Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax
This caught my eye this morning, from the BBC website (again). The beeb has many faults but for a lot of things they are still one of the best news sources available, and this is one of those things.
A chartered surveyor is hoping to erect Lincolnshire's new flag at the North Pole in an expedition ...Read More...
Posted on 02/23/2006 3:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
From the BBC
A hearing into remarks made by Mayor of London Ken Livingstone to a Jewish reporter resumes on Thursday.
The inquiry began after Mr Livingstone accused a journalist of "door stepping" him and likened his behaviour to that of a concentration camp guard.
One charge of failing ...Read More...
Posted on 02/23/2006 3:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
From The Times today. Daniel Finklesteim on Holocaust denial generally, and David Irvine in particular.
I'll start in the middle of his article, although the beginning is both moving and mind boggleing..
One of Irving’s contentions, one that helped to bring him a three-year prison sentence, ...Read More...
Posted on 02/22/2006 8:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Two items from different papers today..
First from the Daily Mirror
TWO Iraqi rioters suspected of trying to kill British troops face a "brutal" grilling - from their own side.
The men were among four filmed being beaten by baton-wielding soldiers after home-made grenades were hurled ...Read More...
Posted on 02/20/2006 10:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
This has caught my fancy from the BBC.
The planning agency which designed Milton Keynes has been handed the job of reshaping a city which is no stranger to adversity: Najaf, in Iraq.
At first glance the stacks of labelled box files which line one wall of Martin Crookston's London office ...Read More...
Posted on 02/20/2006 10:07 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
I have often wondered how anybody could deny the Holocaust when the evidence is so overwhelming. Especially for someone of my age whose parent’s contemporaries survived the camps, or were involved in their liberation. It was beyond belief that so many millions of people, of different ...Read More...
Posted on 02/20/2006 4:58 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
It is 1915 in the village of Kayseri (now in central Turkey). An elderly man makes his way from one deserted house to another, searching. The inhabitants have left in a hurry and could not carry much with them. Many could not even take their Bibles. So the old village priest is collecting up the Bibles ...Read More...
Posted on 02/02/2006 7:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax