Thoughts on Zarqawi and the word “Crusade”

Musab Al Zarqawi

I just ran across Chad Evan’s post on the web, Zarqawi Tape on Fallujah, and I began to think about a particular phrase that was supposedly said by Musab al-Zarqawi.

“I speak to you my nation as the blood of your sons is flowing in Iraq and especially in Falluja after the onslaught of crusaders,” he said.

Specifically, Zarqawi feels that we are crusaders, and is “kind” are fighting in a jihad, or crusade. Of course, from his perspective, we are evil and they are heroic warriors for allah. Zarqawi’s god is nonetheless confused and it seems that his benevolence is at conflict or at odds with his own judgment. Read More

The 5 most important drugs in history

Most important medicines

Guest article by SkinStore, a dermatology pharmacy in Monterrey, Mexico.

There have been many medications created all through history that have been essential in helping the survival of inconceivable populaces of people, curing life-undermining conditions and additionally propelling restorative and logical information. To decide those that could portrayed as the most essential, key components should be considered. Initially, drugs that have been created forever debilitating conditions are at the highest priority on the rundown since their disclosure and execution has frequently made ready for further advancement that has wiped out conditions or decreased their seriousness. Second, we should consider the size of the medication’s utilization and the measure of individuals it has been utilized to treat. Here we list the main 10 most critical medications created.


5. Headache medicine – 1899

Headache medicine as we probably am aware it today first appeared as acetylsalycilc corrosive when a drug specialist at Bayer utilized the medication to reduce his dad’s ailment. It was broadly accepted at the season of revelation that headache medicine assuaged torment by following up on the focal sensory system. Today, we know its uses reach out a long ways past straightforward torment administration and it is even thought to battle aggravation that can be at the reason for coronary illness and various growths. Specialists today even educate that everybody over the age with respect to 40 ought to take this ponder tranquilize. For people with conditions, for example, muscle torment, joint pain or migraines, headache medicine is unseemly due to its symptoms, however ibuprofen is a perfect decision for its pain relieving impacts. Read More

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NAPP | National Association of Photoshop Professionals

The Best Designs | Best of the Web

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My favorite music stuff

My Favorite Jazz Artists Conversation with David Sanborn Ovations CD Review: David Sanborn – Timeagain
Verve Music: Artist Bio: David Sanborn

Favorite Jazz Artists

David Sanborn: Verve Website
Larry Carlton: Website
The Rippingtons w/Russ Freeman: Website
Gerald Albright: Website
Lee Rittenour: Website
Branford Marsalis: Website
Bill Watrous: Website
Shelly Berg: Website
Beegie Adair: Website
Spyro Gyra: Website
Diana Krall: Website
Tony Bennet: Website
Eric Marienthal: Website
The Pat Matheny Group: Website
Fattburger: Website

My Favorite Jazz Music Links

A Passion for Jazz!:Music History and Education Beacon to Jazz on the Internet Since 1996
Jazzitude:JAZZ Music and Musicians
Verve Records:The Very Best In Jazz

Internet Music Portals Where Smooth Meets Jazz The Choice in Online Music The World’s Largest Internet Radio Network
Live Radio on the Net: Listen to the World!

The Last Word: Going the Way of the World:Where’s the World Going Anyway?

Everywhere you turn, some country is in crisis. All you hear today is unity, unification, globalization, think globally and all the other politically correct buzzwords that have mysteriously appeared out of nowhere. Everywhere we turn our President is embarrassing himself, his family and our nation. What are we to do in a disfunctional nation when the marriage of the president himself is in jeopardy because of infidelity? What will it take to get things back on track? What is normalcy anymore?The distinct line between right and wrong has been brutally trodden under foot. Few there be that understand this difference and care to uphold it. So, with everything turning upside down, where are we going anyway?

Paul was both shocked and disappointed at the Galatians in their ability to so quickly lose all sense of original purpose and direction after having been given the truth of the Gospel. In fact, in the letter to the Galatian church he said,

Galatians 1:6-12 “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

It’s our responsibility as those entrusted with this Great Gospel of Jesus Christ to not only stand fast to our profession of faith, but also to be a beacon of light to those who have lost their way.

To read the entire article, download this PDF file.

The Humanist’s Agenda: The Educational Battleground

In this article we will uncover some undeniable truths concerning our Godly heritage here in America. We, as Christians, are at a cross-roads. Humanism has introduced subtle diversions that catch our eye and challenge our beliefs. With the introduction of each new law, we are witnessing our heritage, as a nation, being spat upon and literally washed down the drain pipe. I want to expose various court cases, both old and new, that prove beyond the shadow of doubt that our historical reverence for God has been the reason for America’s success. We at our very best (as a nation) are the light of the world. I will prove that this nation’s officials have had an agenda stemming from a rat-infested moral code that traces its roots to a sordid beginning with the serpent in the Garden of Eden. In schools and in political debates we often hear that our founding fathers were secular humanists, atheist or, at best, deists.

These gallant men united their religious beliefs to their concepts of what a successful government would be like and forged out of nothing a nation that was to be one of the greatest nations the earth has ever known. These men would not have allowed compromise to enter this thing which they had fought so very hard for – a free government. Our founding fathers had convictions. They were strongly pointed in the way of Jesus Christ. Nothing would sway them from their course. Men like Patrick Henry, John Jay, Benjamin Rush, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and James Maddison were sure the only way to a future of peace and equality was through the principles of Christ through the Word of God. Wow, what a statement! So, could it be inferred that these gentlemen would ever say things in a political setting that would be an untruth, half-truth or against the Will or ways of God? Of course not.

To read the entire article, download this PDF file.

Massachusetts’ successful rebellion

Baker and Coakley

Today it makes little difference where you get your news. You’ll most likely see some kind of article discussing the political victory in Tuesday’s Coakley-vs.-Brown palooza. Almost immediately, all the news outlets began asking the same question: What does this victory mean? Every answer imaginable has blanketed the comment sections of political blogs, online polls, OpEd pages, etc. And, after the dust has settled on Tuesday’s election, no doubt we will have gleaned several good lessons.

But, it occurred to me: America reacted against the blatant hypocrisy when the previous Republican-controlled Congress lurched to the left and elected the opposite party the next chance they could. America also reacted against the blatant hypocrisy when the Democrat-controlled Congress lurched even further to the left. And now a Conservative (and by some reports a Conservative not in blind lock-step with either Democrat or Republican party) will ascend to the “people’s seat” in a state with a very liberal history. Read More

God Will Provide

God will provide

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old shotgun and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out and kill something for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit and he shot at the rabbit and missed it. Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel and missed it. As he went further, he saw a wild turkey in the tree and he had only one bullet, but a voice came to him and said “pray first, aim high and stay focused.”

However, at the same time, he saw deer which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattle snake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattle snake. Read More

Lieberman Calls for Unity with ‘War Cabinet’

Joe Lieberman

Lieberman Calls for ‘War Cabinet’ — Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) proposed a special bi-partisan war council Tuesday to provide advice and direction to the president. Lieberman’s “Bipartisan Victory in Iraq Administrative Group” would help dull some of the bitter tension between Republicans and Democrats. The council would resemble those created in the Vietnam War and World War II, but Lieberman said he had not thought through the details of how the panel would work. It would likely meet weekly to discuss conditions in Iraq and recommend policy. In a speech at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, Lieberman said the war debate is poisoned by partisanship.

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Smoking gun? Hanoi directed Kerry

Smoking gun

Deemed a ’smoking gun’ by experts, the first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily.

Click here to read more! Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry

Jerome Corsi, a specialist on the Vietnam era and co-author of the Swift Boat Vets and POWs for Truth best-seller “Unfit for Command,” and Scott Swett, who maintains the group’s website, have posted a summary of the discovery on the website of Read More