Saturday, May 19, 2007

Weekend Odds and Ends

It's been another crazy week and now my head hurts. Here's the rest of the news-

This was the big news out of the Middle East this week: "Israeli planes pounded Hamas targets and rival Palestinian factions exchanged bursts of automatic weapons fire outside Gaza City's Islamic University on Friday, as a volatile mix of Israeli strikes and Palestinian infighting plunged Gaza deeper into chaos."

And this morning Palestinian officials announce a new ceasefire between Hamas and Fatah.

More global warming fun to keep things interesting for this ol' planet of ours: "The Southern Ocean around Antarctica is so loaded with carbon dioxide that it can barely absorb any more, so more of the gas will stay in the atmosphere to warm up the planet, scientists reported Thursday."

Only in Virginia, folks... as a fuck you to gun control advocates (such as my mayor, Mike Bloomberg), "The Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun-rights group, organized Thursday night's 'Bloomberg Gun Giveaway'" to award two guns to lucky winners as large crowds showed up.

The ironic part of the article?: "The winners did not immediately receive the weapons — they will still be required to undergo federal and state background checks." And that folks is called... gun control.

Finally, the JFK assassination comes under scrutiny once again.

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