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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Ala'a Hikmat-Iraqi's Woman Athlete

I found out about this story a few days ago, but I had no way to help her. She is in need of instruction, proper clothing, etc., and the Council is upset with her for letting people know.

This is an article written by Mrs. Fayrouz. She is a lady that is offering knowledge about this situation along with a solution that was written on her site July 27, 2004, so make sure you scroll down to 7/27/04. I would pesonally like to thank her for her efforts and determination. It is quite impressive to see the goodness of heart that would come to the aid of another lady. I do not know much about the Middle East, but if most people resemble her, I believe the ME is very rich indeed. Many blessings will follow you, Mrs. Fayrouz. I pray that Ala'a Hikmat has all of her needs met, and that she surprises us all! Godspeed!

Originally posted at Loving God Holy.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

We Won't be Fooled Again

The Democrat Party held their convention this week in MA. Many delegates, supporters, and family members attended. The theme: "Positive" and "Unity". Sen. Kerry will deliver a message that is supposed be of hope, strategy, and a reason why we should support him rather than President Bush. Well, if the media would have covered the convention, we would have seen Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Michael Moore, and a number of other "main stream" people. These people not only were not positive, they lied about our President. If this is what Sen. Kerry considers "main stream," he is more out of touch with reality than we had originally believed.

To go back to the 2000 election and drag up the lies about how President Bush actually became President is absolutely divisive, inaccurate, mean-spirited, and demeaning. It was the Supreme Court of Florida who wanted to change the rules of the game after the game was over. Can you imagine if the ref.'s, after the Super Bowl, decided that a down was going to be 8 or 12 yards instead of 10, so they could favor the team they like? There would be absolute chaos and heads would roll!

That is what happened when the news called Florida for Gore one hour before the polls were closed. The panhandle didn't bother voting, were they disenfranchised or do you care? All across the USA, the Florida effect had people closing up shop, people from the get out the vote effort went home, because we were told it was over. Did Gore get 1 million more votes in California? Yes, and that is why. When you tell people the new president 3 hours before the polls close, what do you expect? That is not the point, though.

The reason we have an electoral college is so that states with only one representative and 2 senators (all states only have 2 senators) can have a say in how this great country is governed. If we elected our president based soley on number of votes, period, these small states would never see a candidate, people would spend more time on the coasts, and the fly over states would be just that-flown over! That is not what the founding fathers had in mind, and they have done pretty well up to now.

Now that I have explained that stupid lie AGAIN, let it go...!!! Get over it! We are facing WWIV, and we must be united. United we stand, divided we fall...and we won't get back up this time.

I understand there are some people who honestly disagree that war is ever the answer, but I respectfully disagree. There is a group known as ANSAR. Please stay away from this group, since they are backed by communist groups and jihadist groups.

Communism is an evil and torturous form of government that controls every movement of its enslaved people and determines for you what you will be, where you live, how much you earn, how much they will allow you to keep instead of your money being your money-because it belongs to the state, etc. You have no freedom under communism. Just ask some of our friends from Russia, Poland, Armenia, East Germany, etc., who managed to escape while Russia was still the USSR and they are now proud Americans.

I have now heard the Senator's acceptance speech for nomination for candidate. Without going into too many details, it was not positive. He accused the President of taking our men to war without a reason-even though Sen. Kerry voted yes to the authorization to go to war with Iraq! He used President Reagan's and President Bush's lines in his speech, such as a shining hill (Reagan,) hope is on the way (help is on the way-Bush)and tries to claim them for himself! Does he believe we didn't watch the last Republican Convention? They also used the usual "attack them for what you are doing, but they are not. This way you take the heat off yourself, and put it on them."

This was done in an effort so no one will notice that 66% of Sen. Kerry's ads are negative ads against President Bush, while only 33% of President Bush's ads are negative! Come on, gents, it is an election year. If you can't stand the heat-get out of the race.

The Democrats have been attacking President Bush, with the exception of about 2 weeks after the acts of war on NYC, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Please, give me a break. If only the Republican Party had a backbone,

I might not be so upset with them, but you Democrats seem to get away everything, and the press is complicit. Where is the outcry for the Sandy Berger investigation? Where is the outcry for the appellate court judges that have been nominated-some 3-4 years ago, but have not been allowed an up or down vote because the Republicans can't get cloture (cloture=it is a Senate rule that says any controversial vote must have 60 votes to bring it to the floor of the Senate for a vote, but any 40 Senators can get together and stop the Senate from moving forward on any legislation it doesn't like.

This tool has been and is being abused, since no judge has ever needed 60 votes to be confirmed. The Constitution requires a simple majority. The Democrats have also used this tool to block the Energy Bill, Tort Reform, Social Security Reform, etc.?) Hey, why don't you take away the Democrats perks? They did it to you when Sen. Jeffords jumped ship!

You just don't know how to fight back, and I am tired of hearing about a new tone. This is the tone, so deal with it! Well, please excuse me, but I had to get that off my chest.

Back to Sen. Kerry's message, you can't do anything because you're too stupid. You need us to do everything for you. Elect me, and I will make all 283,000,000 of you happy, because you are too stupid to know that you are not happy now! No thanks. We won't be fooled again.

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Sweet revenge turns sour

Today, July 26, the Iraqi football team walked away proud, as they won 2-1. I would continue the story, but today is Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004! While Iraq did win against Saudi Arabia, it gives me pain to let you know we lost to China on Friday, July 30. The pain doesn't come from to whom we lost, but that we lost at all. I wanted so much for the Iraqis to have a win under their belt.

That brings me to the next subject: the Olympics! In just 11 days from now (on the 12th,) Iraq will be playing against Portugal at Pompeloponisiaka Stadium in Patra. Then Iraq will go to Athens to play at the Olympic Stadium on August 15 against Costa Rica at Karaiskaki Stadium. Finally, they will play Morocco on August 18 at Pampeloponisiaka Stadium in Patra. Let us keep praying for them to have a victory! Go Iraq, go! Olay!

I would like to give credit to Souran, who gave this information to Nabil on his blogs comments. Thank you both. Many blessings for your families and yourselves.

Originally post at My Newz 'n Ideas.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Iraqi Football Team Victorious over Turkmenistan!

In an exciting battle for a spot at the Asian Championship quarterlies (8 out of 16 teams, 4 games,) the Iraqi team won a 3-2 victory over Turkmenistan. Both teams played well. Iraq scored first, with Turkmenistan scoring soon afterward. Then Hawar Mulla Mohammed, of Iraq, kicked the ball to Ahmed Monajjed, but the ball hit the post and came back to Razan Farhan, of Iraq also, who, with stunning determination, using his head to punt the ball, he scored the second goal. Turkmenistan received a free kick for the second goal, but Iraq did not want a tie. They needed to win this game to make the quarters. The score was 2-2, with only 3 minutes to go when the final blow came. Hawar Mulla Mohommed kicked the ball to Nasha'at Akrram. After running down the field, Nasha'at kicked the ball backed to Hawar who fooled the other team by kicking the ball to Qusai Moneer who made the spectacular winning goal with an amazing head punt! There were no questions about who was going to walk away with this win. The goalie's name is Bassim Abaas, and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) chosen was Razan Farhan. Well done men, and well done Iraq! We are all proud of you. We look forward to the game at Saudi Arabia Monday, July 26. You know you can beat them, so do we. Now, let's let them know it, also!

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Update: Kerry denies Knowledge

When Sen. Kerry was asked today whether or not he knew of Mr. Berger's criminal investigation, he claimed to have no knowledge concerning that issue. That is all that was asked and said.

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas.

Lost Secrets

Former National Security Adviser (NSA,) Sandy Berger, under Mr. Clinton from 1996-2001, has been under investigation by the FBI since October 2003. He has come forward and made the statement that he did indeed remove classified documents "accidentally," it was a mistake and he is sorry. He also stated he had cleared all this up in October, and for anyone to think it was anything else, well, they are wrong.

According to my sources, in order to go into the secured area where he went, you cannot take anything inside with you and you cannot leave with anything. Not even a copy. It is a crime. There are people trained to guard classified documents that are stationed everywhere in the building, and there are no cameras (no pictures of classified information!) He apparently "misplaced" the documents in his "pants" and socks "accidentally." This happened 5 times, of which we are aware, and approximately 90 pages of documents had been taken. During these "accidents," the guards noticed missing documents, so they marked the ones they suspected were of interest to him. They were taken, also. Some of these documents have been "lost."

Mr. Berger was acting as Sen. Kerry's NSA, and he made many negative statements against President Bush, as did other supporters of Mr. Kerry. The news about the FBI investigation broke on Monday evening, and Sen. Kerry let him go Tuesday. Mr Clinton claims to have known about the investigation. It is not clear whether or not Sen. Kerry knew. Mr. Clinton testified before the 9/11 Commission, which is due to be released tomorrow, Thursday, July 22, 2004. The Democrat National Convention in Boston is also scheduled for July 26, 2004. Coincidence? Maybe.

Now, getting to the nitty gritty, what did Mr. Berger know? It is whispered that those documents were missing when President Bush took office, and they included the terrorism alert schedule for the millennium New Year's Eve and computer count down to 1900! What did Mr. Berger take and why? He claims there were hand written notes on these documents. Did they include the offer of Osama bin Ladin by the Sudan? Why are they missing? We have heard he was sloppy from Mr. Clinton, et. al., who worked with him. Why was a sloppy lawyer hired to protect the national security of the United States? If he was sloppy, was this the first time national secret were "lost?" "Mistakenly" removed from the premises? Mr. Berger also testified before the Commission. Why was he allowed to testify while under criminal investigation? Was his "testimony" tainted? Was Mr. Clinton's testimony tainted? Will there be a Congressional hearing? Has his top security clearance been revoked?

These questions need to be answered and soon. We cannot afford to leave the American people hanging, especially in these uncertain times of war. It is no longer play today, pay tomorrow. We've been there and done that. We ended up with September 11, 2001. Do you remember?

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Iraqi Football

On Monday, July 19, 2004, the new Iraq football team played extremely well against Uzbekistan, according to my sources. While they did lose 0-1, it was at the end of a hard fought game when the other team received a free kick. The new manager, Mr. Adnan Hamed, let 15 of the older players go while including some Olympic team players. Was this a good move? Let's give them time before we make any judgements. Their next scheduled game is Thursday, July 22, 2004, against Turkmenistan. You may be able to watch this game on an Iraqi station named Iraqia.

Try to imagine how you would play at anything with the foreknowledge that no matter what you did, you would probably be tortured when you returned home? I am very proud of the Iraqi team, and I will be following them. It must be a liberating feeling to know that when you get back home to your loved ones, you are not going to be tortured for losing. No matter what, you are winners in my eyes!

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas on 7/20/04.

Iraqi Soccer

My Newz 'n Ideas.

On Monday, July 19, 2004, the new Iraq soccer team played extremely well, according to my source. While they did lose 0-1, it was at the end of the game. The other team received a free shot. The new manager of the team let 15 of the older players go, while including some Olympic team players were hired. Was this a good move? Let's give them time before we make any judgements. How would you play at anything with the foreknowledge that no matter what you did, you would probably be tortured when you returned home? I am very proud of the Iraqi team, and I will be following them. It must be a liberating feeling to have the knowledge that when you get back home, you are not going to be tortured for losing. No matter what, you are winners in my eyes!

Link. This is not the original link, because that one went south. (It's gone.) This one is later on in that season when they made the Olympics!)

How is our economy--really?

That would depend on whom you asked. A Democrat might tell you it's terrible-the worst since Herbert Hoover's Depression! A Republican might say it's the best we've ever had, with growth not seen since Ronald Reagan was President! Can they both be right? Can they both be wrong? These are questions the voters need to resolve during this heated political climate.

The news moguls haven't been discussing-in depth-the economy; however, they did when growth was slow, then it was said it was a jobless economy, and then...nothing. This would lead most to believe that jobs have finally started to surge, but hold on! Let us investigate. What has happened to this economy?

The economy went through a recession starting in March 2000, the bubble busted, many people lost a lot of money and confidence, the stock market started to crash, we had a very nasty election for president in 2000, there were tax cuts that were backloaded in May 2001 (they wouldn't come into effect until 2006-2010,) there was a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, thousands of people became widows/widowers with children, untold thousands of children became orphans, Wall Street was shut down for an entire week (amazingly quick return,) a war ensued in Afghanistan, scandalous corporation executives are being brought to account-but not before they (financially-electrically-and other products) hurt untold millions of people, we had another war-this time with Saddam Hussein in March 19, 2003, there was another (the third) tax cut in 2003 which finally included businesses, and with all of this-from August 2003 to May 2004-one million five hundred thousand jobs were created (across the board) by the free market. Unfortunately in a recovery, jobs are always the lagging indicator, the last to recover. However, people still have confidence and grit. We are going to make this economy work no matter what. That is the American spirit. We have not forgotten September 11, 2001, although many would like it if we did. No, we are the natural resource on which this country can always depend.

Duncan Maldrum, President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) has said "By almost any measure-output, employment, profit margins, capital expenditures-this economy is strong." Many economists agree with him. So why haven't we heard this? The President has done a poor job of speaking over the media and to the people, while the Democrats know how to call a press conference. Can it be bias in the conglomeration they call the news media? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe they just don't understand simple economics. Otherwise, the only other explanation is they believe anything the Democrats say as gospel. That is dangerous, for any supporter of a particular party. It makes it easier for people to exaggerate spin and be taken advantage of believe.

Remember, politicians are trying to get you to vote for them. They can't fool you if you are armed with the facts. Knowledge is power, use yours!

This is an article which I used to write this article. (It won't give me the link. Sorry about that.)

US Government Data Sources.

Economics and Statistics Administration.
Bureau of Economic Analysis.
US Census Bureau.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
US Department of Treasury.
The Federal Reserve.

Non-government Sources.

Institute for Supply Management.
National Association for Business Economics.
International Monetary Fund.
Statistical Office of the European Communities.
Economic History Service, (Miami and Wake Forrest Universities).

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas on 7/19/2004.

Saturday, July 17, 2004


Please forgive me for not writing as frequently. There have been so many current events I have to research before I can get back to you. Thank you for your patience.

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas on 7/17/04.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Links to Remember

My Newz 'n Ideas: This is a reminder of cool links.

Rosemary's Thoughts, however, is where I am now.

RFA: Radio Free Asia covers much news that we will never hear from the closed areas of Asia where we should be listening and become more aware.

Iraq The Model is a wonderful blog that tells us the truth about what is actually going on in Iraq.

Real Clear Politics is a collection of articles written in newpapers that day.

Opinion Jounal is a very good online source of news and opinions that puts the icing on the cake! It's tops!

Town Hall is a conservative site for more politically inclined readers. You will find much information here.

White House is a link you can use to speak to the President of the United States. You write your comments, and he reads them (or he has someone read them and tell him what people are saying!)

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas on July 11, 2004.

Radio Free Asia

This is an article about Laos. In Bangkok, the appeals court threw out a claim-by the Laos government for an ongoing appeal since 2000-for the extradition of 16 men who were to stand trial for allegedly robbing a border guard in Laos. The court also ordered the release of these men within 48 hours, and given sanctuary. It is now 6 months later, and the men are being returned to Laos, where they will most certainly be tortured, given a mock trial, and put to death. Go to to read this article. It may be called RFA news: Laos deports or THAILAND SENDS ALLEGED RAIDERS FOR TRIAL IN LAOS. If this article is not the one you want to read, try the archives. Also, go to "home." They have many articles of interest.

Originally posted on My Newz 'n Ideas on 7/11/2004.

Nabil's Blog

This post was originally created at My Newz 'n Ideas on 7/11/04.

This is a friend of mine's blog. He lives in Iraq, and he likes sports, computers, and dogs. Check out his blog. It is interesting.

Thursday, July 8, 2004


Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas on 7/8/04.

It has been well known for quite some time now that you will find some people prone to conspiratorial thinking. Let us start with: The war in Iraq was for oil. If that were true, why is gas more expensive now than before the war? France, Germany, Russia, and China had contracts for future oil sales, and they were the most strident obstructionists. Could it be that they were all involved in the Oil for Food scandal ($10 Billion has been stolen) that is under investigation as I write this? Their contracts are now null and void, since the government they dealt with no longer exists! Yes, it is indeed they who were against us because of your precious oil. Tisk tisk tisk.

Second, there are no weapons of mass destruction and there never were. Okay, then why did Bill Clinton bomb Iraq in 1998? Why did 15 out of 15 members of the UN Security counsel, including Syria, vote to have Saddam turn them over or else...? Clinton, Albright, Burger, France, UK, Spain, Germany, and other countries all had intelligence that he did indeed have these weapons. If President Bush had bad intelligence (which he didn't,) then everyone was wrong. Ultimately though, there is only one person who is to blame that could have prevented the war. That is your darling Saddam. This is what happens when we don't stick together. What don't you understand about "Either you are with us or you are against us?" What don't you understand about terrorism? If everyone spoke with one voice, Saddam would have seen that he had no choice but to hand over the weapons which he promised to do since 1991. Instead, Saddam was dancing in the streets on September 11, 2001. I have not forgotten, have you?

Third, why did we FIND Saran nerve agent if it wasn't there? What about the mustard gas, the 3000 chemical suits we found hidden in a hospital during the 3 week war, the soldiers that became ill due to exposure to WMD, the VX that was found in Jordan that could have killed 80,000 people, the 500 tons of enridched uranium found in Bagdad, and on and on? It happened because it is true. No conspiracy here, sorry.

Fourth, since when do you let your enemy know you coming after them almost a year in advance? Forty eight hours in advance?

Last, but not the least of this argument,Maybe the President is friends with the Saudi Arabian government? Well, every president since FDR has been friends with the Saudis. It's called diplomacy. You cannot scream for the diplomacy of a murderous dictator, Saddam, drive your fancy cars, scream about the price of gas, deny us the ability to drill for oil on our own soil, and not expect us to keep diplomatic ties with the Saudis. President Bush is the first one to stand up to them and tell them that we cannot coddle dictators any longer. They must let their people be free. They are even moving toward local elections, or haven't you heard through your pathetic screeching?

Yes, there is a movement going on in the Middle East. People see what the Iraqis are able to do and wonder why they are not allowed. Freedom is the only thing that once you taste it, you can't stop it from spreading.

Are you forgetting Tiananmen Square? I can assure they have not. Communism will fall. It cannot stand. The way it has to be implemented is pure evil. If you were decent people, you would do what I do-buy American as much as you can. I realize computers are no longer made it this country. Thank you, lefties, for driving them away due to high cost of labor and it's demands, and then you scream there are no jobs. Well, I'd have to say you're right. Have you ever owned a business here? Capitalism was never meant to be an arm of the government, you fascist idiots with your regulations!!!! Please excuse me. You may have noticed that I have just about had it with these children dressed in grownup clothes. Actually, most people are afraid, for politically correct reasons, to call you what you really are... communists. Don't worry, there are still enough of us that do know exactly what and who you are, and it won't happen. Not here, not now, not ever. Back to the article.

Do you not realize we are in WWIV? (Yes, the cold war was WWIII.) Lay off our, my, president. Do not let your hatred destroy you. If you want to destroy yourself, fine, just don't take us with you. That is exactly what you are doing. The Middle East and al Qaida are watching everything you do. If they see disunity, they feel safe and strong. Do you want the blood of your fellow countrymen on your hands? Keep acting like you know no better. You, we, will all pay the precious price.

I hope and pray for the Afghani and Iraqi people, that they may continue to know sweet freedom, and never again let a dictator destroy your beauty and spirit.

Well, now that I have given you some facts to ponder, although I really want to yell and scream at you that you are fighting the wrong people-we are not the enemy!-now I can go to sleep with a smile upon my face. A sad smile, yes, but a smile still the same.

UPDATE: If you are still not convinced, take a look at the legislation for yourself: Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. The easiest way to get to the text is to click Text of Legislation, then you will be offered 5 resolutions. Click on the fifth one which will take you to text. It is easier to read if you click on the Printer Friendly Display. And that should do it. Have a good day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Links of Interest

Here are some links you may find of interest.

This is Radio Free Asia. It is run by a wonderful woman who keeps me up to date about what is happening in Burma, Viet Nam, Laos, China, Hong Kong, etc.

This is run by 3 Iraqi brothers who gives their perspective on the Actual news. They live in Iraq, they ought to know!

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas.

Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Vice Presidential Pick

Today, presumed presidential candidate Senator John Kerry announced his vice presidential choice, Senator John Edwards. Sen. Edwards is enjoying his first term as senator from the great state of North Carolina. Before he became a senator, Mr. Edwards was a personal injury trial lawyer. Am I the only one that sees a pattern here? Two senators, two lawyers, two rich white men, two liberals, ...? It has been very rare, if ever, that a senator was elected for the highest office in our great country. While it is true that trial lawyers are great financial contributors to the Democrats, there is also Hollywood, and Big Labor. Sen. Kerry is campaigning as a man of the people. He owns 5 mansions, several cars, a boat, and resorts. I wonder, is he going to share these with the "common folk?" By the way, did you know that John Kerry served in Viet Nam? Yes, and he will let you know no matter what the conversation. He can very artfully find a way to connect the dots, so to speak, to introduce this little tidbit. I am not going to announce my opinion about these two gentlemen as of yet, because I would like you to form your own. I just thought you might like a little background, in case you haven't heard of these people. Have a very wonderful day, and remember, national security is the issue of this campaign. Make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction.

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas, 7/6/04.

Monday, July 5, 2004


This site will cover all of the writings from eight other sites combined into one: Rosemary's Thoughts blogspot, My Newz 'n Ideas; Causes of Interest, DoD Daily News, DoD Daily News-2, Love America First, Love America First-2, Loving God Holy and Knickerbocker News. I will no longer be using those sites, except for Rosemary's Thoughts (blogger), but you may still use their archives. I won't be able to go through each of them for quite a long time. Now to the intro:

This blog has been established to discuss issues of concern such as politics, news coverage of many other countries, and womens issues, mens issues, and other subjects that may come to mind. Take for example football. In August, there will definitely be a sports following! I encourage you to discuss these issues with others and me, and if you know of something I may be interested in but have not yet addressed, please bring it to my attention. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas.