Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

Who’s homesick now? NYTimes.com

Su-Zen found this– Odysseus got homesick. In the first book of “The Odyssey,” Homer’s epic poem, the Greek hero is said to be “straining for no more than a glimpse of hearth-smoke drifting up from his own land.” Thousands of … Continue reading

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LIBORgate in a nutshell

From Greek economist Christos Kissas, writing in New Europe: Manipulating Libor is the equivalent of mass printing fake money, that is: stealing the wealth of billions of every-day people, because a change in Libor affects the payment of interest in … Continue reading

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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

R.I.P. ACTA (For Now) July 6, 2012 by Mekhala Chaubal (IPilogue Editor) While North American IP enthusiasts had likely been pre-occupied with the controversy surrounding the stalled American anti-internet piracy bills known as SOPA and PIPA (covered by IP Osgoode … Continue reading

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Ebi Soli Martik – Old Iranian ( Persian ) Songs

Here’s a link to a video of Iranian songs sent by a friend who has a Mideast Study Group. Great fun to watch. Singers : Ebi Farzin Martik – Old Iranian ( Persian ) Songs All of Iranians have heard … Continue reading

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Military role in Egypt–more (Democracy Now! Interview

So, most prominently, perhaps, of these constitutional amendments is that it removes the president’s role as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. It gives that to the head of the Supreme Council, who is Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, and effectively gives … Continue reading

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Military Rule in Egypt?

BBC News – Egypt: Army and Islamists on collision course. The military confirmed that it had given itself legislative powers until a new parliament was functioning, but insisted these would be “restricted”. It also elaborated on its role overseeing the … Continue reading

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Feinstein Press Release on National Security Leaks

June 5, 2012 Feinstein Statement on National Security Leaks Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today released the following statement regarding recent leaks of sensitive national security information:“I am deeply disturbed by the continuing leaks of … Continue reading

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