Tuesday, April 11, 2006

"Religion of peace" my ass

They're at it again, these so called "peaceful" muslims. Why does the world tolerate this?

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide attacker detonated a bomb during an outdoor Islamic prayer service Tuesday, killing at least 41 people and wounding dozens, police said. An angry mob burned cars and threw stones at police, who fired into the air to disperse the crowds, a witness said.

Someone needs to sit these assholes down and say Look, you claim to be peaceful and tolerant, and yet you kill innocent people every day like it's going out of style. Either put your houses in order, or we (as in the world) will do it for you.

I know I'll catch hell for this, but I'm beginning to believe there's some truth to the new addage that Not all muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are muslims. These people are an afront to the rest of the human race.

And where is the outcry from the international Islamic community, those muslims throughout Europe and Asia who are peacefully moving through their daily lives? Do you realize how pathetic these people make you look? Is this the legacy you want attached to Islam for the rest of eternity?

I won't pretend that other religions haven't had their problems. Pope Pius XII turned a blind eye to the Third Reich's brutality during World War II. However, there's no evidence that shows people went out of their way to burn Jews by the millions in Nazi death camps in the name of Catholicism, but the same cannot be said of the islamic extremists in the middle east today.

Anyone want to count the seconds until some twit on television declares this act of violence as yet another side effect of decades of U.S. foreign policy?

Monday, April 10, 2006

I'm no evangelist

but this latest RFID story has me wondering.

When Brenden Walker got his new MasterCard PayPass ATM card in the mail last month, he headed to the gas station to try it out.

To test the card's "Tap N Go" convenience, he passed it in front of the scanner, which activated with a beep and displayed the word "authorizing ... " on its LCD screen.


Pets and people are getting chip implants under their skin that carry identification or medical information. Governments are beginning to use radio chips in driver's licenses and passports. Retailers use them to track inventory. The banks that are now using chips in their credit and cash cards say they make transactions more efficient -- and more convenient for customers.

If you've ever read the Bible (specifically the New Testament), Revelation 13:16-17 should sound familiar to you:

16He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.

You won't see me out on the sidewalk preaching fire and brimstone any time soon, however, we've seen it before and we'll see it again. With any new technology comes a thousand ways to exploit it to the detriment of society. This one's no different.