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Archive for September 7th, 2007

Friday Night Jazz: Diana Krall "Fly Me To The Moon"

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 7, 2007

Diana Krall Official Website (You can buy MP3’s there as well, I have!)

If I remember, I hope this will be a regular weekly feature.

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Guest Commentary from Frank Salvato: A Single Reason for US Intervention in Iraq

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 7, 2007

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A Single Reason for US Intervention in Iraq
USA Frank Salvato, Managing Editor
September 7, 2007

“It is as useless to argue with those who have renounced the use of reason as to administer medication to the dead.”
– Thomas Jefferson

As progress continues to be made in every aspect of the Iraqi conflict – militarily, socially and politically – the debate among the ideologically entrenched here in the United States rages on. This is in large part due to the positioning of candidates from all political parties in preparation for the 2008 elections. There is an intense desire to look both peace-loving and hawkish on the issue of the Iraqi front in the overall war against Islamofascist aggression. This is not an easy task when they are simultaneously declaring their support for the soldiers in the field and questioning the value of the mission and how well it is being executed. Meet the two-faces of the political panderer. Not very attractive, are they?

While factions of our society debate the pros and cons of US military intervention in Iraq the facts presented for the initiation of efforts there have always stood clearly defined. They were laid out in no uncertain terms, and in order of priority, by President Bush before the United Nations General Assembly on September 12, 2002:

▪ Violation of UN Security Council Resolution 688: Human rights violations and the torture, rape and murder of political opponents and ordinary citizens, including the genocide of the Iraqi Kurds.

▪ Violations of UN Security Council Resolutions 686 and 687: The refusal to release prisoners of war captured during the Gulf War.

▪ Violations of UN Security Council Resolutions 687 and 1373: The refusal to disassociate with terrorist organizations and the facilitation of terrorist entities within and traveling across Iraq borders.

▪ Violations of UN Security Council Resolutions 660, 661, 678, 686, 687, 688, 707, 715, 986 and 1284: Refusal to cease development programs for weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles, and refusal to allow UN inspectors uninhibited access to any and all weapons development programs.

In summary: genocide, refusal to return prisoners of war, enabling of terrorists and their organizations, refusal to cease WMD development programs and refusal to allow verification of said cessation.

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Related in an Odd Way…

My Commentary

The anti-war movement has become as insane, and completely devoid of reason, as the 9/11 Truther Movement. I believe the root cause of these phenomena is spiritual in nature.

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How Will Thunder Pig Die?

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 7, 2007

I saw a quiz over at Ogre’s, and couldn’t help but take it.

How will I die?

Your Result: You will die while saving someone’s life.

The most noble of all deaths. Your rewards will be great in the next life. You are most definitely a humanitarian. If not currently, you will be. To give one’s life is a precious moment that will be remembered by friends and family for many decades.

You will die while having sex.

You will die in your sleep.

You will be murdered.

You will die of boredom.

You will die in a car accident.

You will die in a nuclear holocaust.

You will die from a terminal illness.

How will I die?
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Guess that means I’ll have to start wearing body armor again!!!

I also note that very close to the number one choice is that I will be die while having sex. Now the obvious question to ask is that could some evil fiend choose sex as their weapon to take me out, or will the act be a sacrifice I make to save someone else’s life? Bah! It’s just a silly quiz anyway…

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Correction to a previous post

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 7, 2007

Lightning Baron was so kind to correct a misapprehension I had over the music in a recent BSG video on You Tube, and I have corrected the post.

So, if you are working on a BSG Tribute Video with 300 music, you haven’t been scooped yet!

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Rolls of Hay

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 7, 2007

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