25 February 2011

Libya.

Until an ending is scripted, the people of Benghazi take heart from speculation and rumor. Air force pilots and navy ships that have defected to Malta have reportedly said they were sent to bomb Benghazi but refused. Other unconfirmed stories had pilots parachuting and sending their aircraft crashing just to avoid targeting the rebels. In one account, two pilots — one for Gaddafi and one against — engaged in a fistfight in midair before the anti-Gaddafi pilot won and diverted the plane. In more gruesome reports, military officers who refused to do their missions were supposedly executed in Tripoli's airport as well as in bases across the north. But these will merely be stories told to pass the time while the real drama — and its all too serious conclusion — continues to unfold. -- TIME

23 February 2011

Quote.

“It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity.”—Frederic D. Huntington, Forum Magazine, 1890.

22 February 2011

Revolution.

"'The operating assumption for so long has been that Arab populations really can't be trusted with democracy, and will somehow screw up freedom in a way that makes either dictatorships or Islamist revolutions inevitable,' says Bader Lejmi, a 25-year-old Franco-Tunisian, whose working to add a sociology diploma to his degree in business. 'That's built on a lie, and is a reputation all Arabs want to be rid of, since the assumption it's built on applies just as well for Arabs in Europe as it does those in the Middle East and North Africa.'" -- TIME

18 February 2011

17 February 2011

Time quote on politicians.

"And if a candidate tells you only things you want to hear," he said, "if he asks nothing of you, then give him nothing in return, certainly not your vote, because he is not telling you the truth."

16 February 2011

Quote.

"I have asked myself many times: Is the Filipino worth suffering or even dying for?

Is he not a coward who would readily yields to any colonizer, be he foreign or homegrown?

Is a Filipino more comfortable under an authoritarian leader because he does not want to burdened with the freedom of choice?

Is he unprepared or, worse, ill suited for presidential or parliamentary democracy?

I have carefully weighed the virtues of the the Filipino and I have come to the conclusion that,

The Filipino is worth dying for."

- Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.
Servant of Christ and Filipino National Hero.

The Bookface.

Approximate:
Time lived in New Haven: one month
Lines of code written: 100's
Pages read: 1,000's
Complications worked out: 12's

Games of dota played: countless (jk!)

So much more to do!

11 February 2011

Pharaoh is gone!

"Egypt is free!" -- Protestors, chanting in the streets of Cairo after Egypt's Vice President, Omar Suleiman, announced President Hosni Mubarak stepped down