The sitters might be under attack this week and we need to have a supportive presence there when the police do try and take them out of the trees. We also need legal observers to witness the treatment of the activists in case the police or ski area officials get heavy handed.
When the leaders of Europe and the UN meet to discuss sending troops to Iraq they must remember that the hands of the clock have been turned back to Munich 1938. It is understood that behind the scenes the leaders of Europe are facing extreme pressure and are being offered incredible bribes to comply with the request. However, they must realize they are dealing with a madman and a regime full of lunatics that are willing to risk nuclear war for their own personal gain.
Richard Perle, formerly code named "MEGA" and the former Pentagon official and an architect of the Bush administration's strategy to topple Saddam Hussein, said President Bush should consider bombing North Korea's nuclear production facilities if diplomatic efforts fail to convince Pyongyang to disarm.
The "martyrdom" death of 12-year-old Palestinian Mohammed al-Dura at the hands of Israeli soldiers – which received widespread international news coverage and spurred on the current intifada, inspiring countless "suicide bombers" to attack Israel – was actually a "staged" piece of street theater
The dominant religion influences the surrounding culture in profound ways...for example, as Joseph Campbell described the situation, he preferred Buddhism since it produces a tolerant, diverse and non-violent culture. Similarly Christianity continues to exert an unconcious influence in the lives of those who are influenced by the culture it produced. An attempt to analyze and clearly identify the way this process works...