Monday, 10 November 2008

This you must see..

Watched Eight Below last night and it was brilliant. Well at least the dogs were brilliant. It’s based on a true story about how a team of loyal sled dogs had to be abandoned in Antarctica after an exploration team were forced to make an emergency departure.

After that the story splits in two, one focus on the dogs’ attempts at survival, the other on the humans’ attempts to rescue them. In terms of interest, the dogs win hands paws down and it’s truly amazing how the film crew managed to create such a distinctive set of doggie characters, and portray the subtle interaction between them. In comparison, the humans are straight from central casting.

At the end I confess I was in tears, much to the amusement of my Arab companions. You’d need a heart of stone not to be moved by this. Strongly recommended.


Anonymous said...

You cried? So you're human after all!


SAVANT said...

No, I'm a fucking robot. Bitch!

Anonymous said...

Obama Removes Immigration Plan from Website



Rush Limbaugh explored Obama's website and Obama's IMMIGRATION PLAN.

Since Obama's Immigration Plan was reported upon - OBAMA HAS REMOVED THE IMMIGRATION PLAN FROM HIS WEBSITE.

However, even though Obama removed his Immigration Plan from his
website - you can still view Obama's Immigration Plan on Limbaugh's website, read it below.
Still more priorities from the President-Select’s

Plan for Immigration
The Problem
Undocumented population is exploding: The number of undocumented immigrants in the country has increased more than 40 percent since 2000. Every year, more than a half-million people come illegally or illegally overstay their visas.
Immigration bureaucracy is broken: The immigration bureaucracy is broken and overwhelmed, forcing legal immigrants to wait years for applications.
Immigration raids are ineffective: Despite a sevenfold increase in recent years, immigration raids only netted 3,600 arrests in 2006 and have placed all the burdens of a broken system onto immigrant families.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Plan
Create Secure Borders
Obama and Biden want to preserve the integrity of our borders. They support additional personnel, infrastructure and technology on the border and at our ports of entry.
Improve Our Immigration System
Obama and Biden believe we must fix the dysfunctional immigration bureaucracy and increase the number of legal immigrants to keep families together and meet the demand for jobs that employers cannot fill.
Remove Incentives to Enter Illegally
Obama and Biden will remove incentives to enter the country illegally by cracking down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants.
Bring People Out of the Shadows
Obama and Biden support a system that allows undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.
Work with Mexico
Obama and Biden believe we need to do more to promote economic development in Mexico to decrease illegal immigration.
Of course this was probably going to happen either way.
Still, there it is in black and white

Anonymous said...

Savant, you with Arab companions!Are you're going a bit soft; or maybe they were Lebanese Christian militiamen.

Anonymous said...

Occasionally we get a little insight into the Savant's deep-penetration undercover operations... somewhere in a souq near you, Inshallah.

SAVANT said...

By the beard of the Prophet, you accuse me of treason! Know thine enemy, I say.

Serioulsy, I've worked and interacted with Arabs/Muslims for many years. I get on ok for the most part. You just have to learn that any, and i mean any, no matter how mild, negativity towards Islam will lead to, at best, hurt withdrawl, at worst, lifelong enmity

Anonymous said...

At the end I confess I was in tears, much to the amusement of my Arab companions.

Love of dogs is a white thing.

Know thine enemy, I say.

Know thyself.