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A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The priest apologized "Sorry sister but the flesh is weak."
Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."
Lesson: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.
According to the Palestinian women's affairs ministry, 20 girls and women were murdered in honour killings last year and about 50 committed suicide - often under coercion - for "shaming" the family through sex outside marriage, refusing an arranged marriage or seeking a divorce. Another 15 women survived attempts to kill them.Murdering Women For Honor
The ministry says that dozens of other killings are covered up each year. "We had one woman of 26 who was certified as dying of old age," said Maha Abu Dayyeh Shamas, director of the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling. "Putting 'falling into well' on the death certificate is very common. We find that the women were strangled and then dumped in the well."
"When I was a child, ladies and gentleman, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times... I learned very early in life that: "Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend -- without a song." So I keep singing my song."
Down through the ages man has communicated his imagination through art. From those first paintings in Lascaux to today, artists were telling a story through pictures.
Comic books have been a big part of my life for a long time. I've read and collected comics for about 26 years. I love going to conventions, most notably the Emerald City Comic Con. Its always good to see what the rest of the tribe is up to. Thats how I look at comic collectors and fans: as one big tribe. Sometimes querulous, but our love of the four-color medium brings us together. Kinda like Bloggie.
So tell me, my tribe:
What's your favorite comic book? Your favorite hero or villain? Any time period or era, doesn't matter.
Do you have an interesting story associated with comics? A triumph? A tragedy?
Sing me your song....
The German postwar governments have made great efforts to reeducate the population. In recent years, however, there are increasing signs of shifts in German attitudes toward rewriting its past. Some of these involve the sanitizing of history, while others are reflected in an increasing lack of sensitivity among society's elites as well as the mainstream toward the use of concepts and semantics from the Hitler period.I don't think these phenomena are unique to Germany. Antisemitism is on the increase everywhere and in many trendy disguises, including anti-Israelism. However, Germany is an important threshold in the current wave of antisemitism for two reasons: among Europeans, Germans are the best educated about the Holocaust, and German society is still dealing with the guilt of the Holocaust and the uneasiness that such guilt provokes. Rewriting Germany's Nazi Past - A Society in Moral Decline
Franz Muentefering, chairman of the German Socialist party, compared certain foreign investors to damaging insects. The weekly Stern listed seven "locust firms"; several were recognizably Jewish by their names. When historian Michael Wolffsohn pointed out the similarity to Nazi language, he was severely attacked by several prominent Socialists.
The program of the German Open tennis championships for women in 2005, sponsored by the Qatar Tennis Association, included an article about the organizers, LTTC Rot Weiss, which explained that the club had blossomed when it had expelled its Jewish members in 1936 and included a photo of Nazi leader Hermann Goering during a visit to the club.
Polls indicate that the majority of Germans consider Israel's attitude toward the Palestinians as similar to that of the Nazis toward the Jews. A profound process is underway involving anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Israelism.