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Is Revolution Brewing In Iran?

This commentary was posted over on Huffington Post. Nathan is one of OC’s strong Democrats and published author – expert in Iranian politics. Is A Revolution Brewing In Iran Following the announcement by Iran’s Interior Ministry that incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection in an implausible landslide, hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to…

Gay Penguin Parenting Tips

I found the following AP story over on MSNBC.com this morning. Seems that gay couples adopting and successfully raising children is natural afterall. Gay penguin pair raising chick Males incubated abandoned egg for a month and continue to care for chick Focke Strangmann / AP Two male Humboldt penguins cautiously guard the entrance to their…

Obama Finds Hieroglyph That Looks Like Him

In case you all were wondering what the big-eared hieroglyph that Obama joked about today, saying that it looked like him means… It is pronounced like the word “hair” and is commonly spelled “her” by Egyptologists. The hieroglyph was spotted by President Obama in the ancient tomb of Qar when he quipped, “that looks like…

President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World

CAIRO – “This cycle of suspicion and discord must end,” Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world’s largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Quoting from the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called…

Tiananmen Square – 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago today the Tiananmen Square protestscame to and end. Chinese government tanks cleared Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. In Beijing, the resulting military response to the protesters by the PRC government left many civilians dead or severely injured. The number of deaths is not known and many different estimates exist.  There were…

Did Bush Directly Authorize Torture? FBI Email Says Yes

The article below was posted on the Los Angeles based 501c3 group, The Public Record website today. An FBI email claims that “W” signed an executive order approving torture. This explosive bit of information should further heat up the debate over torture. See the actual email by clicking on the link below. I want to know if…