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Archive for March, 2007

huh?

Posted by abu ameerah on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I am probably the last person on the face of the Earth who recently found out about this…but…

A co-founder of Youtube is Muslim? Whaaaaaa? Since when? How? … Who? What? Where? When? Why?

Great. Just great. What’s next, we find out that the creator of American Idol is also Muslim?  Perhaps, we also had something to do with the Ice Capades? …Disney? …Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire?

I just hope that we had nothing to do with Enron. Perhaps, Steve Emerson has already blamed us for that disaster too!

 

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Sweet vindication for chocolate lovers…

Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, March 25, 2007

Study: Chocolate improves blood vessel function

Story Highlights

• Test subjects ate 8 ounces of dark chocolate or a placebo each day
• Some of the chocolate contained sugar; some was unsweetened
• Both chocolate groups showed better blood vessel expansion, contraction
• Benefit was greater for unsweetened chocolate than for chocolate with sugar

Sweeeeeeeet! I’ll just take the chocolate as an I.V. drip…I don’t need any of that worthless medicine. Chocolate will take care of everything. Sweet, sweet chocolate…

Even though too much of it might result in the risk of becoming obese or getting diabetes…what-the-hay…at least your blood vessel function will be off the chain!

Read the rest here…

The above study is also supported by an Italian study done two years ago that also mentions some of the health benefits of dark chocolate.

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Navy hires an astro-nut…literally

Posted by abu ameerah on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Howdy-Do boys and girls !?!?!?!

Well you all remember the (*ahem*) unique totally screwed up — disaster of a tale — story of our friend favorite punchline of the week Lisa Marie “I love adult diapers” Nowak. Here she is in the news again:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070321/ap_on_re_us/arrested_astronaut

 

 

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The Atari 5200 & Pac Man

Posted by abu ameerah on Monday, March 19, 2007

This following is an old ancient commercial, of sorts, for the Atari 5200. It also gives us a series of techniques to beat the original Pac Man. I find the first 20 seconds of this to be interesting. He mentions a “sound synthesizer” and the “four button” joystick control among other amazing pathetic features. Ah, gaming at it’s most simple. The good ole days. Kids today think they’re so cool with their new fangled gaming devices and all of the cheezy graphics. Why these kids today don’t know how rough we had it!

 

 

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Dr. Sami Al-Arian

Posted by abu ameerah on Monday, March 12, 2007

A Federal Witchhunt

The Persecution of Sami Al-Arian

By ALEXANDER COCKBURN

One of the first big show trials here in the post-9/11 homeland was of a Muslim professor from Florida, now 49, Sami al-Arian. Pro-Israel hawks had resented this computer professor at the University of South Florida long before Atta and the hijackers flew their planes into the Trade towers, because they saw al-Arian, a Palestinian born in Kuwait of parents kicked out of their Homeland in 1948, as an effective agitator here for the Palestinian cause. As John Sugg, a fine journalist, then based in Tampa, who’s followed al-Arian’s tribulations for years, wrote in the spring of 2006 on this website:

“When was al-Arian important? More than a decade ago, when Israel’s Likudniks in the United States, such as [Steven] Emerson, were working feverishly to undermine the Oslo peace process. No Arab voice could be tolerated, and al-Arian was vigorously trying to communicate with our government and its leaders. He was being successful, making speeches to intelligence and military commanders at MacDill AFB’s Central Command, inviting the FBI and other officials to attend meetings of his groups. People were beginning to listen and to wonder why only one side of the Middle East debate was heard here. That was the reason for Al-Arian’s political prosecution.”

 

Read the rest at: http://counterpunch.com/cockburn03032007.html

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Sami Al-Arian poses for a picture with, then Presidential Candidate, George W. Bush (just prior to the contentious election of 2000). Besides the obvious, this picture is also interesting because it was taken exactly seven years ago. The picture also includes Al-Arian’s family and a smiling Laura Bush (arm placed warmly on what appears to be the shoulder of Al-Arian’s son).

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Sh. Bilal Philips: test tube babies to sex change operations…

Posted by abu ameerah on Thursday, March 8, 2007

This is a video of Sh. Bilal Philips. He is, quite simply, one of the foremost scholars in the English speaking world. I wish Bilal Philips was somehow able to come to the US. He could meet up with other scholars/da’ees and form a travelling Dawah group. They could call this allstar Dawah super-group “Shaykh-Down” -or- “Rage Against The Munafiqeen”… or something. This Dawah group could hit the road and go on tour. I don’t know if they would sell out giant arenas from coast to coast — but it would be a sight to see, nonetheless. Here is a list of an imaginary Dawah super-group that I would like to see.

Don’t get mad at me for anyone that I forgot to include on this list.  Here they are in no particular order:

1) Dr. Bilal Philips

2) Sh. Yusuf Estes

3) Dr. Ali al Timimi (May Allah Azza wa’Jall free him from the hands of the tawagheet, Ameen!)

4) Sh. Jamal Zarabozo

5) Imam Safi Khan

got the idea for this post from EXEX Blogger:

http://synkronyzer.wordpress.com/2007/02/05/the-promised-land-for-transexuals/

 

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extreme pogo stick action…

Posted by abu ameerah on Saturday, March 3, 2007

yeah, yeah…it’s all fun and games until someone lands on their pogo-lovin’ head…detaching the spinal cord from the head…and ultimately ending up a quadriplegic. Was that last pogo trick really worth it? Perhaps they make pogo sticks for wheelchairs so that the disabled can also have a go at all of the fun. Maybe Steven Hawking can give it a try?

Without further ado…Extreme Pogo.

LOL…the best part comes at :30.

“Shhh…quiet folks. He’s trying to concentrate. Beads of sweat trickle off this young daredevil’s face. If he lands this backflip…young Timmy will be only one of four people in the entire world to have done so. He’s up…a wonderful flip! He lands. OUCH! Oh No! He missed the landing. His bid for the Summer Olympics is over. His coach and teammates are rushing to his side. Who would have thought that such a promising young career would come to such a tragic end? You know folks, I’ve been in this business for more than 35 years and I have never seen anything so awful.”

 

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