Scenes from Pakistan

From The Big Picture:

The government of Pakistan announced on Monday that it would accept Islamic Sharia Law to be implemented in its Swat Valley region, as part of a truce with local Taliban leaders. Militants had been demanding Sharia law, attacking opponents, burning scores of girls’ schools and banning many forms of entertainment. Gun battles between Pakistani security forces and militants have killed hundreds, while up to a third of the valley’s 1.5 million people have fled. A nuclear power with a growing economy, Pakistan’s government is still struggling for control of the country, coping with internal clashes and terrorism, that can bleed over and involve neighbors and allies, including militant attacks in India, and excursions into Afghanistan – inviting U.S. military operations that follow the attackers back into Pakistan.

Question of the Day

What do you have for a ringtone?

I have the ringtone that mimics the phone ring from 24. It was more fun two years ago when Mrs C. and I were binge-watching 24 dvds and everytime my phone rang I would pick it up and refer to the caller as Chloe and request her to send the russian submarine schematics to my screen immediately. I lost a lot of friends that year. But wrong numbers have never been more fun.

Now I’m just too lazy to change it.