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Monday, January 30, 2006

Tagged by Lost Budgie, VDH, Camp Katrina, and today's articles

At the blogs
Lost Budgie tagged me to put up a "Buy Danish" story:
Last Fall, Denmark's largest newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published twelve cartoons of Islam's Prophet Muhammad as part of a movement to ensure free speech in a secular society.

Now Islamists are calling for a world-wide boycott of Danish products and rewards have (of course) been offered for the murder of the artists.

One large dairy company is being specifically targeted: Arla Foods. Many Saudi stores are now refusing to carry the products or are labeling them "Danish" on the shelves.
Read more at Lost Budgie: Cartoon Jihad: Buy Danish - Fight Dhimmitude. ¡No Pasarán! has a post on Danes currently under cyber-attack.
Here's a site listing companies that sell products made in Denmark, and a site showing available holiday home rentals, but you can make a modest start by checking out food products at the supermarket.

Switzerland - World Economic Forum Chairman Sends Apology To Lost Budgie Blog.

Phil tells us that, in addition to categorizing humanitarian military stories by location, Camp Katrina now organizes by the type of humanitarian work, as well. Listed on the right-sidebar: Medical Care and Supplies, Care for Kids and Schools, Road Work, Water and Sewers, Power and Infrastructure, Earthquake Relief, Floods, Fires, Hurricanes, and Animal Assistance.

Stop the ACLU remembers the Challenger: 7 New Stars In the Heavens

Victor Davis Hanson deconstructs bin Laden's talking points

Because nothing says "Good Morning!" like blaming Bush for 300 years of disastrous Haitian history,
Mixed U.S. Signals Helped Tilt Haiti Toward Chaos
and an article on the NYT's NSA leaks, from Maria.

The Sunday Book Review had a hilarious book review by Garrison Keillor of Bernard-Henri Levy's American Vertigo
there's nobody here whom you recognize. In more than 300 pages, nobody tells a joke. Nobody does much work. Nobody sits and eats and enjoys their food. You've lived all your life in America, never attended a megachurch or a brothel, don't own guns, are non-Amish, and it dawns on you that this is a book about the French. There's no reason for it to exist in English, except as evidence that travel need not be broadening and one should be wary of books with Tocqueville in the title.
Maria's articles
Speaking of the French, Chirac tricked by Canadian hoax
French President Jacques Chirac thought he had taken a call on Friday from the new Canadian prime minister - but found himself the victim of a radio hoax.
Google: Enemy of freedom

The anatomy of Hamas’s victory, by Caroline Glick.

Meanwhile, in the USA,
Paul Jacob explains how It's the power, stupid
The problem of a corrupt Congress is compounded by three bigger problems:
1. Congress has effectively escaped citizen control,
2. Congress has far too much power, and
3. Congress will use this scandal not to clean up its act but to further entrench itself.
Carnival #37
Hosted by Friend of Fausta's Blog and guest blogger SmadaNek, complete with statistical analysis.


Dr. Sanity's got the Carnival of the Insanities,


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