"Palestinian ambassador’s daughter casts doubt in father’s safe explosion death":
"Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said Wednesday the safe had been inside the offices of the Palestinian Liberation Organization since the 1980s, and that it had been left untouched for more than 20 years. He also said no foul play was suspected."Obama’s NSA Phone Spying Reforms Might Make Things Worse" I will collapse dead of sheer astonishment if Barry doesn't leave things worse.
But on Thursday, Palestinian Embassy spokesman Nabil El-Fahel contradicted Malki’s statement when he told Czech radio that the safe had been in constant use.
There was no immediate explanation for the contradiction, but it raised an important question: If the safe had been in constant use, why didn’t it explode before al-Jamal opened it?
'The Palestinian official account is baseless,' the ambassador’s daughter, 30-year-old Rana Al-Jamal, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Ramallah in the West Bank. 'The safe box has been in regular use — my mom (who lives there) told me that. The box was moved a day earlier and apparently something happened in the way.'
'We, the family, believe it is a crime, and we need to find out what happened.'"
"We need to talk about TED" Wired bears a lot of responsibility for this trend of trying to make money through simplistic popularization sold by telling us how great things will be due to the wonders of science and technology.
"‘Time is running out’: The peace process and the fierce urgency of never" Much as I despise what Blumenthal is up to, this is great, and similar to the 'Iran is months away from a nuclear bomb' crap we've been getting from the Zionists for over twenty years ("Panic, Predictions and Propaganda: Endless Empty Estimates on Iran's Nuclear Program"). "Lucy, Charlie Brown, and the football"
"Senator Who Investigated JFK Assassination: 'American Journalism Never Followed Up On That Story'"
"A Note To Hedge Fund Managers: Go To Hell" "PBS: The "Greed Is Good" 1980s as a war on anti-Semitism" Canto XLV