientists are working on the identification and storage of the dead. Most of the bodies are Thai, but occasionally a foreigner is found. Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Boxing Day Tsunami

Boxing Day Tsunami 2003 Posted by Hello

What is there to say that has not been said already.