Here are the Blogs in the z - Marisol Seibold
Thursday, 18 January 2007
Posted on 01/18/2007 6:25 PM by Marisol Seibold
Sunday, 13 August 2006
The newly octagenarian dictator, eager to prove he's alive, inadvertently appears in an imperialist pigdog Adidas jogging suit in this AFP photo. Whoops.
One would think Kim Jong Il would have lent him one of the beige vinalon ones he swears by......Read More...
Posted on 08/13/2006 9:04 PM by Marisol Seibold
Sunday, 9 July 2006
From Reuters: "Afghanistan gets first fashion show in decades"
KABUL - Models strode down a catwalk in the Afghan capital Kabul for the first time in decades this weekend as two designers showed off their clothes behind the guarded walls of a luxury hotel.
An audience of expatriates and ...Read More...
Posted on 07/09/2006 3:17 PM by Marisol Seibold
Saturday, 8 July 2006
Who is that masked man? Did Hamas hire former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf? A short and ridiculous item from the Jerusalem Post: "Hamas: We 'have defeated the Israeli army'"
Hamas's military wing, Izzadin al-Kassam announced in a press conference ...Read More...
Posted on 07/08/2006 12:28 PM by Marisol Seibold
Sunday, 4 June 2006
With little fanfare, the deal to provide North Korea with light-water reactors, per the 1994 "Agreed Framework" deal brokered by Jimmy "Dhimmi" Carter, was finally laid to rest last week. The Associated Press reported:
The Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, ...Read More...
Posted on 06/04/2006 10:18 PM by Marisol Seibold
Wednesday, 31 May 2006
Looks like we're not the only ones battling shrinking attention spans and the excesses of "casual Friday." From the Khaleej Times: "Smarten up and keep it short, minister tells Egyptian imams"
CAIRO - Egypt’s Islamic endowments has [sic] advised the prayer ...Read More...
Posted on 05/31/2006 12:18 AM by Marisol Seibold
Sunday, 14 May 2006
"The question of technology is not 'can we?', but 'should we?'"
- source unknown (to Yahoo! and Google), but it was posted at the front of my high school biology classroom.
America after World War II: An unprecedented blend of affluence, optimism, and faith in technology. Never mind ...Read More...
Posted on 05/14/2006 9:21 PM by Marisol Seibold
Saturday, 13 May 2006
From CNN: "GM pulls plug on original Hummer":
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. said Friday it will stop building the gas-guzzling Hummer H1 truck, a military-style status symbol with poor sales, and focus its resources instead on better-selling vehicles.
The last H1s, which ...Read More...
Posted on 05/13/2006 11:06 PM by Marisol Seibold
Thursday, 11 May 2006
From USA Today, via Yahoo! News: "The Divine Miss Winfrey?"
She's no longer just a successful talk-show host worth $1.4 billion, according to Forbes' most recent estimate. Over the past year, Winfrey, 52, has emerged as a spiritual leader for the new millennium, a moral voice of authority ...Read More...
Posted on 05/11/2006 6:23 PM by Marisol Seibold
Tuesday, 9 May 2006
From Fox News: "Please Remove My Nonsensical Asian Tattoo":
The touchy-feely, quasi-spiritual trend of getting Asian-language tattoos became popular in the 1990s. For many youngsters, or for people who wanted to feel young, a tat with the characters for “peace” and “truth” ...Read More...
Posted on 05/09/2006 9:35 PM by Marisol Seibold
Tuesday, 18 April 2006
Within the last week, I checked my Yahoo! email to find this ad promoting tourism in Malaysia (main site here) on the main post-login page:
This automatically raises some eyebrows, but following said directions brings up several further examples of flagrant sugar-coating of reality ...Read More...
Posted on 04/18/2006 10:53 PM by Marisol Seibold
Saturday, 15 April 2006
From Reuters, via Yahoo! News: "Lionel Richie electrifies Libyans"
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - With Muammar Gaddafi's home as a backdrop, U.S. singer Lionel Richie jived and rocked for an adoring Libyan audience on Saturday in a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of a U.S. raid on the North African ...Read More...
Posted on 04/15/2006 12:05 AM by Marisol Seibold
Thursday, 13 April 2006
Update from AP: Chad Breaks Ties With Sudan After Assault
This article caught my eye for what's apparently been overlooked in it: as usual, the underlying element of jihad:
From AFP, via Yahoo! News: "Chad repels rebel attack, points finger at Sudan"
Chad claimed it had put down a bid ...Read More...
Posted on 04/13/2006 9:07 PM by Marisol Seibold
Wednesday, 5 April 2006
From AP via Yahoo! News: "Arab-American Rappers an Emerging Force."
NEW YORK - They rap about checkpoints, military oppression and refugee camps. Their songs express longing for Jerusalem and anger at the hardships of life in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Far away from the their parents' ...Read More...
Posted on 04/05/2006 10:05 AM by Marisol Seibold
Friday, 24 March 2006
From AP via Yahoo! News: "A Frenchman Speaking English? Mais Non!"
When top business executive Ernest-Antoine Seilliere announced to the meeting of the EU's 25 government leaders that he would "speak in English, the language of business," Chirac had heard enough.
As opposed ...Read More...
Posted on 03/24/2006 10:15 PM by Marisol Seibold
Tuesday, 21 March 2006
It's fascinating that, at one point or another, most societies, from Arabs to Romans to Inuits, seem to have been leery of the southpaw in their midst. Arguably, we were the first minority, the first "other" in our communities, as Ben Franklin adroitly pointed out in "A ...Read More...
Posted on 03/21/2006 9:45 PM by Marisol Seibold
Wednesday, 15 March 2006
From AP via Yahoo! News: "Dutch Immigrants Must Watch Racy Film."
For would-be immigrants to the Netherlands, this film is a test of their readiness to participate in the liberal Dutch culture.
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Posted on 03/15/2006 5:05 PM by Marisol Seibold
Tuesday, 14 March 2006
I'm not a fan of Pat Robertson. I also am more inclined to think of the "cartoon rage" in psychological rather than "demonic" terms, but I'm glad he's making use of his virtually untouchable position as a senior preacher/pundit to say something that needed to be said.
The ...Read More...
Posted on 03/14/2006 9:02 PM by Marisol Seibold
Tuesday, 14 March 2006
From AP, via Yahoo! News: " Afghans to Drug Lords: Keep Profits Home."
Afghanistan will encourage its powerful drug lords to invest their illegally earned profits in the war-shattered country, according to the governor of the nation's top opium-growing region.
"We as a government ...Read More...
Posted on 03/14/2006 8:14 PM by Marisol Seibold
Friday, 10 March 2006
Whatever the "flavor" of spirituality, this is a fascinating side effect of the economic growth in China. Even if it's not making the brass in Beijing nervous yet, all that freedom of conscience and devotion to a purpose deemed higher than the Communist Party may yet pose a challenge for the ...Read More...
Posted on 03/10/2006 12:53 AM by Marisol Seibold