August 28, 2008

The Sick Man of Asia

Winston Churchill opposed granting independence to India. He had a very poor opinion of the Indians’ ability to manage their own affairs. In a speech to the House of Commons in 1946, he castigated the Labour government for relinquishing power and handing India over to Indian leaders. He said: “Power will go into the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. Not a bottle of water or a loaf of bread will escape taxation. Only the air will be free, and the blood of these hungry millions will be on the head of Attlee. These are men of straw of whom no trace will be found after a few years. They will fight among themselves, and India will be lost in political squabbles.”

In February Sri Lanka celebrated 60 years of independence. On July 25th it was 25 years since the anti-tamil riots of July 1983. We all know that the dominant Sinhala community was responsible for promoting a conflict which was completely avoidable. The ethnic conflict has extracted a heavy price on all Sri Lankans. Democracy has been completely subverted and the Island has been turned into an authoritarian state. The draconian ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act’ and other similar legislations, and many years of the country being under a State of Emergency has led to the exercise of arbitary powers by successive governments.

Today abductions, killings, intimidations, frisking of individuals, searches of houses, stoppages of traffic and roadblocks have become routine in the daily life of harassed citizens, mainly Tamil. Thousands of people, both civilian and uniformed, Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims have been killed and the number wounded and crippled is too large to be counted. Lakhs have been displaced and become homeless refugees in Sri Lanka and India.

Churchill’s gloomy prophecy of India seems to have come true in Sri Lanka. The current generation of Sinhala leaders have proved to be men of straw who spend their time squabbling with each other whether or not to devolve power to the minorities. The cost of living is sky high and corruption has become a part of life. The war is being stage managed by the government media, and Sri Lanka’s future looks dismal and grey.

There are only two possible ways in which things can be set right in Sri Lanka. One realistic, and the other pure fantasy. The realistic possibility is that extraterrestrials will land in a spaceship and set everything right. The fantasy is that the people themselves will find a solution to their problems.

Sri Lanka…A Land Like No Other!

Star of the Day!

August 27, 2008

Star of the Day!


A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.

Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

He is able who thinks he is able.

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

It is nature's law that rivers wind, trees grow wood, and, given the opportunity, women work iniquity.

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled by non-hatred - this is the law Eternal.

Nothing is permanent.

On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

The greatest prayer is patience.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth:
1.) not going all the way; and 2.) not starting.

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.

This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

August 26, 2008

Sanath Jayasuriya in 2027

Star of the Day!

Censorship is Obscene!

George Bernard Shaw once said, “Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.” One is also reminded of words of the 19th century poet Heinrich Heine who said, “Whenever books are burnt, men also, in the end are burnt.”

The Government of Sri Lanka today is only the latest in a long line of governments worldwide who have tried to snuff out unpalatable ideas and comments by abducting, intimidating, beating and killing its journalists. J.S.Tissainayagam is one of the many such journalists who has been imprisoned for over 160 days without being charged.

The first recorded victim of censorship was Socrates who, in 399 BC was forced to drink poison for ‘denying the gods and introducing new divinities.’ In China, in 213 BC, Emperor Shih Huang-Ti had all writing not pertaining to agriculture or medicine burnt. His target: Confucius’ thoughts. Present day China is no better.

During the last century, it was the communists who most systematically censored books and hounded their authors. Writers in every communist country from East Germany to Vietnam were forced into concentration camps. Boris Pasternak, Joseph Brodsky, Milan Kundera, Czeslaw Milosz and Alexander Solzhenitsyn were just a few. Hitler’s Germany burnt the books of Jewish authors and liberals, exterminating thousands in their notorious gas chambers and forcing others to flee. In Mahinda’s Sri Lanka, over 12 journalist’s, the majority of them tamils have been killed in the past 2 years. Many more journalist’s have been abducted, beaten and intimidated to keep them from writing the truth.
A few month’s back the Government blocked access to the Tamilnet, but what the Government does not understand is that with the advance of technology, censorship has become obsolete. The truth is only a click away. All you need to do to read the Tamilnet is to go online and click on this link
In today’s day and age it is no longer possible to stop the message or the truth getting out by killing or imprisoning the messenger.

If this sorry state of affaires continues, this country will be known the world over as, “The Autocratic, Dictatorial Oligarchy of Sri Lanka!"

August 25, 2008

Funny American Political Images

This is a new Alphabet for the ‘Vocal Majority’ from the ‘Silent Minority’.

A is for Abductions that take place daily, usually blamed on aliens.

B is for Benz Bikkus who live in the lap of luxury.

C is for Censorship of TV programmes showing scenes of alcohol and tobacco.

D is for Doctor Delipihiya, patron saint of murder and mayhem.

E is for Elections which are neither free nor fair.

F is for Freedom of abduction, harassment and imprisonment under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

G is for Gullible majority who have been hoodwinked since 1948.

H is for Human rights abuses that occur 465 days of the year.

I is for Independence also known as the ’60 Year Curse’. (We were better off under the British!)

J is for Jayasuriya, who will probably play until the 2043 World Cup or until he gets his EPF?

K is for Kassipu. (A bottle a day keeps the liver awake.)

L is for Lies, damned lies and statistics that the government media saturates us with each day.

M is for Mahinda chinthanaya. (Who needs the Bible, Koran and Tripitaka when we have the ‘chinthanaya.’

N is for Nepotism or favoritism to relatives. (Also check R)

O is for the 17 Patriotic Opposition MPs who crossed over to the government to save the country.

P is for Pillayan, who became Chief Minister of the East using the ‘Bullet’ to get the ‘Ballot.’

Q is for Question mark? When will the war end? When pigs fly or when hell freezes over?

R is for Rajapaksa poshanaya of Mahinda, Basil, Goatabaya and Chamal.

T is for Terrorism. Both the LTTE kind and the State sponsored kind.

U is for Underestimate. What the Government always does of the LTTE.

V is for Velupillai Prabahakaran who is very much alive and kicking.

W is for Wickramasinghe (Ranil). The greatest President that never governed Sri Lanka.

X is for Xenophobia or the island mentality. The dislike of all things foreign.

Y is for Yearning for yesterday. The national pastime of living in the past.

Z is for Zero casualties for the armed forces and 5,00,000 killed for the LTTE.

Chinese Detective

A man suspected his wife was seeing another man.
So, he hired the famous Chinese detective, Chen Lee, to watch and report
any activities while he was gone.

A few days later, he received this report:






















The Idea Behind China's Olympic Logo


by our corr. Iqbal Athas Rajapaksa (in hiding, somewhere in Rajapaksapura,
Sri Rajapaksistan 20-08-2008)

Today there was total confusion in Sri Rajapaksistan (formerly Sri Lanka)
when thousands and thousands of people changed their name to "Rajapaksa"
to get appointed as a Member of Parliament or even to get a job.
"Aiyo! It is total confusion" said a man called Rajapaksa "Everyone is
changing their name to Rajapaksa! This is mad! The telephone directory is
now full of Rajapaksas. Even Abdul Gafoor of the Thambi Kade now goes by
the name of Abdul Gafoor Rajapaksa and the Thosai Kade is run by Nagalingam
Hospitals authorities were reporting that all new born babies are being
named Rajapaksa by their parents (also called Rajapaksa) and several
babies have now got mixed up.
Dr. Rajapaksa of the De Soyza Maternity Hospital said "Of the deliveries
this morning all except one baby were named Rajapaksa. One was named
Askapajar, which I believe is Rajapaksa spelt backwards. Even at this
moment, Midwife Rajapaksa is delivering a baby already named Rajapaksa by
its parents!"
Even the Police and the courts are having trouble with most victims and
offenders having the name of Rajapaksa said Police Inspector Rajapaksa of
the Pettah Police. A High Court trial (State v Rajapaksa, Rajapaksa and
Rajapaksa) came to a standstill today when the victim, the suspects, the
Advocates and even the Judge were called Rajapaksa. Even most of the
jurors were called Rajapakse.
Emerging reports indicate that the Mahanayaka Theros and the Bishops and
Archbishop have changed their name to Rajapaksa. Even Pope
Rajapaksa....(That'sh enough Rajapaksa! - Editor. Rajapaksa)


Rajapaksa, Raja. The death is announced of Raja Rajapaksa, beloved husband
of Rajani Rajapaksa, loving father of Rajapaksa (Bank of Rajapaksa),
Dr.Rajapaksa (Rajapaksapura Hospital) and Rajapaksa (MD Rajapaksa
Loving grandfather of Rajapaksa and Rajapaksa. Cortege leaves residence at
4.30pm today to the Rajapaksa Crematorium

Rajapaksa, Rajapaksa.
Mr and Mrs Rajapaksa of Battaramulla are pleased to announce the birth of
their baby son Rajapaksa Rajapaksa. Both mother and son are doing well.

Rajapaksa and Rajapaksa.
The families of Rajapaksa Rajapaksa (of Rajapaksa Corporation) and
Rajapaksa (of the Rajapaksa Communications) are pleased to announce the
marriage of their daughter (or is it the son ?) to their son (or is it
daughter?) at the Rajapaksa Hotel......(That's enough Rajapaksas! - Ed)

Change of Name
I, Warnakulasuriya Muhandiramge Francis Fernando of Paiyagala will
henceforth be known as Rajapaksa Mudiyanselage Rajapaksa Rajapaksa.

I, Ranil Wickremasinghe of Cinnamon Watta C7 will henceforth be known as
Ranil Rajapaksasinghe

Final Medal Tally at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Repression in China

Sent as a present from Annam,

A red cockatoo.

Coloured like the peach-tree blossom,

Speaking with the speech of men.

And they did to it what is always done,

To the learned and eloquent.

They took a cage with stout bars,

And shut it up inside.

Tang Dynasty poet, Po Chu-I (772 – 846AD)

Star of the Day!

August 19, 2008

Release J. S. Tissainayagam!

Call for release of website editor accused of terrorism

Reporters Without Borders calls on the Sri Lankan government to release J. S. Tissainayagam, a Tamil journalist who has been held since March. A government minister has just said he is charged with terrorism on the basis of articles written in 2006 and his activities as the editor of a website."This respected journalist's illegal and unjust detention is being accompanied by grotesque charges that are a serious violation of the freedom of expression guaranteed in the Sri Lankan constitution," Reporters Without Borders said."How can the expression of a personal view, which is based on facts known to everyone and which does not call for violence, be an act of terrorism," the press freedom organisation said. "We urge the international community, including the European Union, to press for Tissainayagam's release."In a 12 August letter to Human Rights Watch, disaster management and human rights secretary Rajiva Wijesinha said that, after a long police investigation, Tissainayagam was now facing terrorism charges. But the only evidence he offered was a 2006 article in a magazine edited by Tissainayagam in which he spoke of an army offensive in a Tamil region that was being accompanied by a dramatic humanitarian crisis for the civilian population.The letter can be read on the Peace in Sri Lanka website ( contributor to the Sunday Times newspaper, Tissainayagam was arrested in Colombo on 7 March, just a few weeks after creating a news website called Outreachlk with funding from FLICT, an NGO supported by the German development agency GTZ. The authorities extended his detention for another three months on 6 June in order to continue their investigation.The police have apparently tried to establish that articles he wrote in 2006 supported Tamil Tiger terrorism. His case was referred to the attorney-general's office on 4 July. He is being held by the anti-terrorism police in Colombo, where his lawyer has never been allowed to talk to him in private.--Vincent BrosselAsia - Pacific DeskReporters Sans Frontières47 rue Vivienne75002 Paris33 1 44 83 84 7033 1 45 23 11 51 (fax)asia@rsf.org,_.___Messages in this top

Stop War on Journalists!


Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.

Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859), address at Antioch College, 1859

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.

Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)

Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it.

Lois McMaster Bujold, "Shards of Honor", 1986

There are always survivors at a massacre. Among the victors, if nowhere else.

Lois McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos, 1986

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), 'Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13,' May 3, 1919

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.

Martina Navratilova (1956 - )

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.

Polybius (205 BC - 118 BC), History

Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.

Pyrrhus (319 BC - 272 BC), from Plutarch, Lives

Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats.

Ralph W. Sockman

The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting.

Sun-tzu (~400 BC), The Art of War. Planning a Siege

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

Sun-tzu (~400 BC), The Art of War. Strategic Assessments

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

Brave Dog...hats off to him!

Women are funny!

Usain Boltapaksha ...fastest man on earth inspired by the 'Mahinda Chinthanaya!'

Beijing August 37th 2008. (44pm GMT)

Mrs. Roopa Vahini of the Daily Noise spoke with Usain Boltapaksha, winner of the 100 meters and world record holder of the event.

He said that he was inspired after reading the ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’, and keeps a copy of it under his pillow.

Usain starts his day with a glass of ‘kola kenda’ and four slices of ‘kurakan bread’ before he goes to the ‘Uyanwatthe Stadium’ where he does his training.

Mr.Boltapaksha said he was happy with the way the government of Sri Lanka was running the country and hoped to buy a piece of land in the Wanni and settle down in Sri Lanka when he retires from athletics.

Stars of the Day!

August 18, 2008

Mass murder of innocent Liquor bottles in Iran!

Merv the Perv!

Star of the Day!

Booze Facts

President Lincoln, when informed that General Grant drank whiskey while leading his troops, reportedly replied "Find out the name of the brand so I can give it to my other generals."

Beer, as all alcoholic drinks, is made by fermentation caused by bacteria feeding on the yeast cells, then defecating. This bacterial excrement is called alcohol.

The worlds strongest beer is 'Samuel Adams' Triple Bock, which has reached 17% alcohol by volume. To obtain this level, however, they had to use a champagne yeast.

Modern breathalyzers work on a clever electrochemical principle. The subject's breath is passed over a platinum electrode, which causes the alcohol to bind with oxygen, forming acetic acid. In the process it loses two electrons, a process that sets up a current in a wire connected to the electrode. The higher the concentration of alcohol in the breath, the greater the electrical current, which can be read by a simple meter to indicate intoxication levels.

Attila the Hun was suspected of suffocating from a bloody nose after passing out from alcohol at his 'bachelor party'.

Reno, Nevada has the highest rate of alcoholism in the U.S., Provo, Utah, the lowest. Now there's a big surprise all round!

The saying 'Mind your P's and Q's' comes from the time when alcoholic beverages were served/sold in Pints and Quarts. Thus, to mind your P's and Q's meant to be careful how much you drank.

It is always helpful to have a law that clearly defines when a person is legally intoxicated. In Kentucky, anyone who has been drinking is considered sober until he or she cannot hold onto the ground.

The term 'toddlers' originated in England. There were impurities in the drinking water that disallowed the water to be used for drinking. A common alternative drink was beer (it was cheep, plentiful and the water used to make it was treated during the initial boiling during brewing). Toddlers, just weaning off of mothers milk were unaccustomed to the effects of beer. This coupled with the fact that they were just learning how to walk really made them toddle.

In the mid 70's, Australians were the 3rd biggest beer drinker in the world. (behind Germany and Belgium). In the late 90's, they don't even get into the top ten!

At the Beijing Olympics…people run for a medal! Either a Gold…Silver or Bronze…

…they wait for the starters gun… before they start running…

…in the North and East of Sri Lanka…people run for their LIVES!

…they listen for the sound of Mult- Barrel Rockets and MIG and

Kafir bombers before they start running for their LIVES!

Sri Lanka…the land like no other!

August 14, 2008

Sinhala Buddhist Discrimination of the Minorities in Sri Lanka

Buddhists, Tamils and Muslims from time to time were oppressed by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. But does that now give the majority Buddhists the right to impose their religious and cultural values (not forgetting the "Sinhala Only" disaster of 1956) on the minorities!

1. Under the Solbury constitution all religions were given equal status, but in the 1972 Republican constitution this was changed and Buddhism was given the foremost place. It’s the same with the present constitution.

2. After 1956 people who worked in the public sector who’s mother tongue was Tamil or English, had to learn Sinhala in 2 years time if they wanted to get a promotion.

3. The sale of meat and liquor was banned every full moon day, while all film halls remained closed and after television came along only religious programmes were shown on this day.

4. Private Christian schools were nationalized in the 1960s.

5. Buddhists and non Buddhists were forced to have the Sinhala “Sri” on their vehicles when the Tamils protested over this, they were beaten up by Sinhala mobs.

6. The university entrance exam in the 1970s was standardized and Buddhist students where given preference over Hindu students.

These are just some of the things perpetrated by the majority on the minorities (not forgetting the holocaust of the Tamils in July1983).

In the Bible, Isaiah chapter 55 – verse 8 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”

But what do some of our Buddhist clergy do? They appear regularly on tv and try to distort mainly the Christian and Islam religion. The often said thing by them is that all religions ban the eating of meat! THIS IS JUST NOT TRUE!

Meat consumption and the Bible
Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
Romans 14:3

Deuteronomy - chapter 14 vs 3-21 has this to say on what you can and cannot eat.
3: Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
4: These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
5: The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.
6: And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.
7: Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
8: And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
9: These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:
10: And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.
11: Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
12: But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and ossifrage, and the ospray,
13: And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,
14: And every raven after his kind,
15: And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
16: The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,
17: And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,
18: And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
19: And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.
20: But of all clean fowls ye may eat.
21: Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

Alcohol and the Bible
The Bible makes it clear that Jesus drank wine (Matthew 15:11; Luke 7:33-35) and approved of its moderate consumption (Matthew 15:11). On the other hand, he was critical of drunkenness (Luke 21:34, 12:42; Matthew 24:45-51).
The later writings of St. Paul deal with alcohol in detail and are important to traditional Christian doctrine on the subject. He considered wine to be a creation of God and therefore inherently good (1 Timothy 4:4), recommended its use for medicinal purposes (1 Timothy 5:23), condemned drunkenness (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 5:11, 6:10; Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 13:3) and recommended abstinence for those who could not control their drinking.

Though alcohol is banned in the Koran, consumption of meat isn’t

The Koran on the consumption of meat
"Lawful unto you (for food) are all four footed animals, with the exceptions named: but animals of the chase are forbidden while ye are in the Sacred Precincts or in pilgrim garb: for God doth command according to His Will and Plan".
(Sura 5, Verse 2)

In (Sur5 5, Verse 5) it is further written: "They ask thee what is lawful to them (as food). Say: Lawful unto you are (all) things good and pure: and what ye have taught your trained hunting animals (to catch) in the manner directed to you by God: Eat what they catch for you, but pronounce the name of God over it: and fear God: for God is swift in taking account."
That the animals were created for extensive use can be seen from
(Sura 16, Verse 5): "And cattle He has created for you (men): from them ye derive warmth (wool and fur), and numerous benefits (domestic and riding animals), and of their (meat) ye eat."
An additional clarification regarding the use of maritime animals follows in
(Sure 5, Verse 99) "Lawful to you is the pursuit of water-game and its use for food, for the benefit of your selves and those who travel"
and in (Sure 16, Verse 14): "It is He Who has made the sea subject, that ye may eat thereof flesh (fish) that is fresh and tender, and that ye may extract there from ornaments (pearls and corals) to wear."
These quotations make it quite clear that from the Islamic point of view it is basically permitted to use both plants and animals for food, though on condition that they are well tolerated and healthful to men.

There are many non Christians and non Muslims who listen to these Buddhist priests and believe what they say. I hope the verses taken from the Bible and the Koran that are given above would set things straight.

Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka


Adventurous.....................Slept with all your friends
Athletic............................No boobs
Average looking.................Ugly
Beautiful...........................Pathological liar
Contagious Smile................Does a lot of pills
Emotionally secure..............On medication
Free spirit..........................Junkie
Friendship first...................Former slut
New Age...........................Body hair in the wrong places
Outgoing...........................Loud and Embarrassing
Passionate........................Sloppy drunk
Voluptuous........................Very Fat
Large frame.......................Hugely Fat
Wants Soul mate................Stalker


1. Yes = No
2. No = Yes
3. Maybe = No
4. We need = I want
5. I am sorry = you'll be sorry
6. We need to talk = you're in trouble
7. Sure, go ahead = you better not
8. Do what you want = you will pay for this later
9. I am not upset = of course I am upset, you moron!
10. You're very attentive tonight = is sex all you ever think about?


1. I am hungry = I am hungry
2. I am sleepy = I am sleepy
3. I am tired = I am tired
4. Nice dress = Nice cleavage!
5. I love you = let's have sex now
6. I am bored = Do you want to have sex?
7. May I have this dance? = I'd like to have sex with you
8. Can I call you sometime? = I'd like to have sex with you
9. Do you want to go to a movie? = I'd like to have sex with you
10. Can I take you out to dinner? = I'd like to have sex with you
11. Those shoes don't go with that outfit = I'm gay

And finally.....
A recent scientific study found that women find different male faces attractive depending on where they are in their menstrual cycle.
For example, when a woman is ovulating she will prefer a man with rugged, masculine features.
However when she is menstruating, she prefers a man doused in petrol and set on fire, with scissors stuck in his eye and a cricket stump shoved up his backside.

Star of the day!