Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hamas Promises To 'Liberate' Rest Of Palestine - News - Hamas Promises To 'Liberate' Rest Of Palestine

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- With a landslide election victory under his belt, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh promises to complete what he calls "the liberation of other parts of Palestine."

The militant group's leader didn't clarify which territories he was talking about or what strategy he'll use.

In a victory news conference, Haniyeh said Hamas took more than 60 percent of the vote in Wednesday's parliament elections. The Hamas leader said he doesn't expect President Mahmoud Abbas to resign.

Abbas' Fatah Party took a hard loss in the election. Election officials said Hamas won 76 of the 132 seats in the Palestinian parliament.

The election outcome could have a devastating effect on the peace process. Hamas has dedicated itself to the destruction of Israel, and Israel and the United States both regard Hamas as a terrorist group. And a senior Hamas official said Thursday that recognizing Israel and negotiating with it are, "not on our agenda."

President George W. Bush said Wednesday that the United States will not deal with Hamas unless it renounces violence.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Iowa Republican Party :: News Item

"A person who kidnaps, rapes and murders a child could be sentenced to death under a Senate bill introduced Monday, the first day of the 2006 session.

Seventeen of 25 Republican senators are co-sponsors of Senate File 2010.

GOP leaders have been trying since last spring to engage Democrats in a debate to revive the death penalty. Iowa hasn't had a capital punishment law for 41 years."

I don't know if the death penalty will be a deterrent to future crime but I do know it will stop that person from re-offending. That is reason enough, in my mind, to warrant it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

What Does Your Birth Month Mean?

Your Birth Month is January

You are a natural leader who is able to stand up when no one else can.
Strong and powerful, you tend to overshadow those around you.

Your soul reflects: deep love, fascination with life, and a distinctive persona

Your gemstone: Garnet

Your flower: Snowdrop

Your colors: Black, dark red, and dark blue

Thursday, January 05, 2006

What Does Your Birthdate Mean?

Your Birthdate: January 6

You tend to be the rock in relationships - people depend on you.
Thoughtful and caring, you often put others needs first.
You aren't content to help those you know... you want to give to the world.
An idealist, you strive for positive change and dream about how much better things could be.

Your strength: Your intuition

Your weakness: You put yourself last

Your power color: Rose

Your power symbol: Cloud

Your power month: June