Thursday, August 24, 2006

fun job?

Noticed an interesting job description to one of the jobs emailed to me in a weekly newsletter (which I've been getting for years, and have never applied for any of the jobs, but anyway), here.

Norkom is a leading provider of financial crime and compliance software to the global financial services sector.
... Note the start of that first sentence there:
Norkom is a leading provider of financial crime
So what's that - the internet mafia? They also expect 3-4 years of experience in this so-called "financial crime" industry. What is it with employers expecting so much experience in such specific positions?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

More civilian murders carried out by Israel

A Palestinian child was killed by an overnight Israeli air raid.

Earlier, Omar al-Nuri, 17, and his 15-year-old sister Kiffah were killed by a missile fired from a drone as they fled an Israeli tank near their house in Rafah.

I guess the rules of engagement have changed? Perhaps these children looked like Hezbollah members in disguise, running to their secret base, did they?
That's one possibility. Another, which I find much more likely is that Israel is carrying out what looks increasingly like ethnic cleansing and should be held responsible for war crimes immediately.

It doesn't matter what Hezbollah is doing or how they're doing it - it's never acceptable to target civilians - the Americans committed an atrocity when they dropped nuclear bombs on civilian populations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki (I won't get started about the irony of this and the whole "Axis of Evil" rubbish), and the Israelis are causing atrocities today by attacking clearly civilian targets.