Published on October 3 2006

North Korea says it will stage nuke test - Yahoo! News
By BO-MI LIM, Associated Press Writer Tue Oct 3, 11:20 AM ET North Korea said Tuesday it will conduct a nuclear test in the face of what it claimed was "the U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear war," ratcheting up tensions amid international pressure to return to negotiations on its atomic program. "The U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear war and sanctions and pressure compel the DPRK to conduct a nuclear test, an essential process for bolstering nuclear deterrent, as a self-defense measure in response," the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, using its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
"Extreme threat of a nuclear war???" Did I miss something somewhere? Maybe it was on the news, but PredatorGate was so much more important.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said he was urging Security Council members to consult with their capitals on the next steps. "I think it's important that if we embark on something here that we do it seriously and not simply issue statements for the sake of issuing statements," he told reporters before the council met for closed discussions.
Great idea, but how un-ambassadorial. Makes me like him more and more!
The North said Tuesday its ultimate goal is "to settle hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and to remove the very source of all nuclear threats from the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity," accusing the U.S. of posing a nuclear threat in the region. The North, however, said it will "never use nuclear weapons first and strictly prohibit any threat of nuclear weapons and nuclear transfer."
Ok, let me make sure I have this right.... we need to test a nuclear device so that we can remove all threats of nuclear devices. Yeah, makes sense to me.
Charles Kartman, who was the lead negotiator with North Korea under the Clinton administration, said last week that North Korea had few other options than saber-rattling. "If they feel they are not getting interaction with us, they tend to do things to get our attention. And the tools that they have are all bad ones," he said. "The missiles, the nuclear program, the military."
Uh huh. How about we invite Kim Jong-il to the UN, so we can hear more about the eeee-vil US? Would that be enough attention paid?

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Published on October 2 2006

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In addition to explicit sexual language, former Congressman Mark Foley's Internet messages also include repeated efforts to get the underage recipient to rendezvous with him at night. "I would drive a few miles for a hot stud like you," Foley said in one message obtained by ABC News.
Only a few miles? What I remember of DC is that it's a long drive to get anywhere in that town. As is usual with the Blotter, the comments are by far the most interesting part of the article. The comments here are full of accusations by Repubs that it's a Dem plot, accusations by the Dems of Repub hypocrisy--in other words, the usual fare spiced up by name-calling, pedophilia in this case. According to my Webster's, pedophilia is defined as a "sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object". Now, in no way am I excusing this guy's behavior--it was an abuse of his power, sexual harassment probably by either legal definition, not to mention just too stupid for words for a man in his position. But isn't the age of consent in DC 16? A 17 year old, while definitely not yet an adult, is hardly a child. I think "idiot" is a much better description of Foley than "pedophile". There were some other interesting comments on the article, mostly posted by people who are badly in need of spellcheck in the comments box. This however, was a comment that has to be read to be believed:
What I'm wondering here is that since this has been known about for years and most likely involves most politicians, is it that Foley didn't do something that Israel told him to do and that's why ABC is know "ratting him out". I mean it is well known that Israel and it's spy agency Mossad is heavily involved in running the United States Federal government and that they routinely gather damaging information about U.S. Govt politicans in order to blackmail them in to voting in favor of Israel's agenda. This seems as if this more likely the reason that the media is releasing this. Otherwise why would they care since most of the media is morally bankrupt as well. Posted by: The Truth Squad | Oct 2, 2006 4:46:23 PM
Shoulda known. I'm glad the Truth Squad was there to explain how, once again, "the Joooooooos did it". At least we know what the political discussion will be for the next month. World problems will be completely forgotten while we are fed a steady diet of "PredatorGate".

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Published on October 1 2006

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    2003 Harley DynaGlide-- $12,000.00 Hal's of Milwaukee Zip Hoodie with flames on the sleeves-- $18.00 2 pairs of very cool sunglasses-- $23.00
Scaring the daylights out of the you-never-know-could-be-someday-maybe-possible-future-son-in-law with his very first ride on a motorcycle. Priceless.
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And I never got past third gear!

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Published on October 1 2006

Well, the last one for a couple of years, anyway. Shawn's diploma finally came in the mail last week, so we thought we'd both show off just a little bit. Yes, that's right--I actually had my diploma in my hot little hands before she got hers!! Nyah, nyah, nyah.....
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