Everytime I hear news about children killed in wars, a part of me dies.
Nothing can justify the act of killing innocent civilians especially women and children. Yes, especially the children. In Peace or in War, killing innocent children intentionally or by accident is murder of the highest degree.
The recent Israeli attack on Sunday morning (30 July) on a house in a Lebanese village of Qana which killed more than 60 civilians, among them more than 30 children is an unjustifiable and condemnable act. Israel should pay for this crime.
While the United Nations, bowing to US pressures, is careful not to use the word “condemnation” against this criminal act commited by Israel, I have this to say, The blood of the dead Children of Qana is in the hands of the Israeli Government- I Condemn Israel!!
When do we learn? To borrow the lyrics from a song by Sting:
There’s no such thing as a winnable war
It’s a lie we don’t believe anymore
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
What might save us, me and you
Is if the “Israelis” love their children too!
Last week I viewed this video and pondered on its parody;
Then last Sunday, July 23, I read this paid ad of Sigaw ng Bayan that says in part:
Mark Chapter 5 (The Holy Bible, King James Version)
 For he (Jesus) said unto him (the demon), Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
 And he (Jesus) asked him (the demon), What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Are these just scary coincidences or is this an Omen?
According to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary: â€œOMEN, n. A sign that something will happen if nothing happens.”
If there’s one thing highlighted during GMA’s State of Another Nation Address yesterday, aside from presenting a Brochure than a speech, was a lesson on geography. Only this time it was the geography of a mythical land you come to realize later on was the Philippines.
But before I get my knowledge on Philippine geography muddled by GMA’s Super-Regions, I would rather watch this video for a refresher. I bet you this is far more original, enjoyable and educational than GMA’s powerpoint presentation.
Heto ang orig!
See, walang binatbat ni katiting ang presentation ni GMA!!
Did you ever wonder why whenever you’d watch “The Superfriends” on a Saturday morning way back in the day, that the Hall of Justice was kept so nice and clean? Well, it was because of their Filipina maid who you never saw.
We’ve all heard about the plight of all the Overseas Filipino Workers leaving the Philippines in the thousands just to find jobs good enough to send money back to their families in the islands. Many of them still suffer disgraceful working and living conditions beyond our comprehension, oftentimes silently.
Even our own Superfriends can treat these domestic laborers very much in the same manner and this is one of their stories…
PS: If you want to know how a hamster is packed, click here.
The present strife between Lebanon and Israel might turn out into a full-blown war in the Middle East if world leaders think the way George Bush does.
While the United Nations is carefully handling the conflict situation in a more diplomatic way by not antagonizing the parties involved, President George Bush was caught on open microphone during a leaders’ lunch at the Group of Eight industrial countries gathering in Russia, telling British Prime Minister Tony Blair that the key to defusing the Middle East crisis was for “Hezbollah to stop doing this shit”. He added,“What they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit, and it’s over.” Bush was on camera but apparently unaware that his words were being captured by a microphone. It was unclear who’s the ‘they’ he was mentioning about.
That’s “Cowboy” diplomacy at its finest. You can now imagine how the present White House leadership discuss about foreign diplomacy and global conflicts with George W. Bush at the helm. Yippee-ki-yay, m…fkrs!
Matapos ang isang buwang pagpupuyat, natapos din ang World Cup. Nagwagi ang Italya sa kanilang ika-apat na titulo bilang World Cup Champion.
I rooted for the Italians in their final match against France, but altogether I was not impressed how the matches were played during this World Cup. Except for some teams like Ghana and other underrated teams who really played with their hearts, most teams played a very defensive type of football. It seemed like most of the powerhouse teams have prepared themselves in playing defensive tactics than in scoring goals. So everybody ends up waiting and praying for the final whistle to blow in order for their team to settle scores in a penalty shoot-out. And a lot of matches during this World Cup were concluded in penalty shoot-outs including the final match, the second time where the World Cup title is decided by a penalty shoot-out. A penalty shoot-out is like a lottery, the team who wins it simply has more luck than the other.
The excitement and thrill of attacking football where scores are settled in full regulation time is what I missed in this World Cup. The only attacks I saw were attacks that gained nothing but flashing red and yellow cards. The great Zidane ended his brilliant football career this way, he retired with a flying color – red. World Cup 2006 will go down in history as having the most issued red and yellow cards.
I hope to see more exciting football four years hence in South Africa. By that time, I hope and pray that African and Asian teams will finally make it to the finals.