Janieface said:i'm glad to see you took my advice and used [feverishly] instead of that horrible fake word. [fervorishly]
Can I take a stab at it?~atp~ said:ARE WE DONE YET? WOULD ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO COMMENT?diethx
Because I've been doing so much writing lately, I've been pondering this most serious question. "o" is the North American way. "Ou" is the British way. I'm inclined to gravitate toward the Imperial model, because it's what I'm sued to. Neighbour, colour, fervour, etc. In this case, I was using my always-loyal side-kick, the Encarta DVD Reference Library Dictionary/Thesaurus desktop application, whose problem-solving power in these matters is unrivaled.~atp~ said:Stay true to your roots. "ou" is always superior to the untrustworthy "o" variation in spelling.
SellyCat said:In other new, the Israel cabinet approved a considerable expansion of the ground war in Lebanon in light of the continued rocket attacks--nearly 200 a day, now including longer range missiles that are regularly striking Haifa--and the considerable number of military casualties. They will send a staggering 40,000 troops to "clear out" South Lebanon all the way up to the Litani River. So the war isn't going to be over for a while, and it's about to get much worse.
Last night, in Ha'aretz--of all place--I found two editorials that promoted--nay, demanded with great fervor--that the cabinet approve the escalation. The editorials were characterised by heavy use of carefully considered rhetorical devices that struck several emotional chords familiar to Israelis: Fear of failure, humiliation, and weakness and, above all, the fear that "the world" will see Israel as having suffered a "crushing" defeat in light of the inability to stop the daily Hezbollah rocket attacks.
The editorials had me, literally, open-mouthed at their ferocity; something which is wholly uncharacteristic of that very high quality news paper. On top of that, in the morning, they ran the deadline "PM OLMERT WAIVERS ON EXPANDED GROUND OPERATION" but a few hours later, they reported that, in fact, the escalation had been approved. No votes against, three abstentions.
Also, the pace and scope of anti-war rallies within Israel are increasing.
Hypocrisy and the Clamor Against Hizbullahderek said:the front page seems fine, but when i go to open any other documents, they are blank. looks like they had to find a new IP. just seems odd is all.
interesting comment i came across reading the guardian:
Jonathan Freedland (Comment, August 2) denounces Hizbullah for embedding its fighters in Lebanese villages, next to schools, hospitals and refugee centres. But where does he think Israel's weapons factories, army camps and military airfields are to be found? We are located here between a military camp and a weapons factory. Israel recently publicised the fact that Hizbullah had fired "near a hospital" in a northern Israeli city. In fact, there is a large army camp right next to that hospital. I am forbidden from identifying the hospital or the city under Israel's military censorship rules. These are rarely mentioned by the media, but have been effective in shutting down discussion of what Hizbullah is actually targeting in northern Israel.