I always wondered what the attraction of the Muslim after-life was to women. Well now, from a new movie on suicide bombing (link to follow, lost it on email), we know:
Saura, 28, had intended to blow up Sbarro's restaurant in Jerusalem one year after it was decimated by an earlier bloody bombing. She described a glorious afterlife in which she would become the most beautiful of the 72virgins in Paradise.
Such aspirations... But how does Muhammad work the ratio of women to men in
heaven? Particularly since the easiest way to eternal life is blowing
yourself up, and that still seems to be a predominantly male past time.
I have a certain amount of sympathy for the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, but fundamentalist Muslims make Pat Robertson look sane.
The rule of thumb, is that it will take 6 months to get a handgun license in NYC.
One way they enforce that, is to simply not assign an investigator to your case. You receive an application number after about a week, and they tell you to call back a month later for the officer's name. It's a little frustrating.
I eventually decided on .40 cal - basically it's a middle ground between the 9mm and the 45. While the more powerful firearm might be fun to shoot, I basically think the "stopping power" argument has got to be a myth too.