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Friday, December 24, 2004

Terror Is Not Just An Iraqi Problem

For those of you who are still fretting over whether we should have gotten involved in Iraq, read the headlines each morning and you'll come to the realization that the war on terror is being fought in every corner of the earth against enemies who, like the Islamists operating out of the middle east, have no rational basis for their hatred but slaughter innocent men, women, and children just the same. Today's revolting headline:

Assailants Kill 23 in Honduras Bus Attack

By FREDDY CUEVAS Associated Press Writer

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Assailants claiming to be members of a revolutionary group opposed to the death penalty opened fire on a public bus in northern Honduras, killing at least 23 passengers and escalating an ongoing battle between gangs and a government dedicated to fighting them.

The shooting took place Thursday evening in the northern Atlantic city of Chamelecon, 125 miles north of the capital Tegucigalpa.

The assailants left a large piece of paper taped to the front windshield of the bus with a message saying they represented a revolutionary group that opposes the death penalty. The message contained "vulgar words" against congressional President Porfirio Lobo Sosa and Security Minister Oscar Alvarez, Torres said.

The note warned that "people should take advantage of this Christmas, because the next one will be worse," Torres said.

A "revolutionary group opposed to the death penalty" opens fire on a bus and kills 23 people. That's how twisted these people are. This war, like every other, will only be won when the hearts and minds of those committing these horrible acts are changed for the better. Or every terrorist is killed. Either way, we must continue the pursuit.

My Lucky Day II

I got another offer from some mysterious company via email this morning. This one didn't purport to intend to make me rich. This was a simple offer for a free Sony 61" color television. But there was a catch ...

Dear Jerry,

You have been pre-assigned a parcel containing a SONY 61" PROJECTION TV or a bank check for USD $2,741.58 made payable to you, or other merchandise item (confirmed; see inventory document, below).

THIS IS NOT A PRIZE DRAW. Your pre-assigned merchandise item is part of an international marketing campaign to promote certain consumer products. You are guaranteed to receive one of the merchandise items listed below, subject to all terms and conditions posted herein.

To release your parcel for delivery to your home address, you must complete the Warehouse Release & Shipping Request by clicking the link to Submit your request to International Product Registry. All shipping and tariff charges will be paid by the sponsor. But you must remit a Release Fee of USD $31.95 , payable by credit card.

Include this USD $31.95 fee with your completed Warehouse Release & Shipping Request.

A "release fee" of $31.95. And my credit card number. Hmm. What to do?

I wish there was a way to track this scum down. I have a few things I'd like to ... tell them. Unfortunately they're probably working out of some hole in the ground in Calcutta and will never be caught.

The fact that they are able to send out a mass email to millions of people tells me that (the law of averages) they will get a return. There will be a handful of stupid people who will respond to this bogus offer and who will lose thousands.