Meet you there?

March 2, 2009

Surfing the Internet is sometimes a curse. Sometimes it is a blessing. Mostly it falls in between the two. I am very good at avoiding the dross and thankfully my sharp-ish eye does catch a gem, now and then. I found this little link. Interesting? Yessir indeed getcher – I am even contemplating …

The Sacred Music Colloquium XIX at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois is one of these links that lifted my spirits.

I’m thinking – how can I find the money to attend.

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Why do we allow Darfur to haunt us?

July 16, 2008

I think hard. “God bless the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” I heard
myself utter under my breath. Several days later, upon reflection, all the
meekness we can muster does not change the fact that, at this very moment, the
ones with guns, the un-meek one, the ones with the moral rectitude of
scavenging hyenas will inherit the earth that is the land of the Fur – Darfur.
(I apologize to all hyenas whom I may have offended.)

A documentary worth watching, you can very sure. Go to the home pages of the

team that had the courage to put this together.

http://www.thedevilcameonhorseback.com/Check out these links too:

http://www.hrw.org/iff/2007/traveling/titles.html#4

For the weak of heart you can circumvent blood and gore of the issue by

reading background material from the Beeb.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3496731.stm


Viva España !

June 30, 2008

The best side won. It has been a while since the right team, the most deserving, the most gifted team won such a premier sporting event.

"Spain conquers Europe …" is how the Catalan Mundo Deportivo put it. Too bad it wasn’t England in the final. Now that would have been symbolic.

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The Final of the Euro 2000

June 29, 2008

somnambulant

OK there have been spiffing corkers up to this point. Probably the most exciting was the one between Turkey and Croatia. The fact that the Turks did not give up and finally won is a credit to … I don’t know what … the fighting spirit. The Croatians were looking for a third diamond in their crown: independence, membership in the EU and then the most important, the title of European Champions.
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Islamic party of Finland

June 17, 2008

I wrote some time ago about the Islamic Party of Finland and in particular I reported on its founder a certain Risto Tammi now Abdullah Tammi.  Photo from an article in the Helsingin Sanomat,

Today I witnessed a rather disturbing report from Finnish Broadcasting on the very same Tammi, now working diligently to found an Islamic Party in Finland. Both Tammi and the reporter smiled at the antics of a man who committed treason against his fellow citizens, the country of his birth. The man of whom they spoke was Risto Tammi himself, the man now clad in robes more suitable for more exotic parts of the world. The smiles emanating from behind Risto’s beard was really a smirk. The same kind of smirk one sees in small boys who have caught in a dark corner the act of onanism.

Check out also links … http://everykindapeople.blogspot.com/2007/10/vgen-frn-kommunist-till-nazist-till.html
http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2007/10/one-finns-odyssey-from-communist-to.html

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Turkey, good match, Portugal, shamefully boring

June 16, 2008

Flick, flick, flick … flick .. flick and flick. I kept this up throughout the two matches last night. The Turkey-Czech match was a corker. The Portugal-Switzerland match was shameful. Scolari should have picked up an English grammar book and catch up on English irregular verbs.

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Lusitani 3 – Karel Brückner 1

June 12, 2008

The Czech side lost to Portugal yesterday. Good. They deserved it. No one deserves to lose – that is, normally  one deserves to win but in this case the Czech deserved the opposite. Football is not just about football it is also about justice and fair play.

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