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A lot of you might not have heard or read about that 34 year old Israeli model who died from anorexia. An Israeli Fashion photographer accused the fashion industry. Of course, nobody can claim that the industry at large is guilty, but of course SOME stylists ARE. It’s up to a stylist’s goodwill and sense of integrity to choose only healthy models. After all, a cloth is better worn by a healthy weight woman than on a very thin one.
Here is the shocking video (Warning: graphic content).
Happy belated Thanksgiving all!!
Free Thoughts wishes all of its readers a happy Veterans Day. To all those readers who are veterans themselves, thank you for defending America, peace and freedom.
Now we are starting to see those f+++in Nigerian spammers in face… (Hat tip to no one else but myself, as I created this banner as a comic insult to those who everyday flood our mail box with spam : http://nigerian.scam.signgenerator.net/ )
Dears all, as may you have noticed, someone must have violated my Blogroll. I had added links per category, but now links have been misteriously copied-pasted in other categories. I’m contacting WordPress to see why it’s like this and we’ll do my best to re-order links like they were before. Also, I’m going to change my password.
Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.
UPDATE: I posted at WP’s Public Forums and I was told it is a bug on many of WordPress’ blogs and Staff is working on it.
UPDATE: Staff explains what’s going on here. So, it appears there’s no intruder stealing and ‘looting’.
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I found some interesting links about my island Sardinia I thought you might be interested in taking a look at. NBC listed the northern Sardinia little island of Caprera in the top of the 2007 world’s sexiest beaches.I still remember when I visited it 4 years ago.
Last year, Forbes put Sardinia among the world’s sexiest islands.
Sardinia is believed to be the legendary Atlantis.
They bring dozens of Western girls aboard their luxurious yachtes in Sardinia (I personally saw one of them in a port of a famous Sardinian village), but – publicly – it’s business as usual.
Uninsured in America examines the conventional wisdom that 45 million Americans cannot get health insurance and consequently do not have access to health care. To see more, visit Free Market Cure.
Sicko and Sicker: When the Government Becomes your doctor. A new movie will tell hard facts about socialized medicine.
European healthcare is partly-free. There are actually many differences between it and the American health service. The first is disastrous, the latter is innovative and patient-friendly.In Europe, doctors consider you as a burden, one more responsibility for them. Many European doctors don’t take refresher courses. Many take many days off in summer, and patients have to temporarily deal with unexperienced doctors who limit their tasks to prescribe medicines. From my direct experience, doctors in public hospitals are rude. Being paid by the National Health Service, they don’t give a damn if you need them urgently. Medical counsel is disappearing. On the other side, the best treatment and attention is in the private sector. One of the biggest problems in socialized medicine in Europe are the waiting lists. It would take up to 8-10 months to see a specialist and get proper treatment. There’re about 1 million and a half Italians on waiting lists. I booked a visit to a specialist to check the health of my breast, because I am 25 years old and I’ve to begin being updated on my health. I was told that the visit will be in April next year! I have only to cross my fingers and hope that, during these months, nothing will happen. But there have been numerous cases of people who fell ill while on a waiting list, when they could have been diagnosed their disease in time. Waiting lists kill. American healthcare doesn’t. Will Moore make a documentary on the European waiting lists and tell the stories of dozens of patients who died or fell ill during that time? Don’t bet on it.
A Cuban exile on Cuban healthcare and cites an eyewitness: his cousin who’s a doctor in Cuba: Moore’s ‘Sicko’ gives all too pleasant view of Cuba’s health care
And those who decry America’s health care as stratified should save some outrage for Cuba – where tourists like Moore and Communist party officials get all kinds of care that’s out of reach for Cuba’s 11 million average citizens. The fact that the vast majority of them often have to bring their own food, soap and sheets to the hospital somehow didn’t make it into the final cut of “Sicko.”
The Free Market Case Against the Immigration Bill. Our large welfare state combined with the importance of education to wealth creation provides a compelling reason to oppose importing unskilled immigrants and citizens
Mama Moonbat Cindy Shehaan wrote an op-ed expressing her hatred of America. I wonder when she is gonna move in, say, Cuba, Venezuela or Eurabia.
A must-read editorial that gives you an idea of how bad life is in Europe: Europeans’ flight from Europe
From YouTube: D-Day: Crisis On Omaha
Nuke’s News and Views: Roy Beck On U.S. Immigration
Irshad Manji: America beats Europe on assimilating Muslims
Islamic group targets women newscasters in Gaza
French magazines on edge as celebrity tipster faces jail in Saddam oil scandal
Action on Darfur: Bush tightens sanctions on Sudan over Darfur
Ethiopia honors victims of Marxist junta
While world looks the other way: Burma extends Suu Kyi’s detention
Bolivia’s Evo Morales and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa in the footsteps of their buddy Chavez: Morales, Correa target TV foes
Tiananmen massacre still continues today. Eighteen years since the repression of the anti-corruption and pro-democracy movement, Han Dongfang, founder of the first free Chinese trade union, looks at the current situation of human and civil rights in his country and warns that continued repression and terror against the people can only undermine society as a whole
Il massacro di Tiananmen dura ancora oggi. A diciotto anni dalla repressione del movimento anti-corruzione e pro-democrazia, Han Dongfang – fondatore del primo sindacato libero cinese – analizza l’attuale situazione dei diritti umani e civili nel Paese e lancia l’allarme: continuare a reprimere con il terrore il popolo porterà allo sgretolamento dell’intera società
What if it was not Paris Hilton, but any other ordinary citizen? Would he/she be pardoned so easily?
Washington Times: Justice for Sierra Leone?
Jaime Leygonier, enviado por Yusnaimy Jorge Soca, esposa de nuestro amigo Darsi Ferrer, sobre el arresto del mismo en La Habana en el dia de ayer: SEGURIDAD DEL ESTADO SECUESTRÓ AL DR. FERRER
Cuban Youth Movement for Democracy Joins Young Venezuelan Students in Solidarity
Darsi Ferrer: Anciana Muere por Derrumbe
Cuban doctors go into hiding. NAMIBIA has put the brakes on 13 Cuban doctors living in Namibia travelling to the United States, where they have sought asylum
Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello: El candado de la historia
Aini Martín Valero: Movimiento Plantados realiza actividad// Se reagrupa el Movimiento Las Marianas
Vigilia por Pedro Luis Boitel
Video of the song “Non Me Lo So Spiegare” sung by internationally-renowned Italian singers and song-writers Laura Pausini and Tiziano Ferro, during an Italian music program.
Video of the song “Non Me Lo So Spiegare” sung by internationally-renowned Italian singers and song-writers Laura Pausini and Tiziano Ferro and played in the United States.
The Olmert administration seems to have realized that the Palestinian Authority is made up with blood-thirsty thugs and as such they are legitimate targets: IDF arrests Hamas education minister
Salim Mansur: Fifty-Nine Years of Hate. Arabs still deny Israel’s right to exist
Investors’ Business Daily: And Now, Al-Qaida In Lebanon
Fight on, Lebanon. “Fatah al-Islam” wages Syria’s war by proxy
Lebanon Fights Al-Qaeda. Our allies need the support of their freedom-loving friends
Business as usual at Amnesty International
Sderot: Still Under Fire. Israelis continue to suffer as a woman loses her life to a Qassam missile
People of Sderot, I am with you. Sderot residents call for action in Gaza. Poll reveals 71 percent of Sderot residents want military action in Gaza Strip, even if it means increased Qassam attacks; 94 percent blame government for poor security situation. A woman was killed by a rocket and Israel did its duty by fighting back and targetting Qassam cells. According to the Italian FM, Israel should simply sit back and stand idly by while the Nazis massacre the Jews. Here’s a short videoclip showing a Qassam rocket falling right next to a Sderot gas station.
United – with anti-semites – Nations Watch: Jewish NGO denied U.N. status
Fred Thompson on sex trafficking and United Nations.
No, I am not surprised: ‘Soviets engineered Six Day War’
No suprise at all here: Jihadis aspire to ‘conquer France’
He he he he… Ha ha ha ha..
Olivier Guitta: Al Qaeda’s new strategy
Rosie O’Donnell without make-up (h/t: no2liberals)
Torture according to GITMO detainees. The Islamic Fascists and Assassins detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are seething and whining over horrific tortures they are going through..: being forced to read a newsletter full of ‘crap,’ being forced to use unscented deodorant and shampoo and having to play sports with a ball that would not bounce. Human Rights First is outraged and is asking for the brutal torturers to end this depravity and grant all of the detainees a ball that bounces, a decent newsletter and the possibility to read emails containing nice messages such as ‘death to the infidels’, ‘jihad is our way’ , instead of disgusting crap such as ‘learn to love life and renounce to your ideology of death, supremacism and violence’. (Pls, note my sarcasm)
From Hitler Mouse to Mother’s Suicide Mission. New horror video incites Palestinians to commit acts of terror
Canadian Coalition for Democracies: Canada must not fund Palestinian terror through UNRWA
In un paese serio, con una giustizia che funziona, uno come Sofri avrebbe l’ergastolo senza sconti di pena per il crimine che ha commesso.
At the beginning, Al-Hurra was established as a tool against the spread of Islamist propaganda. But it has been taken over by the Islamists. So, today we have another arabic TV airing anti-semitism. Your taxes at work, again. Arabic-Language Channel Airs Anti-Israel Comments from Hamas, Hezbollah
From the Jawa Report: Blogger receives threats after posting story on Islamberg
Religious Apartheid alert: Saudis arrest Christian for entering Mecca
We noted a story about a Pakistani girl murdered for ‘honor’ in Manchester, UK. Today we learn that her ‘husband’ has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The Weekly Standard: The Bureaucrats’ Revenge. Claudia Rosett: Crying Wolfowitz . . while the United Nations bankrolls dictators.
Rich Lowry: Michael Moore’s Sickness
Spanish blogger Lady Vorzheva is covering the upcoming Spanish local elections and reports of absolutely disgusting attitudes of the current socialist government, which include multiple aggressions to members of the Popular Party.
Daniel Pipes: Support the secularists in Turkey
Daniel Pipes: Un momento cruciale per la Turchia
The Hollywood crowd is a bunch of morons.
A very sad news, as the well-known Pakistani secularist and anti-Islamist essayist Tashbih Sayyed has passed away..
I saw this yacht during a trip I made a few years ago in northern Sardinia, in a port of the Emerald Coast. Saudi and Persian Gulf Sheikhs love to spend days here in Sardinia, many even bringing in a couple of Western girls for their harem, while women in their countries are forced into submission. I fear this yatch is ready to land in the north Sardinia now that summer nears.
Hamas attempt to kidnap IDF soldier thwarted. DEBKAfile Exclusive: Hamas threatens to start abducting Israelis and Jews overseas. And the Italian PM tries to fool himself into believing that the Palestinians want a two-state solution. But he doesn’t pressure the terrorists in the PA gov’t. As the anti-Israel bureaucrat he has always been,he’s pointing the finger at Israel, which have been making all kind of efforts in order to offer peace to its enemy.
Giuliani warns of ‘new 9/11’ if Dems win
Christian Converts Live In Fear in Intolerant Turkey
Having finished hosting U.S. politicians, Syria’s dictator has returned to jailing dissidents and sponsoring terrorism
More evidence that socialism doesn’t work: Food Shortages in Venezuela
El fracaso del socialismo se ve también en Venezuela, donde no hay embargo que culpar: Escasean alimentos básicos en Venezuela
Islamic Republic’s Animosity towards Pre-Islamic Iran, has Overruled Critics and Started Filling the Sivand Dam that will Drown 137 Archaeological Sites and Would Threaten the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great
People protesting this crime
Showing the symbol of Zoroastrian religion
The enemy coming to a Congress near you.
La rete della Jihad:«Tre uomini-bomba da Milano all’Algeria».Quale Stato ospitava i campi-scuola del terrorismo jihadista? «L’Afghanistan». Dove sono finiti i due fratelli che, tornati dai campi afghani, vi insegnavano a fabbricare esplosivi? «In Algeria. Sono andati a combattere con quelli della montagna». In Italia chi incitava voi integralisti a partire per l’Afghanistan? «Abu Imad, l’imam di viale Jenner»
I stand with Mario Lozano, the US soldier of Italian origin who has been betrayed by his ancestors’ country.
Tough line against terror pays: Hizbullah avoiding attacks on US . If only all the democratic nations of this world stopped paying ransons or caving in to terrorists, this report shows terror may well be defeated.
La linea dura contro il terrorismo paga. Lo dimostra un rapporto dell’ FBI, che rivela che gli Hezbollah hanno deciso di non colpire gli Usa, perchè sanno che la risposta americana sarebbe decisiva ed infliggerebbe un duro colpo all’organizzazione nazi-islamica. Questo dimostra ancora una volta che il rischio maggiore di attentati lo incorrono tutti quei paesi che pagano riscatti o cedono in qualche modo al terrorismo. Se le nazioni democratiche insieme la smettessero di coccolare i terroristi, forse a quest’ora staremmo vincendo.
In Spain, they are realizing that coddling terrorists doesn’t make a country safer. Quite the opposite. Alarm in Spain over al-Qaeda call for its “reconquest”
More human remains found at New York’s ground zero
Terrorism in Europe. Bin Laden’s Eurofighters
Italian TV Shows Hostage Execution Footage
Captain’s Quarters on Italy’s ransoms to terrorists and the current govt’s prisoner deal with the Taliban: Some Are More Precious Than Others
Algeria reverts to survival mode after attacks
On Palestinian Authority TV, far from the international community’s ears: Hamas Spokesman: Genocide of Jews remains Hamas goal
Danish Muslim convicted of inciting terrorism
Samir Khalil Samir: Islamism, a disease of the Muslim world
Samir Khalil Samir: L’islamismo malattia del mondo musulmano
Farid Ghadry: Assad’s useful idiot
Qui si sospettava già, ma ora arriva la conferma. Tuttavia, criticarla in Italia è un tabù. EMERGENCY E’ UN’ORGANIZZAZIONE FIANCHEGGIATRICE DEI TALEBANI E DI AL QAEDA
More medieval statements from fatwa-issuing imams. ‘No nudity for sex’
Der Spiegel: Muslim Bloggers and Journalists Speak Out
Global Warming..: An extra-cold winter on the Alaska Peninsula
WESTERN SAHARA: WHERE THE CASTRO REGIME MEETS AL-QAEDA?
Reparten en Santa Clara documento escrito por opositora
Spanish press and political leaders speak out against the “Moratinos deal”
Song of the day: Mia Por Siempre, by Willy Chirino.
Al Qaeda thug Sheikh Mohammed admits he beheaded Daniel Pearl. In addition, he claimed responsibility for the 9/11 and Bali mass murders. But he can count on those who are still calling for shutting down GITMO, even though they don’t tell where they would like these thugs to be taken.
Opinion Journal: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s World War
New York Sun: Al-Jazeera’s Dirty Little Secret
Our ‘friends’ in the Persian Gulf: Persian Gulf Goliath .Dubai-based billionaire enterpreuner Khalaf Al Habtoor says “the U.S. funded he 9/11 attacks”.
U.N. to focus permanently on
Darfur, Iran, Cuba,China Israel. The United Nations has shown once again why it’s a totally bankrupt and failed organization, which sides with tyrants and terrorists and forgets the truly-persecuted and oppressed, such as the people of Darfur, who is dying under the daily air strikes of the genocidal Sudanese regime.
Petizione a favore della libertà di pensiero, contri i fascisti islamici. Solidarietà a Stefano Allievi, perseguitato dal fascista islamico Adel Smith.
French Jews flee persecution in France and flock to South Florida. This should be an alarming sign of a dark past we hoped it wouldn’t never occur again.
Petition to help free Bangladeshi rationalist and pro-Israel journalist Salah Choudhury
“Man-made Global Warming” becoming a new form of totalitarianism. Scientists threatened with death for ‘climate denial’
Kyoto’s Futile Future.The Green Left can say sayonara to its favorite treaty.
Zimbabwean opposition chief brutally beaten
Lissette y Willy Chirino, un primer disco juntos (Check out “Music, Songs and Videos in my blogroll, to listen to some of the songs in their new album)
Today, March 7th, I am turning a quarter of century, that is: 25 years old. Do you think I should blog today? I am busy most of the day, but even if I was not, I would never blog on this day. So, see you on Thursday!
ACLU again shills for terror supporters
Islamic Republic of Britain Update:
Muslims should adapt to UK’s school system. Schools ‘should accommodate Muslim needs’
Diana West: Imposing Islamic law
From the very same Europeans who blame the U.S. for ‘violating privacy rights’: Europe’s Plan to Track Phone and Net Use . But try to blame the Europeans. They’ll accuse you to meddling into their internal affairs..
Magdi Allam: Matrimoni misti? La sharia è già da noi
Another ‘honor’ killing in Britain, as a Pakistani man has slaughtered his family because they were ‘too Western’
Rudy Giuliani may be the first Italian-American to become U.S. President . Rasmussen Poll: Giuliani 52% Clinton 43% .Yet, the Italian media are focusing on Hillary Clinton, as if Rudy weren’t running. Hugh Hewitt interviews Giuliani
My post at Publius Pundit: Political Instability in Italy
Our ‘friend’ and ‘ally’ , the ‘secular’ regime of Hosni Mubarak, has just sentenced Secularist, Anti-Islamist, Liberal Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem to 4 years for “insulting Islam” and “the President” (the self-proclaimed Pharaoh of Egypt). Abdel Kareem is one of the many emerging moderate, secularist Arabs whose englightened voices are silenced by so-called ‘secular’ authoritarian regimes. Fellow blogger Sandmonkey was at the trial and tells more here. Freedom for Egyptians says she is sad. Toasted Bread writes that it’s a sad event for bloggers. From the Washington Post: The ‘Crime’ Of Blogging In Egypt . Amnesty International: Karim Amer sentence makes bloggers new target of the authorities.Our govts give plenty of money to the Mubarak’s regime. I wish to be proven wrong, but I very much doubt that any Western leader will threaten to cut diplomatic relations with Egypt over this case.
FrontPage Magazine: Trita Parsi, The Mullahs’ Voice in Washington
Opinion Journal: The Earth was warming before global warming was cool
Female Pakistani Minister Shot Dead for Refusing to Wear Veil
Weekly Standard: What’s in a Name? Ask Taiwan
Jaime Leygonier: Arrestan a madre y niñas sin hogar
Enviado por Darsi Ferrer: Agreden policías alemanes a opositor cubano
To sweeten your weekend, a song I chose from my jukebox. ‘How Do You Keep The Music Playing’, sang by the couple Willy Chirino and Lissette, famous Cuban-born singers.