Tuesday edition - July 20, 2010




Vatican stirs storm on women priests in clarifying law on clergy abuse

Vatican officials today said the attempt to ordain women in the Roman Catholic Church is not an equal crime to priestly pedophilia – even as critics point out that in practice, the ordination of women is dealt with more harshly inside the church than are charges of priests abusing children.

Indonesian Muslims told to change prayer direction

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Muslims learned on Friday they have been praying in the wrong direction, after the country's highest Islamic authority said its directive on the direction of Mecca actually had people facing Africa

Sarah Palin 'refudiates' critics

Sarah Palin raised linguists' eyebrows this weekend when she urged Muslims to "refudiate" a controversial mosque -- then defended her garbled English as Shakespearean.


The Catholic Church just equated pedophilia with ordaining women priests. Where'd they get their public relations guy? From BP?- Will Durst




The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam


"BBC is reporting that Venezuela may have massive oil reserves, more than even Saudi Arabia. You know what that means? We could have invaded closer to home and saved gas." –Jay Leno


Syria Bans Nigab



Syria has forbidden the country's students and teachers from wearing the niqab — the full Islamic veil that reveals only a woman's eyes — taking aim at a garment many see as political.

The ban shows a rare point of agreement between Syria's secular, authoritarian government and the democracies of Europe: Both view the niqab as a potentially destabilizing threat.




Disturbing News


A spokesman says there's no room in the Tea Party Movement for racists. Wow. I knew there were a lot of them, but didn't think all the slots were full. - Will Durst


Women in Afghanistan Have Rights? Who Knew?



US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used part of her address to a key conference in Kabul on Tuesday to defend Afghan women concerned that peace efforts with the Taliban could jeopardize their rights.





Republican-Shenanigans News

Refudiating Sarah (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear Sarah, it’s time to rebootiate
And to malapropism “refudiate.”
Cuz your incorrect usage
Is language abusage.
Either learn to speak English, or mutiate.


"Well, this week, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston revealed exclusively to Us Weekly, my bible, that they are getting married. Sarah Palin allegedly not happy about this, because she feels they barely know each other and they are making a big commitment. You know, kind of like when John McCain picked her for vice president." –Jay Leno




Rock-The-Voter News


Bristol Palin says she will wear Caroline Herrera at her wedding while Levi will wear camouflage. Apparently Levi doesn't want to make it easy for Sarah Palin to take him down from close range.- Laugh Lines


Dengue In Costa Rica


Dengue's porters, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, have caused a 408 percent surge in Latin American cases during first six months of 2010 over the same period last year. In Costa Rica, 10,788 cases have been reported from January-June, nearly 4,000 more than all of 2009....Few Costa Rican regions have seen an outbreak like Santa Cruz on the Nicoya Peninsula in the northwestern Guanacaste province. The sparsely populated area has already reported more than 2,000 cases, prompting the cancellation of next weekend's Annexation Day festivities ..

I was in Santa Cruz Friday night. I was eaten alive by mosquitoes before I bought some repellent. So far no signs of dengue.




Welcome back. Hope you're feeling better. Made the wife buy me an AHNC mug for my b'day (the tall one!).
Love it. Nice & big . . . 'Tall Hat No Coffee' HA!

Take care. . . and be well.
Mike in Australia.


Thank you Mike and Happy Birthday! No Coffee, but I bet there's brew in that mug!


Click here to order a mug  


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Biz-Tech News

Bush-Prison-Torture News

Banning A Look-Alike



Pakistani censors have banned an Indian comedy film featuring a lookalike of al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, the film's distributor said on Wednesday.

The ban had been anticipated on grounds that Islamist extremists could use it as a pretext for attacks.



Glenn Beck Gives His Eyes To The Lord



Glenn Beck going blind?

The Fox News personality was diagnosed with macular dystrophy and could lose his eyesight within the next year...Beck became serious, and his eyes welled with tears and his voice quivered, "Lord if you need my eyes, they're yours," he said.


Go-F**k-Yourself News



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Odd News

To Help You Deflate Photo




The sign reads TEN LUNG KOCK Restaurant. For a minute I thought it was what they were serving on the menu. I took this photo in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Monday on my way back from spending the weekend at my home in Playa Junquillal.


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