Tuesday, April 26, 2005

We Have a Satellite

After a long wait, and years of deprivation and stagnation in the cultural, scientific and economical status in the Islamic world, things are on the brink of major change and revolution.

Yesterday, (24 April 2005) was a day to remember in the history of this nation of believers and heavenly masses and holy rulers. Yesterday, the Organization of Islamic Conference declared to the world that a new satellite will be sent to orbit.

Aim? to unify the lunar calender... the new satellite will be able to detect the exact time of the start of every lunar month. Yes, we are finally there.

The dismay of all opressive, atheist western nations vibrated all around the planet, for at last this part of the world (i.e. members of the OIC) is using technolgy and vast resources of money for a goal that could turn around the balance of power in the world.

God be with us...

Friday, April 15, 2005

Deadly Flu Kits Around the World

When nature is not showing us its wrath, we volunteer to do the job- nothing new in here, right?

check this out:

2 nations Lebanon and Mexico never received deadly flu kits: WHO
April 16 , 2005
CBC News

GENEVA - Some samples of a pandemic flu strain accidentally sent to labs around the world never made it to their destinations in Lebanon and Mexico, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Officials at the United Nations health agency aren't sure that the samples were actually sent, however.
"Some of the countries and laboratories never received anything," said the organization's flu expert, Klaus Stohr. "They were on the address list of the college, but never received anything."
WHO officials are trying to confirm whether kits were shipped to Mexico and Lebanon before launching an intensive search for the supposedly missing samples, he said.
Beginning in October, the College of American Pathologists mistakenly sent 3,747 international laboratories a strain of H2N2 influenza similar to the one that killed 4 million people when it sparked a 1957 flu pandemic.
It was contained in kits used routinely to test for pathogens.
Flu vaccines have contained no protection against the H2N2 strain since 1969, so people below the age of 37 have no immunity against the disease.
Researchers at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory detected the mislabelled samples on March 26, warning WHO that the H2N2 virus was being distributed instead of the less dangerous H3N2 strain.
Of the 18 countries whose labs received the samples, 12 have now confirmed that the virus material has been destroyed, Stohr said.
That accounts for two-thirds of all the labs that received the kits.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Tuesday, April 12, 2005

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Conspiracy of Fools

There is this book by Kurt Eichenwald (writer of "The Informat") "Conspiracy of Fools" which I need to talk about.
I rarely advise someone to NOT read a book, and this is one of these occasions. Unless you are a business major writing a paper (and a boring one probably) about the implosion of Enron, you'd rather stay away from this 750-page modern-day business epic. Actually it reminded me of the movie Troy. It is nothing but history and a detailed look into the activities of these executives who lead Enron into destruction. I was certainly expecting much better from a Pulitzer Prize nominee. Flat style, useless details, empty characters, and endless monotony.
What a waste of time it was. I really hate it when this happens.

America's Phobia

There is no day that passes without me being amazed by American's excessive fears and phobias. There seems to be something in the essence of this culture that nurtures fear and doubt. Check this article out:

Should We All Be Stocking Tamiflu?

Monday, April 11, 2005

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Friday, April 08, 2005

Day One