Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Posters

Since XZeeR is into Harry Potter These days,

I think he is gonna like this

harry potter character posters

Warner Bros has released six new character posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on MSN. The posters include one shots of Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy and Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.

From slashfilm.com

Media manipulation

Found this interesting news with a very intriguing headline
article taken from BBC from here
I have quoted the word playing those used

Praying Pilot jailed for Sicily air crash

An Italian court has jailed a Tunisian pilot who paused to pray instead of taking emergency measures before ditching his plane, killing 16 people.

so you apparently he actually left the plan on auto pilot, and i thought, well, that’s wrong, then read the following excerpt

Prosecutors say that after both the plane’s engines cut out, the pilot succumbed to panic, praying out loud instead of following emergency procedures and then opting to crash-land in the Mediterranean instead of trying to reach the nearest airport.

in the previous excerpt they actually tell the story. Apparently the maintenance has put a wrong fuel gauge which caused the plane to UNDER FUEL, so it ran of fuel mid air. the thing is the pilot was praying AFTER THE ENGINES GAVE OUT. I still think he should be blamed for panicking, but he didn’t ditch his piloting for prayer, and apparently it was vocal prayer, not the normal prayer. the headline was really misleading.

to clear my myself, the headline inside the article doesn’t have the word “praying” in it, but on the “latest headlines” in firefox tab menu it has the word “praying” in it. that what got me to the story.

Arabic Music Video by students in Kansas

Arabic music video that was completed by interactive distance learning students in America. Pleasanton, KS Arabic students, taught by Khalil Mekkaoui, created this video. They did the acting and singing. The Arabic language class is taught over our Interactive Distance Learning network or IDL.

This video plays out the drama of a girl looking for her dream boy.

Werewolf Women of the S.S

This is one of the amazing Fake trailers in Grind house, such as Machete, the fake trailer “Werewolf Women of the S.S.” directed by Rob Zombie for the movie Grindhouse, just notice Nick Cage appears as Fu Manchu at the end .. amazing 🙂

Israeli soldiers admit Gaza abuses


i was happy to read in the news that some soldiers of Israel had a discussion in one of the universities with other students about what had happened during the Gaza war. here are three links and excerpts from them. The links are similar.
ok i can’t find the link now, i found it this morning though.

Israel troops admit Gaza abuses

Haaretz : < --- I recommend this one as it looks from Israel itself
IDF: in Gaza Killing civilians, vandalism, and lax rules of engagement

The stories mentioned in the news are about several specific incidents, one include killing old lady, other killing of a mother and child because they went the wrong way, and one about property destruction.

they include some information of what the soldiers been told and what was the general atmosphere. as one of the soldiers put it “The climate in general [was that] lives of Palestinians are much, much less important than the lives of our soldiers”. excerpt taken from the BBC link.

of course Olmert vows for investigations as always, i doubt anything significant will happen, but i am interested to see how the Israeli government will deal with this. would it deny it? or maybe say this is isolated cases, or say the facts are not complete or maybe that threat exists in those seemingly nonthreatening conditions. Let’s see what happens.

Rape in the US military, BBC news article

found this interesting since we are hearing more frequently about rape in third war countries, now let’s look at our saviors raping rate.

here is the article link

Rape reports rise in US military US soldiers

There are some 1.4 million active members of the US military

Reports of sexual assault by US military personnel against both fellow troops and civilians rose by some 8% last year to 2,923, the Pentagon says.
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