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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday Morning Confusion # 5

Boy have we got an "all in one" sale for you today!

The Military Leaders of Burma (Never mind that "also known as Myanmar" bullshit!) win our "Loser of the Day" and the "Assholes of the Week" awards for the way they are handling the crisis in that country.

Here are hundreds of thousands of people starving and dying after a cyclone slammed into the country and the Military Leadership won't allow aid workers into the country.

Then, they take all the boxes of relief supplies and plaster their own names all over them as if they were the ones doing all the work and providing all the humanitarian aid!

The herd needs to be thinned boys and girls, and we should start with the guys running Burma!!!


There is no award or trophy of any kind we can give this guy since I can't think of anything appropriate.

If something should cross your mind then please let me know!

Austrian incest father Josef Fritzl, who imprisoned his daughter for 24 years and made her bear seven children, said he locked her up to protect her from outside vices, in comments published Thursday.

"My situation became crazier with every week that I held my daughter captive. I considered again and again whether I should let her go or not," he told his lawyer.

"I was happy about the kids. It was nice for me to also have a real family in the cellar, with a wife and a couple of children."

"I watched action films with them (the children) on the VCR while Elisabeth cooked our favourite dishes. Then we all sat down at the kitchen table and ate together."

"The cellar in my building belonged to me and me alone. It was my kingdom, that only I had access to. Everyone who lived there knew it," he said.

"Nobody would have dared to enter my kingdom or ask me what I was doing.
The daughter,Elisabeth, sought to create a normal life for the kids, teaching them to read and write thanks with books her father would bring her, according to the Local News.

Fritzl said they celebrated Christmas and birthdays underground when he would sneak in Christmas trees, cakes and presents into the dungeon.

Letters written by the 18-year-old woman in 1984 and published Thursday by the daily Oesterreich showed she had hoped to move away from her parents shortly before she was locked up.

"After the exams... I'm moving in with my sister and her boyfriend, Elisabeth, now 42, wrote to a male friend on May 9, 1984, a few months before she vanished. "
In another letter, dated May 29, 1984, she wrote to the same friend:

"When you get this letter, it will all be over. I'll give you my new address as soon as I've moved."
She never made it!


Multi-culturealism and political correctness have raised their ugly heads once again!

British Airways takes beef off the menu to avoid offending Hindus! WHERE'S THE BEEF!

For decades the national dish has been a staple meal on the national carrier, But now British Airways has taken beef off the menu for economy passengers amid concerns about its “religious restrictions”.

The airline has instead switched to a fish pie or chicken dish option for the so-called “cattle class” passengers.

BA’s second-biggest long-haul market is to India, where the majority Hindu population do not eat beef because of their beliefs.

A spokesman said: “It is regrettable that Britain’s flag carrier is not proposing to serve Britain’s national dish.

“It is a meal we are rightly proud of. Roast beef and beefeaters are symbols or Britain used to promote tourism.

“Our beef is also much in demand overseas. It is predominately grass fed and highly praised for its flavour.

“It is obviously up to British Airways to decide what they serve on flights, but beef is an ideal meat for making into airline meals.” A BA spokesman said the it stopped serving beef to economy class passengers last month.

He added: “We can only serve two options and beef and pork obviously have religious restrictions.

“We have to try to use two meals which appeal to as many customers as possible. This summer season we are offering customers in World Traveller on most longhaul flights a choice of chicken and tarragon or fish pie.

“We also look at trends from major supermarkets to see what types of meals are popular and fish pie style meals are selling well at the moment.

“These two meals proved popular in tasting tests and are also proving popular on board.

“It has nothing to do with the fear of causing offence - we always offer alternative meals for people with special dietary requirements if they order in advance.

“We are still serving beef based meals on certain menus in First Class and Club World and are currently deciding on whether or not to use beef on the menus for World Traveller customers for the winter season.”

The Hindu Council UK said: “The Hindu community will welcome this decision and the news it has been made partly because Hindus don’t eat beef.

“Hindus have a great deal of respect for British culture and are well integrated into the British way of life, so it’s good to see evidence of how they are literally flying the British flag by choosing British Airways.

“That said, Hindus are tolerant of the beliefs of others and do not expect everyone to stop eating a food because they do not eat it.”
In the past three months world beef prices have risen from about £2,500 a tonne to more than £4,000 a tonne, largely because of the weakening dollar and rising feed costs but BA said that cost is not the reason for the decision to stop serving beef.

Meanwhile, in the spirit of equality, British Airways stopped a Jewish worker from observing the Sabbath by making him work on Saturdays and a Christian BA employee wants to take legal action over his suspension for wearing a cross.

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://Allans-Perspective.blogspot.com

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