Thursday, October 28, 2004

Goodmorning folks, the skies are white white white here...ok, done with the weather report... let's move on...

Movietime showed Footloose last night, and if you didn't catch it it's back on at 9pm on Friday. Why am I even talking about a cheesy film from the 80's you may wonder, but the thing is that the 80's were teeming with anti-establishment films...told with simplicity and often having a soundtrack that makes you want to jump around the room...Footloose had two songs that were nominated for the 1984 Academy Awards (though that is no recommendation, the Academy is often very wrong, but the soundtrack is happy happy jumpy)..It's about a small town in which dancing and reading and music have been outlawed by the fear and the narrowmindedness of those in charge...and it's about how the young and the passionate take back their lives...

Dance, when you're broken open.Dance, if you've torn the bandage off.Dance in the middle of the fighting.Dance in your blood.Dance, when you're perfectly free.
-- Jelaluddin Rumi (13th century)
Every child has known God, Not the God of names, Not the God of don'ts, Not the God who ever does Anything weird, But the God who knows only 4 words And keeps repeating them, saying:"Come Dance with Me."Come Dance.
-- Hafiz (1320-1389)
Ok now for the news in brief: Amnesty International has reported that "Fighters in Congo have raped at least 40,000 women and girls over the past six years yet the health system in the central African country can offer the victims little help"----Arafat's health is in critical condition----a new species of ancient humans has been found on Flores Island, which changes the way we look at human history---Ali Al-Baghli supports Bush's re-election on the grounds that his dad was good for Kuwait (i thought it was a democracy there not a monarchy, dad's work does not glorify the son's) and that G.W.B has done the following: "For us the most important thing is the result. We must admit we never dreamt of such a wonderful result. We are living a real dream".....16,053 dead Iraqi civilians and close to 10,000 coalition casualties might argue with that insular logic, but everyone is entitled to his own opinion---apparently, Republicans, British movie fans, Eminem, and most of the world also disagree with him, according to the news---- Jon Stewart's appearnace on 'Crossfire' has created a real frenzy online, if anyone is not familiar with the Daily Show that he hosts, it is hilarious and informative and a must see. A poll showed thatthe " 'Daily Show' viewers know more about election issues than people who regularly read newspapers or watch television news" and that they are generally better informed on political issues....on a separate poll it was shown that Fox news viewers were the most misinformed on political facts.
Here are some reports on the dangers of soft drinks :

have a good start to the weekend everyone...


Q said...

Excellent stuff yet again! Im hooked to this blog, I just added it on mine so hopefully more ppl will end up reading ur stuff!

As for Ali Al-Baghly, think of it this way, since the war, the stock market tripled, business has boomed, oil reached above 50, we have a surplus like never before, foreign investments have been pouring in, airlines and hotels fully occupied.....and the list goes on!
Its sad, but true. Kuwait has gained more than anyone in the world from this war and Bush's idiotic policies!

Check out this article linking the Kuwait Stock Exchange decreasing dramatically last week with the US elections and fear from Kerry winning!

kwtia said...

Wow thanks for that's really scary when someone sees it that way...when someone places the economic boom of an already rich country above the horrors of war-mongering...
A couple of quotes i came across that somehow seem apt:

A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves. ~German Proverb

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. ~Gandhi, Non-violence in Peace and War, 1948