Chaldean Archbishop kidnapped in Iraq

February 29, 2008 · Posted in News - International · Comment 

65 year old Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho was kidnapped in Iraq today shortly after saying mass. He is a Chaldean Catholic bishop. The three people with him were killed.

More info on the kidnapping:
USA Today
Associate Press
Catholic News Service

More info on Chaldean Catholics:
Wikipedia
Catholic Encyclopedia

On a “Dark Miracle”

April 7, 2006 · Posted in News - International, News - US, Tech - Hardware · Comment 

As seen on WilWheaton.net, Joshua Ellis, who is an independant journalist, went to the Trinity Test Site (the site of the first nuclear bomb test), this year to go take a look. The site is open to the public 2 days of every year. He describes what he saw in pictures and words, and has also given some historical context for it all. It is a good read and his article can be found here :

http://www.zenarchery.com/trinity/

Please go take a look and feel free to leave some feedback.

Davinci Code Lawsuit has no merit

April 7, 2006 · Posted in News - International, Writing & Reading · Comment 

A British court has thrown out the lawsuit against Dan Brown. Here is more info from the LA Times.

Backpedal, quickly

January 13, 2006 · Posted in News - International, News - US · Comment 

Robertson acknowledges the harshness of his Sharon statements (after Israel threatens to exclude him from a Christian heritage site). Here is the CNN Article.

Not down with 700

January 6, 2006 · Posted in News - International, News - US · 2 Comments 

I just don’t have the words, or rather I guess I do but it would probably get my blogged censored. I can say that the Jesus I grew up with and believe in would not be happy about anyone in pain. Meanwhile we have folks like this :
Pat Robertson on Sharon

Harry Potter’s Car has been stolen

October 31, 2005 · Posted in I'm such a geek, Misc, News - International, News of the Weird · Comment 

The “Flying” Ford Anglia from the Harry Potter movies has been stolen off of the studio lot. Here is the article :
Reuters

BTW, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire opens on 11/18.

Mind your W’s and Q’s

October 25, 2005 · Posted in News - International, News of the Weird · Comment 

In Turkey, 20 Kurds were fined for carrying signs (written in Kurdish) that contained the letters W & Q at a Kurdish New Year celebration. Those letters are not part of the Turkish alphabet and their use is illegal. The Turkish alphabet has all of the letters in the English alphabet except “q”, “w”, and “x” and in addition, it has six other characters that won’t show up correctly unless you have a Turkish font installed on your computer. Go here to have a look.

More on :
CNN
MSNBC

It’s Tai Shan

October 18, 2005 · Posted in News - International, News - US · Comment 

The panda cub born to Mei Xiang at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. was finally named, Tai Shan, which translates to “peaceful mountain”. As a chinese tradition panda cubs are not named for the first 100 days because of their high mortality rate in captivity, delaying the naming of the cub is a way to “trick the fates” into letting the cub live longer. Anyways, here are the related CNN & MSNBC articles :

CNN
MSNBC

Just down the road and on the right

September 9, 2005 · Posted in News - International, News - US · Comment 

And so it begins, US going to take Iran’s WMD info to UN. See here.

Well, we already have all the equipment over there anyway…

Harry Potter Sparks gunfire

June 15, 2005 · Posted in News - International, Writing & Reading · Comment 

The BBC reports on the Potter craze gone awry.

Habemus Papam : Pope Benedict XVI

April 19, 2005 · Posted in News - International, Religion · Comment 

Viva il papa!