History About to Repeat?

Barack Obama is looking more and more like the second coming of Jimmy Carter. Can an embassy takeover be next? From Fars News Agency comes a report that suggest youths in Egypt are thinking along those lines.

According to a report by Palestine al-Yawm (Palestine Today) news network, the young Egyptians have posted a request on their Facebook webpage and blasted Barack Obama’s speech after his presidency in Cairo in which the US President pledged a new approach towards Muslims.

They said that the threat by the Obama administration to veto the Palestinian bid for UN membership revealed the realities about Obama and the fact they “he is a liar and is no different with his predecessors in supporting Israel and blatant violation of the Arab nations’ rights”.

The Egyptian youths said the attack on the US embassy would serve as a strong message in response to the US hegemonic policies.

They further warned the US to refrain from vetoing the Palestinian bid, saying that such a move by the US would encourage violence in the world.

I start to wonder what move by the US wouldn’t encourage violence with these people. I like this paragraph at the end.

Palestinians stress that they have never gained anything through talks with the Zionist regime, mentioning that negotiation with the racist regime is a waste of time and gives the Zionists the chance to push their settlement construction plans ahead and come along with their international and internal problems.

Well, maybe negotiations with the Zionist regime might be a little more fruitful if the Palestinians acknowledged that the State of Israel has a right to exist. It is just a little hard to talk with people who want to exterminate you.

Anyway, I wonder if President Ahmadinejad is back in Iran yet. If not, maybe he could stop by Cairo and give these youths some tips on the embassy takeover business.
 

Using Your Computer for Science

Want to make a contribution to science but you don’t have your own laboratory or access to radioactive materials? Well, you can do important work just by using your computer. Check this out.

There’s nothing stupider than a crowd. Take an average, intelligent person and put him in an emergency and he’ll likely remain calm and await instructions. Put him in a crowd and he’ll start screaming, looting and overturning cars. Right?

Well … not really. That’s why we have crowdsourcing.

“Crowdsourcing” is one of those business buzzwords that actually represents something very simple: letting crowds of strangers do your work for you. But it’s not just about convincing a bunch of bored people to do grunt work for free — when you see what the masses of untrained non-experts are capable of when they put their heads together, it’s almost magical.

Cracked.com is a humor site, but everything they mentioned in this article is real. You really can put your computer in the service of science and have fun while doing it.

Here are some links:

Phylo

foldit

zooniverse– This is a Wikipedia article that has links to a variety of related projects.


 

Attckwatch Defunct

I didn’t think that the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight the smears would last very long and it seems that I was right. Jim Garaghty notes that the attackwatch site has been dormant since September 12.

The creators and managers of the Obama campaign web site “ATTACK WATCH” have not Tweeted since September 14, and the last “Attack File” was posted September 12. Perhaps they realized that they couldn’t top themselves after making Mark Steyn look sinister and demonic.

Yup, cleared the shark easily.

By ceasing to do any work, the “Attack Watch” team has now joined the ranks of 14 million other Americans under Obama’s economic policies.

I guess it’s back to the drawing board for the people at Obama for America.