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Saturday, December 20, 2003

Hag Sameach!



(link found via Gil . Thank you, I laughed when I saw this :)

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Heehee


Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Another person at Berkeley who hates Israel

Noura Erakat who I have read is the niece of Saeb Erekat, is a second year law student at UC Berkeley. I remember seeing her on Politically Incorrect and thinking I know that girl! I finally figured it out that she is a student at my university and I "hear" her all the time speaking out for the Palestinian cause.

In doing a little research here is a little info I found from the Divestment Conference she apparently spoke at:

Noura Erakat is a Palestinian-American student activist and a second year Boalt Hall Law student at UC Berkeley. She has studied and lived in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories where she co-led American delegations throughout the region as a Global Exchange Middle East Program Coordinator. She lived in the West Bank for 5 months and studied Hebrew at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Noura collected an oral history from Palestinian civilians during the beginning of the most recent Palestinian Uprising that began in late Septmeber 2000.* In the summer of 2002, she volunteered at Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. This summer, she spent 10 weeks living in Haifa and working in Shefa'amr at, Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Civil Rights in Israel. During her stay, she helped file petitions within the Israeli Supreme Court challenging Israel’s institutionalized discrimination against Palestinian-Israelis as regards their education, social benefits, political participation and basic human rights. Erakat is now working on her second radio documentary exploring the contradiction of a Jewish and a democratic state based on material she collected while she was in Israel.**

* She later used the material to write and direct a revolving monologue entitled Pulse of the Intifada. After being selected as the AL-PHAN 2003 Theater Initiative, the play has been performed in Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Berkeley.

**Her first radio documentary, We Refuse to Forget: Commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, which she wrote and co-produced with Yun Jong, was nominated by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters Golden Reel 2003 Award for “Best Local Documentary.�



So she was allowed to work and thrive in Israel and is going to use the information she gathered while doing so to try and hurt Israel. How nice.
UC's "petition" to Divest from Israel

Look what I found. Rutie Adler is the first signature on this petition for the University of California to divest from Israel. In other words, they want the US to stop giving Israel military aid until Israel complies with certain UN resolutions! Hahaha. I'm sorry. That makes me laugh because I don't see anyone bothering to worry about the people in most every other nation in the middle east (and other parts of the world) where real crimes against humanity are being committed (that is except Bush who got rid of Saddam, Go Bush!).

At any rate, here are some of the things they are demanding Israel does:

1. Israel is in compliance with United Nations Resolution 242 which notes the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war, and which calls for withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from occupied territories.

2. Israel is in compliance with the United Nations Committee Against Torture 2001 Report which recommends that Israel's use of legal torture be ended.

3. In compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention ("The occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into territories it occupies"; Article 49, paragraph 6), Israel ceases building new settlements, and vacates existing settlements, in the Occupied Territories.

4. Israel acknowledges in principle the applicability of United Nations Resolution 194 with respect to the rights of refugees, and accepts that refugees should either be allowed to return to their former lands or else be compensated for their losses, as agreed by the Palestinians and Israelis in bilateral negotiations.



Does anyone pay attention to the UN?

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am FINISHED with finals! Time to relax and sleep!
Happy Birthday to Heesoo!

Finally! She has turned legal (ie 21 y.o.). We can go to bars now and have shady men hit on us! Yay.

Wishing you all the blessings of good health, happiness, and success (in that order!). And may you live to a ripe old age of 120.
Palestinians react to Saddam's capturing

Goodness, I don't know what to say other than some people are really brainwashed.

A quote from a Palestinian teenager, "The war will start now in Iraq (news - web sites)," said 16-year-old Yusef Khalil in Gaza. "Saddam helped our people and we will not forget him."

Uhh...helped your people? Really? So he gave money to families of suicide bombers. That's helping your people? Maybe he should rethink his stance on it. One thing I can't let go of is how Saddam was willing to pay for others to die for a "cause" and yet in his one moment where he could be a "hero" by taking his own life rather than surrendering he pussies out. What a bastard lame-o. Anyone who is so brainwashed to believing he ever helped anyone but himself is deluting him or herself. The End.

Monday, December 15, 2003

New WRINKLE treatment approved in US!!!

I am posting this in hopes that Laura will roll her eyes and be inspired to comment on this one! :)


The treatment, an injectable gel called Restylane, has long been used in Europe and is the third injectable wrinkle treatment to win FDA approval, the Associated Press reports.


The other two are Botox and Collegen. Botox temporarily paralyzes muscles beneath the skin to smooth frown lines between the eyes. Collagen is used to fill other wrinkles, including those Restylane can treat. Both wrinkle fillers last about six months.



My obsession with wrinkles continue...why people ask me. Because I have a SERIOUS fear of death. That's it folks. Not cause I'm vain and want to look young forever. Rather that the wrinkles remind me that I am aging, and as Pink Floyd puts it, "shorter of breath, and one day closer to death."

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Saddam has been CAPTURED!

What great news to wake up to!

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