Arafat Family Files Assassination Complaint Over Possible Radiation Poisoning July 31, 2012 Yasser Arafat's surviving wife and daughter have filed legal papers in France asserting the deceased Palestinian leader was assassinated and calling for an investigation into the death, which could have been caused by deliberate exposure to a radioactive source, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday (see GSN, July 12).


Fair warning to the "there's no difference" crowd, this is a link to a post on DU (where there's a risk that you may actually see someone acknowledge that, yes, the Democrats actually do something right on occasion, which I'm able to understand utterly destroys the myth that "there's no difference" and therefore makes you "haz a sad"), but it's FUNNY.

UN Again (and other stuff)

The UN is talking about a global gun treaty again.  This time they are keeping their deliberations secret so far, so no one can tell if they are still after US gunowners (I suppose the secrecy is an ominous hint though). But the NRA is on their case: Not sure if the UN fully understands that the NRA is bigger than they are.  They might be in for a rude awakening.  If the treaty offends the NRA I bet there will be about 90 senators voting against it. --- BTW, Olympics time again.  Time to show the world who's boss.  Opening ceremony is tonight. --- And if it's not too late, check out this week's PBS Frontline.  It's about a drive to do away with the last very-large-scale salmon run in the world (it's in Alaska), and replace it with the world's largest strip mine. (Well, according to the industry, the two are compatible, but they aren't, really.)