Saturday SnippetsA Righteous Rant Where is Bush?? Is he with the soldiers in Iraq? Protecting them from the Muslim insurgents? Is he with the Muslim insurgents, protecting them from the Americans? Is he with the people in Sri Lanka as they still can?t return to their homes after the tsunami? Is he with the people who are being raped and robbed by idiots in New Orleans? Where is your God now, Bush???
Gaia is fighting back! Against all the abuse you and the other reckless nations have vetted against her naked body! Tsunami's, earthquakes, hurricanes .... Gaia is sick of the abuse. Us humans are just going to have to go back to showing some respect for her. This abuse of the mother has got to be stopped before we lose more human lives to just this sort of tragedy.Ranting and Self-Righteous
Rev. Bill Shanks, pastor of New Covenant Fellowship of New Orleans, says the hurricane has wiped out much of the rampant sin common to the city."New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion - it's free of all of those things now," Shanks says. "God simply, I believe, in His mercy purged all of that stuff out of there - and now we're going to start over again."Shanks heeded warnings to evacuate New Orleans, and is currently staying with friends in the Jackson, Mississippi, area.John Aglionby writes
about the latest round of immunisation against polio.A reluctant Indonesia was slow to take the fight to a contagious outbreak, but a reinvigorated immunisation campaign is stemming an epidemic.
Two from Enda.
1. Sign the online petition
calling for the revocation of the iniquitous fiskal
This is the notorious 'tax' of Rp.1 million charged at Soekarno-Hatta airport for all departing residents. At the current exchange rate, this is c.$50 which is equivalent to a cheap fare to Singapore. It is also viewed as a source of easy money for immigration officials.
2. An alternative to Hitmaps
Those of you who missed out on my invites for a Hitmap
might like to check out this site
which uses Google maps to track visitors. The Jakartass current status is here
And this one's for Carl
"One of the best community-focused football clubs in the world", Charlton, are good business
.The Addicks have been named as one of 10 finalists for the prestigious corporate social responsibility award, based on the excellence of their work in areas such as social inclusion, education, health and anti-racism, which forms part of the National Business Awards.
The football is pretty good too.Wales U21 0 - 4 England U21
Darren Ambrose played in the midfield.
The Charlton Women
are, like the men's senior and reserve teams, unbeaten so far this season and four of them helped England trounce Austria 4 - 1
in their World Cup Qualifier.
And tonight, there is a round of World Cup qualifiers when England take on the mighty minnows of Wales. So good luck to our right back and captain, Luke Young
, who is England's first choice.
Ah, but will it be televised here?
No chance. We've got Holland v Germany ~ no we haven't; change of schedule - it's Uzbekistan v Bahrain, 'Indonesian Film' or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
(Me, me! Oh, hang on. I already am in rupiah.)
Goddamit. I'm now reliably informed that the match was
televised here, on SCTV. Was it advertised? Was it f*** !!
I suppose I should be grateful that by all accounts it wasn't a good match