Sunday, July 30, 2006

What an excellent afternoon!

Darcey from DustMyBroom showed up at my place and we hung out for a bit and went for a drive.

In person he's a really nice down to earth fellow, way the hell smarter than I am and I think we got along great. We had a very entertaining conversation during the drive about darn near everything, but the main theme that seemed to emerge is how much we love being in Alberta.

On our wayback we hit a really nice thunderstorm, with almost textbook definition. A nice strong downdraft, followed by a clear dryline (The wall of cloud at the leading edge) then a band of rain, a band of pea sized hail, and a band of heavy rain with some lightning. Darceys van has a thermometer built in, so we were able to watch the temperature plummet from 21C to 7C as we drove through the storm.

All in all a great day!
How many "civilians" killed in Lebannon are really Hezbollah fighters?
The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons.

Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon.

The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by a visiting journalist and smuggled out by a friend.

Photos that damn Hezbollah

Makes you wonder, doesn't it?