Friday, December 02, 2005

Israel's Arrow missile shield

The Arrow missile defense shield is slowly but surely becoming more and more effective. But time is running out.

JERUSALEM - Israel carried out a successful test of its Arrow missile defense system on Friday, intercepting and destroying a missile similar to Iran's long-range Shahab-3.

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said an effective shield is needed in light of Iran's threats against Israel and efforts to develop non-conventional weapons.

"The state of Israel, which is a clear target of each of these missiles and of the production stations of Iran's non-conventional weapons, reserves the right to have other capabilities to prevent this threat," he said.

The Shahab-3 can be equipped with nuclear warheads, and Tehran has said the missile could reach Israel and various U.S. military bases in the Middle East.

Read the rest, here.

Drive carefully

I just picked up my friend after he got into a car wreck. Luckily he's okay, although his leg hurts and he has a headache. His car is totalled. It wasn't his fault; a pickup ran a red and slammed into him in the middle of the intersection. His car was spun around and then hit by a school bus.

For anybody reading this, please remember to drive defensively and wear your seatbelt at all times.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Anybody who grows older knows that time seems to slip by faster and faster as we age. When you are a child, a summer can last a life time.

I can't believe the semester is almost over. I can't believe how quickly it flew by.

Yesterday I saw my grandmother. She is 88 years old. I can't imagine how quickly time must fly by for her. From her perspective, her grandchildren must have grown up in the blink of an eye. How strange.

Sometimes life feels like nothing more than a dream. Sometimes, if you are unlucky, it can feel like a nightmare.

I don't know what the point of life is. There probably isn't any point, but I don't say that in a negative way.

While I am alive I just want to be content. I want to love and be loved.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Enthusiasm curbed

I nearly forgot to mention that last Sunday's Curb Your Enthusiasm was sub par.

That's all.


Kiss of Death

This is really tragic.

MONTREAL - Thinking she was having an asthma attack, Christina Desforges burst into a friend's room and woke him in a desperate search for medicine. Friends called an ambulance as her breathing grew labored, but Desforges collapsed a moment after she stepped outside. She died four days later.

It quickly became clear the 15-year-old girl succumbed to a peanut allergy _ not from nuts she ate, but a peanut-butter sandwich her boyfriend had consumed before kissing her that day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Lebanese-Israeli border

If you are interested in seeing some amazing pictures taken from Lebanon on the border with Israel, go here. You might have to scroll down a tad.

Much thanks to Michael Totten for his brave reporting.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Rude People

Today I encountered rude people. Generally, I don't allow rude people to make me angry. Sometimes rude people can be amusing. Today two people were so rude that it was actually entertaining. That said, their rudeness was also a sad commentary.

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" is starting soon, and so I don't want to get into specifics. Suffice to say, the two women I encountered today were so rude that they should've been ashamed of themselves. The really sad part, however, is that they were probably too ignorant to realize how ashamed they should've been regarding their terrible behavior.

One more reason to remember to be kind to the people you encounter every day.

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