A little housekeeping here at Right Truth. Changes to the blogroll, link corrections, articles you may have missed, clearing out the In-Box:
China confiscates Bibles from American;Christians, Peace and Freedom '08
A confident Barack Obama raised an extraordinary $7.8 million Sunday at three California fundraisers, most if it in large checks to a Democratic Party committee.
“I will win. Don’t worry about that,” he said to the crowd of about 1,300 at his third event of the evening, according to the pool report.
He was warmly received by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called him “a leader that God has blessed us with at this time.”
Obama echoed some of the themes he discussed when he described Pennsylvanians as “bitter” and stoked controversy three months ago, but did so much more adroitly.
Georgia Bombed by Russian Jets, images and more, at Georgia.inf.ge .
When the breakaway region of Abkhazia split from Georgia in 1993, the world’s only known case of enriched uranium going missing was reported after up to 2kg of the potentially devastating material was stolen from a laboratory.
There are now fears that the organized criminal gangs that are rife in the region could exploit the confusion of the current conflict to loot other stocks.
Security services are worried that terrorist organizations such as al-Qa’eda could purchase weapons grade uranium and mix it with a detonator as basic as fertilizer to make a deadly device. While an estimated 15kg of uranium is needed to make a nuclear bomb just a small amount is needed for an unconventional device.
“There is no fear of a nuclear bomb coming out of this region but the bigger danger is that a small amount of uranium combined with conventional explosive terrorists could make a dirty bomb that would make an area the size of the City’s Square Mile unusable for 30 or 40 years,” said a security source. “The economic impact would be catastrophic.”
The Home Ministry of Muslim-majority Malaysia banned the books because they might undermine people's faith, national news agency Bernama reported Friday.
The books were identified as the English-language "Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism" and the Malay-language "Strange but True in Prayers."
RUSSIA AND IRAN: AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE, The Midnight Sun
Who’s Planning Our Next War?, Muslim Media Network
Ehud Olmert came home from a June meeting with Bush to tell Israelis: “We reached agreement on the need to take care of the Iranian threat. … I left with a lot less question marks regarding the means, the timetable restrictions and American resoluteness. …
Islamic Coke Cans?, thanks to Bob McCarty Writes:
Will Cross Adorn Coca-Cola Cans This Christmas?
The crescent moon and star — yes, the same symbol featured on the flags of so many Muslim countries — is an internationally-recognized symbol of the Islamic faith in much the same way as the cross represents Christianity and the star of David Judaism. When I learned the symbol of the Islamic faith will appear on Coca-Cola packaging during Ramadan 2008, I found myself wondering whether or not the Atlanta-based soft drink maker will soon include the Christian cross and Jewish star of David in future holiday packaging designs targeting people of those faiths.
The firm selected by Coca-Cola to help interpret its brand across a number of events is ATTIK, according according to Brand Republic. Notable among those events are Ramadan, a Muslim religious observance that runs from Sept. 1-30, and Christmas 2008. [Note: I've found no evidence that the company plans to focus any efforts on Hannukah or any other Jewish holiday.] (continue reading)
Salute to the “Great Journalists” In Dark Corners of the Globe, Peace and Freedom '08
Good journalists watch, see, write, report, and comment.
Great journalists go where they are totally unwanted and do those things exceptionally well.
I consider Muhammad Khurshid a great journalist. He went home to Pakistan’s tribal areas, an area of the world crawling with any number of al Qaeda and Taliban militants that could have killed him at any time, and he brilliantly kept many in the West informed of the situation.
Drug Subs Pose Terror Threat To U.S., National Terror Alert
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Dumbo (Disney 1941), is the latest post at Edge's
[snip] As we all know too well, some individuals look to the government for
"help" way too much these days. And when they don't receive that
"help", they almost instantly blame the society that surrounds them.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that that our government shouldn't provide assistance to Americans in need, but you know every once in a while a person will break out of a dark and hopeless situation and find their true potential without Uncle Sam's so called "help! "... (continue reading, you won't be sorry)
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