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Terrorism is a criminal act, and terrorist should be treated like the common criminals they are

The RAND Research Brief | How Terrorist Groups End: Implications for Countering al Qa'ida
"... the United States should pursue a counterterrorism strategy against al Qa'ida that emphasizes policing and intelligence gathering rather than a “war on terrorism” approach that relies heavily on military force." It's nice to see that a major think tank that has sense.  "Terrorist" are murders or vandals. We do not war on individuals or even organizations, no matter what are political pundants want to tell us. We arrest, prosecute and punish criminals. You can not enforce laws by breaking them.
When we stop using terrorist as an excuse to use our military to forward geopolitical will we can gain a place of moral integrity in the world community.

Yes he does like SpongeBob

Even at the book store, he chooses the 'Bob over 'good night moon'

Youth and technophilia

So my two year old can navigate the intenet. The other day he found his way to youtube and started to surf his way through uploads of Sponge Bob square pants. He was alone for about 5 minutes. 



The next day I found him surfing through videos of sports cars.

Codex Sinaiticus Project

Codex Sinaiticus (http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/) Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript - the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity - is of supreme importance for the history of the book.The british museum is putting there copy on line on the 24th of July 2008 . There is going to be translated text (http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/website01_Kopie.jpg) along with it. I see a lot of night time reading ahead of me. I'm excited because the cult of Jesus really took off among the Hellenize Jews and their neighbors, so Greek would have been the language to use write down the stories of the followers.I want to see what was important to write down, what was considered essential

How I would like to use this blog

I want to collect my travels around the web. I want to keep a collection of sites visited on a given day with comments/images/feed back in what ever form it takes. The challenge is how to use the various social networking tools and the cloud to do this.

This is a test

This is a test of Blogging potential........... If this where not a test there would be real information.......