Thursday, July 06, 2006

What's in a name?

The Associated Press is reporting that Western Union is blocking money transfers being sent by people with 'arab sounding names'.

The article notes that a Sacramento couple were not allowed to put a tradmill on layaway because one of their last names was Hussein. Thank god it wasn't an eliptical machine, it would have been strait to a clandestine Eastern European prison for them!
There were a few other interesting names mentioned in the article including, I kid you not, Nixon Baby who apparently runs a Western Union in Bur Dubai and Molly Millerwise, spokesperson for the US department of tresury. Incidentaly, Millerwise's sister, Jennifer Millerwise Dyck , is indirectly linked to a bunch of not so nice GOP buisness. Gimme a break with these names! What is this, a James Bond movie?

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The good life at Gitmo: Part II

As we enter 'camp 4' we are presented with a selection of "comfort items" provided to inmates. Lets take a look:
Chess, Checkers, Backgammon (someone's been reading their cultural training manual!), one, no TWO decks of cards (talk about luxury), a set of dominoes and, what's that in the middle? Why it's Hi-Q, "the classic game of jumping and removing pegs" for one player.
Well, that pretty much seals it for me: spending 5 years in a corrugated tin box without being charged of a crime is a piece of cake when you have Hi-Q to keep you busy.

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