Monday, May 22, 2006

Listicle 14.h!

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ from PBS's Great Decisions 2006: Understanding Iran, question answered by Univ of Miss prof of Modern Middle East and S Asian History, Juan Cole - of Informed Comment
Q: How did Iran get it's original nuclear capability in the first place?
A: well, the United States, back in the 1950's hadsomething called called Atoms for Peace.. and it actually went around the world encouraging countries to develop nuclear energy and promoting the industry for financial reasons.. because the US was a leader in the nuclear industry at that time.. and so both in Bagdad and Iran the United States promoted Atoms for Peace and encouraged these countries to get reactors.. and when the Shah of Iran was an ally of the United States in the 1970's, he developed nuclear reactors down at Bosher which were light water reactors,those are much much more difficult to use for military purposes.
Q: and so some of that technology is American technology?
A: certainly the impetus for it came originally from the United States.
..update from the Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007: Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
..another update - It seems we created all the Axis of Evil'ers.. Rumsfeld sold nuclear reactors to North Korea!

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ join me in my puddle of melted cuteness. click on the pictures, if your brain doesn't tingle, just a little bit, you might be an alien. or a robot. or a robot alien.

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ On 4/28/06 and on 7/13/06 the sun will set on every Manhattan East/West-direction street during the last 15 minutes of daylight. they call it Manhattanhenge.

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ I really thought this was a joke when I saw it. it's ... uh.. no joke... let's go!

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ "Patience, Montag. Let the war turn off the [tv] 'families.' Our civilization is flinging itself to pieces. Stand back from the centrifuge." - "There has to be someone ready when it blows up." .........yes, I'm finally reading Farenheit 451

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ God, people who go to store openings are morons. ...Oh wait..I uhh... ok, 'people who wait in lines for hours are morons', can we at least agree on that? And that panoramas are cool no matter what the subject? MmHmmm.. see? see???

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ (quote)"Am I allowed to write that I would like to hunt down George W. Bush, the president of the United States, and kill him with my bare hands?"

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ Alec Baldwin and Sarah Michelle Gellar were in our building / on our floor filming a scene for some new movie they're doing.

ǿǿǿǿǿǿ Just when I was lamenting over the lack of recurring park characters, Singing Scotty is back at Washington Square Park! His cup (for 7-up and gin) has changed to a Jamba Juice cup but his LOUDLY sung song of choice seems to still be "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"

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