March 27, 2005
March 21, 2005
The father, while still expected to pay for the household and the children, usually has to find somewhere else to live, and this financial burden is proving too much for many men.
In 90% of marriage breakdowns, the mother is granted custody of the children, leaving men to find somewhere else to live - a difficult task in Italy, where the cost of living is high.
Iceland grants Fischer passport
Fischer has courted controversy throughout his career
Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has been granted Icelandic citizenship after a vote in the country's parliament.
Mr Fischer, 62, has been on the run from the US for more than 10 years for violating economic sanctions in a match he played in former Yugoslavia in 1992.
CAN YOU IMAGINE DETAINED, JAILED AND STRIPPED OF RIGHTS FOR PLAYING CHESS!!
March 19, 2005
An Iraqi confesses on TV to attacking US forces
'Self-confessed' insurgents are portrayed as morally bankrupt
Looking cowed and frightened, a young man, identified by his full name and sitting directly in front of the camera, is being bullied and browbeaten by an interrogator who remains out of the picture.
"By what authority did you do these things?"
"Sir, they led us astray with their fatwas and offering us money."
"Do you realise that everything you did is perfidy?"
"This Mullah Mahdi who gave you fatwas is a dog. He is scum. I'll get him within 72 hours and put him on TV, God willing."
"God willing, sir."
Ibrahim confesses to involvement in a series of attacks, and abducting and killing Iraqi policemen, national guards and others.
He says he was paid $100 (£52) per operation by his commander, or emir, who, he says, is homosexual.
The first time I took it I was the Benevolent Ruler, two days later I took it first thing in the morning and I am now the Discoverer.
Your distinct personality, The Discoverer, might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. Your overriding goal is to go where no one else has ever gone before. Regardless of the number of available natural problems to be solved, it is not unusual for you to continually challenge yourself with new situations or obstacles that you have created. You are an insatiable explorer of people, places, things and ideas. You thrive on constant change and anything new or different. On the positive side, you can be creatively rational as well as open minded and just. On the negative side, you might be an impractical and indecisive procrastinator. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.
A professor in the US is thought to have become one of the first Muslim women to lead mixed Friday prayers.
More than 100 men and women attended the service and sermon given by Amina Wadud, professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The location was moved to an Anglican Church building in New York after mosques refused to host the event.
The service has been criticised by a number of Muslim leaders, who say it goes against Islamic doctrine.
March 17, 2005
Crossroads : French
You are a visionary with courage and enthusiasm if a little hasty at times. Your ambitious nature can be satisfied when you apply wisdom, patience and self-discipline to your vitality and zest. You have wonderful way with words and may be drawn to the communications arena where there is the potential for great success. Your generous and warm nature attracts many friends and loved ones.
Idealistic, sensitive and emotional you appreciate beauty and need to have a harmonious environment. You are a dependable and conscientious worker and attract material rewards without too much effort. However your altruistic nature is one of giving and service to others with a desire to make the world a better place and you work towards this end. Your affectionate, sincere and understanding manner means that you are much loved.
For those of you who know my other name
Discreet, wise : Irish
You have enormous vitality and originality making you a dynamic individual with great charm and sex appeal. You believe in putting one hundred per cent into all your activities of which there are many. You have potential to achieve great success in business or public affairs where your friendship and consideration of others wins you many allies. Your innate strength and determined effort is able to overcome any obstacles. Freedom is important to you.
March 16, 2005
If you haven’t already checked this site out you need too.
It’s pretty cool and allows you to get some insight into travel destinations before you go.
March 15, 2005
You are pretty much the coolest animal, a Liger.
Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
March 09, 2005
Watch amazing home video footage of the Tsunami from a number of different effected countries here! It may take a little bit to down load and watch but it is well worth it! Would you have run right away? I think not.
I stayed up until 2am this morning watching War Games…. What a great movie from a great time!
There is so much to blog about, so much to do, so much to be. Makes me tired. I am ready for my 2 million dollars. When my 2 million comes in, I may just budget properly and slow down. Its time for strategy… its past time for strategy so every move counts now more than ever. I am getting old.