Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Thursday, 22 June 2006
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From both The Times and The Telegraph BRITAIN is to have a new generation of nuclear submarines and missiles after a promise by Gordon Brown yesterday to replace the Trident deterrent if and when he becomes Prime Minister. The Chancellor, widely expected to take over from Tony Blair next year, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2006 3:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 21 June 2006
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According to Mujahidin Shura Council, a rebel association that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Hamza alMuhajir, the successor to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was personally responsible for killing the two American soldiers whose mutilated bodies were found yesterday.  They were kidnapped in Iraq over the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2006 4:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 21 June 2006
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Solstice greetings to you all. It's the longest day, the solstice and on Saturday it will be Midsummer's Day. There was heavy rain overnight so according to the BBC there were less people to greet the dawn at Stonehenge than usual and the sunrise was not particularly spectacular. But there were only ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2006 3:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 21 June 2006
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The Telegraph reports on Tate Modern's Kandinsky: The Path to Abstraction (1908-22), ...we follow step-by-step the process by which one of the most influential artists of the 20th century groped his way towards one very simple but very big idea: that forms and colours could be used not to represent ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2006 3:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 20 June 2006
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The Times reports on fierce fighting in Helmand.  The Parachute Regiment are one of the toughest and most capable in the British Army, the Gurkahs are equally formidible.  But biased as I am I don't publish this to boast about how capable they are, but to point out the callousness of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2006 3:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 18 June 2006
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I mentioned this as a comment to Rebecca's  article about  James Woolsey earlier. About the Norfolk and Lincolnshire farmers who are anxious to keep up with the drive to produce crops for a new generation of environmentally-friendly fuel.  Then when I finally settled down to read ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2006 12:57 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 18 June 2006
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The BBC report that a march and rally is taking place this afternoon in protest at the raid on a Muslim family's extended home during which one of the sons was shot and wounded in the arm.  The materials for the chemical bomb believed to be present were not found but £38,000 ($70,300) cash ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2006 10:17 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 17 June 2006
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Turkey is not the only holiday destination leaving a lot to be desired.  From the Telegraph. Wearing flip-flops and jeans and still a little bleary-eyed from staying up late to watch Brazil play in the World Cup, (I like her style!) Jennifer Latheef cuts an unlikely figure as a prisoner of conscience. Last ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2006 3:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 17 June 2006
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Blimey, this story from the Times this morning has got everything except sex - a possible insult to George Bush, a definite insult to the Turkish prime minister, dog's which are Islams third "favourite" animal, what does or does not constitute art, Turkey's inhuman rights record ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2006 3:17 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 15 June 2006
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From The Times A PARIS court sentenced 25 Muslim militants yesterday for planning attacks against the Eiffel Tower and other targets with explosives in support of rebels fighting Russian forces in Chechnya. The five main defendants, of Moroccan and Algerian origin, received prison terms of eight ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/15/2006 4:22 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 15 June 2006
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England prepares to finish work early to day ready to watch our second match in Group B of the world cup, against Trinidad and Tobago.  I thought I would share with you a series of cartoons which are a particular favourite with my family.  Strangely compelling, but fun.  Badger Badger ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/15/2006 3:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 14 June 2006
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One of my regular sites, Anglicans for Israel links to Palestinian Media Watch to explain how the Palestinian Authority TV  edited and falsified a film clip to cast blame for the death of the picnicing Gazan family onto the IDF.  I link through Anglicans for Israel rather than going direct ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2006 5:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 14 June 2006
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He says "We're still in denial about the threat from radical Islam " although not for much longer in my opinion. Let us ask the obvious question. If the police had not raided the house in Forest Gate, and if the people living there had been constructing a terrorist device, and if they had ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2006 3:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 11 June 2006
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No, not the black lace and gloom fans who congregate in Whitby twice a year.  The bunch who gave the words vandal and hun to our culture. From the Sunday Times. ONE of Britain’s most senior military strategists has warned that western civilisation faces a threat on a par with the barbarian ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/11/2006 8:17 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 10 June 2006
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From the Eastern Daily Press, a good regional daily. But Fenland District Council staff have caused amazement, and put the rest of us idle shirkers to shame, by ditching lunch breaks in favour of Latin lessons."Most of us are finding it fairly difficult," admits business analyst Harry Rooke."The ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/10/2006 4:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 10 June 2006
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Lord God, the source of all life and joy, recreation and skill, We pray for all involved in the World Cup, and especially for those who represent our nation: For good health for the players, for high standards of sportsmanship and fairness, and for the safety and well-being of all who will watch, that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/10/2006 4:14 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 8 June 2006
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By Boris Johnson from The Telegraph. Surrender! At last! For you, Blair, the culture war is over. Downing Street yesterday ran up the white flag - the one with the red cross on it. For the period of the World Cup, said a cowed Labour spokesman, the emblem of St George would fly from No 10. Across ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/08/2006 3:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 8 June 2006
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Breaking news from the Times Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaeda terror leader who was Iraq's most wanted man, has been killed in a US air raid north of Baghdad.   NI_MPU('middle'); Al-Zarqawi's death was announced ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 8 June 2006
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From the Times General Mike Hagee, the Marine Corps’ commandant, was among the top military leaders who attended the dedication of an Islamic prayer centre at the Corps’ Quantico base in Virginia on Tuesday.   The prayer centre, the first of its kind in the 230-year history of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/08/2006 2:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 7 June 2006
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From the June Prayer update and News at the Barnabas Fund. Muslim students at a British college in London have complained that they are being taught doctrines which describe non-Muslims as ‘filth’ and compare them with dogs and pigs. The trainee imams are studying at the Hawza Ilmiyya ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2006 4:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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