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Mossad, now that's a spy agency

Friday, February 26, 2010

This is right out of a James Bond novel.
The Israeli spy agency Mossad may be the target of international reproach since it allegedly killed the Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel this month, but at home emerging details of the operation have generated Mossad mania.

It has never been more popular in Israel, with stores selling out of Mossad memorabilia and its official website reporting a soaring number of visitors interested in applying to become agents. “Mossad has been restored to its glory days,” said Ilan Mizrahi, a former deputy director of the agency, which is located in the affluent beach town of Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv.
The State of Israel stands proud after it's spy agency Mossad took out a leading terrorist from Hamas. And of course the nervous nellies in Europe have their panties all in a bunch about it, but nothing will come of their fauz outrage.

I'm sure that in private agents of the British Secret Service and others have nothing but respect and admiration for the steely determination of Mossad and it's brave agents.

If only our CIA had half the balls that Mossad has. Under Obama our CIA has essentially been neutered, and the American people are less safe for it. But at least in Israel, we have an intelligence agency that has the grudging respect and envy of the world.

And meanwhile the remaining terrorist leaders of Hamas must be quaking in their boots. It's a job well done.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article7043239.ece
posted by John, 8:11 PM | link | 1 comments |

Go USA

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I am looking forward to USA beating Canada tonight in Olympic hockey and going on to win the gold medal. It should be a great game. My one problem is that I have Directv and they won't be carrying the game in HD.

:-(

Edit - Yea, the USA wins 5-3. Could this be 1980 all over again? I don't think so because this year's team is a better team than the 1980 team was and while winning the gold for them would be an upset, it would be a more plausible win than it was in 1980.

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posted by John, 1:53 PM | link | 0 comments |

The new "We Are the World"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I agree wholeheartedly with this comment posted at the iTunes Music Store by a commenter named MusicLove84.
Feb 13, 2010

The original We Are the World brought together the most talented artists of the time for a common cause. This new version, borne out of hubris and greed, features Auto Tune and rappers going yo-yo-yo over a five-year old backing track. In an effort to throw together numerous artists and cash in on a tragedy, they forgot the harmonizing that made the original distinct. In its place are many artists of questionable talent. It's a miracle Ke$ha wasn't asked to sing on this with Streisand. Next time there's a horrible natural disaster, how about we just re-release the original and let that raise money--and consign this bad remake to history along with Band Aid 1989 and Band Aid 20.
It's just another case of trying to cash in on a tragedy. The original "We Are the World" was a great thing. I remember tears coming to my eyes when I first heard it. And it was a top notch video. But this remake is noting like that.

By all means, support relief efforts in Haiti. I already have myself. But go through a legitimate bona fide charity such as the Red Cross. Leave this phony We Are the World revisited alone.

For those who are interested, here is the original and still the best "We Are the World."

posted by John, 5:25 AM | link | 1 comments |

Listen to MFTBL directly from this blog

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Now you can listen to my Internet radio station, Music from the Blue Light, directly from this blog. And no login is required. All you need is a recent version of Flash installed on your computer. Just click the link in the sidebar, or click here.

A player will pop up and the music should start automatically. You might have to disable your popup blocker for this to work. It should work on any operating system as long as you have Flash installed, and of course you need an MP3 codec installed as well as a sound card and either speakers of headphones. But in this day and age almost everyone has that. I hope that everyone can tune in and try it.
posted by John, 6:08 PM | link | 0 comments |