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Muslim astronauts…

Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, September 30, 2007

I think that the news of Muslims in space must have the NeoCons a bit alarmed. Quick! Somebody raise the Terror Alert Level!


Posted in culture, general, In The News, makes me think, Muslims, News, politics, religion, Religious matters, Science, Science & Tech, space, Technology | 2 Comments »


Posted by abu ameerah on Monday, August 13, 2007

Like something out of the X-Files


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Posted by abu ameerah on Friday, August 10, 2007

I saw this quite some time ago. O-60mph in 2.9sec … I want the Atom

(Notice how the hosts face freakishly stretches as a result of air/wind pressure in the middle of the clip)

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Citizen Murdoch…

Posted by abu ameerah on Saturday, August 4, 2007

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch owns myspace and nearly everything else media-related under the sun.

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Mercenaries for Hire … America’s War of Shadows

Posted by abu ameerah on Thursday, August 2, 2007

Much has been written over the past 4+ years with regard to the role that civilian contractors (aka “Mercs” or “Guns-for-Hire”) are playing in Iraq. The continued use and reliance on civilian contractors in Iraq has raised a number of legal and ethical questions for all of those who have investigated allegations of murder, fraud, and abuse by contractors. This article looks at the role of Blackwater in America’s war of shadows

Civilian Military Contractors … Mercenaries … Guns-for-Hire … Private Security … The Coalition of the Billing …



Posted in general, Government, Human Rights, Intelligence, iNteresting, Iraq, makes me think, mercenaries, National Security, politics, private armies, privatization, Public Policy, Realpolitik, Technology, war, what the....?! | 9 Comments »

retarded programming humor…

Posted by abu ameerah on Friday, June 29, 2007

Well it seems that the Ruby on Rails people have a sense of humor do they? Here is a clip that I found somewhat amusing…



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in search of the next, best gadget…

Posted by abu ameerah on Monday, June 11, 2007

I am technology retarded. I am computer, PDA, cell phone, Bluetooth, retarded. I am to technology what George Bush is to books. I have a technology learning curve that qualifies me to ride on the “little bus”. Remember how you used to make fun of the little bus when you were a kid in public school. The little bus was for the disabled and mentally challenged kids who attended your school … and unfortunately the bus became synonymous for: RETARD. Well… when it comes to technology… I need to get on that bus.

As technology becomes a more and more ubiquitous part of our daily lives I am finding the need to make myself somehow technology competent — either by learning whatever I can … or by reading about any new trends in technology. I just know that the longer I stay out the loop … the harder it will be trying to get a handle on things later. I think that it is quite possible that by the time my daughter is out of highschool (or even middle school for that matter) she will already know HTML — at least if it is still as relevant a decade or more from now.

Here is an interesting article that looks at the relationship between politics and the tech sector:


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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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