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news & opinion with no titillating non-news from the major non-news channels.


I am: progressive, not a wild-eyed Progressive; liberal, but shun liberals and Liberals; conservative, but some Conservatives worry me; absolutely NOT a libertarian. I am: an idealist, but no utopian; a pragmatist, but no Machiavellian. I am a realist who dreams.


I welcome all opinions.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Parsing words in Farsi

According to the BBC, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Responding to allegations of electoral fraud, the ayatollah insisted the Islamic Republic would not cheat. "There is 11 million votes difference," the ayatollah said. "How can one rig 11 million votes?"

Translation: We cheated, but we didn't authorized that much cheating.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Misc ManInSpace posts from The Register

8th September 2008 - NASA chief blasts US space policy in leaked email

5th January 2009 - Obama may militarise NASA to save money

30th April 2009 - NASA gets cold feet on Moon base plan

10th June 2009 - Zaphod Beeblebrox home sun 'shrinking', may have blown up

----------> Betelgeuse. 430 lys away. Already gone supernova??

12th June 2009 - German lad hit by 30,000 mph meteorite