June 13th, 2009

Lawyer up!

A couple of days ago, I posted on The Regulator that Ed Hale had finally lawyered up in his battle with Phil Berg and Momma E.  The astute reader may remember that Ed called his Eagle Scout lawyer one of the best.”

So, he’s got “one of the best” defending him, at a cost of thousands of dollars to his listeners, in a suit with potential damages of well over a million dollars. And what does Ed go and do?

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May 21st, 2007

The ranch

Jaap de Hoop-Scheffer. Who? Jaap de Hoop-Scheffer. He is the NATO secretary-general and a Dutchman. OMG!!! He is visiting the ranch! OMG!! How coooooooool!

George’s agenda: get more NATO servicemen into Afghanistan so American soldiers can be diverted to Iraq. Why? Well erm, the Brits will call it a day soon. Yoohoooooo, darlings, THE WAR IN IRAQ IS LOST, get it in your skulls.

May 9th, 2007

The gas

Frans van Anraat is a country man of mine. He is, or maybe I should say was a businessman. Today he was sentenced by the appeal court to 17 years of imprisonment for the trade of hundreds of tons of thiodiglycol (TDG) in the 80′s,  a crucial ingredient of the gas Sadam Hussein used to kill tens of thousands of Kurds. He showed no remorse at all. Justice at last. A bit.

March 22nd, 2007

The judge

Outrage in my neighbouring country Germany. A 26 year old German woman, from Moroccan offspring, seeking a divorce because her Moroccan husband was systematically beating and threatening her, was turned down by the judge. The (female) judge argued that in Moroccan-Islamitic culture “it is not unusual for a man to excersize his right of punishment”. The woman, born in Germany, “should have taken that into account when she married the Moroccan born man”.  Even Islamitic groups in Germany expressed that the case should have gone by German law instead of by explaining the koran. The judge is taken off the case.  And rightfully so in my opinion. I think I am pretty liberal, live and let live, but violence to women, children etc? No way.  Fucker.

October 8th, 2006

The violence against women

Spread the word please.

Did you know 1 in 2 women murdered are killed by their male partners during an ongoing abusive relationship?

August 21st, 2006

BBC News: Prescott denies calling Bush ‘crap’.

- from your non-domestic reporter -

Ben Poole is a blogger in my (IT) profession, but now and then he calls a private statement. He pointed to this item on BBC News.

“Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has denied saying the Bush administration had been “crap” on the Middle East road map – the plan for peace in the region.”

FYI, deputy prime minister is a sort of Dick Cheney for the United Kingdom. John has been given “the keys” while Tony Blair has been enjoying his vacation. Except for the denial, John has my kudos, as the total lack of Washinton diplomacy has made me very pessimistic and it seems the bad guys in the middle east are more united than ever and only a little incident is needed to set the world on fire (tension in: Afghanistan [taliban], Iran [nuke toys], Lebbanon [new tork times: US-Israeli pre planned war waiting on a soldier kidnapping], Iraq [yeah], Saudi Arabia [all our oil coming from this suppresscracy].