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Media and the Iraq War, Some Random Thoughts Indeed 2001
Here are some miscellaneous thoughts on issues many of which are opinion and should be looked at as such, some are not even my opinion but opinions of people I have talked with and wished to pass on. The first item I wish to discuss is the World News reporting which is anti-American.

National Election Data Archive Supports Election Reform But Recommends Changes to Senate Election Reform Proposal
The purpose of the "Ballot Integrity Act of 2007" (S1487) is "to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require an individual, durable, voter-verified paper record under title III of such Act, and for other purposes." The National Election Data Archive is recommending improvements to the act's election audit provisions and other procedures necessary to verify the accuracy of election results. The "Ballot Integrity Act of 2007" (S1487) is sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein. Its co-sponsors include three presidential candidates, Senators Clinton, Dodd, and Obama.

The Little-Known Speechwriting Secrets That Won George W Bush The US Election
He's been accused of "mangling the language, destroying its meaning by avoiding the use of verbs, twisting nouns into verbs, and endlessly repeating phrases until they become zombified" (Source:'Bush and Blair accused of mangling English' by Kate Kelland,

Silicon Valley's Iranian Christians Celebrate Persian New Year; Traditional Community ?No Ruz? will be Broadcast Live into Iran
The Iranian Christian Church, under the auspices of International Antioch Ministries (IAM), will host a traditional Persian New Year (?No Ruz?) celebration on Sunday, March 25th, at The Iranian Christian Church in Sunnyvale, Calif.

"As It Was" DVD Video Series Offers A Powerful Way To Experience The Bible By Reenacting Reality-TV-Style Scenes On Location In Israel
Youth groups, churches, home schooled students and others will be able to experience the Bible in ways never before seen, through the innovative and powerful technique of relating Bible stories from the perspective of those who lived it in the DVD series "As It Was."

New Product Brings the Holy Land of Israel to the United States -- Literally

Brooklyn, NY (PRWeb) February 21, 2007 -- All over the United States, persons of faith dream of visiting the Holy Land of Israel. Others may even wish to be laid to rest in the Holy Land upon their deaths. And although these notions are shared by many; simple logistics, family considerations, and costs prevent most from ever realizing these dreams.

Entrepreneur Steven Friedman seeks to address these desires. His company, Holy Land Earth, is making a name for itself by importing genuine soil from Israel to the US.

"I originally got the idea from speaking with family and friends" stated Friedman, who is Jewish "the very grounds of Israel are considered holy by not only Jews, but other religions as well. So if you can't visit or be buried in Israel, the next best thing is to bring some earth from Israel to you."

Edward Yarmus, funeral director at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel in Manhattan, agrees: "This is a great idea" he stated "I always like to give the widow and grieving family members some regular earth to put by hand into the grave themselves... this will take that meaning to a whole new level."

"The highest form of respect would be to place some earth from the Holy Land in the grave" added Yarmus

Friedman initially ran into a small issue when starting his venture - dirt is typically illegal to bring into the US due to import health regulations. Working with leading scientists and religious leaders, they came up with a way to cleanse the soil to satisfy US import requirements, while still leaving the soil rich and fertile. "You could plant a tree in it" Friedman exulted.

Import requirements satisfied, all that was left was to design a tasteful package, and find some way to assure consumers they were indeed getting genuine soil from the Holy Land. "It's very important that we give some kind of assurance that this is genuine Israeli soil, so we have a Rabbi who does Kosher certifications give his nod of approval" says Friedman. The Rabbi travels between Israel and the US, and oversees the entire collection, cleansing, and packaging process.

Friedman packages his soil in beautiful, re-sealable 16oz pouches, and will retail them for $20, with 15% of profits going to charities in Israel. A website ( has already launched, making the product available to anyone, for any reason. "Besides the obvious burial and gravesite uses, our price point will allow people to use the soil any way they wish." said Friedman "For weddings, for luck, sprinkled on the lawn of a new home? the list is endless"

Holy Land Earth is genuine soil from the holy land of Israel, and can be used for burial, luck, as a keepsake, or for any other reason. For more information on Holy Land Earth, please contact Steven Friedman at info (at) You can visit them online at



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