Hi everyone, what happened to the colours of nature?...everything has been a little faded and bland these past few days...its a bit muggy by the seaside...wonder how people are doing inland? Hope you are all having a restful and happy Friday...
OK now for the news in brief: 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead as a result of the Iraq war, according to a scientific study published in the Lancet for the news story on this you can see the Guardian, The Independent, The New Zealand Herald, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Le Monde and many others----The Kuwaiti embassy and the Ambassador in Cairo have received anonymous threats----MP Saleh Ashour tells Al-Watan that he doesn't think that Kuwaiti women will get their political rights this parliamentary round due to several factors: one being that its not a priority, another being that society has not shown any support for such a thing (Kuwait is the last remaining country on earth that discriminates against women at the polls)----Kuwait should expect a water shortage by 2015 (Maybe sooner if we keep those hoses running for no reason)-----Tash Ma Tash, the irreverent Saudi comedy/parody show has recieved online death threats after spoofing militant islamists in Saudi Arabia...for the story in Arabic check Al-Watan.
The US elections are this coming Tuesday the 2nd of Nov...The world is watching and wringing its hands...the Arabic papers like Al-Hayat have been putting out articles supporting one or the other of the candidates, read the paper in Arabic or English..The Kuwaiti papers have been doing comparisons between the candidates as well see: Al-Qabas, The Arab Times, Al-Watan.
- The Village Voice has been collecting the instances of voter fraud and voter disenfranchisement, since the ghosts of Florida 2000 are back to haunt the whole nation. Good luck getting your votes counted people!
- C-Span has audio and video on the 2004 elections.
- The BBC has 2004 election updates.
- Curious who you would/should pick for president? This quiz gets your opinion on key issues and then tells you which candidate would be your best choice.
- Feeling like you need cheering up? Here is a site full of the Best humor of campaign 2004...(Including SNL's Will Ferrell, Triumph the Insult Dog, The Daily Show and other great pieces)
- Even though it may seem like it, the Republicans and the Democrats are not the only ones in this race, to check out the other candidates for President go here
- Curious about what the Electoral College is? Most people have no clue what it is...Go here for the basics.
- Want to watch movies that will prepare you for election 2004? A top ten list is here...Also, another list of 30 political feature films (including one documentary)....
- Ok Folks, now what are you going to watch election night? Or will you be flipping frantically through all the channels? Here are some places...Air America radio online is a source for those who like their politics with a bite of humour...BBC World (for those of you who want to watch it on tv) is going to have full coverage including a bunch of interesting guests...There is always C-span as well.
Have a good end to the weekend everyone...
And a big hello to the new blog visitors from India and the Philippines and the UK...