The President Has Been Kidnapped

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Hooray for Boobies

Mothers in The Philippines broke the Guinness world record for mass breastfeeding today.

3,738 crowded into the San Andres Sports Complex and 'nursed' their babies simultaneously.

According to the Manila Times, the Manila city government and Unicef (the UN children's fund) were behind the organization of the event.
This seems to be Unicef's current plan to help the children of the world..Through breastfeeding..Right..
Its so that mothers stop using baby formula apparently. Ok I can understand if it's not a good idea for mothers to use formula then encourage away from it.

I'm just not sure how the slurping of 3,000 babies is going to solve anything in particular. I mean as well as holding up the badminton courts, a concentrated breastfeeding bonanza is just going make it more of a novelty surely.

If breastfeeding makes you uncomfortable, imagine what the Guinness judge felt like.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Iran 'defies' 'world' further

Iran has announced that it can now enrich uranium to 4.8%. It is nearly ready to begin generating electricity in power plants. The level of enriched uranium required to generate power is 5%.

This is despite threats of sanctions and possible force used against Iran if they continue on their 'quest for nuclear weapons'.

According to the United States Code Congressional and administrative news, the definition of terrorism is:

Any act that (A) invloves a violent act or an act dangerous to human life that is a violation of the laws of the United States or of any State; and (B) appears to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civillian population; (ii) to influence to policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping.

Is this not what America is doing to Iran when it threatens the use of force to neutralise a percieved nuclear threat?
The United States is guilty of terrorism by its own definition. Should we declare war or just bomb them?