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Monday, 31 July 2006
The Weather In Brampton
Mood:  on fire

Has been hot and humid over the last few days. Hot air was one of the more undesirable imports from the U.S.

The temperature should peak at 35C tomorrow. With the humidity factored in, it should feel like 45C.

Hot people and boiling, smoggy air are part of big city life where the heat is trapped in the asphast and the buildings.

"Turn me over. I'm well done on this side."

In Newfoundland, the temperature was moderate because of the Atlantic Ocean. It was around 20C. Few people need air conditioners in that province because the breezes off the bays are so nice. (Brampton Weather) (Weather In St. John's Newfoundland)


Posted by qualteam at 10:55 PM EDT
Sunday, 30 July 2006
Who's Going To Pay For The Damage Done In Lebanon?
Mood:  sad

The collateral damage is in the billions of dollars and hundreds even thousands have lost their life already. Do the victims sue Israel and/or Hezbollah for starting the conflict? Are the U.S., Syria and Iran implicated because they supply arms to the antagonists.

Some international court would have to hear evidence and assess responsibilities for damages. Is this likely to happen? Probably not, because most parties are looking for a quick fix so they can brush it out of the media's view.

For justice, we often have to rely on the Supreme Court of God where all the issues can be dealt with fully.

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." by John Donne (John Donne)

Posted by qualteam at 10:44 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 30 July 2006 10:50 PM EDT
Saturday, 29 July 2006
Top Ten Anti-War Songs

The fight for peace continues. Here's the songs with some of the links.

1. One Tin Soldier(First Edition) 2. Blowin' In The Wind(Bob Dylan) 3. Eve Of Destruction(Barry McQuire) 4. Give Peace A Chance(John Lennon) 5. Travellin' Soldier(The Dixie Chicks)6. Stop! What's That Sound?(Buffalo Springfield)7. Where Have All The Flowers Gone?(The Kingston Trio) 8. Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town(Kenny Rogers) 9. Fortunate Son(CCR)10. Sky Pilot(Eric Burton And The Animals) (One Tin Soldier) (Blowin' In The Wind) (Give Peace A Chance) (Eve Of Destruction)


Posted by qualteam at 11:08 AM EDT
Thursday, 27 July 2006
Time To Use The French Foreign Legion

Since the Hezbollah is motivated to fight U.S. and Israeli forces, it would be a good move to put together a peacekeeping force of volunteers from many countries under the command of the something like "The French Foreign Legion".

A volunteer force would be ready and able to disarm the Hezbollah and enforce peace in Lebanon. Ideally, these troops would be highly trained specialists skilled in "house to house fighting and guerilla warfare". They would also be paid more than your ordinary soldier.

Green Berets and Navy Seals could fight under aliases with such a force.

Ordinary soldiers fight because they are ordered to. Professional soldiers/volunteers fight because they believe in a job well done. (The French Foreign Legion) (History Of The French Foreign Legion)

Posted by qualteam at 5:30 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 27 July 2006 10:37 PM EDT
Wednesday, 26 July 2006
Letter Of The Day On The Mideast Conflict

In order to bring peace to the Middle East, long term problems between the Palestinians and the Israelis have to be addressed. Here are a few below:

"In a recent opinion column, Ofer Eini, chairman of Israel's Histadrut General Federation of Labour Unions, challenged Canadian labour to assist Palestinians in developing "an authentic economy." He also acknowledged the important role trade unions play in international affairs. I was also pleased to hear Eini call upon Canada's trade unionists to assist in forming a "brotherhood and sisterhood of workers involving Israeli and Palestinian workers."

Unfortunately, in Israel and the Occupied Territories, not all workers feel they are being treated fairly or equally.

A report by the Director General of the International Labour Office titled The Situation of Workers of the Occupied Arab Territories shows that 57 per cent of all wage earners in the Occupied Territories earned monthly salaries below the official poverty line. Eini calls upon Canadian labour to assist in developing an "authentic economy" for Palestinians.

With all due respect, how does he envision this happening when Palestinians are prevented from having control over their air space and prohibited from building airports or seaports so as to import raw materials or export finished goods? Palestinians in the West Bank are prohibited from visiting friends and relatives in Gaza and, by extension, they are prohibited from trading their goods and services with fellow citizens.

Making matters worse, Israel has a blockade of Gaza providing only a few crossing points that are increasingly locked down completely. Agricultural produce sits in boxes rotting, while Israeli soldiers inflict collective punishment and humiliation on thousands of workers and farmers trying to get through checkpoints on a daily basis.

In the West Bank, Israel has built a wall that cuts through some of the best Palestinian farmland, destroying crops and orchards in the process. A series of checkpoints, roadblocks and the wall make it impossible to conduct commerce.

If Eini is serious about setting up a climate of "brotherhood and sisterhood" in order to address some of the above-mentioned problems, then he will have an ally in CUPE Ontario."

Sid Ryan, President CUPE Ontario

If the Palestinians want more respect, they should recogize the validity of the Israelian State and work towards peaceful co-existence with it. DB


Posted by qualteam at 7:00 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 26 July 2006 7:09 PM EDT
Monday, 24 July 2006
Long Term Solutions On The Current Mideast Crisis

In Canada, we don't like weapons falling into the hands of the wrong people. The first step should be the creation of an International Police Force that takes weapons out of everyone's hands except authorized military or police forces.

  1. As stated above.
  2. After a ceasefire is called, there should be an amnesty for six months in order for civilians and paramilitary armies to voluntarily give up their arms.
  3. Amnesty International should look into human rights abuses in Israeli prisons.
  4. David and Goliath Games: Instead of hiding behind weapons, the Israeli and Arabs could compete against each other in head to head or team to team competition. The games could cover many different sports that challenge one physically and mentally(e.g wrestling, rugby, video war games, paint ball, etc.)
  5. Anger management: There's good therapy available for excessive anger. Both the Israelis and the Arabs should take advantage of it.
  6. There should be legislation in Israel and Arab countries (similar to that in Canada) that makes it a crime to promote hatred against a group because of race, culture or religion.
  7. Mideast countries should study how Canada handles different cultures like Native Canadians and French-Canadians.

If you have any suggestions, as to how you'd like to handle these problems, please give me your suggestions at . (The Viewpoint of the Hezbollah) (Arab Countries Seeking A Solution)

Posted by qualteam at 8:21 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 25 July 2006 11:01 PM EDT
Sunday, 23 July 2006
File Sharing Software Of The Week

I tried downloading a movie with "Bit Comet" and, needless to say, the download went on for two days with no final result. When I had 70% of the film, the download froze and wouldn't give me anymore bits and bytes.

However, the sucker was good at uploading, but that didn't help me any. 

I started using Morpheus, yesterday and the download appeared fast for a lite internet connection(20 to 30 KBs per minute). At 12 last night, everyone on the peer to peer network went to bed, so the session ended without the movie.

I started it up after I came home from work today and I'm up to 80% after three hours Saturday and three hours Sunday.

For music, my P2P favourite channel is "Limewire." For downloads of 700 MBs or more, I'll go with the recycled and refurbished, Morpheus.  (Morpheus Unchained)  (A Bit Of Comet Is Better Than No Comet)

Posted by qualteam at 8:06 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 23 July 2006 8:12 PM EDT
Saturday, 22 July 2006
Changes To The Barron Blog

Everything needs a change now and then, so I've given the "Barron Blog" a facelift.

I've also changed the links a bit. They used to be on the left side. Now they're on the right side. I've also tried to make the links more relevant to blog surfing or link jumping.

Hopefully, the changes will improve your visit to my blog and other websites.



Posted by qualteam at 11:32 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 22 July 2006 11:40 PM EDT
Friday, 21 July 2006
Backing Up The Barron Blog

This has been the first backup in this blog's history. Unlike telephone calls or chat lines, we do occasionally put down memorable thoughts and experiences about our life. Some of this material is worthy of being saved and remembered later.

There've been over 900 posts in the weblog since it's beginning in February of 2003. The subject matter moves from the sublime to the ridiculous with incredible ease much like my own life.

I'll be redoing the weblinks on the left side, because in order to do the backup on a flash memory drive, I had to erase the URLs of my links. They were screwing up the blog pages.

With ten entries on each page, The backup ended at 91.

Hopefully, this blog will continue as long as I live.

Posted by qualteam at 12:00 PM EDT
Thursday, 20 July 2006
Achieving Peace In The Middle East

Most people would think that I'm dreaming in technicolor. However, if you read these blogs carefully, I'm contributing to a higher level of action beyond "Human Emotion and Reaction".

Obviously, this conflict between Israel and the Arabs has been going on for a long time. The deaths have mounted up and many negative memories and emotions remain behind. These negative memories and emotions feed the demons in the area who operate on destructive purposes. The pot seems to be continually stirred by those who are seeking revenge.

In order for any kind of human peace process to go forward, these devils would have to be cast out of the area and bound for a length of time. A spiritual army would do that.

Having achieved the above, the spiritual army could assist in human disarmament.

There are other spiritual conciliators who could address long standing grievences and bring about long term solutions.

There is no doubt that prayers from earthly stewards assist this peace process immensely. We are helping to create a better world for ourselves and future generations. (Hezbollah has to disarm) (Another Canadian Pulled Into The Conflict)

Posted by qualteam at 11:22 AM EDT

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